Mike Switzer

SC Aerospace Conference and Expo, Oct. 9-10

By Mike Switzer

Hossein Haj-Hariri

South Carolina has been in the aerospace industry for many years, but once Boeing came here we have seen exponential growth.  Which is probably why the South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo, now in its fifth year, has become one of the most important in the Southeast.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

By Mike Switzer

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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.

Mike Switzer interviews Nika White with the Greenville, SC Chamber of Commerce, which each year holds a Diversity and Inclusion Summit which is coming up again on October 16th.

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”.

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