About Here’s Chicago

Founder, Jim Grillo, CMP interviewed and inducted into the Hall of Fame by Meeting Professionals International Chicago Chapter.

What is Hereschicago.com?

Hereschicago.com is the longest running event resource in Chicago providing meeting, party and event planners the best event planning venues & services in Chicagoland.  Hereschicago.com was founded by Jim Grillo, CMP in 2004 to connect meeting and event planners to the best meeting and event venues and suppliers.  We’re proud to be celebrating our 14th year as Chicago’s premier resource for planning meetings, parties and events.

What do we do?

For event planners: we provide you with only the best Planner Preferred venues and services in Chicago at no cost to you.  Our portfolio consists of only the best meeting spaces, event venues, restaurants with group and private event space, team building companies, corporate activity & event services providers. We vet every supplier venue and/or service.  You can be rest assured that any member listing that you see on our site is trusted and experienced.

For event suppliers: we grow your group and private event business. We’re the #1 resource in front of meeting, party and event planners on the search engines.  Offline we are here on the ground and have over 20 years of experience in the meeting and event industry.  Most of all, we’re based in Chicago and contribute our time to the meetings and events community.

Most of all, we provide you with the opportunity to secure new business that you would not be able to secure on your own.

What we do for Chicago venues & event service providers?

Our current members love Hereschicago.com because we deliver quality corporate event leads straight into their email box in addition to those planners that choose to visit their website for more information or to contact them.

We don’t accept all event venues & service providers.  We vet every listing member to ensure they are experienced and motivated to provide the best service possible to our meeting, party, event,  trade show and convention planner visitors. In turn, if you’re membership is accepted, your brand will not be lost in a sea of competition.

What we do for Meeting & Event planners?

Meeting & event planners trust Hereschicago.com as a reputable resource that qualifies all of its member listings. As you search our commission free resource, please know that you can trust that you are working with only the best event venues and service providers in Chicago.  This has created a loyal following with meeting & event planner visitors for over 12 years.

What Event Planner’s say about Hereschicago.com

“I think hereschicago.com’s website is the biggest and greatest venue (and services) source in Chicago land area. It is easy to navigate, access and find all the needed information – from a local event planner to various venues, vendors, events, restaurants, entertainment, etc. If I am ever in need of a place for my events or need a referral – hereschicago.com is my “go to place”. I would encourage all event planners to use it to experience its benefits!”

Sandra Tutkute, Independent Event & Meeting Planner

What our Current Listing member’s say about Hereschicago.com

“Loyola Conference Services has been partners with Here’s Chicago for several years and have been consistently impressed with the quality of leads that we receive. We recently booked a three-day corporate training event at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Jim Grillo is such a pleasure to work with and goes above and beyond to connect meeting planners with venues. I would highly recommend Here’s Chicago if you are looking to grow your hospitality business!”

Daphne Stojiljkovic Marketing and Sales Manager, Capital Planning Division, Loyola University Chicago

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