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Clean Energy Summit Coming to Columbia July 23rd

  Many companies in South Carolina use clean energy, like solar and bio-fuels, but our next guest's organization would like to see our state also become a hub for clean energy manufacturing.  And to that end, they host an annual summit, which is coming to Columbia on July 23rd.

Jim Poch is the executive director of the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.

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.