Lowcountry Local First presents:
The GOODBusiness Summit – Aug 21, 2014
30 Speakers / 9 Sessions
The GOODBusiness Summit is a one-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First with speakers and panel discussions exploring how successful entrepreneurs do WELL in business while creating a positive community impact. Attendees will learn how to implement innovative ideas and models for success while engaging with guests, panelists and sponsors during the lunch and happy hour networking events.
Because people and place matter.
Better Together: toward collaboration in and across industries
GOODGrowth Salon: toward creative growth & away from ‘Anywhere, USA’
The Teenage Years: beyond start-up and into business adolescence
Place & Brand : How place drives GOODBusiness
GOODProduction: from start-up to success in manufacturing
Low Risk Entrance to Market: pop-ups, incubation, coworking and mobile launch sites
Location, Location, Location: finding the best location for your business
Marketplace of Ideas: early-stage entrepreneurs vet ideas & opportunities
MIKE LATA Chef/Partner, FIG & The Ordinary
TAKING THE STAGE FOR: Better Together: Toward Collaboration In and Across industries
Mike is a hand s-on, self-taught chef who continues to delight making the most basic things delicious, creating food that is bright, uncomplicated and understated. His longstand ing and outspoken commitment to support local farmers, fishermen and purveyors has cemented his position as a notable champion for Charleston’s flourishing culinary renaissance.Nominated in 2007 and 2008 for the James Beard Foundation Award, Best Chef: Southeast, Mike took home the award in 2009. His food, philosophy, and contributions to the Charleston community have earned him recognition on national platform, including coverage in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, The New York Times and many more.
JOSH MARTIN Director of Planning & Strategy, Turnberry Consulting US TAKING THE STAGE FOR: GOODGrowth Salon: Toward Creative Growth and Away from ‘Anywhere, USA’ Named as one of the top 30 young professional urban planners in 2009 by Next American City, Josh Martin possesses over thirteen (13) years of public, private, and non-profit sector urban planning experience. As Director of Planning & Strategy at Turnberry Consulting US, Josh has led numerous strategic development projects including urban infill projects; development feasibility and financial studies; retail and commercial schemes; regional and community master plans; and the implementation of the retrofit of suburbia. Nearly seven (7) years of Josh’s professional experience resides within the City of Charleston and Charleston Region as a whole. Josh’s unique approach to coding and incentivizing physical redevelopment involves tools that are easy for the public sector to administer and easy for the private sector to understand thus creating “business-friendly” redevelopment areas in towns, districts, and cities alike.
NIKKI SEIBERT Director of Sustainbable Agriculture, Lowcountry Local First
TAKING THE STAGE FOR: Low Risk Entrance to Market: Pop-ups, Incubation, Coworking & Mobile Launch Sites
Nikki Seibert has been the Director of Sustainable Agricultural for Lowcountry Local First since early 2011 and has significantly increased the capacity of the Eat Local Programs for the organization. Under her supervision, LLF’s Growing New Farmers Program has graduated over 95 apprentices, launched the first Incubator Farm in South Carolina, created Eat Local Month, established a regional farming listserv, and is currently developing a land matching service. Her expertise and commitment to the field have resulted in her receiving several awards and speaking engagements on both a regional and national level.