YPN Workshop & Happy Hour This Week

Join the Young Professional's Network for a "First Time Home Buying in the Metro Market" Workshop & Happy Hour, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, March 30, hosted by A.G. Kitchen (931 Ellsworth Drive). The workshop will be presented by Keller Shinholser of Apex Home Loans and Andy Alderdice, W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, A Long and Foster Co. Take the fear out of purchasing your first home, enjoy complimentary appetizers, a specialty YP cocktail, prizes, handouts, and a cash bar. Click here to register.
April Networking Breakfast at Eggspectation

Mark your calendar for GSSCC's April Business Networking Breakfast, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. This event is hosted by Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive) and sponsored by Team Logic IT. Enjoy coffee, a delicious breakfast, round table networking, and make great connections. Take advantage of our early-bird pricing and register now.
Connect @ Lunch hosted by The 4 Corners Pub

Plan now to attend GSSCC's April Connect @ Lunch, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. This event is hosted by The 4 Corners Pub (10111 Sutherland Road) and sponsored by TransCen. This members-only networking event is just $25 and includes an appetizer, choice of entree, and a soft drink. Spaces are limited, so register now.
New Member-2-Member Discounts

College Park Tennis Club: Receive free group tennis lessons in the month of April; registrants are on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited

Cruise Planners - Blended Travel: $50 credit per person booked with minimum $1,000 booking; this is in addition to any credits issued by the resort or CruiseLine

Gusto Italian Grill: Buy One Signature Entrée, Get One Free 

Phoenix Consulting, LLC: Free initial consultation up to 1 hour; 20% off personalized daily money management consulting services

Click here to see the full list of discounts.
* Cuba De Ayer was recently featured on Bravo's series "The Real Housewives of Potomac". Cast member Robyn Dixon will be doing a meet-and-greet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, following this week's episode. Enjoy half-priced Mango Bombs and Mojitos. Click here for more information.

* TransCen, Inc. is hosting a free "Lunch and Learn" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar in Gaithersburg. Come network, discuss your workforce needs, and learn how TransCen supports local businesses by providing free recruitment assistance. For more information or to RSVP, contact Magdalene Garcia at 860-462-4059.

* Showcase your solo artwork at Kefa Cafe's community art space "Space 710". All artwork and applications must be submitted by April 1. Click here for more information.

* Music by Ethan Philion's jazz trio will offer free performances over dinner and drinks from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at 8407 Kitchen Bar and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at The Urban Winery.  For more information, visit www.ethanphilion.com.   

Chamber members All Set Restaurant & Bar and Ethio Express Grill are still in the running for Yelp's first annual "MD Burbs Munch Madness 2016," in which restaurants go plate-to-plate from now through April 4, when the "Munch Madness Champion" is crowned. Click here to support these GSSCC members.

* United Therapeutics' CEO Martine Rothblatt was featured in a Washington Business Journal article highlighting the company's pioneering work on the concept of organ manufacturing. Click here to read the article.

* Join Copper Canyon Grill for a "Business Happy Hour Networking Event" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Silver Spring location. Enjoy delicious appetizers, a cash bar with happy hour prices, and the chance to win a $50 gift card door prize.

Randy Shannon of Web Strategies is hosting two free webinars on the power of email marketing. Click here to RSVP for "The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing" scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Click here to RSVP for "Look Great In the Inbox: The 7 Don'ts of Email Design" scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

Easter Seals 2016 Advocacy Awards will be held on April 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. (Ret.), General Mark A. Welsh and Betty Welsh, and Northrop Grumman Corporation will be honored for their advocacy and support of children and adults with disabilities or special needs. For more information, go to www.advocacyawards.org.

Chef Jose Adorno of Mix Bar and Grille: Silver Spring was featured on Fox 5 DC's "Good Day DC", live from the Tidal Basin, showcasing his cherry blossom inspired dishes. Click here to view the video.

* Sheraton Silver Spring is introducing "Wine-Down Wednesdays" in the Mica Lounge each week. Enjoy live jazz music and wine specials starting at 6 p.m.

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.     
Utility Work Scheduled on Georgia Avenue

New underground wet utilities and a new southbound left turn lane will be installed along Georgia Avenue between Cameron Street and Colesville Road. The work is expected to affect traffic on Georgia Avenue, including lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for single lane closures, and from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for double lane closures.  Lanes will be reopened by 5 a.m. each work day. The sidewalk in front of 8621 Georgia Avenue will remain closed until the work is completed.  Utility work will begin on or about April 4 and run for about 12 weeks, weather permitting. Questions can be directed to David Pletcher at 301-370-1470 or dpletcher@foulgerpratt.com during regular work hours.
Public Input Sought on Woodside Urban Park

Montgomery Parks will hold a community meeting to review the final design and status of the Woodside Urban Park Renovation Project from 9:30 a.m. to  10:30 a.m., followed by a tour from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Woodside Urban Park gymnasium at 8800 Georgia Avenue. For more information, contact Ching-Fang Chen at 301-495-2257 or Ching-Fang.Chen@MontgomeryParks.org.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee Meetings

* Major Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5

* Young Professional's Network Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6

* Government Affairs Committee Meeting (Rescheduled) - 9 a.m. Friday, April 8

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