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Bright Outlook for Greenville Tourism in 2015

The news just keeps getting better for tourism in our state.  Most of the good news you heard last year was about Charleston and Myrtle Beach, but recently Greenville, South Carolina was named the seventh best place to visit in the U.S. in 2015 by Lonely Planet, one of the world's leading travel media companies.

Mike Switzer interviews Chris Stone is president of VisitGreenvilleSC, the official sales and marketing organization for the City and County of Greenville.

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.