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Lowcountry kids cancer camp wins award

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During the pandemic, our next guest’s nonprofit organization figured out a way to offer a virtual camp to children with cancer. The effort proved so successful that they decided to make virtual camp a permanent part of their services and it caught the attention of Innovision which gave them their most recent community service award. Mike Switzer interviews Cindy Hay Johnson, executive director of Camp Happy Days in Charleston, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.