RECENT RETIREE—Former EMSDC Chief Operating Officer and Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship Tournament Honorary Chair Alexander “Nick” Nichols addresses attendees during the awards dinner and surprise retirement dinner. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels)

RECENT RETIREE—Former EMSDC Chief Operating Officer and Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship Tournament Honorary Chair Alexander “Nick” Nichols addresses attendees during the awards dinner and surprise retirement dinner. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels)

Recent retiree, Alexander “Nick” Nichols assisted his former organization with their Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship Tournament by serving as the Honorary Chair. He retired as Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern   Supplier Development Council at the end of June.

“This is a one-of-a-kind, fundraising endeavor that supports the activities, goals and objectives of the Council,” said Nichols. “This Tournament provides MBEs and corporate representatives the opportunity to network with current clients and connect with future business partners.”

Nearly 100 guests were on hand at the Quicksilver Golf Club raising funds for two scholarships to foster growth for minority entrepreneurs. Valarie Cofield, EMSDC Chief Executive Officer explained that the new sponsorship for youth in grades 5 through 12 provides the opportunity for them to participate in programs focused on exposing students to starting and running a business, writing a business plan and managing money.

The scholarships will be open too public, charter, private and parochial school students. The second, she said supports the ongoing fund for MBEs to attend advanced education training programs at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and or Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

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