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Chrissy Jones

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Chrissy Jones is a local Chicago mom blogger with three children (12,7 & 4). Her blog Beyondthepark.com showcases the best special events, activities, restaurants and products for Chicago families. From indoor playspaces and conventions to restaurants where kids can eat free, Chrissy offers an inside and first hand account of how to have fun with the family in the great Windy City.

Chrissy is an accomplished Marketing professional with 10+ years of successful senior marketing management experience at NBC Universal. She specialized in creating large-scale integrated marketing programs across all of NBC's broadcast, cable and digital assets. In 2005 Chrissy was awarded the GE Marketing excellence award - GE's highest marketing honor.

Chrissy holds a BA from Trinity College (Hartford Conn.) and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Author Email: [email protected]

Staff title: Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

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All eyes will be on New York City this weekend for the Super Bowl. And while this may not be an ideal time to visit - unless you're a fan of crowds - Chrissy encourages you to plan a family trip to NYC soon. more

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