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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

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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.

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

By Mike Switzer

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It probably won’t surprise you to know that Americans are among the most charitable people on the planet.  According to a recent Gallup World Poll, the USA ranked #1 or #2 for each of the last four years (2013 – 2016).  Our next guest says while South Carolinians are just as charitable, there are some ways you may not know about that can help you make the most of your charitable giving.

Mike Switzer interviews Jeff Wildes, a certified financial planner in Georgetown, SC.

SC Business Update from Andy Owens

By Mike Switzer

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An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community.

Family Plantation Becomes Event Venue

By Mike Switzer

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Event venues continue to be in high demand across South Carolina for corporate workshops, retreats, and of course, weddings.  A few years ago, our next guest decided that their historic family plantation would fit well into this market, and since then, she says they have not regretted it.

Mike Switzer interviews Lisa Adams, executive creative director of Wavering Place near Eastover, SC.

Hotel Construction Strong But Challenged

By Mike Switzer

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If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new hotels under construction in our state.  In fact, the number is at a high for the current growth cycle.  But our next guest says that this growth is not without its challenges.

Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Collins with OTO Development, a hotel builder, owner, and operator in Spartanburg, SC that specializes in energy and environmentally-friendly hotel construction.

SC Financial Planner Cites Increased Stock Market Risks

By Mike Switzer

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We are now many years into the second largest bull market in stock market history.  Our next guest says he believes that the risks have begun to stack up and that it may be time to take some chips off the table.

Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

IT Services Industry Strong in SC

By Mike Switzer

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With the business world almost completely reliant on computers, it should come as no surprise that the market for IT services is strong and growing.  Which is why our next guest decided to launch his own business in this industry two years ago.

Mike Switzer interviews Tim Larson, owner and CEO of Aurora IT Services in Lexington, SC.

The True Story of 3D Printing

By Mike Switzer

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By now, most people are aware of 3D printing.  But what most people are apparently confused about is who actually invented it.  While our next guest is mostly known as the father of modern kayaking, he is, in fact, also the owner of the first patent for 3D printing.

Mike Switzer interviews Bill Masters, kayaker, inventor, and entrepreneur in Travelers Rest, SC.

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