Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, is proud to welcome a new Engagement Coordinator to its team. C.T. Burton recently joined the team to work closely with the organization’s membership base and to assist with ongoing event coordination. Burton focused on hospitality and event management while studying at the College of Charleston, and was the recipient of the School of Business’ Outstanding Student of the Year Excel Award in 2011.
Burton has found great success in the event planning and management world in Charleston, through events like the Jewish Community Center’s Kids Fair and the City of Charleston’s First Day Fest. She also served as Market Manager for the Charleston Black Expo and as an event organizer for the 2017 Taste of Black Charleston Chef event at the SC Aquarium that exceeded 1,300 people.
Burton continues to advocate for and connect local businesses with Lowcountry Local First. As a small business owner herself, she understands the importance of relationships and having access to resources in this community.