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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. tomorrow, 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. this 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. 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. next 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! Spaces are limited, so register now!
Awards Reception & Networking Dinner

Can't spend the day at GSSCC's Business Golf Classic? Then join the players for a networking dinner and awards reception, courtesy of Eggspectation. This members-only event is $35 per person. Click here to register.
GSSCC101 New Member Orientation Breakfast at Eggspectation

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: GSSCC Shining Stars of Silver Spring

GSSCC will honor 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. 

* Congratulations to Apex Home Loans on being named to Washington Business Journal's "Top 24 Home Mortgage Lenders List" in the Greater Washington Area, for the 10th time. 

* Congratulations to Lerch, Early & Brewer for being honored in the "Business" category at the Nonprofit Village's Making a Difference Awards Breakfast

* Congratulations to Chef Raynold Mendizábal of Urban Butcher for his win as "Chef of the Year" at the Restaurant Association of Maryland Stars of the Industry Awards.

* Congratulations to Family & Nursing Care for earning Bethesda Magazine's "The Face of Award Winning In-Home Care".

* Capital One is celebrating small businesses all month long and recently launched its "Seize the May" campaign, for the second year in a row. Small business owners can take advantage of savings across several promotions and discounts including banking, lending, commerce and 401(k).

* Catylator Makerspace opened its space last week for the Community Bridges' girls to learn all about 3D printing and create their first ever 3D object.

* The GSSCC Young Professional's Network will start its first volunteer group project with Shepherd's Table from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Jilna Kothary, Senior Development and Communications Associate and active YPN member, will lead the group in volunteering to prep, serve, and clean up dinner service.

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.     
County to Hold Employment Law Workshop

Montgomery County's Office of Human Rights (OHR) and the Human Rights Commission will co-host an employment seminar from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, May 24, at the Silver Spring Civic Building (8525 Fenton St.).  The County, State, and Federal Employment Law Updates & Information Breakfast will provide participants information about new and emerging employment laws at every level with special emphasis on state and federal employment laws. There will also be updates about new County laws. Register online here by May 20, or by contacting Beverly Marshall at 240-777-8479 or A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

Upcoming GSSCC Committee Meetings

* 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.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24

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