Team Two Cool – Playing for JDRF

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Apryl Valy Nicole Marsel
Twitter: @princessv13 @nikole17
Foursquare: princessv13  
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/avaly13 http://www.facebook.com/nikole17
Blog    
Biz URL   http://www.NicoleMarsel.com

 

Team Bio:

She’s a Savvy Sales & Management diva from New Lenox (@princessv13), She’s a sweet & sassy media personality for Foxy Forex (@nikole17). Backed by Northeast Cooling (@refrigeration) & raising money for JDRF charity, these two social sweeties have united to ice everyone out. Kicking butt & taking names is the plan.

 

 

Team SKoFit

Social Media Scavenger Hunt - Team SKoFit

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Tom Rubin Suzanne Ko
Twitter: @El_Chorizo @SKoFit
Foursquare: el_chorizo skofit
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tom.rubin1968 http://www.facebook.com/SKoFit
Blog http://racingintothefuture.blogspot.com  
Biz URL http://www.ercomputing.biz http://www.skofit.com

 

Team Bio:

Tom Rubin aka @El_Chorizo, resides in the south suburbs of Chicago. After spending 9 years in the Marine Corps, he worked in the online space up until September of 2010. Since then, he is the owner of ER Computing and when not busy fixing peoples computers, he’s busy dispensing positive vibes on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Tom has no spleen or pets. In case you were wondering.

Suzanne Ko, aka @SKoFit, is always on the go. Her teammate even created the hashtag #SKoFitActionFigure because she kicks @ss and doesn’t take prisoners! Known as the fitness and yoga guru to her followers, she whips her clients into shape through a holistic approach. Her popular Food Tweetups connect people to chefs and farmers, while promoting tasty, healthy options while dining out.

Together they are a force to be reckoned with!

Team Congenial Piglets

Team Congenial Piglets

 

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Sharon Shi Miriam Gelman
Twitter: @shartron @mbgdes
Foursquare: shartron  
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharonshi21 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686560021
Blog http://shartron.blogspot.com  
Biz URL http://www.smvgroup.com  

 

Team Bio:
We’ll eat anything that comes our way and share the deliciousness through our eyes! Sharon’s (@shartron) an east coast implant who enjoys exploring the city, and world, while discovering the latest innovation in media working for @smgxperts. Miram (@mbgdes) recently has left the design world to fulfill her dreams to be a cater and is currently pursuing culinary school. Watch out as this team cuts their way to the top of the food chain!

Team Superheroish

Team Superheroish

 

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Robert Leshner Geoff Hayes
Twitter: @drawn_to @hayesgm
Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/user/7540741  
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613735 http://www.facebook.com/hayesgm
Blog http://blog.drawn.to  
Biz URL http://drawn.to  

 

Team Bio:
On downtowndash day we will emerge from our underground office base to hunt for clues and scavenge for victory.
We are the founders of a social event/ticketing startup, drawn.to. We are avid makers of really really big sandwiches.

Team Bad Hare Day

Team Bad Hare Day

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Brandi Wall Jessica Six
Twitter: @brandi_w60 @funnybunnytoes
Foursquare: brandi_w60 funnybunnytoes
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brandiw60 http://www.facebook.com/jessicasix
Blog http://www.chicagonow.com/recipes-for-the-home-cook  
Biz URL http://www.pearlmarkrealestate.com http://www.pearlmarkrealestate.com

 

Team Bio:
We are two wild and crazy hares. I was booted from the Bunny Ranch for having split too many hares. Jessica tried to give it a go with Hef, but found he was looking for 10 bunnies next door not just a #10. We hopped into each other while trying to chase the White Rabbit then thought why not dig our own holes like Thumper and Bugs. Now here we are, two wascally wabbits rockin’ in the free world! PARTY ON!

Team #Runnerds

Social Media Scavenger Hunt - Team AwesomeFace

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  John Pham Jen Healy 
Twitter: @phampants @henjealy 
Foursquare: phampants  henjealy
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/phampants http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=22009851
Blog http://www.phampants.com  
Biz URL    

 

Team Bio:
A professional Tweeter/Facebooker, Jen, aka @henjealy, has a border-line debilitating need to document her entire life via social media, not the least of which involves telling the whole world how many miles around the city she ran that day. Her interests include talking incessantly about things no one else cares about, absurd hashtags, and Twitpic-ing evidence she knows how to use her oven. Fellow #RunNerd John, aka, @phampants will not only outrun you, he’ll make a clever YouTube video about doing it. He put anecdotes of his life on YouTube to share and makes you wonder why he doesn’t have a girlfriend. John’s interests also include letting people know he’s not Asian, side-eyeing, and letting Jen hit him across the face

Team DownCock

Social Media Scavenger Hunt | Team Downcock

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Shannon Downey Dawn Hancock
Twitter: @shannondowney @DawnHancock
Foursquare: shannondowney veggiechicago
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shannondowney2 http://www.facebook.com/dawnhancock
Blog

http://www.iknowchicago.tumblr.com

http://veggiechicago.com
Biz URL http://www.pivotalchicago.com http://www.firebellydesign.com

 

Team Bio:
Team DownCock is back and we are ready to win! Managing over 20 twitter feeds, 30 facebook pages and 4 blogs between us we are social media monsters. We are Entrepreneurs, Do-Gooders, and Besties. Plus we have Captain Jean-Luc Picard the Action Figure on our team. #SecretWeapon

Team Zaarly

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Tim McDonald Jeff Willinger
Twitter: @tamcdonald @jwillie
Foursquare: tamcdonald jwillie
Facebook: http://fb.me/tim.mcdonald http://fb.me/willinger
Blog http://tamcdonald.com http://jwillie.posterous.com
Biz URL http://zaarly.com http://rightpoint.com

 

Team Bio:
Often confused as brothers. Never accepting of second place. Always looking to have a fun time! It’s #TeamZaarly

Team MacTutor

Team MacTutor 

 

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Tony Marengo Kate Marengo
Twitter: @themactutor @arrangingorder
Foursquare: themactutor arrangingorder
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/themactutor http://www.facebook.com/arrangingorder
Blog    
Biz URL http://www.themactutor.com http://www.arrangingorder.com
Team Bio:
In haiku:
Race through Chicago
Clues to help us on our way
Victory is ours

Team Archie’s Girls

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Elizabeth Stiles Catherine Warren
Twitter: @elizabethstiles @catherinewarren
Foursquare: elizabethstiles catherinewarren
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/estiles http://www.facebook.com/catherine.a.warren
Blog    
Biz URL    

 

Team Bio:
We make a great team like the namesakes Betty and Veronica, except there is no underlying tension surrounding our undying love for Archie, or in this case, Mark Zuckerburg. From check-ins to tweets, you can find us stratagizing our win in the WS Digital Suite. We are looking forward to beating all you “Jugheads.”

Team McLovin

Team McLovin

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Megan Ogulnick Katie Holland
Twitter: @MOgulnick @Hollandersauce
Foursquare: MOgulnick Hollandersauce
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/megan.ogulnick http://www.facebook.com/katiezholland
Blog http://mogulnick.posterous.com http://thehollandersauce.com
Biz URL http://www.golinharris.com/#!/ http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html

 

Team Bio:

Katie Holland is a Social Media Supervisor and yes, she is Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Bah Lovin’ it . She is an “Eye on Chi” ChicagoNow blogger along with fellow competitor HenJealy *Side eye*. Katie is well versed in the interwebs, and loves to hear that it’s Friday, Friday, whenever she gets the chance. Tweet her @Hollandersauce. (and of course, all opinions and views expressed are her own)

Megan is a PR lady at GolinHarris Chicago focusing on the Golden Arches. She likes to tweet (@MOgulnick) about Harry Potter, proper public transportation etiquette, and her cat, Tonks. Megan is skilled in winning online contests, thinking in 140 characters, and growing mustaches that would make your father jealous. Her favorite vending machine selection is C7. #CheezIts

Team Mag Mile Marilyns

 Team Mag Mile Marilyns

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Carolyn Breit DuShaun Branch
Twitter: @msloyel @DNicoleBranch
Foursquare: msloyel dnicolebranch
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caroloyel http://www.facebook.com/Dnicolebranch
Blog http://bonnecarolinebonnegamine.blogspot.com http://votingvixen.wordpress.com
Biz URL http://www.sproutsocial.com  

 

Team Bio:

We’re two strangers embarking on this crazy whirlwind journey together. Crazy, you ask? No, we just like to keep things interesting. We’ll be learning a lot from each other over the course of the Downtown Dash and we’ll share each other’s embarrassing secrets with the rest of you…maybe. We were brought together due to a mutual love of social media. And hopefully this hectic Downtown Dash will not break us apart. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship!

Team Klassy with a +K

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Paige Worthy Lisa Pugliese
Twitter: @paigeworthy @lisa_pugliese
Foursquare: paigeworthy lisa_pugliese
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paigeworthy http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1027872555
Blog http://paigeworthy.com  
Biz URL http://jointhejunto.com http://www.viridian.com/lpugliese

 

Team Bio:

Lisa’s September horoscope told her we were totally going to win this year’s Downtown Dash. WE TAKE THAT STUFF SERIOUSLY.

The girls are both fresh off end-of-summer trips on each coast — Paige in Portland, Lisa in Boston — but we’re so happy to be back, and we can’t wait to take our home city by storm Saturday.

 

Paige and Lisa are self-employed social media badasses who love good food, good drinks, good weather and good friends. Between the Ukrainian Village and Lincoln Square, we basically own all of Western Avenue, and armed with our twin HTC Thunderbolts (and some spare batteries, because DAMN those things die out quickly), we’re going to own our competitors’ FACES at the Downtown Dash, too.

Team GATZ

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Whitney Hewitt Bob Stanton
Twitter: @GatzSocialMedia @GatzSocialMedia
Foursquare: GatzSocialMedia GatzSocialMedia
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GatzOptimize http://www.facebook.com/GatzOptimize
Blog http://gatzoptimize.com/social-media-blog  
Biz URL http://gatzoptimize.com  

 

Team Bio:
Representing for Gatz Optimize, this dynamic duo is going to take Chi-town by storm! 1 part social media savvy & 1 part exercise enthusiast, Team GATZ is going to be unstoppable!

Team Uber Chicago

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Allen Penn Max Crowley
Twitter: @allenpenn @maxjcrowley
Foursquare: Allen Penn Max Crowley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allen.penn http://www.facebook.com/?????????
Blog http://www.allenpenn.com http://maxjc.com
Biz URL http://www.uber.com http://www.uber.com

 

Team Bio:

The dynamic local duo behind Uber Chicago, Everyone’s Private Driver!

Uber is an on-demand town car service that you trigger through your mobile device. We offer convenience with our on-demand service, the luxury of a town car and streamlined payment as your credit card is on file with Uber (you’ll never need cash). Whenever you need a ride, either text in your location to UBR-CAB (827-222) or set your pick up location in our iPhone or Android app.

Team Socially Acceptable

 

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Jessica Frey Matt Cermak
Twitter: @JFrey16 @matt_cerms
Foursquare: JFrey16 mcermak23
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JFrey16 http://www.facebook.com/Cerms2011
Blog http://jessicafrey.tumblr.com  http://www.mattc23.wordpress.com
Biz URL   http://www.engageinthisage.com

 

Team Bio:

As an Interactive Account Executive, I’m joining the DTDASH to take my knowledge and use of social outside of an agency environment and to engage with other professionals and users on different platforms. As a consumer, I leverage Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter on a daily basis and rely on my social media networks for information and industry insights. My social group is split between Chicago and Pittsburgh, my hometown. Any of my followers (@JFrey16) will see topics trending from social media to poodles to farms to sports to food or beer.

I was born and raised in Chicago but went to school in Missouri to play golf. I enjoy many things but specifically golf, fitness, being in the city, and going to concerts. As a social media enthusiast and founder of a startup company called Engage In This Age (@Inthisage), I focus my daily efforts on trying to write compelling content about social media, branding, and marketing you. I relay this content to the online public primarily through blogging and tweeting. It is my goal not only to gain clients for my company, but also educate people about all things related to digital marketing, branding, and marketing you.

Team Chicagonista Live I

 

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  MJ Tam Nancy Loo
Twitter: @mjtam @nancyloo
Foursquare: mjtam nancyloo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mjtam http://www.facebook.com/WGNnancyloo
Blog http://www.chicagonista.com http://www.wgntv.com/bigtiny
Biz URL http://www.ChicagonistaLive.com  

 

Team Bio:
MJ is a veteran and professional blogger that runs Chicagonista, and Nancy is a Reporter / Fill-in Anchor of WGN News. MJ and Nancy are both co-hosts of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, a chicago-centric webcast on local hot topics and geeky social media news.

Team Blu Belles

This is Jeanelle, your Captain tweeting... Digital Media Maven v. SuperMom

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Jeanelle Sims Jhontia Williams
Twitter: @chowbelle @jwill1
Foursquare: chowbelle jwill1
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeanelle.sims http://www.facebook.com/jhontia

 

Team Bio:

Jeanelle and Jhontia initially joined forces for the first time working together at a restaurant once upon a time in a land not so far away. Thanks to their social butterfly nature, they reconnected several years later while out and about. Jeanelle, a veteran of Downtown Dash had been thinking of doing this year’s version, but didn’t have a partner. Jhontia knew about the Dash thanks to her awesome social media acumen, so Jhontia asked Jeanelle if she’d like to join her for Downtown Dash 2011, and of course Jeanelle agreed, and the Blue Belles were born! They’re ready to razzle dazzle, so wear your shades!

When Jhontia isn’t being one half of the Blu Belles, she’s juggling her day job being a Digital Media Maven – leading multicultural digital strategies on behalf of airlines and CPG clients; and being a SuperMom by night – juggling childhood woes, attending dance shows and cooking sloppy joes.  Her hobbies include dancing, because “In my mind my dance skills are beyond superior,” and complaining about pretty much everything (“Actually I don’t consider them complaints… ‘keen observations’ is a more appropriate phrase”).  She loves Chicago, is intrigued by the power of social media and her favorite color is purple.

When Jeanelle isn’t recovering from the heat and sun of last year’s Downtown Dash, she’s figuring out ways to increase her Awesomeness. A Hyde Park Chicago native, she loves sharing with friends via social media, dancing to anything with a good beat, checking out the live music scene, exploring the global culinary landscape and watching all kinds of sports (GO SOX, btw!). She prides herself on giving tours of the city so awesome, even native New Yorkers say Chicago’s better. (What Second City?!) She’s also convinced there’s only two degrees of separation in Chicago, and no more than four worldwide, and her social media connections only serve to make those connections closer. In typical girly fashion, her favorite color is pink.

The Blu Belles are ready to rock your world. Are you ready? We don’t think you are… 😉 

Team A Couple of Foochebags

 

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Christina Gace Julien Delvecchio
Twitter: @ChristinaGace @giftoffood
Foursquare: 9616226 4977612
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thechristinag http://www.facebook.com/giftoffood
Blog   http://thegiftoffood.wordpress.com/
Biz URL http://www.linkedin.com/in/ChristinaGace http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julien-delvecchio/3/460/582

 

Team Bio:
We embrace being a foochebag kind of like Stephen Colbert embraces being a Republican. We take pictures of our food, we call our bartenders mixologists and we know the source of our restaurant’s seafood. Don’t like it? Go eat your damn microwave dinner.

Team Chicagonista Live II

Team Chicagonista Live II

 
Captain:
Teammate:
  Duong Sheahan Beth Rosen
Twitter: @duongsheahan @bethrosen
Foursquare: duongsheahan https://foursquare.com/user/517719
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/duongsheahan http://www.facebook.com/BethRosen
Blog http://livehealthierandhappier.com http://4keysmedia.com
Biz URL http://www.ChicagonistaLive.com http://www.ChicagonistaLive.com

 

Team Bio:

Duong Sheahan runs Digital Girlfriends and blogs at Live Healthier and Happier. Beth Rosen is a social media pioneer (way before this is all called Social Media) and now runs 4 Keys Media.

Duong and Beth are both co-hosts of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, a Chicago-centric webcast on local hot topics and geeky social media news.

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