“Today is the day,” I said to myself as I woke up. I could not contain my excitement! Today, our very own Julie Jakob would be named one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch for 2012—a very prestigious award given to those who are exceptional leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and a mentor to many.
Today was a day of business and celebration, so I dressed to impress. I ironed my Jakob Marketing Partners cape, cleaned behind my ears, brushed my teeth, and came to the Grand America with a sense of pride. My cape was flying in the wind and the hairs on my chinny-chin-chin were tingling as I walked into the common room.
It was about to start! There were hundreds of people talking and laughing and getting to know one another. Booths from the event’s sponsors were set up and guess what… JMP came to impress! We had a booth filled with information and games. It was awesome to see everyone interacting and being so friendly (not to mention, we all looked goooooooood).
It was now time! I was so excited, I rushed into the award room and got a table for all my friends from JMP to join me. It was so nice! We were served a delicious three-course meal while the speakers of the event began their speeches. One of my favorite parts…? The dessert had a secret center of deliciousness! Okay, okay, back to the program! My other favorite part was seeing a slide show of all the women who won this prestigious award. Julie’s was my favorite, of course. In the slide show Julie was sure to put in a picture of her entire staff. I thought that was really nice how she made an effort to include all of us. She also showed a video about what it was like being the owner of a company. I loved every minute of it. While they were showing the slides Julie walked down the aisle and on stage to receive her award. I had chills for her! I was snorting and clapping and as happy as could be!
After the awards ceremony, our entire company went on stage! Oh man! Even though everyone was dismissed and leaving, I still became super nervous walking up there to take a group picture! I was afraid I was going to face plant going up the stairs! I don’t know how Julie looked so calm and collected when she walked to the platform to receive her award—she was smiling from ear to ear!
All in all, it was an amazing experience to see Julie receive this remarkable reward. Not only was it fun being with everyone from the company, but it was also fun being with Julie’s family and seeing how supportive they are.
Jakob Marketing Partners is a full-service marketing agency. Utah Business Magazine has ranked Jakob as a top advertising agency in the state of Utah according to income.