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SC's Business Community Still Rebuilding from Floods

  It's been over a month now since the historic floods hit South Carolina.  While we've seen some businesses totally destroyed, other's forced into relocating, and many others directly and indirectly affected, what has been the overall effect on our state's business community and how is the recovery coming along?

Mike Switzer interviews Ted Pitts, president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

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.