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Quinn Collins

C + W Communications

collins-quinnmf10Quinn Collins started her public relations and marketing business as a freelancer in 2010, when she was pregnant with her oldest daughter, and it has grown into a well-respected agency with five employees and local, regional and national clients.

“When designing C + W Communications, I wanted to provide a service for smaller to mid-sized businesses that needed the support of an agency but may have thought it was out of reach,” Collins said. “I created a work environment where our team works entirely remote. In turn, we get to know more of our community – supporting local coffee shops, restaurants and public spaces — and have become a true extension of our clients’ brands.”

Collins is on the board of directors for Reading Partners, where she has been a tutor for the past five years.

“Literacy is a game changer and fostering educational equity in Baltimore is something I am passionate about,” she said.

She is a former member of the Junior League of Washington and Junior League of Baltimore. Next, she will volunteer with her oldest daughter’s Girl Scout troop. “I hope to foster the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit the organization afforded me 30 years ago,” she said.

For Collins, who has a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology from Denison University, the key to her success has been her willingness to listen to others. “I have learned so much more about others by listening to what clients want and understanding who they are and what drives them,” she said. “It seems like an obvious trait, but it is a very rare quality.”

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