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International Slow Pitch Softball Enters Into Five-Year Exclusive Agreement with JEMS Sports

International Slow Pitch Softball (ISPS), one of the largest and fastest-growing slow pitch softball groups globally, is proud to announce the signing of a five-year agreement with JEMS Sports as the exclusive hotel sourcing provider of the organization. The agreement ensures the organization’s teams and athletes will have access to the guaranteed best hotel room rates available for tournaments and other sporting events in the United States and worldwide. JEMS Sports’ world-class team of hospitality industry experts will work in tandem with ISPS officials to source appropriate venues and accommodations for all sporting events and select fitting venues in close proximity to each event.

An Interview with the Founder of Richmond-based JEMS Hospitality Group

Before the COVID 19 pandemic, JEMS was off to a fast start. I had worked all my professional life on building relationships with my clients and building that trust. They fully supported my new endeavor. I initiated processes that helped kickstart our concierge approach to service. We had the staff to support our rapidly growing business. From the beginning, we were exceeding customer expectations. The following year, 2020, COVID-19 dropped in for a visit.

A Moment with Jolene Boatright of JEMS

Jolene Boatright is a seasoned hospitality industry veteran, with over 30 years of experience in the field. After spending many years working for others, she felt a desire to start a business of her own, making use of the expertise she’d amassed over the years. And so, she started JEMS hospitality, a concierge-style hospitality management group that helps clients do everything from sourcing locations to contract negotiations and everything in between. Read on to learn more about JEMS and its services as well as to glean some of Jolene’s vast knowledge, which she has been so kind to share. Below is a snippet of our conversation with Jolene.