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Transitioning to Success

Jimmy Braddock and Adele Little
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Alcohol and drugs continue to be a roadblock to success for many people.  Our next guest’s organization has been working with men in the Columbia area who are seeking help in overcoming these types of life issues and they are about to expand their services with a brand new dormitory.

Mike Switzer interviews Jimmy Braddock, program director at Providence Home in Columbia, 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.