Foundation to hold holiday event

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation will host it’s 2nd Annual Holiday Social on Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., at Finnigan’s Wake, 620 N. Trade St.

A holiday collection will be taken up for grant recipient Positive Wellness Alliance. Attendees are asked to bring reams of paper to aid in current office needs.

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Hotelier wins big

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dennis Quaintance, a partner at Proximity Hotel, does not stand on ceremony when it comes to being an advocate for inclusion. According to the News & Record, he and his business partner Mike Weaver go the extra mile in making sure that the Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels properties are free from bigotry. They maintain a zero-tolerance policy, which they define as “discrimination for any ‘off-purpose’ reason, including race, gender, age, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.”

The news organization also reported that Quaintance got a big nod from Guilford Green Foundation Chairman Ivan Canada who shared that he valued the stand he takes on equality causes.

The hotelier came from modest means while growing up. At an early age, he was sensitive to bias he saw. And, that he carried into his adulthood where he used those experiences to ensure a workplace environment free from prejudice for its employees.

Most recently, he received the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at and 704-531-9988,...