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Sumter Air Force Retiree Helping Organizations Deal With COVID

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After recently separating from the Air Force, our next guest who is an epidemiologist and a former public health officer, decided to join a national consulting and staffing firm to help schools, businesses, airports and others deal with the job site complications caused by COVID-19.

Mike Switzer interviews Mike Klingshirn with Fusion Cell in Sumter, 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.