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Custom snack business reaps rewards in SC Lowcountry

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Our next guest’s success in the popcorn, chocolate, and ice cream business has earned her the most recent Female Small Business Person of the Year award from the South Carolina district of the US Small Business Administration. Mike Switzer interviews Kathy Lindell, owner of Simple Treasures in Summerville, 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.