Business

Another COG in SC’s Economic Wheel

February 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Randy Pellisero

A Council of Government, also known as a COG, is an association of local governments, usually across several counties, that work towards facilitating intergovernmental land use and transportation planning, community development, mapping, and more, such as economic...

Science Project Became Business, Partnership with Walmart for Columbia Family

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
David Jones inspects a ball half as it comes off the conveyor belt at the Stee-rike 3 plant in Columbia.

David Jones and his son Brantley are baseball fans. Brantley played as a youngster, and was so enthusiastic about batting practice that his older brother, who didn’t like the game, was forced by circumstance to invent a pitching machine so he wouldn’t have to pitch to his...

The Dark Corner Distillery

February 27, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Map of the Dark Corner of South Carolina

Nestled in the hills of the South Carolina Upcountry lies a mysterious place known as the Dark Corner. Back in the early 1900's the Dark Corner was famous for one thing- moonshine. Decades later, two entrepreneurs are bringing the Dark Corner into the light by setting up...

Demystifying Medicare

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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One of our recent shows featured a discussion on Social Security strategies and the various ways you can maximize your distributions. And if you thought Social Security was complicated, wait till you hear about Medicare. Fortunately, our next guest says that if you learn...

Entrepreneurship and Engineering

February 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ehsan Jabbarazadeh and Julie Iarossi.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but over the past ten years, colleges and universities have become more and more involved in teaching entrepreneurship. And our next guest says a focus on technology and innovation is the most recent trend in this area. Mike Switzer interviews...

The Willcox

February 20, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The Willcox

The Willcox Hotel , located in Aiken, South Carolina was built in the late 19th century for Yankees seeking warmth. Closely located to downtown Aiken and Hitchcock Woods, the hotel embodies the history and culture of the area. The Willcox inn was said to have had the first...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Recent trends seem to be indicating a pick-up in first-time home-buying. For example, some local apartment managers I have talked to say that they are seeing a significant increase in people breaking their leases to buy a house. Our next guest says that if you are a first-...

Agape Chocolates

February 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Agape Chocolates

Our special guests for this "Making It Grow" episode were Suzy Ellison from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's South Carolina Specialty Food Association and James Stefanakos of Agape Chocolates in Graniteville, SC. James not only creates varieties of chocolates...

Citadel Graduating More Engineers

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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While our next guest’s institution has a reputation for churning out military officers and business managers, their focus has changed significantly over the past few years to meet the workforce demands for engineers. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Welch, dean of engineering at...

Storm-Damaged Roofs Lead to Business Opportunity for SC Woman

February 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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2017 was the costliest year for extreme weather and climate disasters in American history. Which means there was a lot of money spent on home repairs, probably the highest amount going to roofs. To our next guest, who had experience in this area serving as insurance...

Worm Farming

February 13, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Coleman with the worms

The Early Bird Farm is a farm like no other with their primary crop being...WORMS! Paul Coleman has been raising worms for a number of years and knows all to well the importance of these tiny creatures.

Time to Start Planning for the New Tax Law

February 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Kem Smith

Kem Smith Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio The new tax law may have many ramifications for your 2018 taxes. So as you and/or your tax preparer are working on your 2017 tax return, our next guest says there are some things in the new law that you should be discussing now...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Beaufort Film Festival Honored as a Top Event in Southeast

February 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Thousands of movie lovers and film-makers from around the world will soon be hitting the shores of one of our state’s historic coastal towns for an annual event that the Southeast Tourism Society recently rated as one of their top picks. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Tucker,...

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