Nick Fandel's decision to leave the banking world and form his own business was sound.
The timing? Not quite.
It was Jan. 1, 2020, and the sounds of the economic-silencing pandemic were showing. For Nick Fandel and his mortgage brokerage firm, anxiety and "sleepless nights" prevailed. But the support of family (wife, Molly and their 3-1/2-year old son), friends and Rotary was critical to beginning with a small number of accounts and growing from there.
"We're still going strong," Nick told Pearl Rotarians Sept. 7.
"The biggest thing was you guys [in Pearl Rotary] and my family. I'm very appreciative."
He closed with a lesson he's learned over the past year and half: "Smiles and a wave really go a long way."
You can learn more about Nick's service at Full Spectrum Capital.
(Image: Masked, as current Ecotrust requirements are allowed at Rotary, Nick Fandel spoke Sept. 7. He is a former co-chair of the community service committee and now serves as co-treasurer. He joined Rotary in February 2019.)