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Hospitality Industry Ignites Upstate Serial Entrepreneur

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Our next guest is originally from Houston Texas, but moved to Upstate South Carolina during the Great Recession.  And after working in the hospitality industry for many years, she decided to take her that experience to the next level by opening her own businesses. 

Mike Switzer interviews Tammy Johnson, owner of Liquid Catering, the Old Cigar Warehouse, and Bravo1 Protection, all in Greenville, 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.