Here we see Dennis Quaintance on the Green Valley side of the O. Henry Hotel . Mr. Quaintance, President of Quanitance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, is dressed casually because he walks the three miles from home to work at the O. Henry. Sustainable practices and reducing the carbon footprint are important to Mr. Quaintance personally and are embedded into the fabric of his business model. Another passion for Mr. Quaintance is building community-centered hotels that, unlike the national chains, are in and of the community (read more here). Above all, he values keeping guests satisfied and personalizes their hotel and dining experience as much as possible.
Earlier this month, The National Conference for Community and Justice named Mr. Quaintance as the 2011 recipient of the 45th Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award for his ongoing efforts to respect the inherent worth and dignity of people of all backgrounds. Mr. Quaintance attributes his passion for equality to early childhood when he saw his mother endure gender bias.
Having lived in Greensboro since 1978, Mr. Quaintance is an integral part of the fabric of our community. His hard work and collaborative efforts, between wife Nancy and business partner Mike Weaver, enhance our community in so many ways: The O. Henry Hotel, Proximity Hotel, Printworks Bistro, Green Valley Grill, Lucky 32 Restaurant, to name a few. From his humble beginnings as a housekeeper's assistant in a Montana hotel at age 15 to his rise to the presidency of Quaintance-Weaver, Mr. Quaintance has worked hard every step of the way.