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Surviving After Newsprint

Cindi Scoppe
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio
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If you have been a subscriber to The State newspaper, based in Columbia, SC, anytime over the past 30 years, you probably know our next guest’s name and her writing very well.  Recently however, she fell victim to the continuing decline of the print media industry, newspapers in particular, and is now out on her own.

Mike Switzer interviews Cindi Scoppe, a former opinion writer and editor for The State newspaper in Columbia.

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.