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About JHG Marketing Corporate Meetings and Events Services

corporate meetings and eventsJHG Marketing, the first corporate meetings and events company focused on hotel site selection in Florida, opened for business in June 1985 in a one room office located on Lake Ella Drive in Tallahassee, Florida. The office was equipped with a telephone, desk and an electric typewriter.

Janet Gay, the founder of the company has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. She began her career with the State of Florida, Division of Tourism and traveled internationally promoting Florida as a vacation destination to travel agents and tour operators.

After 8 years in tourism, Janet started her own company representing Florida hotels and resorts in Tallahassee to the Association Market. Many of the hotels she had worked with in tourism were quick to sign up for this opportunity for group business.

The concept was so new that the Association market was a little leery of a “free” service that would not affect their sleeping room rates. The Meeting planners had been dealing directly with the hotels for years and were not quite sure of the new kid on the block.

However, the government agencies were happy to have someone with hotel knowledge that could locate appropriate hotels and negotiate on their behalf without having an assistant spend days making telephone calls to hotels throughout the state. Because of her involvement with the state, Janet was asked by the National Society of Government Meeting Planners to help start an SGMP chapter in Tallahassee which she did with the help of some of her clients and friends.

The increased need to have more hotels to sell became apparent and the decision was made that JHG Marketing would no longer represent specific hotels but would work with any hotels in the United States and Internationally.

As years went by, more and more Association, Government and Corporate Meeting Planners began using JHG Marketing because of the services they provided and their knowledge of the hotel industry.

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