Mike Switzer

Host, Producer

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager.  In 2008, he and his wife, Maggie, sold a Baskin Robbins ice cream store they owned and operated for eight years on Forest Drive in Columbia. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts which they sold in 2013.

In 2009, Mike and Maggie finished construction of their new “green” home in Blythewood, SC which was awarded Gold Certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program from the US Green Building Council.  In 2011, Mike co-founded Voterheads (www.voterheads.com), a voter education/citizen participation technology company.  He currently serves on the company’s board of directors. He is also past chair of the Town of Blythewood Planning Commission and currently serves as the executive director of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce.

Ways to Connect

So much of our business communications these days occurs online.  Rarely do we send them out anymore via paper and ink.  Our next guest says this can cause new challenges.

Mike Switzer interviews Peter Ingle, founder of Strategic Business Writers in Charleston, SC.​

Cindi Boiter
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In its 7th year of publication, our next guest's magazine has been providing coverage of the greater Columbia, SC arts community, collaborating with both the business and artistic communities to encourage and foster growth for both.

Mike Switzer interviews Cindy Boiter, publisher of Jasper Magazine in Columbia, SC.

Lynn Bailey
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As if we need any more stress on our healthcare system, our next guest says there's one issue not getting much attention: our aging population combined with our aging nursing home infrastructure is creating a huge problem for long term care.

Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist in Columbia, SC.

Jon Robertson
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How many times have you opened one of your file drawers and wondered "how long do I need to keep this stuff?"  Our next guest says that while you're spring cleaning your house, you might as well tackle your office, too.

Mike Switzer interviews Jon Robertson, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, South Carolina.

You might have heard our recent discussions with local experts about the economy.  They feel pretty good about continued growth even though we are now in the third longest recovery in our history.  Does this mean that investors should feel good, too?

Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.