Learn about Workplace Health & Ergonomics 

. . .at GSSCC's Young Professional's workshop and happy hour  from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on  Wednesday, May 17,  presented and hosted by  Innovative Business Interiors, Inc.   (914 Silver Spring Ave, Suite 100).  Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Register here
Introduce Your Business to Fellow Members. . .

. . .over lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Lincoln's Bar-B-Que (931 Ellsworth Dr.).  This members-only lunch provides an appetizer and main course for just $25. Participation is limited to 25 members. Each member will have three minutes to present his or her business to the group. Click  here to register.
GSSCC Cuts the Ribbon for the Grand Opening of UP

 Congratulations to owners Dave Giacomin and Erin McNamara, joining Chamber President Jane Redicker, to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of UP - healing, wellness, adventure, a yoga and wellness studio. Assisting was Lisa Joy Glassman, one of the instructors. The studio officially opened last Friday with a celebration reception.

GSSCC will honor the Shining Stars of Silver Spring at its  2017 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. Nominate a fellow member, or nominate your company by using the form  here Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 31

Individual ticket sales are now open. Click here to take advantage of early-bird pricing. Call the office for sponsorship information.
GSSCC Seeks Marketing, Digital Media Specialist to Join Staff

GSSCC is seeking candidates interested in joining the staff as our Marketing Communications & Digital Media Specialist. This team member will be responsible for the Chamber's overall promotion, event marketing, social media, e-newsletter, and website, and will staff the Young Professionals Network steering committee.  The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (communications, journalism, marketing, graphic design), writes well, has an eye for design, and is creative with digital and social media outreach. For details about the position and required skills, click here. Members interested in recommending potential candidates should email Jane Redicker
Members and Guests Network at Sport's Business After Hours
Scott Egloff, Sport Chevrolet & Honda, our host and sponsor for the evening, with Natascha Kapoor,  Health & Lifestyle Solutions.
(L to R) Adriana Quiles-Asan, Not Your Average Joe's; Karen McCall, InterfaithWorks; Keller Shinholser, Apex Home Loans; Debbie Keller, Revere Bank; Terri De Witt, M&T Bank.
(L to R) LauraLee Spatzer-Beall, World Building; Carmen and Joe Camacho, Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; and Mussie Betre, Bankers Business Management Services.
(L to R) Carlos Andrews, Cornerstone Montgomery; Rick Weedon, Health & Lifestyle Solutions; and Meg Weinshenker, Cornerstone Montgomery.
(L to R)  Jason Carcamo, Foresight Insurance; Mike Larson, Spectrum Printing; Stephan Jalon,  Jalon Bookkeeping; and Michael Cruz,
 Foresight Insurance.

(L to R) Diana Brown, DB Event Services; Rebecca Silvestre, LegalShield; and Dan Hisey, Apex Companies.
* Grace Studios, LLC is offering two free community yoga classes this summer:  Lunchtime Yoga Flow from noon to 12:50 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Silver Spring Library, and Yoga Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, on Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. 

* Kudos to Home Instead Senior Care on being ranked in the top 100 on Forbes 2017 list of America's Best Large Employers!

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.
WSSC to Replace Water Mains on Colesville Beginning this Summer

Beginning sometime this summer, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will begin a two-year project to replace water mains under Colesville Road from the Beltway south to Georgia Avenue. Click here for more details. GSSCC's Economic Development Committee will learn more about the project at its meeting this Thursday morning.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, presentation by WSSC on two-year water main replacement to begin this summer on Colesville Road

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23

* Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7
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 2016-2017 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; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; 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; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development