Join GSSCC for the 2016 Awards & Installation Dinner, scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at the Sheraton Silver Spring! Sponsorships, full tables, and individual tickets for members and guests are still available. Enjoy a cocktail reception, featuring hors d'oeuvres compliments of the Sheraton, beginning at 6 p.m. Then celebrate with dinner, the awards program and Board installation, beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at approximately 9 p.m. Help us celebrate the businesses and individuals who make Silver Spring shine.  EARLY-BIRD PRICING ENDS THIS FRIDAYRESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
El Golfo to Host June Networking Breakfast

Join GSSCC for our June Business Networking Breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. this Wednesday, June 8, at El Golfo Restaurant (8739 Flower Avenue), sponsored by TransCen Inc. Enjoy lots of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and make connections during our round table networking. 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!
Welcome New Members!

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

Joell Mathieu
15660 Old Columbia Pike
Burtsonsville, MD 20866

Scott Egloff - W.C. & A.N. MILLER Realtors
Scott Egloff
4701 Sagamore Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20816
Brooke Brockdorff
700 Southlake Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23236

Noel Law Firm (REJOINED) 
Elizabeth Noel 
43 Randolph Rd. Suite 207
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Luis C. Diaz
817 Silver Spring Ave, Suite 207
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Kenneth Rowe
12150 Annapolis Rd. Suite 216
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Thanks for Renewing!

GSSCC thanks these organizations that renewed their membership during May.  

8407 Kitchen Bar
Adam. L Abrahams Esquire, Principal MEYERS/HURVITAZ/ABRAHAMS
AIIM International
Andalman & Flynn
Apex Home Loans, Inc
Atlantech Online
Corcoran Caterers, Inc
DB Consulting Group, Inc
Heartland Payment Systems
iBurst America
InTac, Inc
LegalShield - Silvestre
Mi Rancho Restaurant
Montgomery 1936 Land Company, LLC
Office Depot, Inc.
Sheraton Silver Spring
Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department
Sure-Fit Security
The Galaxy Apartments
The Tower Companies
Wolpoff Industries
World Building - Royco
YMCA Silver Spring
Zipin, Amster & Greenberg LLC


* Congratulations to United Therapeutics on the groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition to its corporate headquarters in Silver Spring! It was actually a meter-breaking event, since the new building will be "net zero," generating its own electric power, and possibly being able to give some power back to the grid. Click here to see the pictures, taken by Adam S. Lowe Photography.

* At a new workspace pop-up in downtown Silver Spring called "Outbox", you can escape your office's fluorescent lights to achieve the grown-up version of having class outside. The workspace, created through a collaboration between Downtown Silver Spring, Peterson Companies and Montgomery College, with sponsorship by Adventist HealthCare, will launch today with seating, tables, free WiFi, and electrical outlets available for out-of-office workers to use Monday through Friday every week this summer. Click here for more information.

Zivaara (formerly known as Puja Satiani) has started a rewards program to celebrate its customers. Visit the online boutique and click on the "Rewards" tab on the top right of the page. Earning rewards is easy, and you can exchange rewards for discounts to our online boutique.

* Join the Silver Spring/Takoma Park Thunderbolts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, for their Season Opener at Blair High School Stadium. The Thunderbolts are Silver Spring's own 'wooden baseball bat' team in the Cal Ripken League, one of the Country's best collegiate summer baseball leagues. Click here for more information.

* The Silver Spring Library will kickoff its Summer Reading Program from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, right outside the library. Matthew Paul, a performer with the Big Apple Circus, will entertain with juggling, balancing, music, bubble blowing, and popsicles. 

* Join Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 11, at the Germantown branch for a special "Real Estate & Mortgage Seminar." Click here for more information and to register.

* All are invited to attend the first annual Discover Bonifant Block Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, to celebrate the unique, locally owned, small businesses on Bonifant Street, including many Chamber members.

* Join Kefa Cafe (during the Block Party) to celebrate its 20th anniversary and support of the community. Customers can enjoy free coffee and pastries from 10 a.m. to noon and will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. 

* Join The Urban Winery (also during the Block Party) to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Start the festivities early by getting 25% off a "Winemaking Experience" booked in June.

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

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

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

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 16. Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Lily Qi will discuss the County's new Comprehensive Economic Strategy and a new "Excellence in Business Service Initiative." She is interested in hearing from businesses about specific regulatory reform ideas that would make Montgomery County more competitive.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28

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