April 23, 2018
Friends of the Library, MC Bookstore to Host 

Friends of the Library, Montgomery County , welcomes GSSCC members and guests to its Silver Spring bookstore (8901 Colesville Road) for the Chamber's April Business-After-Hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, April 25.  This event is free for members and first time attendees.  Enjoy a scavenger hunt, door prizes, appetizers and a cash bar.  Click here  to register.
Promise or Peril: MoCo's Economic Future
Which Candidate has the vision to lead?

Montgomery County is a  progressive and prosperous county. How will we continue to afford our quality of life and make life better for all our residents? Hear what leading economist Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group, has to say about where we are today and what needs to happen for continued prosperity. Then hear the Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Executive answer questions about their visions and plans for a progressive and prosperous Montgomery County at the "Economic Indicators and Montgomery County Executive Democratic Candidate Forum" from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this Friday, April 27, at The Universities at Shady Grove (9960 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville).  This event, sponsored by a number of business organizations in Montgomery County, is free for members but requires pre-registration by clicking here.
Learn the Power of "Eye Catching" Design

Does your company's image need a boost?  Do you want to understand more about using graphic design to build your brand? Join Walter Carlton, principal creative of Carlton Creative and designer of GSSCC's 25th Anniversary promotional materials, for " Eye Catching: The Power and Process of Graphic Design," a free, members-only workshop from noon to 1 p.m. next Wednesday, May 2, in the GSSCC offices. Click here  to register.  
. . .at Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria on May 9

GSSCC will host a members-only networking lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria (8113 Georgia Avenue).  Participation is limited to 24 attendees, who each have the opportunity to speak for three minutes about his or her business. $25 includes appetizer and entree.  Click  here  to register.
* GSSCC is saddened to report the passing of long-time member and Chamber Ambassador Sid Sclar, sidthesecuritypro.com.    Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be sent to his wife Deborah Bowman at 8903 Sudbury Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Costco Wheaton  has kicked off its annual fundraising drive for Children's Miracle Network. Advertising space in its warehouse is available for a tax-deductible donation to CMN.  For more information click  here .

* Denizens Brewing Company is expanding. Co-founders Julie Verratti and Emily Bruno have announced that they plan to open a new, and larger, production facility and adjoining taproom in Riverdale Park by the end of the year. Click here to read the story in Washingtonian. The couple was also recognized in a recent article as one of Washington's top gay power couples under 45.

Kalidi's Social House rooftop is getting a completely new enclosure that will allow it to host events year around. Click here to read the article in Source of the Spring

* Kudos to Mike Diegel, Source of the Spring, on being featured in Montgomery Magazine's April/May edition in the article "Voices of Montgomery County - can bloggers - or anyone - fill the void left by the decline of the local newspaper?"  Click here to see the article.

Cornerstone Montgomery is recruiting new Board members. The organization is seeking individuals with expertise in personnel management, business development, fundraising, and education.  Click here for more information.

* Silver Spring Village is in search of office space for its small staff and for member and volunteer gatherings.  Basic requirements are 600-700 SF in the 20910 zip code, and fully accessible by power scooter. Please contact Debbie Billet-Roumell at 240-200-4290 or executivedirector@silverspringvillage.org.

* Signarama Silver Spring is offering a 20% discount on yard signs through June 15, 2018.  Click here to see the flyer.

* One Montgomery Green will host its fourth annual Montgomery County GreenFest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5th at Jessup Blair Local Park (900 Jessup Blair Drive).  For more information, click here.

* Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers has moved to its new location at 9201 Cherry Lane in Laurel.  Members are invited to join in the grand opening celebration from May 3  to May 5.  Click here for information about the activities during the three-day celebration.
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 info@gsscc.org before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - Tentatively rescheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday,  April 26, due to speaker cancellation.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 24

* Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 8
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 2017-2018 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; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; Carlton Creative; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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