Monday is a day that marks the beginning of the work week, but last Monday it marked the beginning of a new job in a new industry for Boulders Inn & Suites General Manager Angie Bolinger.
Bolinger graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in business management at the height of the recession. With not many business management positions available due to the economy, Bolinger made a decision that would get her the general manger position at Boulders Inn & Suites.
“I knew I had to begin from the bottom and work my way up in an industry, no matter if I didn’t know much about the industry,” Bolinger said. “I took a risk to try a new industry, and it paid off with receiving the position at Boulders.”
Since starting the new job, Bolinger has found an appreciation for how everything is different every day working at Boulders.
“I have found that I have a lot to learn about the hotel, but I have an amazing support staff behind me,” Bolinger said.
Boulders Inn & Suites will be celebrating its one-year anniversary of the Newton location in July. Bolinger and her staff are exploring different ways to get the community out to see the hotel.
“We love to invite people out to take a tour of the rooms and amenities that we offer here,” Bolinger said. “‘Like’ us on Facebook to keep up with monthly specials and updates of Boulders Inn & Suites.”
Bolinger will reach the busy season for Boulders in just three weeks, with the kickoff of the 2014 Iowa Speedway season and is looking forward to meeting many new people.
“We have a waiting list for every race weekend as the hotel is booked with Iowa Speedway fans and drivers with their race teams,” Bolinger said.
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