On The Scene - Destination Management and Event Services


About On The Scene

Why Choose On The Scene?

Meet Our Team


Our Clients

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Meet Our Team

On The Scene has established a reputation for earning our client’s trust through Chicago knowledge and expertise, consistent repeatable client satisfaction and a passion for what we do.

John Stachnik, DMCP, General Manager

As General Manager of On The Scene, John has the experience and expertise to make your next event a truly memorable experience. From large scale product launches to smaller, private special events, John has the behind the scenes knowledge and eye for detail that will help achieve your event goals & objectives. Whether it is overseeing complex multiday programs or loading motorcoaches, John is passionate about creating lasting memories for On The Scene’s diverse clients.

Jay Weidner, Director of Sales and Marketing

Jay is a 17-year travel industry veteran in Chicago and leads the sales and marketing efforts for On The Scene. Living in Chicago during this time has allowed Jay the opportunity to truly know the ins and outs of the city. He has vast experience in both corporate and association destination management planning and execution. From 20,000 convention shuttle programs to the most exotic private dining experiences, Jay is ready to help create your perfect event!

Jamie Orr, Event Manager

Jamie comes to On The Scene with an artistic background adding originality and detail to every program. Her creative ideas and boundless energy give her the ability to deliver world-class events including transforming the outdoors of a private residence into a glamorous oasis and awing guests with a breathtaking lightshow illuminating the 80 foot dome at Navy Pier. Jamie was recently named to the Illinois Meetings + Events Hall of Fame and sits on the board of directors for ISES Chicago.

Wendy Berg, National Account Director, On The Scene America

Wendy has been in the travel industry for over 12 years and spent the last 10 specializing in event transportation across the United States. Her ability to plan, manage and execute large event transportation and logistics made her a great fit for On The Scene's new division, On The Scene America.  From large scale convention shuttles to local event transfers, On The Scene America delivers a turnkey transportation solution, offering the very best in transportation equipment and coordination accross the country.

Christine Grant, Program Manager

Christine comes to On the Scene with over six years of experience in the off-premise catering industry. Previously as a production and project manager, she developed a reputation for flawless execution of large and logistically-challenging events. She was responsible for the development and implementation of some of the most prestigious events in Chicago including the After School Matters Galas, the inaugural weekend events for Mayor Emanuel and numerous museum exhibit openings. Christine’s culinary knowledge and logistical background make her an asset to all clients and events.

Lola Fernandez, Accountant

Our Clients Said...

"You have a great staff that I always found to be professional, creative and friendly.  during the course of the year, I did have attendees as well as staff tell me how positive their encounters with the On The Scene staff were."

Special Program & Travel
National Association of Realtors

"You and your crew were absolutely wonderful!  I so look forward to working with you all on another event in the near future."

Senior Account Executive
Meetings & Incentives
Kraft Foods