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MJ Tam
Works at Chicagonista.com / City Connect Media, Inc. / Chicagonista LIVE!
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SparkFete is excited to be working with Liquid Oxygen, a new breakthrough oxygen science for acne. SparkFete is reaching out to social influencers interested in learning more about Liquid Oxygen an...
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Just a few months ago our family had a little staycation and scoured our favorite city while staying at the Loews Chicago Hotel and since my kids are finally on summer vacation, we decided to conti...
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We brought some amazing bloggers with us to the #LoewsChicago Hotel and to join us in the broadcast of our show, ‪#‎ChicagonistaLIVE‬. Take a look at what happened there!
Loews Chicago welcomed an amazing group of local bloggers for a Loews Chicago tour, Rural Society lunch, and the live broadcast of The #ChicagonistaLIVE Show that took place at the Rural Society, L...
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You can't miss this! A new exciting exhibit is in place at the Museum of Science and Industry called Robots Revolution supported by Google.org officially opened and will run through the entire summ...
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I had the pleasure in rubbing elbows with some culinary experts to judge the ‪#‎EmergingChefs‬. I mean - they are James Beard award winning chefs that I shared the judging table with. It was surreal. I was laughing deep down.

I felt like I was watching myself in an Iron Chef on the Food Network and all I could say during the judging portion was "oh, this is good" as each one of the chef judges where carefully dissecting the sandwiches' ingredients from texture to placement of each ingredients.

Lucky for them, I appreciate good food. #Chicago  
With Chicago still gleaming from the James Beard Foundation Award festivities, our beautiful city is keeping up with the culinary scene excitement by recognizing the next generation of talented che...
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Join me in the Club! The  #RedNoseClub  with +Walgreens that is! #promo  
As my family celebrates me on Mother’s Day, I can’t help but smile on how fortunate I’ve been in this life to see my family busily prepare for it. Kid are making homemade cards and my husband is co...
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The Peninsula Chicago Hotel kicked-off the summer with The Terrace #LuxuryRedefined party that wow-ed us all!  
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Nom Nom at  #LoewsChicago   #RuralSociety  
One of my perks as the First Lady of Loews Chicago Hotel is to invite my social influencer friends to a Chef’s Tasting dining experience at Rural Society, located in the Hotel. Naturally, I invited...
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A new beauty docked in at Navy Pier and it was the perfect reason for a celebration! $1 million dollars went in to the redesign of the private charter yacht, Chicago Elite, and her new look is sure...
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WIN some incredible PRIZES! Join us at The #ChicagonistaLIVE  Show! Join me tomorrow at 2pm CST with +Nancy Loo +Beth Rosen +Meredith Sinclair 
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May 20, Wed. 2-3pm CDT
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Join us and tweet along to WIN some incredible Loews Hotel experiences! #Chicago  

Tag #ChicagonistaLIVE and #LoewsChicago
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  • Chicagonista.com / City Connect Media, Inc. / Chicagonista LIVE!
    Editor / Creator / Online Show Co-host, 2008 - present
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Editor of Chicagonista | Co-hosts at Chicagonista LIVE! show
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Editor of Chicagonista
http://www.Chicagonista.com

Creator of City Connect Media
http://www.CityConnectMedia.com

Talk Show Co-host:
Chicagonista LIVE!



My Full profile:

I am the editor of Chicagonista and the creator of City Connect Media, Inc. (CCMI) that owns and operates Chicagonista.com and other city sites including TheChicagoMoms.com. Under CCMI I created Chicagonista LIVE!, the first live-streamed online talk show in Chicago, with co-host and broadcast journalist Nancy Loo and new media personalities Beth Rosen and Duong Sheahan.

Our interactive #ChicagonistaLIVE show boast a 4.7M Twitter impression during the one hour of the show and has broadcasted live from Chicago’s famous landmarks such as Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower), John Hancock Observatory, Harry Caray’s on Navy Pier, McCormick Place, Hawthorne RaceCourse, Vienna Beef, went live on the main stage of The Chicago Auto Show, The Home & Housewares Show, The National Restaurant Show, and many more... 

The show and myself has been featured in many traditional TV and On-Print media outlets including CBS Chicago, NBC Chicago, Fox News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ 91.5, and more. I am also a frequent segment contributor for the Windy City LIVE, an ABC Chicago affiliate daily morning TV talk show. 

Before professionally blogging, I once traveled extensively for the fashion industry and made rapport between major department stores and a New York based designer brand. There I got to dabble and write about Fashion reports and compare trends among current designer brands. When the kids came along I started writing about Chicago fashion and now turned Chicagonista.com in to a Chicago lifestyles & trends site where I dig out and scour great places/events for Chicagoans or as we love calling ourselves, Chicagonistas! I also keep updated on the newest and greatest on social media and tech. My love in fashion and technology suddenly became one.

Just recently I launched Women Driving Excellence with my good friend and ChicagonistaLIVE co-host Beth Rosen. It is a grassroots community using multimedia platforms featuring inspiring women who help start, accelerate, fuel, and steer others to excellence. We successfully launched this in a big way taking over Women’s Day at the Chicago Auto Show honoring local Chicago women trailblazers and even partnered up with the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, and Cars.com and landed major media exposures for this one. We hope to bring this to other cities too.

I was one of the panelists in Google’s “Mothers Know Tech” and since then has spoken in many other blogging conferences. I am also listed in the “75 Top Twitter Tips from Today’s Small Business Moms” found in American Express OPEN / Small Business website. I also instructed “Hands on Small Business” – Social Media class series with Microsoft Office Live and Kirtsy and you can even find me in a new book “Power Moms” – The New Rules for Engaging Mom Influencers Who Drive Brand Choice.

I also hosts the annual Brands & Bloggers Summit with SocialRevUp in Chicago attended by about 200 professional bloggers nationwide. 

and last but not least,

I'm a mom of 3, and a proud American raised Filipina married to a Chinese-American living in the beautiful city of Chicago.

Follow MJ on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mjtam



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