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SC’s 6th German-American Business Summit is Mar. 29th

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Germany continues to impact our state’s economy in a significant way which is why our next guest’s educational institution holds an annual German-American Business Summit, the sixth edition of which is coming to the Lowcountry on March 29th. Mike Switzer interviews Stephen Della Lana, senior instructor of German at the College of Charleston.

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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.