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Early-Bird Ticket Sales Extended to Friday!

Don't miss the region's only SchmoozaPalooza networking extravaganza from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at The FillmoreSilver Spring's most rockin' venue. 

250+ Guests | 30+ Exhibitors | 6+ Restaurants | Silent Auction | Cash Bar | Cash Prize | Early Bird Registration Grand Prize | Cell Phone Charging Station | And Much More!


EXHIBITORS: Tables are going quickly, so claim yours now to showcase your business. Display your branded products and promotional materials, offer any giveaway items, and meet and greet over 250+ attendees. Reserve your table NOW before we sell out!
 Build Your Business Network at Breakfast

Join GSSCC for our February Business Networking Breakfast, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. this 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. Click here to reserve your space now.
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. this 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.
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Mathnasium

Join GSSCC from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, as we cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of Mathnasium (1133 East West Highway). Enjoy games, food, prizes, centered on a Valentine's Day theme, and learn why Mathnasium students love math. Click here or contact 240-455-5055 for more information.
Networking Luncheon at Amina Thai

Join GSSCC to Connect @ Lunch and expand your business network 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.
Make + Create + Mix + Mingle

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 "future member" attendees. Click here to register now.
Valentine's Day Specials from Chamber Members

* All Set Restaurant & Bar is offering a Weekend Mullet: "Romance in the Front, Party in the Back". Enjoy a three-course menu complete with wine pairings on Friday and Saturday, then stop by for the first annual Stoplight Party on Sunday.

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

* Catylator Makerspace is offering a Valentine's "DateShop Class for Couples". Come etch two glasses together before heading out to dinner. The class is for couples only, age 21+, from  5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

* Cuba De Ayer is offering a free mojito to the first 50 guests who make a dinner reservations for Valentine's Day.

The Daily Dish is offering two options this weekend:  a three-course Valentine's Day menu or an  "Anti Valentine's Day Dinner" built on a "Love & Politics" theme. Reservations available for Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* Health & Lifestyle Solutions and Amore Trade, LLC  have teamed up to offer a Valentine's Day Gift Set with premium olive oil, organic coffee, and chocolates. 

* Hoover Fisher Florist is offering a one stop shop for Valentine's Day items: flowers, balloons, chocolates, and teddy bears.

Mrs. K's Restaurant is offering a fixed-price Valentine's Day Brunch on Sunday.

Puja Satiani has Valentine's Day gift baskets and individual items for sale such as chocolates and caramels, chocolate orange body oil, and drinkable chocolate. 

* The Sheraton Silver Spring is offering "Dinner for Two" on Saturday and Sunday with live jazz and a glass of champagne. Enjoy bottomless mimosas and "All You Can Eat Brunch" on Sunday.

* The Urban Winery is offering a four-course dinner complete with wine pairings. Call today to reserve your table for Saturday or Sunday.
 
* Congratulations to Lumina Studio Theatrevoted "Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists" by the Maryland Theatre Guide.

* SpeedPro Imaging - Silver Spring is offering special packages for all SchmoozaPalooza exhibitors in need of event displays and graphics. In addition to these packages, members receive 10% off retail price on all banners, retractables, table throws, step and repeats, trade show booths, trifolds, posters, and more.

* Susy Elder Murphy, Owner of DEBRA LEVY Eldercare Associates, has been elected President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Aging Life Care™ Association, or ALCA (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, NAPGCM). Click here to learn more about her accomplishments and plans for the future. 

Riderwood retirement community hosted a visit by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who presented a certificate of recognition to resident Mel Krupin, honored as a "true icon". Click here to see the picture.

* Montgomery Community Media is offering special discount pricing to chamber members who register for two upcoming professional development courses:  Executive Leadership Development, scheduled for February 26, and the Vocal Power Workshop, scheduled for March 16.

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

* Young Professional's Network Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10

Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 18

* Membership Development Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23
 
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