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Pandemic Continuing to Spur Outdoor Activity

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There has certainly been a lot more outdoor activity since the start of the pandemic.  And this has generated a lot more traffic on our state’s premier hiking and biking path that stretches from the mountains to the coast.

Mike Switzer interviews Mary Roe, executive director of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, the organization responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Palmetto Trail.

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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.