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. 
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. this 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!
Golf Tournament Set for Next Monday;
Join Us for Business-After-Golf!

We are SOLD OUT for golfers to participate in GSSCC's Business Golf Classic next Monday, but there is still room for members who want to join the golfers at the networking dinner and awards reception following the game. The festivities start at approximately 6:30 p.m., or when the last foursome gets in. Dinner is courtesy of Eggspectation. This members-only event is $35 per person. Click here to register.
El Golfo to Host June Networking Breakfast

Don't miss GSSCC's June Business Networking Breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at El Golfo Restaurant (8739 Flower Avenue), sponsored by TransCen Inc. Coffee and a full breakfast will be served. Make connections with formal round table networking. Take advantage of our early-bird pricing and register now!
Non-Profit Team "Fundraising Through Social Media" Workshop

May Networking Breakfast at All Set Restaurant & Bar

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* Puja Satiani is now "Zivaara"! The new name is derived from ancient South Asian languages and means "best life." The chocolatier has recently undergone a metamorphosis and the name change reflects its belief that chocolate, and its mother, the cocao bean can be part of everyone's best lives. Visit its new web site here.

* Join Peet's Coffee & Tea (1316 East-West Highway) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, as it welcomes Silver Spring author Bonnie Friedman who will talk about her new book, Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One. Those who purchase a book will receive a free cup of drip coffee.

* Celebrate Metro DC Yoga Week with Grace Studios from Monday, May 16, through Sunday, May 22, with $5 and free yoga class specials. Click here to see the schedule.

* Join Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. for the 8th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in downtown Silver Spring Volunteer and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Click here for more information. 

* Join Pulse Community for four workshops and readings in May and June:
"Singing Bowl Concert" on Thursday, May 19; "Singing Bowls For Relaxation" workshop on Saturday June 4; "Patterns of Personality" reading on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19; "Energy Clearing" workshop on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. Click here for more information and to register. 

*  Monument Bank announces the fifth annual Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame, set for Thursday, October 27. Click here to read the press release.

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