VENUE CONNOISSEURS – PURVEYORS OF CRAFTBAR EXPERIENCE – EXPERT EVENT CONSULTATION

VenueLogic takes pride in being Chicago’s premier event and venue management company.

The VenueLogic team is the Venue Connoisseurs for Chicagoland.  We offer services from Venue Search & Management to expert Event Consultation while being purveyors of our popular CraftBar Experience.

We specialize in finding the ideal space for your event. Whether it’s a wedding, mitzvah, non-profit, corporate, or social event, our roster of timeless and diverse venues offers our clients several options to choose from.

After securing your dream venue, we go one step further and help clients with event details by suggesting vendors from catering to production companies to entertainment. VenueLogic works with the best of the best and we execute over 200 successful events each year.

Our Team


Jim Boardman

Founder

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Jim is Founder, Managing Partner, and CEO of Venue Logic. He is a veteran with 30 years in the event business as a chef, caterer, and multi-business owner. He is also a lover of DIY and an avid painter/crafter with a passion in sharing new and noteworthy information on all things "events". […]

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Kate Gueorguieva

Partner

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Kate Gueorguieva is a Partner and specializes in Operations and our Beverage Program. Because of her prior experience in the food operations industry, she applies best practices for her clients. Eager to share her talents, her warmth and sense of style is apparent in the events she produces […]

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Gretchen McGinn

Sales Director

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Gretchen is expert in relationship and partnership development and ensures that client’s dreams become a reality. With her prior corporate background in the U.S. and Europe, she has honed her skills as a professional connector. Building on that, she has launched McGinn Premier Services, planning […]

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Astra Gamsjaeger

Marketing Director

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Astra has been instrumental in moving Venue Logic’s presence as one of the premier venue search, management and consulting companies in Chicago. Using her previous corporate experience in relationship marketing for clients such as United Airlines, First Card Bank (Chase), and Ameritech (AT&T) […]

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Andrew Nyland

Accountant

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Andrew got his start in accounting at Disney Studios in Burbank, working on “Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3”. He ended up filling various roles in the film and television industry, taking him from Los Angeles to Washington DC and New York City, where he would one day wake up to find himself enrolled at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. […]

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Bri Thomas

Sales Associate

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As Venue Logic’s Sales Assistant, Bri uses her excellent communication and organizational skills to ensure day to day business such as venue site visits, client contract forms, and customer relationship management are executed seamlessly. Her public relations and event production background give her the foresight to plan […]

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Marcelo Arellano

Beverage & Staffing Manager

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A Food and beverage specialist with extensive experience in planning and execution of catering events for both social and corporate clients. Marcelo orders, executes and oversees events for over 60 000 people a year. He has outstanding organizational skills and capabilities in coordination of multiple functions simultaneously with a great [...]

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Advisory Board


Mike Winfrey

Consultant

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Mike has 30+ years experience in consulting for supply chains and healthcare operations. In addition, Mike has participated in 5 start-ups and brings his analytic expertise to the Venue Logic board. With 2 daughters in college and one in high school, he is eventually going to experience the reality of wedding planning so working with […]

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Gary Radville

CPA

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Gary is Co-Founder of Lively Custom Water Bottle, which combines his passions for the environment, art and fitness. He recently competed in his first Chicago Triathlon. He also is a CPA and MBA and a veteran with 30 years on the operations and finance sides of the food and beverage businesses as COO and CFO.
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Perry Fotopoulos

Wine Consultant

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Perry has always had one foot in the wine business and the other in event production. Voted “Retail Wine Consultant of the Year” at the Midwest International Wine Exposition and certified as sommelier by the Master Court of Sommeliers in 1993. His midnight booze cruises were infamous, but eventually banned from Lake Michigan. He built […]

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Bill Bartolotta

Advisor

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Bill is a Creative Director for The Kagency, and delivers mighty solutions through multiple mediums to individuals, corporations, institutions and public spaces. He provides creative and execution skills for the integration of visual, audio, edible, touchable, aromatic and intergalactic talent into the environment. Bill procures animals, minerals, vegetables, and humans; [...]

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