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Mayors Gather to Protect Beaches

By Mike Switzer

Nicole Elko

As with most any coastal state, South Carolina has a vibrant, multi-billion dollar tourism industry that brings a lot of value and importance to our beaches.  That’s why, a few years ago, the mayors and administrators of these beach communities came together to form a nonprofit to educate people about the importance of our beaches.

Mike Switzer interviews Nicole Elko, executive director of South Carolina Beach Advocates in Folly Beach, SC.

Made Here | Family Business Creates Handmade Baskets

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Handmade

Handmade is a family-owned and operated basket-making company that has existed for over 20 years. The business was previously owned by Jeff Long's mother and father, before being passed down to him and his wife, Becca, during his parents' retirement.

Made Here | All-Natural Extracts

By RoseCatherine James

Excellent Extracts

Excellent Extracts is a small business in Rock Hill, S.C. that makes food-safe extracts for cooking, baking, drinks, and more. Owner Casandra Merwin describes how her passion for living a clean, healthy lifestyle came when her stepson entered her life. She explains, “Before he came into my life I would eat fast food and I didn’t care about anything… I didn’t think about it until I was giving it to somebody else. And I was like, wait, this is probably not that great for you.

Preparing College Students for Entrepreneurship

By Mike Switzer

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Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever with today’s college students which is why our next guest says that it’s also more important than ever to make sure these students are prepared for the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey.

Mike Switzer interviews Gail DePriest, is a senior lecturer and director of executive leadership & corporate relations with Clemson University’s MBA program in Greenville, SC.

Amazon Delivery Entrepreneurs Busy in SC

By Mike Switzer

Trevor Wright

About a year ago, you may remember hearing that Amazon was offering would-be entrepreneurs the chance to start their own Amazon delivery business with custom Amazon-logoed vans for as little as $10,000.  I’m sure you’ve probably seen some of those vans.  I have and it seems like all of a sudden they are everywhere.  Indeed, our next guest took that plunge and now operates a 22-van operation in the Midlands area of our state.

Mike Switzer interviews Trevor Wright, an Amazon delivery service operator based in West Columbia, SC.

Living, Working, and Playing in Greenville, SC

By Mike Switzer

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Our state’s major metropolitan areas continue to see a lot of new construction activity.  One example that came to our attention recently is a new mixed use development in downtown Greenville.

Mike Switzer interviews Erik Weir, a partner and founder of WCM Global Wealth in Greenville, SC, a lead investor in Camperdown.

Creating a Solid Financial Plan

By Alfred Turner

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In today’s age of widespread and available information, our next guest says he continues to be amazed at the misconceptions and mistakes he uncovers regarding a financial plan. Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

All-Electric Public Transit Launches in Rock Hill

By RoseCatherine James

My Ride Rock Hill

My Ride Rock Hill, the city’s free public busing system, is launching Monday, June 10, as the first public transit system to begin all-electric. Route 1 begins Monday with Routes 2-4 starting July 1.

While many public transit systems are currently trying to convert from diesel fuel to electric, Rock Hill is paving a new way, by launching its seven-bus fleet as completely electric from the start. 

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