Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant
The City of Auburn Hills is widely known for its world headquarters, international companies, and major entertainment attractions, but we have found that the mix of both large and small companies are what make our City’s business community truly unique. Small business owners bring tremendous value to our town, on both a professional and personal level.
Mrs. Donna Quince-Cobb is a perfect example. Donna and her Allstate Insurance business have been fixtures in Downtown for 25 years. In 1990, she leased her office at 3312 Auburn Road with an option to buy and surprised the building owner with an offer to purchase just six months later. Donna still occupies that space today where she and her husband, Howard Cobb, work together.
With her friendly and welcoming demeanor, Donna describes Downtown Auburn Hills as “quaint.” She appreciates the accessibility and connectivity of our community. “Everyone knows everyone” she explained. “Businesses, customers and government. You can always get someone on the phone.” She is passionate about her work and taking care of her clients.
Donna has also been very active in the community. She has generously donated her time to serve as a Board Member of the Matilda R. Wilson Boys and Girls Club. Donna is a founding member of both the Auburn Hills Noon Optimist Club and the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce and was recently appointed to the Auburn Hills Public Library Board of Trustees. During her busy career, she also found time to mentor students in her Downtown office through the Avondale High School Co-Op Program.
Her efforts have not gone unnoticed. Donna was recently honored by Senator Gary C. Peters for her commitment to supporting entrepreneurship in the Pontiac community. Donna’s professional and personal involvement in our City and surrounding areas serve as an example of the excellent and meaningful work our small businesses do every day.
The City of Auburn Hills wishes Donna much continued success and thank her for being such a valued part of our community.