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Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit supporting Charleston-area small-business owners and the local-focused economy, has grown with three new additions, expanding its team as well as its Good Enterprises Initiative.

Lydia Dodd is signing on as the coworking and office coordinator, giving administrative support to the nonprofit and managing its coworking space, Local Works. Her professional background lies in a Spanish-language interpreting and translation business she ran for 10 years, and work in the tech sector on language technologies.

Erika Grimes is coming in as the group’s membership engagement coordinator, working with more than 400 people in local business who partner with LLF. Born and raised in the Lowcountry, Grimes has worked in communications at the Medical University of South Carolina and Atlantic South.

Jocelyn Patterson joins as the team’s new program coordinator, working closely with the Good Enterprises Initiative. Patterson brings networking, strategic planning, creative development and more strengths to the role, aiming to help Good Enterprises run smoothly and efficiently.

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