Tables, Pre-Paid Admission Available Now For GSSCC's 2016 SchmoozaPalooza

. . .scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Silver Spring's most rockin' venue, The Fillmore Silver Spring. Regular priced tables are going quickly, so call now to claim yours and showcase your business. Last year's event attracted almost 300 members and guests. Call Kelly (301-565-3777) to reserve your table now by this Friday, February 5, before the prices increase.

Pre-paid admission is required for all guests. Make your early-bird reservations by next Monday, February 9, and qualify for a grand prize drawing of a case of wine and more! Click here to purchase pre-paid admission.
Breakfast + Coffee + Networking

Join GSSCC for our February Business Networking Breakfast, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown (8506 Fenton Street). Enjoy a delicious breakfast, round table networking, and make great connections. Take advantage of our early-bird pricing, and click here to register.
GSSCC Non-Profit Team Focuses on Businesses Doing Good

GSSCC's Non-Profit Team will host a workshop on the topic: Maximize Your Impact & Grow the Community from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, at AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center (8633 Colesville Road). Representatives from GSSCC's small, medium, and large businesses and representatives from three non-profit members will discuss how the "real needs" of both organizations can be achieved. Focus will include: effective ways businesses and their employees are involved with non-profits and the types of engagements that work (i.e. time, talent, treasure); how a business and a non-profit can create a solid relationship rather than just a transaction; and how business involvement impacts the greater community and why that involvement is good for businesses. This free workshop is open to all GSSCC members. Register here.
Networking Luncheon at Amina Thai

Join GSSCC for our first Connect @ Lunch of the year, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, at Amina Thai, Silver Spring (8624 Colesville Road). This members-only networking event is just $25 and includes a choice of appetizer, choice of entree, choice of dessert, and a soft drink. Spaces are limited, so click here to register now.
Catylator Makerspace Hosts After Hours

Mark your calendar for GSSCC's February Business-After-Hours scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at Catylator Makerspace (8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite LL1). Mix and mingle, enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks, and learn all about this space where creation happens through design and technology. This event is FREE for members and first-time attendees. Click here to register now.
Even "Snowzilla" Couldn't Stop GSSCC's Beach Party Celebration of our Young Professionals First Anniversary!
Valentine's Day Specials from Chamber Members

Bell Flowers is offering affordable flower arrangements, from romantic roses to impressive modern bouquets. Delivery is available in Silver Spring and nationwide.

* Cuba De Ayer is offering a free mojito to the first 50 dinner reservations made for February 14.

The Daily Dish is offering an Anti-Valentine's Day menu "On Love and Politics". Enjoy a $50 prix fixe menu, both served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 13 and 14.

* Health & Lifestyle Solutions and Amore Trade, LLC  have teamed up to offer a $25 gift set with premium olive oil, organic coffee, and chocolates. 

* Hoover Fisher Florist is offering 15% off all items in the Valentine's Day categoryPlace your order by February 5 to save. Use Promo Code V15 when ordering online.

Puja Satiani has gift baskets and individual items for sale such as chocolates and caramels, chocolate orange body oil, and drinkable chocolate. 
 Thanks for Renewing!

GSSCC thanks these organizations that renewed their membership during January.

Adeptus Partners
Fairland Animal Hospital
Fire Station 1 RestaurantMontgomery Division of Solid Waste Services
Patient FirstSandy Spring Bank
Sport Chevrolet & HondaUrban Butcher
Welcome New Members and Rejoined Members!

Please join GSSCC in welcoming these organizations that joined during January.

Amore Trade, LLC
Hella Akrout
3758 Tennis Court
Falls Church, VA 22141

Capitol Outdoor
Lynn Dudish
3286 M. St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Kangen Water by Enagic
Gina Semeraro, RN
Kensington, MD 20895
Chinnababu Gudapati
1133 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Poole Law Firm
Troy Poole
8701 Georgia Ave. Suite 404
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Wealth Syndicate, LLC
DeWayne Ellis

8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Well Community Church
Michael Willis
604 Pershing Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20901

* Stephen Morris, Catylator Makerspace, was featured in the Washington Post last week discussing why he opted in for a for-profit enterprise based on creation and design in technology. Click here to read the article.

Nurse Gina, Kangen Water by Enagic, will present "Wellness Wednesday: Kangen Water Demo" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at All Set Restaurant & Bar. Event includes open networking and dinner. Seating is limited. Click here for more information or call 301-908-5108 to reserve your space.

* Two GSSCC members are candidates in the Washington City Paper's "Best of D.C. Reader's Poll." Fenwick Beer and Wine is competing for "Best Place to Buy Beer."   Click here to show your support. Maryland Youth Ballet is competing for "Best Dance Class." Click here to show your support. 

* Shepherd's Table was featured on WUSA 9 "Diane's Talking" last week discussing its efforts in feeding and helping the homeless during the winter storm. Click here to see the video.

Cynthia James, Community Bridges, has accepted a new position in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the President and CEO of a large youth/workforce development agency. Kimberly Rusnak, has been named the Interim Executive Director to support the organization during the transition.

*All Set Restaurant & Bar has extended Restaurant Week until February 7. The specialty priced lunch and dinner menus feature Chef Ed's signature dishes: Short Rib Ragu, Coconut Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Mushroom Risotto.

* GSSCC members can take advantage of discounts up to 25% on Constant Contact email marketing and more by contacting Randy Shannon, Web Strategies. Click here for more information, or contact Shannon at 240-560-2182 or

See your company's news here! GSSCC would be pleased to highlight news from our member companies in this section of the weekly e-news. Simply send us your information before close of business each Friday.     
Upcoming GSSCC Committee Meetings

* Membership Development Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday,
February 2

* Major Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 4

* Golf Committee Meeting - 12 p.m. on Thursday, February 4

* Government Affairs Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Friday, February 5. GSSCC will discuss County budget priorities with County Executive Leggett. Advance registration required. Preference will be given to current committee members. 

* Young Professional's Network Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10
About GSSCC Committee/Team Meetings: All GSSCC members are welcome to participate in Chamber committees. Members are welcome to attend committee meetings to assess interest in joining a committee. Meetings are typically held in the GSSCC Conference Room. Advance RSVP is required and priority will be given to existing committee members when speakers are scheduled.

 Thank you to our 2015-2016 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Statland & Katz Insurance, Inc.; Washington Adventist Hospital

Business Partners - AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Holy Cross Hospital; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; Linowes & Blocher LLP; M&T Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corp.; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; Elite Personnel; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow;
Social & Scientific Systems.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development