Business

Is Your Business Ready for Increased Immigration Enforcement?

By Mike Switzer

Melissa Azallion

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents recently raided close to 100 7-Eleven stores across 17 states, demanding employment verification from managers in an attempt to crackdown on the employment of undocumented immigrants.  With the acting ICE Director saying late last year that employment audits would likely increase five-fold in 2018, our next guest says this could result in more prosecutions and higher fines for employers, including those throughout South Carolina.  Is your business ready?

How Will New Tax Law Affect HSA's?

By Mike Switzer

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By now, most people have a basic understanding about the new tax law and how it’ll impact their 2018 tax returns. But one area that hasn’t gotten as much attention in local or national news is the new law’s possible effect on Health Savings Accounts.  Our next guest says the result may be an increased use of HSA’s.

Mike Switzer interviews Josh Harris, a certified financial planner with Clemson University where he also works as a lecturer and academic advisor.

The Midnight Rooster

By Tabitha Safdi

The Midnight Rooster

The Midnight Rooster is a coffee shop, courtyard and eatery located in downtown Hartsville. The popular hang-out is full of character and tasty concoctions.

Helping Women Succeed in Hospitality

By Mike Switzer

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After working as the director of events for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival for seven years, our next guest discovered that what she really wanted to do was help women succeed in the hospitality industry.  As a result, last year she launched a workshop that drew over 200 women from across the country to our state to learn from some of the most respected women in food, beverage, and travel.

Mike Switzer interviews Randi Weinstein, founder of Fab, the Charleston event that is returning in June.

Mechatronics

By William Richardson

robot inside a manufacturing facility

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt. Mechatronics' aim is a design process that unifies these subfields. Many schools in the Upstate of South Carolina are keying in on the educational aspects of this technical field.

Women’s Pioneering Tennis Tournament Celebrates 45 Years in SC's Lowcountry

By Mike Switzer

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Spring is in the air and that means a lot of outdoor sporting events will soon be bringing an economic force to our state. Big golf tournaments in Augusta, Hilton Head, and Charlotte, for example.  But first up is one of the premier tournaments in women’s professional tennis, the one that was actually at the forefront of equal pay efforts in the sport 45 years ago.

Mike Switzer interviews Bob Moran, tournament director at the Volvo Car Open in Daniel Island, SC.

Cyber Thieves Targeting Smaller Companies

By Mike Switzer

Kimico Myers

While we often hear news about large companies and even governments getting their computer systems hacked, our next guest says that, in fact, small and medium-size companies are more likely to be targets for cyber thieves because these businesses tend to not invest in the additional monitoring and security that large businesses do.

Mike Switzer interviews Kimico Myers, owner of the Columbia, SC franchise of TeamLogic IT.

Women's Financial Skills Still Lacking

By Mike Switzer

Stephanie Vokral

As you may be aware, March is Women’s History Month.  Even with all the economic progress women have made over the last 100 years, our next guest says she is still surprised to see how many women are unprepared financially when a crisis hits, like divorce.

Mike Switzer interviews Stephanie Vokral, a certified financial planner with Critical Transitions Wealth Advisors in Columbia, SC.

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