Grand Bank gives Rider University $50K to expand school’s veterans entrepreneurial program



By Nicole Mulvaney

Hamilton-based Grand Bank has given Rider University a $50,000 grant to continue and expand its Veteran Entrepreneurship Training program established last year.

The bank last year gave the university another $50,000 grant to establish the program, the first of its kind at Rider. The New Jersey Bankers Education Fund has contributed an additional $5,000 to support the program.

Ronald Cook, director of Rider’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, said this year’s students will benefit from changes to the program.

“We are expanding the classroom aspect of the program, and will assure that each veteran has a formulated business concept in place from the very beginning,” he said in a statement. “Mentors

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