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GSSCC101 New Member Orientation Breakfast

Whether you are a new GSSCC member or a new employee of a long-time member, GSSCC 101, our free orientation breakfast scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. this Wednesday, May 4, at Eggspectation
(923 Ellsworth Drive), will kick-start your Chamber membership.  Register now!
Non-Profit Team Workshop "Fundraising Through Social Media"

Learn more about "Fundraising Through Social Media" at a free workshop hosted by the GSSCC Non-Profit Team, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. next Tuesday, May 10, in Easter Seals' Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center (1420 Spring Street, 2nd Floor). Topics include turning your social media fans into supporters and understanding how to use content marketing through efficient online donation tools, engaging graphics, and direct mailings with a specific call-to-action. This workshop is presented by Shala Graham of SW Creatives. Click here to register.
All Set to Host Networking Breakfast

Don't miss GSSCC's May Business Networking Breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. next Wednesday, May 11, at All Set Restaurant & Bar (8630 Fenton Street), sponsored by Riderwood. Make new connections over coffee, a full breakfast, and round-table networking. Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register now!
YPN Wine Education Workshop & Happy Hour

Join the Young Professional's Network for a "Wine Education" Workshop & Happy Hour, scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, hosted by Copper Canyon Grill (928 Ellsworth Drive). The workshop will be presented by Copper Canyon sommeliers who will teach wine serving tips and etiquette, how to properly order and taste, how to pair wine with food, and more. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and access to dinner after the event! Click here to register.
Awards Reception & Networking Dinner

Can't spend the day at GSSCC's Business Golf Classic? Then join the players for dinner and the awards banquet, courtesy of Eggspectation. This members-only event is $35 per person. Click here to register.
Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. & Eggspectation Host After-Hours

Class Acts Arts' Opens New Office with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: GSSCC Shining Stars of Silver Spring

GSSCC will once again recognize the Shining Stars of Silver Spring at its 2016 Awards & Installation Dinner. GSSCC member companies will be recognized for demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility, specifically service to the community during the past year in support of non-profit/community organizations or causes. To access the nomination form, click here. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 25. 

Welcome New Members!

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

Ola Sage
1010 Wayne Ave. Suite 1150
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sabrina Rosenberg David
12410 Washington Ave. Suite 3
Rockville, MD 20852
James Norris
19785 Crystal Rock Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Prescott Washington Financial LLC
Melvin Ashley
1343 Valley Oak Circle
Rockville, MD 20850
Debbie Billet-Roumell
P.O. Box 8217
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Mary Warren-Oliver
8606 2nd Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Devan Dineen
8561 Fenton St, Suite 225
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Stewart Jordan
14880 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD 20707

Thanks for Renewing!

GSSCC thanks these organizations that renewed their membership during April.  

Advance Financial, LLC
AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
BeGoode Fitness
Caitlin Enterprises
Cockrell Business Consulting, LLC
Courtyard by Marriott
Cuba De Ayer Restaurant
Cubano's Restaurant
D&R International
Docs in Progress
Double Tree by Hilton
Emerald Door Spa
Fenwick Apartments
Forum Theatre
Four Corners Animal Hospital
Innovative Business Interiors (IBI)
Jiffy Lube Brakes and Services
Kay Management Co, Inc.
La Malinche
Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC
Law Office of Maria Mena
Lux Consulting Group, Inc.
Metro Immediate Care Silver Spring
Montgomery Housing Partnership
Monument Bank
Mrs. K's Restaurant
The Point at Silver Spring
Promark Real Estate Services, Inc.
Silver Spring Town Center Inc.
Speedpro Imaging - Silver Spring
Statland & katz, Ltd.
Technology Service Corp.
Washington Adventist Hospital
YMCA Youth & Family Services
Zenful Bites


* A Wider Circle will host an "Employer Summit" from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11. The purpose is to develop a list of skills and attributes employers are seeking, strategize around workplace support, and identify potential employment opportunities for job seekers. Interested members may contact the Education Team or Pam Feinstein.

* Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union will host its Annual Community Shredding Event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the MAFCU Germantown Branch (12820 Wisteria Drive). Bring your sensitive, unwanted paper documents to securely shred.

* Comcast Spotlight announces a special limited-time offer for Chamber members interested in advertising locally on the networks of NBCU when the world's greatest athletes converge in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Members can take advantage of commercial production assistance at no incremental cost. Advertisers will receive a discount equal to production cost if utilizing the included production offer. Some restrictions may apply. Offer ends 08/05/16. Contact Morgan Vekeman at 301-706-1055 for more information.

* Brookfield Properties has announced its 13th year as the Presenting Sponsor of the Special Olympics DC Summer Games (SODC) and is seeking volunteers for this event. The games will be held from Monday, May 16, through Thursday, May 26, at four different locations in Washington, DC. Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

* Congratulations to Adam S. Lowe Photography for being among the few entrants to be recognized with an award of merit in the portrait category of the Maryland Professional Photographers Association's photo competition.

* Cornerstone Montgomery announces its 3rd Annual Golf Outing, scheduled for Monday September 26, at the Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville. 

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

* Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3

* Young Professional's Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4

* Government Affairs Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Friday, May 6 - Review of business-related legislation passed in the recently-adjourned Maryland General Assembly and behind-the-scenes look at how laws are made from an experienced lobbyist.

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 - Montgomery County Transportation Director Al Roshdieh will provide an update on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project on Rt. 29/Colesville Road.

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