October 8, 2018

Learn the steps to forming successful partnerships and why partnerships are important. The workshop is  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, at Cornerstone Montgomery  (1398 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring) . Register here.
Is Your Business Ready for a Cyber Attack?

Make sure you're protected. Attend a free workshop led by Mark Meszaros and James Casamento of Digital Industry.  Learn about cyber security and discover how to prepare your business for an attack. The workshop is from noon to 1 p.m. next Thursday, October 18, at the Chamber office (8601 Georgia Ave, Suite 203).  Secure your spot here.
Join Chamber YPNs to Spread Halloween Cheer

For its fall community service project, Chamber YPNs will bring Halloween cheer and create Halloween crafts with Aspenwood Senior Living residents. All GSSCC members are welcome to join the event from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, at Aspenwood Senior Living (14400 Homecrest Road).  Be a Halloween treat and register  here.
New Members Gather at the Chamber's 101 Orientation at Eggspectation
Antonio Alexander and Bruno Santos, Scheer Partners.
Jenny Lee and Diana Panameno, Bibibop.
Minal Bopaiah, Brevity & Wit, and Sharath Mekala, Big Escape Rooms.
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County  will kick off the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival with a luncheon featuring a lecture by Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. It starts at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Mansion at Strathmore (10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville). $15 for FOLMC members, $20 for non-members (lecture only). Add lunch: $10 per person.  Get tickets  here.

* Artivate invites you to Celebrate Artivate!, a night of music, food, Artivate's signature cocktail, dancing, and an 'artsy' silent auction. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Women's Club of Bethesda (5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda). Advanced tickets: $60 per person, $110 couples. $70 per person at the door. Purchase advanced tickets  here.

* Sunrise of Chevy Chase will host two free health and wellness educational events. The first event is Chevy Chase Health Fair and Wellness Presentation, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18. The second event is Orthopedic Presentation Joint Pain and Replacements by Holy Cross Hospital,  from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Learn more and RSVP here.

* Interfaith Works  will host  Race to Empower MoCo 5K/1K  at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, at  751 Twinbrook Pkwy. in Rockville.  The registration fee will be matched by the Cafritz Foundation to support programs to benefit those affected by homelessness and poverty.  Click here for more information.

* Tommy Douglas Conference Center invites you to its Fall Festival Reception celebrating the center's renovation. There will be food, free beer and wine, and giveaways. This free event will be  from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  on Thursday, October 25, at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center (10000 New Hampshire Ave). RSVP by October 10 here .

LewLew  Energy announced a fundamental long-term commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Learn more about its voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency here.

Humanity & Inclusion is responding to the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami that have killed more than 1,200 people. Learn more and donate here .
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 Chamber Committee/Group Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Meeting -  
9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23

Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 

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 2018-2019 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Statland & Katz/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; 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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