Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

By Alfred Turner

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Huge demographic shifts are happening across our country and in our state that can impact many business models, which is why our next guest says that building a diverse and inclusive workplace should be a priority for a company’s leadership team.

New Spin-off "Formed" in Columbia

By Mike Switzer

Jamie Thomas

When we interviewed our next guest two years ago, his company had just been created but was still part of the parent company.  Since then, it has gained enough traction and business to become its own entity.

Mike Switzer interviews Jamie Thomas, CEO of Cognito Forms in Columbia, SC.  Disclaimer: The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, of which Mike Switzer is the executive director, is a customer of Cognito Forms.

Dealing With Money-Induced Stress

By Mike Switzer

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There can obviously be many sources of stress in one’s life, but according to a 2017 study from the American Psychological Association, 62% of respondents listed money as a source of stress in their daily lives.  What is it about money?

Mike Switzer interviews Josh Harris, a certified financial planner and lecturer at the Department of Finance at Clemson University.

Retro Beach Motels Making a Comeback

By Mike Switzer

Will Brennan

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everything seems to be going retro these days.  It probably all started with our kids buying record players and vinyl LPs.  The latest trend in retro we’ve just discovered is the restoration of the old mid-century beach motels.

Mike Switzer interviews Will Brennan, a developer working to bring back to life the 1963 Waikiki Village Motel in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Internet Architecture "UnConference" Returns to Upstate South Carolina

By Mike Switzer

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Representational State Transfer may sound like a diplomatic term but in actuality, it involves Internet architecture and is better known by its acronym: REST.  For those software engineers in our audience who use REST, you probably already know that South Carolina happens to be home to a very popular conference on this topic, or maybe I should say “unconference”.

Libby, Multimedia Specialist at ETV Sumter

By Craig Ness

Libby Dallis

I’m pleased to introduce Libby Dallis as our new Multimedia Specialist here in Sumter.  Libby was the Director of Communications at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island. She also was a full-time Video Producer at a local video production company in Tallahassee, Florida.  She has a diverse multimedia background and is a welcome addition to our team. Libby has experience with post production, motion graphics, and excellent experience with DSLR and storytelling.