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 hereDue to the holiday, the deadline for nominations has been extended to this Friday, June 3.

REGISTER NOW:  Sponsorships, full tables, and individual tickets for members and guests are now available! Click here to reserve your spot.
GSSCC Chamber Cup Golf Outing Rescheduled 

The GSSCC Chamber Cup Golf Classic, scheduled at Argyle Country Club for last Monday, May 23, had to be postponed due to weather. The event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 21. Golfers and volunteers will be notified directly via email.

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!
MC Economic Advisory Group to Consider Regulatory Reform

County Executive Ike Leggett has tasked his Economic Advisory Group, consisting of a number of business executives, to help County government improve the quality of its services to business through an "Excellence in Business Services" initiative.  The group recognizes that the County's regulatory environment is often burdensome and complex and can stifle economic activity. The group has been tasked with undertaking "Regulatory Reform" by identifying potential areas of improvement and making recommendations for change.  Its first step is to reach out to the business community for input on regulations that can be streamlined or changed. GSSCC and other chambers have been asked to assist in contacting our members seeking suggestions for change. If you have recommendations for County government's interaction with business that you think would improve efficiency and competitiveness, please contact Jane Redicker. Or, you can direct your comments directly to either Lily Qi , Assistant CAO, or Doug Bregman, who is coordinating this initiative for the group.


Forum Theatre is now performing Blackberry Winter, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Steve Yockey and starring Holly Twyford. Blackberry Winter is a universal tale of the responsibilities we shoulder for those we love, the pain of losing them, and the strength we find inside ourselves to carry on. GSSCC members and friends enjoy a $10 discount. Order tickets and use discount code "CHAMBER".

* The Daily Dish Owners, Zena Polin and Jerry Hollinger, are opening a new comfort food restaurant in Kensington this summer. The Dish and Dram will open in mid-July and the eatery will offer a similar menu to The Daily Dish, which serves seasonal Mid-Atlantic fare and pizzas. However, the new restaurant will have more of an "international flair" and the bar will serve a range of cocktails, whiskey, wine, and beer. Click here to read the article in Bethesda Magazine.

* Clubz! In-Home Tutoring Services will offer STEM summer camps for students in grades 6 through 8. Each one-week camp will be held at Silver Spring International Middle School. For a limited time, GSSCC members will receive $50 off their registration. Click here for more information.

* The Universities of Shady Grove has announced the appointment of Ms. Richee L. Smith Andrews as USG's first Chief Development Officer. Richee brings more than 15 years of development experience and will lead USG's efforts to secure development funding, endowments, and major gifts to support academic programming, scholarships, and student success. Click here for more information.

* Per Scholas will host "Diverse by Design: A Conversation Series on Building Diversity in the Workplace" on Tuesday, June 21, at Google's New York City Headquarters. This event aims to spark a national conversation about diversity in the workforce. Click here for more information.

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

* Government Affairs Committee Meeting - POSTPONED. Committee members watch email for details.

* Major Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7

* Non-Profit Team Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14

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