April 29, 2019
New to GSSCC?  Join Us and Learn How to Maximize your Membership. . .

. . .8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive. This free GSSCC Orientation Breakfast is for new members and new employees of existing member companies.  (Limit 2 reps per company)  Register here.



Kick off your morning by growing your business network. . .

Join GSSCC for informal networking over coffee and light breakfast noshes.

7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Thursday, May 9 | Atrium at 8601 Georgia Ave.





Click here to log in and register.
We LOVE Ribbon Cuttings!
Congratulations Courtyard by Marriott!
GSSCC Chair Robert Scott and President Jane Redicker joined Courtyard General Manager Thomas Romero and Kathrina Franco, Sales Manager to cut the ribbon held by Mallori Edley, Sales Manager, and Rolly Thompson, Operations Manager. Members enjoyed seeing the remodeled and refreshed lobby, meeting rooms and sleeping rooms.
Welcome MCM Media Lab!
GSSCC Chair Robert Scott and President Jane Redicker were thrilled to join MCM staff, including Jasmine White,  Director of Education & Community Engagement; Nannnette Olney Hobson, CEO; Ginger Bower, Director of Development; and board members to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new Media Lab in Silver Spring.
Business After Hours at Urban Winery
Urban Winery owner Damon Callis, Courtney Huber, Curiosity Stream, GSSCC Chair Robert Scott, HiTouch Business Services, Saman Qadeer Ahmad, and James Risinger, Curiosity Stream. James McPherson, Thought Delivery Systems, and Jennifer Lindsay, Goosehead Insurance.
Fred Dorsey and Devona Jefferson, Devona Jefferson Photography. Stephan Jalon, Jalon Bookkeeping, Jenilynn McEnroe, DMD, Sunshine Smiles Dental Care, and Adam Lowe, Peak Performance Digital.

Has Montgomery County's Regulatory Climate Hindered Your Ability to Run a Successful Business?
 
Tell your story at one of six upcoming "listening sessions" that are part of the County Executive's  4Business Initiative  to improve the County's business climate.
 
Click  here  for more information. Register here for the session scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 22, in the Silver Spring Civic Building.
Are you a business owner struggling to hire the right person? Join GSSCC's Small Business Peer Network! The next meeting is at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, and features Elise Ambrose from Elite Personnel who will answer questions on how to recruit and interview for successful hiring. Fill out the application to join the group.

Spring Cleaning on the Mind?
 
Cleaning off those bookshelves and clearing out closets? Did you find new or gently used children's books you no longer need? If so, donate them! 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.  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, or dropping them off at 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 1204.  Contact Jessica Wilson for more information.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

GSSCC members are 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, 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.
* Linowes and Blocher LLP announces new leaders at its practice group and management levels. Read the details here.

* Congratulations to Easter Seals on celebrating 100 years of working to help people with disabilities, veterans, caregivers, and their families live full, independent lives and reach their goals. Click here to support Easter Seals DC MD VA here in Silver Spring with an anniversary donation.

* A Wider Circle's "Walk to End Poverty'" is Sunday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Click here for information or to register or email walk@awidercircle.org.

* Dunathan Consulting will offer a free hands-on workshop designed  to help businesses develop a financial plan for the future.  The session, scheduled f rom 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, at SSIC Powered by Launch. "Simple Ways to Manage Your Cash Flow for a Healthier Business" is designed to help business owners answer questions like "Will there be enough money to pay the bills?" or "Should you save your money or invest in products and services to help your business grow?"  Click here for more information and to register.
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eMaryland Marketplace Launches New, Improved Technology
Update Your Vendor Records Today

Businesses that are registered vendors under the State of Maryland's eMaryland Marketplace are being asked to update their vendor records to take advantage of new easy-to-use, single access point technology to review and participate in solicitation opportunities statewide.  Updating vendor records is easy. Simply click here and complete the survey.

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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