In the nearly 100 hundred years since opening our doors, Nichols has always taken pride in the communities that we have served. For this reason, we have tried to be a good corporate citizen and participate in numerous civic events. It is our way of saying ‘Thank You' to the hard working men and women who have supported our establishments over the years. Nichols has been involved in Bass Unlimited, Zwolle Tamale Fiesta, Ducks Unlimited, Railroad Days Festival in DeQuincy, Free State Festival in Florien, Fisher Sawmill Days, and the Many Christmas parade just to name a few.
Nichols is a firm believer in the education of our youth. Each year, we present a scholarship to a worthy recipient in the graduating class of Many High School. It is awarded in honor of Mr. Truman D. Nichols, past owner of the Nichols stores from 1948 to 1998. Mr. Nichols believed that everyone should have the opportunity to better themselves through education. During his tenure, Mr. Nichols gave many young people the opportunity to work while pursuing their high school or college diploma.