Alice and Fran are my grandmothers; matriarchs of large, working-class, Catholic families in Dorchester and Milton, MA. To me they represent strength, hard work, fearlessness, fierce loyalty and self-possessed femininity. Two completely different people raising families less than three miles apart, likely unaware of the impact they would have on the generations of women that followed. I’m one of those women, 7 grandchildren on one side and 19 on the other. There’s great grandchildren now on both sides and I expect great-great grandchildren within the next few years.
When I was thinking of potential names for my cannabis accounting & finance firm I knew from a practical perspective it needed to be short, easy to remember and unique, but not too much so. But it also had to be deeply personal and meaningful; to reflect the significance of my taking control of my education, professional experience and passion for my career; moving from corporate life to cannapreneur life. I considered places, phrases, animals, flowers, finance terms, play on words, etc. Nothing felt quite right until I started to put together the names of people I love, who also had a wonderfully positive influence on my life.
And there it was, Alice & Fran.