September 30, 2019
Join GSSCC for a morning of networking and learning how to improve diversity and inclusion in your business. Workshop presented by Christopher Morin, Cook Ross, a full service consulting firm with 30 years of experience addressing organizational development issues, including deep expertise in the role of unconscious bias (UB) in the workplace.
Continental breakfast provided courtesy of United Therapeutics Corporation.
7:30 a.m to 8 a.m. - Continental Breakfast and Networking
8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. - Interactive Workshop (including time for questions)

Free for members; non-members pay $40. Advanced registration is required by Monday, October 7. Register here.

Is Your Organization Safe from Cyber Attacks?

GSSCC member Digital Industry will lead a free lunchtime workshop providing "
Clear Concise & Ac tionable Business Cyber Security Solutions" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the GSSCC conference room.  

Speakers Mark Meszaros and James Casamento will discuss  tactics to help businesses avoid trouble; how  to put a plan in motion; and  steps for implementation.  

Lunch will be provided by Ruth's Chris Steak House, courtesy of Digital Industry.  

Click here to register.
What Does the 2020 Census Mean for You?

The GSSCC Non-Profit Team will host a workshop on the 2020 census at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, in the GSSCC conference room. The program will be presented by Shawn Ellis, Montgomery County's 2020 Census Manager. All Chamber members are welcome to attend and learn about how the census affects our community, and how your organization or business can get involved. Register  here  by Wednesday, October 2, to secure your spot.
Make the Most of Your Chamber Membership!
GSSCC invites all new members and new representatives of member companies to 
GSSCC 101: Member Orientation Breakfast . Enjoy a free breakfast, courtesy of  Eggspectation , learn how to make the most of your membership, connect with fellow Chamber members, and meet GSSCC staff, board member, and ambassadors.

Thursday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at  Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive). 

RSVP required; participation limited to two individuals per company. 

Register here or call 301-565-3777.
GSSCC Members Connect at Silver Branch Brewing Co.

Special thanks to Sam Brownell, Stratus Wealth Advisors , Melissa Patel, Transworld Business Advisors of DC Metro , and Silver Branch Brewing Company for hosting and sponsoring the event.
Congratulations, Welcome Akhmedova Ballet Academy
GSSCC President Jane Redicker was pleased to lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of  Akmedova Ballet Academy  (8505 Fenton St. #206). Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Dave Kunes, representing Counselmember Tom Hucker, joined owner Jacqueline Akmedova and her ballet students to cut the ribbon. The academy trains dancers for positions in professional dance companies worldwide.
* Congratulations to Zurena as it celebrates it's third year of being open for business! Read more here.

* Gusto Farm to Street has announced the appointment of Meg Schiffman as Gusto's new Vice President of Brand Marketing. See the press release here for more information. 

* Bump Financial Group is presenting a WebEx informational seminar on retiring on Wednesday, October 9, starting at noon. Read more information  here.

* Silver Spring Cares is partnering with Shepherds Table and others for the Casseroles For a Cause event that helps feed hundreds in the community. For volunteer information and drive details, click here.  
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Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

* Non-Profit Team Workshop - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8. Topic is "The 2020 Census: What You Need to Know" (Advance registration required  here.)

Young Professionals Network - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. Workshop on time management. Click here for details and to register.

* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22.  

Economic Development Committee - 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23.

Small Business Owners Peer Network - Noon on Wednesday, October 23. Topic is "Tax Planning and Pension Options" (Advance registration required here.) 
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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