June 25, 2018
 
    Our amazing 25th Anniversary Silver Spectacular
Julie Statland, Statland & Katz (center), is awarded the Chair's Award by Robert Scott, My Office Products and Chairman of the GSSCC.  
Sgt Michael McDannell is recognized as the 2017 Officer of the Year for The Montgomery County Police Department, 3rd District. 
Bruce Lee, Lee Development Group , accepts the Founders Legacy Award
Thanks to all of our Founding Members
Every Vote Counts; Cast Yours Tomorrow

The Primary Election is tomorrow, June 26.  In Montgomery County, t he Primary is where decisions about elected leaders are made. The results of this year's Primary will have major consequences for all business owners and their employees.  Make sure you and your employees have the opportunity to vote.  Learn more about MoCo's economy and what is needed to assure our economic future. Here's one resource. Click here to find your polling place.  
Early Bird Pricing Extended Through Today

Join fellow GSSCC members the morning after the Primary election for a Business Networking Breakfast on Wednesday, June 27, at Argyle Country Club (14600 Country Club Road). Informal networking begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by round table networking until 9:15 a.m. $20 for members and first-time attendees includes a full buffet breakfast. Click here to login and register.
County Minimum Wage Set to Increase on July 1

The minimum wage in Montgomery County is set to increase again on July 1. The wage for employers having 50 or fewer employees increases to $12 per hour; the wage for employers having more than 50 employees increases to $12.25 per hour. Click  here for details on the wage law.
Not Your Average Joe's to Host Workshop

Join the Young Professional's Network for a workshop and happy hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at Not Your Average Joe's (8661 Colesville Road).  Joe Shaffner, North Rock Leadership, will present "Leading Through Conflict".  Price is $10 for Members and $15 for Non-Members.  Click here to login and register.
Dunathan Consulting, LLC will host a free webinar Improving your Financial Record-Keeping from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27.  For more information and to sign up, click here.

* The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. will host Salsa on the Plaza from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at Veterans Plaza (One Veterans Plaza).  This event is free and open to everyone, for more information click here.

* The Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring is now accepting applications for new Consortium Members through July 15, to be in residence at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre.  Click here for more information, or to fill out an application.

* Kudos to Montgomery Community Media on being nominated for its first Emmy Award and winning Three Telly Awards.  For more information, click  here .  

See your company's news here! GSSCC is pleased to highlight news from our member companies in this section of the weekly e-news. Please submit items via email to info@gsscc.org before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26

* Non-Profit Team Workshop - Adherence to the New Tax Laws -  9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10

* Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12
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 2017-2018 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; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

 
Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; Carlton Creative; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.
 
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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