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Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms that have made QG part of their lives either through the purchase of service, retail or through giving us as a gift to their loved ones. I also want to wish a very happy and special Mother's Day to the QG moms: Ebony, Kelly, Angela, Bree, Molly, Lacey, Janice, Ashley, Julia, and soon to be mothers, Sonia and Mary. And, of course, to my wife, Regina, the mother of our two daughters, Bridget and Joanna.
Each week, I meet someone who thinks The QG is just a men's barbershop. Additionally, most people do not know how I came up with the name for the business. For those who don't know, The QG has grown into today's 6 story one-stop destination of services and retail to help you look and feel your best, while also providing social experiences with a restaurant/bar, memberships and events. Below is my story of how I named The QG and how my mother had such an impact on my life and who I am today. She would have been 85 this past April 24th and on October 19th will be the 20th anniversary of her death.
The QG stands for Quinntessential Gentleman. I had an extremely close relationship with my mother. She was a tremendous influence in my life and the inspiration to pursue what I love and start this entrepreneurial venture. She always encouraged me to be a gentleman, so when naming the business I incorporated her maiden name, Quinn, as a tribute to her. For that reason, Quinntessential is spelled with two “n”s before the t. I love and miss you Mom.
Hope you all have a lovely day celebrating your mother.