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South Carolina Businesswoman Recognized for Entrepreneurship and Education

Our next guest was recently named South Carolina’s 2016 Female Entrepreneur of the Year and 2016’s Most Influential Business Woman in South Carolina, due not only to her work in the human resources/payroll industry, but also because of her efforts to improve education through technology in her Upstate community.

Mike Switzer interviews Pamela Evette, President and CEO of Quality Business Solutions in Travelers Rest, SC.

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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.