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Archive: Aug 2018

  1. Meet the Team: Samantha Korman

    Name: Samantha KormanSamantha Korman_Wedding Specialist

    Title: Wedding Specialist Sales Manager

    Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida

    How long have you been with Hotel Julien Dubuque? I have been with Hotel Julien Dubuque since April 2018.

    What path brought you to Hotel Julien Dubuque? Weddings have always been something I have loved. Whether it was watching various shows on TV or helping my friends plan their weddings, it’s always been something I have enjoyed. Professionally, I have been in the wedding industry for 3+ years working my way up from Wedding Assistant to Wedding Coordinator to where I am now as Wedding Specialist Sales Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque.

    What are you most passionate about professionally? I have always been a people pleaser and enjoy customer service. Being in the wedding industry allows me to do both. I love building relationships with couples and their loved ones. I feel honored that every couple I work with at Hotel Julien Dubuque trusts me to help plan and execute the most important day of their lives. And at the end of the day, seeing all of the love and happiness on a couple’s wedding day reminds me that I have found my true calling and my heart is full.

    What are you passionate about personally? What is your favorite way to spend a free weekend? When I am not working weekends, I love to spend time with my daughter. My husband and I are expecting a baby in November, so we are soaking up all the time we can with her. I do also love a good cat nap and golfing.

    What are some of your favorite things to do in the Dubuque area? Being from Florida, we never got experience the seasons as we do in Iowa, so I enjoy soaking up all four here. I love to go out on the river during the summers or riding snowmobiles in the winter and everything else in between.

    What do you love most about Hotel Julien Dubuque? How welcoming everyone has been. I feel like I have worked here for years and not just five months or so.

    What is your personal motto? That I treat every wedding as if it were my own.

    Describe your typical work day: I check emails, meet with couples to go over details of their special day and check out the latest wedding trends.

    Please share a go-to fun-fact about yourself. What most don’t know about me is I am a huge tomboy. I love hunting, fishing and shooting guns. I also love working on or talking about cars with my dad. It has been something we have bonded over since I was 11 years old. We actually rebuilt my first car together. Not many girls are mechanically inclined and I am very proud that I am.

    Is there anything else that you’d like to share? Looking to book a wedding? Contact me either by email at weddings@hoteljuliendubuque.com or by phone at (563)588-5568. And be sure to follow our Weddings at Hotel Julien Dubuque Facebook and Instagram pages for tips, info, pics and more!

    #yourdreamyourday

  2. Meet The Team: Chiquitta Carroll

    Name: Chiquitta Carroll

    Title: Licensed Massage TherapistChaquitta Carroll

    Hometown: Dubuque, IA

    How long have you been with Hotel Julien Dubuque? Four and a half years.

    What path brought you to Hotel Julien Dubuque?  I was previously in the nursing field before changing to the beauty and wellness industry. My doctor recommended I look into an alternative to to nursing, because of the mental and emotional stress it was having on me. I switched fields in 2010 starting with cosmetology. I became dual licensed in 2014, by adding massage therapy. I recently completed my certification in Yoga Instruction in May of this year.

    What are you most passionate about professionally? Understanding and specializing in pain management.

    What are you passionate about personally? What is your favorite way to spend a free weekend? I’m an outgoing introvert, so I enjoy my alone time as well as camping and pottery.

    What are some of your favorite things to do in the Dubuque area? Spending time outdoors at Mines of Spain and Eagle Point Park.

    What do you love most about Hotel Julien Dubuque? I love Potosa Spa and my co-workers.

    What is your personal motto? Respect: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

    Describe your typical work day: Busy! My feet hit the floor at 6am and I’m on the run till 8pm at night.

    Please share a go-to fun-fact about yourself. I’m allergic to bananas.

    Is there anything else that you’d like to share? I’m thinking about going back to school to become a chiropractor.