Business

May is National Bike Month

By Mike Switzer

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Many cities and towns across our state are becoming more bicycle-friendly and they are finding out that that is not only good for residents’ health but also good for local business.  And as a result of this popularity, many new bike clubs are being formed around the Palmetto State, as well.  And, in case you didn’t know, May is National Bike Month.

Mike Switzer interviews David Taylor, director of Momentum Bike Clubs in Greenville, SC

Oscar Winner Returns to SC for High School Film Fest

By Mike Switzer

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During the most recent Academy Awards, our next guest’s company won an Oscar for their visual effects work on the movie, “First Man”.  And very soon she will be returning to her home state to share her experiences with attendees of the inaugural statewide high school film competition, Doko Film Fest, coming to her hometown of Blythewood, SC, April 26-27.

Mike Switzer interviews Michelle Eisenreich, a visual effects producer with Double Negative in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

New CEO Ignites Growth at SC Public Company

By Mike Switzer

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Since our next guest became the CEO of one of our large, publicly-traded companies based in the Lowcountry a little more than a year ago, he has instituted some changes that have led the company to get back on the growth track and become noticed again by investors.

Mike Switzer interviews Ray August, CEO of Benefitfocus in Charleston, SC.

Transitioning to Success

By Mike Switzer

Jimmy Braddock and Adele Little

Alcohol and drugs continue to be a roadblock to success for many people.  Our next guest’s organization has been working with men in the Columbia area who are seeking help in overcoming these types of life issues and they are about to expand their services with a brand new dormitory.

Mike Switzer interviews Jimmy Braddock, program director at Providence Home in Columbia, SC.

Top Tech Predictions for 2019

By Mike Switzer

Kevin Wentzel

Doesn’t it seem like technology is sometimes moving too fast to keep up with?  It certainly can for old guys like me.  That’s why we’ve invited a young technology entrepreneur to help us with what he sees happening in tech for the rest of this year.

Mike Switzer interviews Kevin Wentzel, chief operating officer for Kopis in Greenville, SC.

Navigating the ABCs of Medicare

By Mike Switzer

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If you’re one of the 10,000 Baby Boomers that is turning 65 every day in this country, you may be as confused as the other 9,999 who are now qualified to receive Medicare coverage.  From Part A to Part D to Medigap, what does it all mean?

Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins, a certified financial planner and director of financial planning at Anchor Investment Management in Columbia, SC.

The Increasing Value of Knowing About Open Source Software

By Mike Switzer

Sergio Aparicio

In the technology world, “open source” is the term given to software for which the original source code is made freely available to anyone, allowing it to be redistributed and modified.  Because open source now comprises 80% – 90% of the code in a “typical” application, our next guest says the need to learn more about it has never been more vital.  Which is why our next guest is bringing an open source conference to our state.

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