Seen at the YPN "Workplace Health - Ergonomics" Workshop

Thanks so much to Charles Atwell and his team members Matt Holden and Ian Barry at Innovative Business Solutions, Inc. for hosting last week's Young Professionals Network workshop on "Workplace Health - Ergonomics." 
Charlie Atwell of Innovative Business Interiors, Inc.  welcomes the group.
YPN Co-Chairs: Juanita Stewart, Downtown Silver Spring, and Taylor Thomas, Comcast.
(L to R) Jessica Wilson, CCI Health & Wellness Services; Ashley Kim, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, Inc.; and Adriana Quiles-Asan, Not Your Average Joe's.
Ian Barry (host and bartender),  Innovative Business Interiors, Inc., and Kaitlynn O'Leary,  A Wider Circle.
WSSC to Replace Water Mains on Colesville Beginning in August

Beginning in August, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will begin a two-year project to replace water mains under Colesville Road from the Beltway south to Georgia Avenue. The project will be completed in  two phases, with the first beginning at Georgia Avenue and moving north to Sligo Creek Parkway. Work on this phase needs to be finished by June of 2018, when Maryland State Highway will begin milling and resurfacing this section of Georgia. SHA's work will likely last to the end of 2018. Phase two of WSSC's project will proceed from Sligo Creek Parkway to The Beltway and likely run through Spring of 2019.  WSSC's work will involve dual lane closures (that may switch from northbound to southbound and back because of where they will need to work underground), as well as planned temporary water shut-offs (no more than 8-hour periods) to connect the new main at certain junctions. While this work will clearly be a painful inconvenience (to put it mildly), it has to be done. The alternative of allowing the aging infrastructure to break on its own could be even worse. The promising news is that WSSC staff who met with the Chamber's Economic Development Committee last week want to work with GSSCC and the community to alleviate as much as the pain as possible through proper planning and communication. Click here to see the presentation to the GSSCC Committee.  Watch this space for information about a meeting where businesses can learn more.

GSSCC will honor the Shining Stars of Silver Spring at its  2017 Awards & Installation Dinner . GSSCC member companies will be recognized for demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility, specifically service to the community during the past year in support of non-profit/community organizations or causes. Nominate a fellow member, or nominate your company by using the form  here Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 31

Individual ticket sales are now open. Click here to take advantage of early-bird pricing available through Friday, June 9. Call the office for sponsorship information.
* Congratulations to Elite Personnel on being selected as one of Forbes "Best Professional Recruiting Firms,"  which lists the top 250 professional recruiting companies in the United States. Elite Personnel is listed at Number 166 . Read more here.

Creative Colony 
will host a free workshop entitled "Building An Effective Visual Brand" from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, in its offices at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600.  To learn more or RSVP, click here.

* Silver Spring Town Center is seeking volunteers for the Silver Spring Blues Festival, scheduled for June 17.  Volunteer orientation is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at Not Your Average Joe's.  Interested members should email Lisa Martin

Nando's Peri-Peri is sponsoring a "Spicy Saturday Night" concert series on the Downtown Silver Spring Fountain Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday night during the summer.

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 before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

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

* Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13
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 2016-2017 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; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; M&T Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corp.; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development