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“The Times, They are-a-Changing...

  Our next guest's organization has been feeding orphaned kids around the world for 35 years using just your spare change and a plastic bank that resembles a bowl of rice. You may have seen one at a restaurant or convenience store.  In fact, this year they provided 1.8 million meals to needy kids. But with the popularity of credit and debit cards, they recognized that their primary source of income may be in jeopardy. So what did they do?  What does everybody do these days?  They created an app!  And it was recently named the Social Good App of the Year by Facebook.

Mike Switzer interviews Dodd Caldwell, president of Rice Bowls, based in Spartanburg, SC.

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.