After the riots and the boycott of 2001, our small businesses were hurting. That's why Nick launched the Weekly After5 Walks, bringing young people out each Thursday to support locally-owned businesses in our downtown and our neighborhoods. The Walks continue to this day, bringing people out to patronize businesses and learn more about what our city has to offer.
After his first City Council campaign in 2003 ended, Nick spent time as a volunteer on 2004's successful Yes on 3 Campaign to Repeal Article XII. He helped recruit more volunteers and raise funds for that important initiative, and assisted with canvasses and phone banks regularly. Alchemize hosted a weekend benefit fundraiser for the cause, and was even more proud to host their Election Night Victory Party.