Dealing With Workplace Stress and Depression

By Mike Switzer

Dennis GillanA big responsibility for business owners, managers, and supervisors is employee relations. And part of that can be helping employees deal with stress and depression in the workplace. Our next guest says that many employers and employees don’t realize that there is a considerable amount of assistance available to help them deal with this daunting situation. Mike Switzer interviews Dennis Gillan, a professional mental health advocate in Greenville, SC.

Vertical Roots Farm

By Sean Flynn

photo of a vertical farmMaking It Grow visits Vertical Roots Farm at the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Andrew Hare talks about how they grow produce in repurposed shipping containers.

Made Here | Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt FoodMrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food sells realistic play food for children. It is based in Gastonia, North Carolina, but is available all throughout the Carolinas. Growing up on the North Carolina/South Carolina border and completing her undergraduate degree at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, owner Lisa Ratchford has roots in both North and South Carolina and sells at vendor shows in both states. When Ratchford, a full-time teacher, first started creating felt food, she says it was because she has "to have something to do at all times." What began as a hobby that she picked up to keep her hands...

"To Fear or Not to Fear" New Stock Market Market Highs

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe stock market’s recent all-time highs could have some investors seeing warning signs while others could be seeing a green light to invest more. How do we determine if new stock market highs should be feared or embraced? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

By Alfred Turner

Alan CooperAlan 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: MidlandsBiz , UpstateBizSC , and LowCountryBizSC .

Children's Home Benefiting From Ice Cream Venture

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoOur next guest’s farm in the Midlands began making ice cream in the 1930’s using a government subsidy of peanut butter along with fresh cream from the farm. But until last year, that frozen treat was available only to the farm’s residents and to churches across the state. It became so popular though, that they were talked into turning it into a commercial enterprise but whose profits benefit the farm’s original and current mission. Mike Switzer interviews Dave Mackey, president of Epworth Ice Cream in Columbia, SC.

Upstate Entrepreneurs Launch Farm-toTable Enterprise

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe last time we interviewed our next guest, she was expanding her entrepreneurial horizon from Greenville, SC to the small hamlet of Travelers Rest with an additional location of her bicycle-friendly bed and breakfast venture, the Swamp Rabbit Inn . Now she has partnered with more local entrepreneurs to start a new farm-to-table enterprise in that same community. Mike Switzer interviews Wendy Lynam, co-owner of Topsoil Kitchen and Market in Travelers Rest, SC.

Pouring Wine Leads to "Cool" Entrepreneur

By Mike Switzer

Ian MackintoshMany times entrepreneurs start companies because they feel they have found a way to solve a problem and that people will pay for that solution. And that’s exactly what happened to our next guest when he believed he could make a better wine bottle cooler. Mike Switzer interviews Ian Mackintosh, founder of Brevino in Columbia, SC.

Predicting South Carolina's Economic Future

By Mike Switzer

Joey Von NessenAt the end of each year, our state’s flagship university presents its outlook for our state’s economy for the upcoming year. And here we are, once again, at that time of year. Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, with a preview of this year’s Economic Outlook Conference .

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Mike Switzer

John WarnerAn update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.