January 13, 2020
YPN Beach Party Business After-Hours
Escape the winter dreariness and join the Young Professionals Network as it celebrates it's 5 Year Anniversary with the annual Beach Party After-Hours on Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Silver Branch Brewing. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, door prizes, a cash bar, and beach games. Free for members and $15 for non-members. Thank you to sponsor NIH Federal Credit Union. Register here by Tuesday, January 28.
Time to Sharpen Your "Elevator Speech"

Mark your calendar and sharpen your "elevator speech" for a morning of traditional round table networking with GSSCC members and guests on Wednesday morning, February 5, at the DoubleTree by Hilton.  Register here.  Want 10 minutes for a presentation about your business?  Contact Julie Pawlikowski for details. (Only one sponsorship available.)
Joint GSSCC/MCCC Business After-Hours

Join us for a joint Chamber After Hours on Wednesday, February 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Copper Canyon Grill, and network with members from both the  Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce  and the  Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce . Register  here  by Monday, February 17.
SchmoozaPalooza Early -Bird Pricing  Now Available

Early-bird pricing  is also open for exhibitors and sponsors! Tables are limited, so sign in and get yours now!  Click  here  for  Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities !
Latest News
GSSCC101, Connect@Lunch, two Ribbon Cuttings!
GSSCC 101 Member Orientation Breakfast attendees interview each other as part of a mini networking workshop.

Members got three minutes to talk about their business to a packed room during Connect@Lunch held at Eggspectation.

GSSCC President Jane Redicker helps cut the ribbon for new member Carmen Moya State Farm Agency.

Fenwick Beer & Wine celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary with a ribbon cutting from the GSSCC.
2020 Banner Ads Update: All Sold!
Thank you to all of our members who purchased a spot on the 2020 Banners! All spots have officially been sold so please keep an eye out for the brand new banners with new and returning business logos.

Congratulations to LG Auto Body on its 10 Year Anniversary celebrated today, January 13, 2020.
 
* Congratulations to MBA Growth Partners becoming a certified Women's Owned Business. See the announcement here
 
* Lerch, Early & Brewer is pleased to welcome family law attorney Donna Van Scoy as a principal in the Divorce/Family Law practice. Read the news release here.
 
* Congratulations to Michael Lauriente who is the new Director of Sales and Marketing for Home 2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring. Best wishes in the new role.

* Community Bridges Executive Director Shannon Babe-Thomas was on an episode of Studio 501c3, a show that  focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. Watch the episode here.

Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr. of   PH Rockwood Corporation  is co-author and project leader of a team that has filed a global patent for a water-soluble delivery system, which claims to make fat-soluble molecules such as cannabidiol (CBD) more readily absorbed by the body.  Read the news release here .
 
* Gandhi Brigade Youth Media is offering a free Digital Activism Program for its high school students on Thursdays at Silver Spring Library staring on Thursday, January 30, and ending Friday, May 15. For more information, read here.
 
* Join Levine Music on Saturday, January 18, for "Musical Conversations with WETA and Levine: Bach" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Read here for more information.

DARCARS Automotive Group recently donated $30,000 along with another Montgomery County-based business for a total of $60,000 to the Montgomery County Public Schools' Dine with Dignity program to help alleviate student lunch debt. Read the  Montgomery County Media article  here
 
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2020 Member-2-Member Discounts

Make saving money a 2020 New Year's goal with GSSCC's Member-2-Member Discounts

Let members know about any discount you offer by adding or updating them on the GSSCC website. And use your Discount Card to take advantage of participating members' discounts. 

Email  cjenkins@gsscc.org with any questions.
Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

Non-Profit Team Workshop - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14.  Topic is "2020 Legislative Session" (Advance registration required  here .)

Economic Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22 -- Update on Governor's P3 Program to widen the American Legion Bridge and I-270.

* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28.
Thank you to our 2019-2020 GSSCC Partners
 
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance;
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

 
Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Eggspectation; Holy Cross Hospital; 
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 Services
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