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New SC student loan program available

Trey Simon, president and CEO of South Carolina Student Loan in Columbia, S.C.
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Trey Simon, president and CEO of South Carolina Student Loan in Columbia, S.C.

You may have read recently that President Biden continues to find ways to forgive student loan debt across the country. But there are still millions of people out there with student loans that need to be repaid and millions of students still seeking those loans. So those challenges remain for many and it’s why our next guest’s nonprofit is launching a new program that they are hoping will help. Mike Switzer interviews Trey Simon, president and CEO of South Carolina Student Loan in Columbia, 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.