NFTE “Fuel Your Ambition”

NFTE is Nifty. Yep – it’s cool to support the National Federation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. And this year’s annual Gala event, themed “Fuel Your Ambition”, was pretty nifty, too. They bottled up the talent, inspiration, creativity, and drive of these young entrepreneurs and the mentors that support them and served it to us as an energy drink! (Actually, I think the drink was similar to Red Bull, but it was a cute idea.)

At right, Norm Corkhill and I at last night’s NFTE Gala.

It was a night to honor the young business mavens and raise funds for future NFTE programs. In addition, real estate developer, Victor McFarlane, was honored – and will hopefully join the ranks of NFTE supporters, mentors, and talent judges for the years to come. We also congratulate Julie Kantor on her new job as Vice President of the NFTE policy office – she does more to fuel the ambition of area youth than anyone else I know!

The best part of the night is shopping the entrepreneur’s booths and talking with them about their business plans… oh – and maybe watching Marsha Ralls put the audience on the spot for donations!