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Full capacity PGA golf returns to SC

South Carolina Business Review
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An expected $100 million economic impact is coming soon to our state’s Lowcountry when South Carolina’s only annual PGA golf tournament returns to Hilton Head Island. Mike Switzer interviews Steve Wilmot, tournament director for the RBC Heritage, April 11-17.

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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.