The GSSCC Chamber Cup, planned for this afternoon, has been postponed. The rains of the past several days have rendered the course unsuitable for play. Staff is working to schedule a "rain date." Watch this space for details.

GSSCC Will Honor the 2016 Shining Stars of Silver Spring

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 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 hereDeadline for nominations is this Wednesday, May 25.

REGISTER NOW:  Sponsorships, full tables, and individual tickets for members and guests are now available! Click here to reserve your spot.
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!
Connect @ Lunch at The Urban Winery

Plan now to attend GSSCC's June Connect @ Lunch, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, hosted by The Urban Winery (949 Bonifant Street). This members-only networking luncheon is just $25 and includes an appetizer, choice of entree, and a soft drink. Spaces are limited, so register now!
Labor Department Issues Final Rule Raising OT Pay Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor has published its final rule significantly increasing the threshold level for salaried employees entitled to overtime pay. Under the rule, effective December 1 of this year, the salary threshold will increase from $455 per week to $913 per week (or from $23,660 to $47,476 per year). And, it puts in place an increase in the threshold every three years. The ruling also changes the total annual compensation level above which most white collar workers will be ineligible for overtime from the current $100,000 per year to $134,004 per year. Thanks to Marc Engel Esp., Lerch, Early & Brewerfor providing the detailed explanation of the new ruling here.
YPN Wine Education Workshop & Happy Hour at Copper Canyon

More pictures here!

* Join The Fillmore Silver Spring this Wednesday, May 25, for "Trump vs Bernie: The Debate!" starring James Adomian and Anthony Ataman. This is a mock comedy debate, as featured on Comedy CentralDoors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friends of Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. can get two free tickets for this event by emailing Executive Director, Lisa Martin

* Join The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Solid Waste Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, for a Business Recycling Seminar at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. Learn more about the changes that are happening in Montgomery County and help your business do its part. Click here for more information.

* For a limited time only, Fairland Animal Hospital is having an online holiday sale on preventives, offering $50 off any order over $200. Use the code: HOLIDAY50200. Shop the sale here.

Montgomery Community Media has announced its new Executive Producer, Gaynelle Evans, an award-winning journalist, producer and manager with experience in television, film and print. Click here to learn more.

* Mike's Locksmith has announced its new selection of automotive locksmith services, from car lockouts to transponder keys. Click here for more information.

Creative Colony will host a free masterclass webinar entitled "Be an Expert: Finding Your Niche and USP" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. The webinar will provide practical tools to help companies identify ideal clients and demonstrate how their services fit the client's needs. Click here to register.

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 Meetings

* 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.
NOTE:  The GSSCC Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. The next 
GSSCC Weekly Update will be published on Tuesday, May 31.
 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