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Charleston Museum Receives Upgrade

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Any municipal official or small business owner will tell you that having an attraction, such as a good museum, can make a significant impact upon their local economy.  Which is probably why our next guest’s institution has been successful in raising money for renovations, some of which have recently been completed.

Mike Switzer interviews Nichole Myles, executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry in Charleston, 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.