Register Today to Network on Wednesday
. . .at GSSCC's next Business After Hours, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, May 10, at Sport Chevrolet & Honda (3271 Automobile Blvd.). Join Chamber members and other business owners from the Route 29 corridor. GSSCC members attend for free. Click here to register.
Grow Your Business via Email and Social Media

GSSCC is pleased to present "Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media," a free workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, May 11, in the Chamber conference room (8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203). Presented by Randy Shannon of Web Strategies, this workshop is offered as part of GSSCC's relationship with the Constant Contact National Organization Program. Through this program, GSSCC members are eligible for discounts when using Constant Contact. For more information and to register here.
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
Learn about Workplace Health & Ergonomics 

GSSCC's Young Professional's Network will host a "Workplace Health & Ergonomics Workshop and Happy Hour" presented by Innovative Business Interiors, Inc.
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  next Wednesday, May 17, at its office (914 Silver Spring Ave, Suite 100).  Registration fee is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Click here  to sign up
Introduce Fellow GSSCC Members to Your Business. . .

. . .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.
* Montgomery College presents "Community Conversations," a discussion about the College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Tuesday, May 9, in the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park). Free parking is available. 

* David Giacomin and Erin Kathleen McNamara invite GSSCC members to celebrate the grand opening of their new yoga studio  UP - Healing, Wellness, Adventure  (8083 Georgia Avenue) from  7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. this Friday, May 12.  Festivities include a live DJ, light refreshments, and wine. To see the event on Facebook, click  here.

* Denizens Brewing Company  (1115 East-West Hwy)  presents "Cirque de Denizens, a 21+Carnivale," featuring stilt walkers, a charitable dunk tank, jugglers, and beer, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday, May 13. Click   here   to see the event on Facebook. 

* Congratulations to the Kursban family, founders of Family & Nursing Care, on being recognized among the Jewish Council on Aging's (JCA) 2017 Humanitarian Awardees.  The family will be honored at the JCA's 24th annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Award dinner.

* Holy Cross Health is offering a free women's health event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Holy Cross Health Education Center (1500 Forest Glen Road).  To see a flyer, click  here. To register, click here.

Purple Line Transit Partners invites job seekers and small businesses to an open house highlighting workforce diversity initiatives and contracting opportunities. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at 6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 100, Riverdale, MD. Click here for more details.

* Kudos to Apex Home Loans on being named among the region's 25 leading mortgage lenders by the Washington Business Journal in its annual Home Mortgage Lenders List. This is the 1 1th time Apex has received the recognition; the company ranked 16th overall and 6th among the independent mortgage lenders on the list. To read more, click  here .

* Congratulations to EagleBank  Senior Mortgage Banker Mehdi Pirzadeh on being ranked by the Scotsman Guide as a Top Originator for 2016. Read more here.

* SpeedPro Imaging Silver Spring welcomes to its team Maren Bergeson as its production manager. Bergeson recently arrived in Silver Spring from Utah. She has experience in large-format graphics.

* Every Wednesday during the month of May, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Not Your Average Joe's will to the YMCA Silver Spring/YMCA Youth Family Services 15% of the check for patrons presenting the certificate linked 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 before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

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

* Economic Development Committe Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18

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