Business

Will the 4th Quarter Show a Significant Economic Rebound?

September 2, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Now that we’re six months into the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, are our national and state economies responding as expected? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, Director Office of Economic Analysis and Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston .

SC Business News Update from Alan Cooper

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina...

SC Fight for Clean Energy Continues

August 19, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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A clean energy organization in our state recently decided to end its operations and turn its efforts and its leaders, our next guests, over to a regional organization with a South Carolina task force. Mike Switzer interviews Bonnie Loomis, former executive director of the...

Municipal Finances Suffering from COVID-19

August 13, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We are all very aware of the issues companies have been facing through this pandemic, but what about the cities, towns, and counties across our state. With many of them relying on hospitality and accommodations taxes, their finances have been hit hard as well. Mike Switzer...

The Balancing Act Between Retirement and Education Funding

August 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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For parents, deciding how much to save for retirement versus what to set aside for a child’s education can be a difficult balancing act. Our next guest says that while saving for your future should be a priority, that doesn’t mean you can’t include funding your child’s...

Struggling to Re-Open Economy

August 4, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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With the re-opening of the economy and the resurgence of the virus this summer, hopes for better times ahead have been delayed. Is restarting the economy becoming more and more reliant on a vaccine? Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at the College of...

Made Here | What the Fries?!

July 31, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
What the Fries Food Truck

What the Fries is a food truck that serves the Charlotte area. Co-owners Jamie Barnes and Gregory Williams started the food truck 5 years ago, after entering a food truck show on Food Network . Both Barnes and Williams have chef backgrounds and decided it was the perfect...

Processing Food During a Pandemic

July 24, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We’ve heard about the issues facing the meat packing industry during this pandemic. But what about the multitude of other food processing and distribution facilities across the country and our state? Mike Switzer interviews Brian King, president of A M King in Greenville,...

Changes in Consumer Behavior Post-Pandemic

July 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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There is no doubt that the pandemic and resulting quarantines have caused some perhaps permanent shifts in consumer attitudes and behavior. Which is why our next guest’s company has begun conducting studies to discover how consumers in our area (North and South Carolina)...

Investors are Looking for Crisis-Proof Companies

July 14, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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With the disruptions that occurred in the stock market due to the pandemic, many investors are now focusing on companies that can endure crises like these. Mike Switzer interviews Joseph Costigan, a chartered financial analyst with Apricus Wealth in Beaufort, SC, and a...

Event Marketing When There Are No Events

July 9, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We are all well aware of the effect the pandemic has had on charities and other organizations, such as universities, concert venues, etc. that depend heavily on events for revenue. So you can imagine what has also happened to our next guest’s company which specializes in...

Financial Planning Opportunities During the Pandemic: Part 2

July 7, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We recently reviewed some financial planning opportunities on this program, such as taking advantage of the current low interest rate situation for some refinancing possibilities. But because we are only a five-minute show, we could not cover everything, so today is part...

Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Linda O'Bryon
Lou Kennedy

As president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company out of West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Center Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She...

Financial Planning Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

June 23, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

There is no doubt that everybody is learning a lesson or two (or three or more) from this pandemic. Maybe it’s the importance of sanitary living or maybe it’s all about money. Our next guest says that there are certainly some financial planning lessons that have become much...

Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

June 22, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about the impact that the pandemic has had upon routine childhood vaccinations. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American...

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