April 15, 2019
JOIN US FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS



Wednesday
April 17
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


919 Ellsworth Drive

Complimentary pizza station, passed bites,
cash bar.  Raffle to win a pizza party for six, free pizza for a month, or brunch for four.


RSVP required to 301-565-3777



Tuesday
April 23
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

8506 Fenton Street

Tour newly renovated meeting spaces, banquet and guest rooms. Enjoy champagne, drinks, and tasty bites from around the
world, reflecting Silver Spring's diversity. 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23

Co-Sponsored by

Free for Members |Click here to register



8 a.m. to 10 a.m.| Wednesday, May 1
Eggspectation

Free breakfast where new Chamber members and new representatives of current members can learn how to maximize their company's investment. 
Participation limited to two employees
per member organization.

Register here.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
GSSCC members are like family. We promote and celebrate each other's success. We share problems and provide solutions. We always offer support, even if we do not always agree. And we are committed to the well-being of our extended family members: Greater Silver Spring's non-profit organizations, residents, visitors and customers, for whom we are grateful.

At its annual Awards & Installation Dinner, set for Thursday, June 27, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, GSSCC will recognize some of the member organizations the personify the idea that Chamber members are committed to supporting each other and the community.  We will inaugurate our "Circle of Stars," for-profit companies that personify excellence in corporate social responsibility through their efforts to make Silver Spring a better place to live, work, and run a business, specifically through service to the community during the past year in support of non-profit/community organizations or causes.  We will also recognize the Young Professional who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the chamber during the past year.

GSSCC is seeking nominations for both these award groups.  Click here to nominate a member to be inducted into the GSSCC "Circle of Stars."  Click here  to nominate a Young Professional  for the "Trail Blazer" award.
NEWS & INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
Have You Faced Challenges Doing Business in Montgomery County?
The New County Executive Wants to Hear Your Story

County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Vice President Sidney Katz are embarking on a multi-pronged joint initiative: 4Business - Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business. The first phase of 4Business is focused on the regulatory climate, including codes, the permitting process, licensing, inspections, and other issues. The  campaign will kick off with information gathering sessions and public comments that can be submitted to  4Business@Montgomerycountymd.gov  and through a survey that will be posted online.

A listening session has been scheduled in Silver Spring from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in the Silver Spring Civic Building.   This is a great opportunity for Chamber members to provide input about what you need to succeed in your business and to share your experiences in locating and growing your businesses in Montgomery County.
 
Registration is not required, but appreciated here. GSSCC would like to get an idea of how many members will be participating.

WANTED: Books, Especially Children's Books

GSSCC's Young Professionals Network is asking all members to support its book drive now through the end of April to benefit CCI Health & Wellness Services.  Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents can do with their children. It helps children develop the early language and literacy skills needed to achieve academic success. Unfortunately, children in low-income, minority families face barriers that limit their access to books and frequency of reading, which delays early childhood literacy development. That's why CCI provides free books for all children to take home, each time they come to see the doctor. Help stock CCI's reading corner with books by collecting new or gently used books at your businesses all month long. Contact Jessica Wilson for more information.
* Humanity & Inclusion is seeking a U.S. Development Officer. Click here to learn more about the the position with this organization that supports people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict, and disaster.

* Montgomery County Public Library announces "A Vinyl Day: Just for the Record" from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Silver Spring Library. Find details here.
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GSSCC MEMBERS AROUND SILVER SPRING

Adam Lowe, Adam S. Lowe Creative, Jennifer Lindsay, Goosehead Insurance, Debbie Keller, Revere Bank, Donald Jacubec, SECU, at Pacci's. 

Chris Morin, Cook Ross Inc. and Myron Garrett, 1st Choice Government Solutions, present their businesses at Connect@Lunch.


Steve Royston, Atlantech Online, Bill Montrose, AMR Commercial, and Stephan Jalon, Jalon Bookkeeping, connect at lunch.

GSSCC's Non-Profit Team explores Facebook and beyond with panelists Michele Lunsford, Humanity & Inclusion and Nicole Krug, Social Light, at CREATE Arts Center.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 GSSCC Partners
 
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance; Washington Adventist Hospital

 
Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

 
Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; HiTouch Business Systems
Signs By Tomorrow.
 
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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