Business

Enhancing the Business-Nonprofit Relationship

By Mike Switzer

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You would probably not be surprised to learn that most business leaders are also very active in the nonprofit community, volunteering and serving on boards.  Our next guest says that business people interacting with nonprofit leadership is obviously a good thing but their level of success is going to be determined by the quality of the relationship.

Myrtle Beach Firm Wins National Mobile Web Design Award

By Mike Switzer

Pat Harris

Most business owners know the importance of having a user-friendly mobile website these days.  Our next guest certainly does because his company was recently honored for designing the best mobile website in the nation by the Web Marketing Association.

Mike Switzer interviews Pat Harris, creative director for LHWH Advertising in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Upstate SC Nurtures Euro-Centric Small Businesses

By Mike Switzer

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About 14 years ago, our next guest took her love of interior design and plunged into small business ownership by opening a contemporary Euro-style furniture store.  And she credits the European presence in the Upstate and her own heritage as contributing factors to the store’s success.

Mike Switzer interviews Ivet Ivanova, co-owner of Bogari Furniture in Greenville, SC.

South Carolina's State Retirement System Revamped

By Mike Switzer

Peter Pigeon

For many years, South Carolina’s retirement system has been projected to be unable to meet the benefit payments promised to its retirees.  In April of this year, Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill designed to fix that issue. Our next guest says that the impact of this will be felt by all South Carolinians.

Mike Switzer interviews Peter Pigeon, a certified financial planner with Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.

Motor Supply Co. Bistro

By Sean Flynn

Motor Supply

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, SC and talks with Chef Wes Fulmer about their farm to table practices. Motor Supply has been serving fresh, local and diverse dishes in the heart of the historic Congaree Vista since 1989. Their menu changes daily for lunch and dinner, offering diners something new every time they come through the door.

Building a Business With Connectors

By Mike Switzer

Kelly and David Schlitter

 

 

Kelly and David Schlitter

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You may have heard about our next guests’ company from a recent mention on this show during one of our regular interviews with John Warner, who is always talking up the entrepreneurial activity in our state.  And this company certainly has one of the most unusual products we’ve come across in a while.  Simple steel connectors that allow you to build just about anything using inexpensive conduit pipe.

Increasing Metallurgy Education in SC

By Alfred Turner

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The last time we had our next guest on this show, he was running our state’s pre-eminent public-private partnership known as SCRA.  Last year, he left SCRA and took a position with an organization that is working to bring more materials-based education to South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interview Bill Mahoney, managing director of Ohio-based ASM International.

Charleston Gourmet Foodies Expand Company Out of State

By Mike Switzer

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About 10 years ago our next guest and his wife, Margaret, decided to give up their lucrative careers and New York City living to return to the city where they married and start a small business centered around their favorite thing: gourmet food.  Their cafe and market has since expanded to five locations including their most recent in Nashville, their first outside of South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews Kris Furniss, co-owner of Caviar and Bananas in Charleston, SC.

Bulls Bay Oysters and Clams

By Sean Flynn

Oysters

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Bull Bay Island, where Rocky Magwood and his family have been oystering and fishing for generations. After harvesting some oysters and clams, Amanda and Rocky take the fresh seafood to Art's Bar & Grill in Mount Pleasant. Here, owner Kent Frits specializes in using local seafood and products to create delicious dishes.

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