Mike Switzer

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”.

"Lemon" Racing Lifts Economy in Kershaw, SC

By Mike Switzer

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Automobile racing has meant big business to our state for a very long time.  Think NASCAR and Darlington.  But there’s another race track in a rural area of our state that’s also bringing in some money with a very unusual auto racing event.

Mike Switzer interviews Jay Lamm, founder of 24 Hours of Lemons, a national “lemon” car race now entering its second decade at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC.  The event dates are Sept. 14-16, 2018.

Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

By Mike Switzer

Richard Bogan

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the United States is suffering from a severe shortage of long-haul truck drivers.  A condition that analysts say could disrupt our current prosperous economy.  What is the current state of South Carolina’s trucking industry?

Mike Switzer interviews Richard Bogan, a senior vice president with Southeastern Freight Lines in Lexington, SC.

Sharing Family Assets

By Mike Switzer

Eddi Kramer

Young children are often reminded by their parents of the importance of sharing, especially with their brothers and sisters.  Our next guest though, says that adult siblings can find sharing a little more difficult, when there’s a beach house or some other property involved.  Not to mention if there are in-laws, nieces and nephews involved, as well.  What should the rules be for sharing family assets?

Mike Switzer interviews Eddie Kramer, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC.