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Weight-loss business growing in the Lowcountry

South Carolina Business Review
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Five years ago, our next guest checked himself into a weight-loss and wellness resort in the Lowcountry and was so impressed by the experience that he bought the place. Mike Switzer interviews Kevin Carter, CEO of Hilton Head Health in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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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.