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

Do you remember what your career plans were when you graduated from high school?  Were you going to college for a specific degree for that career?  Or were you just going to wing it for a while?  Oftentimes, these decisions can put high school students into a quandary of indecision.

Mike Switzer interviews Ian Leslie, co-founder of Vireo Labs in Beaufort, SC, creators of a new mobile app for these students.

By now, surely you have seen a drone or two or three flying around for some reason or another.  More often than not, that reason is an economic one.  They are being used to promote economic development, provide mapping data, assess infrastructure damage from storms, and a for variety of promotional and marketing purposes.  That's just one of the topics that will be covered at the upcoming South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo.

SC Healthcare Update

Aug 16, 2017
Lynn Bailey
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Both Congress and the president are on vacation until after Labor Day and as a result, the healthcare debate has quieted down significantly since the vote collapse a few weeks ago.  But our resident healthcare economist says that just because things are quite, there’s still plenty to talk about.

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

Ever since the early days of the Internet, we’ve heard the phrase and many of us have experienced the phrase “information overload”.  Our next guest says this overwhelming abundance of information has also made do-it-yourself financial planning kind of confusing and is bringing people back to the desks of financial planners.  But she also says, you should know how to pick the financial planner that’s right for you.

John Warner
Concepts to Companies

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

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