Members In The News

OCTOBER 31, 2016 - DOCS IN PROGRESS WILL CELEBRATE THE SILVER SPRING COMMUNITY BY PUTTING LOCAL BUSINESSES, NONPROFITS, AND PEOPLE ON THE BIG SCREEN IN ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY STORIES FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK AT THE AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER.
The festival, which runs from November 9 through November 12, features films about local topics, as well as various panels and workshops, including one on how to make videos with a Smartphone. Chamber members being featured on opening night are Catylator Maker Space, Silver Spring, Inc.(Pecha Kucha), and Tastee Diner. Noy Your Average Joe's is among the event sponsors. For more information and tickets click here.
 
OCTOBER 31, 2016 - CREATIVE COLONY IS OFFERING A FREE WORKSHOP ON "CRACKING THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CODE" TO HELP INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO RUN THEIR OWN CREATIVE BUSINESSES. 
The one-hour seminar is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16. Click here to learn more and register. 
 
 
OCTOBER 31, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO GRACE STUDIOS, LLC ON ITS TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN SILVER SPRING.
Celebrate with 20% off all 10- and 20-class packs purchased during November. Click here for more information. 
 
OCTOBER 31, 2016 - KUDOS TO THE SILVER SPRING PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR BEING RECOGNIZED WITH A DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT.
Click here for more information. 
 
OCTOBER 31, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO LOEBIG INK, LLC PRINCIPAL BRIAN LOEBIG ON BEING ELECTED INCOMING PRESIDENT OF THE BNI CAPITAL BUSINESS ALLIANCE CHAPTER IN BETHESDA.
Loebig has been a member for three years and attributes his 40% year over year revenue growth to active membership in the organization. Click here to read the press release. 
 
OCTOBER 31, 2016 -THREE CHEERS TO ROBERT BREWER, MANAGING PARTNER OF LERCH, EARLY & BREWER, AND WILLIAM SCHLOSSENBERG, UNIVERSITIES OF SHADY GROVE, ON BEING INDUCTED INTO THE 2016 MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS HALL OF FAME.  
Click here to read the article from Bethesda Magazine
 
OCTOBER 31, 2016 -CONGRATULATIONS TO HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOR BEING AMONG THE 2017 CARING STARS AWARD RECIPIENTS BY CARING.COM 
Click here to read more. 
 

 

OCTOBER 17, 2016 - SEEC IS HOSTING ITS 2ND ANNUAL EMPLOYER RECOGNITION BREAKFAST AT THE UNITED THERAPEUTICS EDUCATION CENTER FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18.
This free event recognizes employers who have provided opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Click here for more information. RSVP to: randrews@seeconline.org.
 
OCTOBER 17, 2016 - INAGURAL CONCERT AT LEVINES MUSIC'S NEW SILVER SPRING CAMPUS ( 900 WAYNE AVE, 2ND FLOOR). 
This concert will feature a recreation performance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Click here to register and learn more.
 
OCTOBER 17, 2016 - THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE IS HOSTING AN UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE. 
The undergraduate open house is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, and the graduate open house is at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7. Representatives and career counselors will be on hand to discuss admission requirements and new services. Click here to learn more.
 
OCTOBER 17, 2016 -EBA ERNEST BLAND ASSOCIATES, P.C. IS UNVEILING ITS NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE AND WELCOMING NEW STAFF 
This new website with enhanced features for an easier and more interactive experience. EBA also welcomes these staff members: Dwayne Lawrence, Project Architect; Brittney Davis, Administrative Assistant; Charlie Swit, Sr. Health Care Planner
 
OCTOBER 17, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO EAGLEBANK FOR MAKING THE LIST OF HONOREES FOR THE WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AWARDS AGAIN THIS YEAR.
Click here to read the whole story. 
 
OCTOBER 17, 2016 - A WIDER CIRCLE IS RECOGNIZED OF ITS 15 YEARS OF WORK TO END POVERTY. 
This Thursday, October 20, GSSCC members All Set Restaurant & Bar and Fenwick Beer & Wine will join restaurants and retail stores throughout the Washington D.C. metro area to donate a percentage of their proceeds to A Wider Circle in recognition of its 15 years of work to end poverty. 
 

OCTOBER 10, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA (MCM) WILL HOST MARYLAND'S DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE BEN WU TO DISCUSS "STEPS TO SUCCESS IN SMALL BUSINESS" 

Including what resources the state offers to help small businesses grow and expand, at a networking event scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, at MCM's Rockville headquarters. Click here to learn more and register. 
 
OCTOBER 10, 2016 - CREATIVE COLONY IS OFFERING A FREE WORKSHOP ON "PITCH POWER: NAIL YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH"
The purpose of this workshop is to help business owners find their marketing voice. The one-hour seminar is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26. Click here to learn more and register.

OCTOBER 10, 2016 - DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER HOOVER-FISHER FLORIST WILL DONATE 15 PERCENT OF EACH FLORAL BOUQUET ORDERED TO THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE
Click here to learn more.
 

OCTOBER 10, 2016 - EVERY TUESDAY IN OCTOBER, NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE'S (8661 COLESVILLE ROAD) WILL DONATE TO A WIDER CIRCLE 15 PERCENT OF TOTAL PURCHASE

Patrons must show this certificate For more information contact jenna@awidercircle.org.
 
OCTOBER 10, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO 8407 KITCHEN BAR ON BEING NAMED AMONG THE TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY BY THE CULTURE TRIP MARYLAND 
Click here to read the whole story. 
 
OCTOBER 10, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO FAMILY & NURSING CARE'S PRESIDENT NEAL KURSBAN FOR BEING FEATURED AS A SENIOR CARE EXPERT ON CARING.COM
Read the whole story here
 

OCTOBER 3, 2016 - AFI SILVER IS PRESENTING ITS 27TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Through October 5, the best filmmaking from Latin America will be featured and there will be a chance to meet filmmaker guests. Click here for more information. 

OCTOBER 3, 2016 - ARTIVATE IS HOSTING ITS ANNUAL GALA CELEBRATION 

This event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The event will include a silent auction, and performances. Click here to learn more. 

OCTOBER 3, 2016 - THE URBAN WINERY IS TEAMING UP WITH HERMIT WOODS WINERY TO HOST A MARKETING WORKSHOP AND HAPPY HOUR 
This event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, and will focus on successfully marketing a niche business. Click here for more information. 
 

OCTOBER 3, 2016 - DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING IS HOSTING ITS SILVER SPRING DANCE FITNESS FESTIVAL 

This event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. This is a free public outdoor event focused on building a physically active and healthy community. Click here for more details.
 
OCTOBER 3, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE IS HOSTING THE 8TH ANNUAL WORLD OF MONTGOMERY 2016 FESTIVAL AT ROCKVILLE CAMPUS 
This event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. This event will spotlight cultures from many countries. Click here to learn more.
 
OCTOBER 3, 2016 - CORNERSTONE MONTGOMERY IS HOSTING ITS 2016 INCLUSION WORKS NETWORKING AND EMPLOYER AWARDS BREAKFAST AT THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING 
This event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19. This event will offer networking opportunities with more than 100 employer partners. Click here for more information. 
 
OCTOBER 3, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO SANDY SPRING BANK FOR BEING RECOGNIZED BY FORBES AS ONE OF THE 50 MOST TRUSTWORTHY FINANCIAL COMPANIES IN AMERICA
Sandy Spring Bank has recieved  this recognition for the 11th consecutive year. Read more here
 
OCTOBER 3, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LISA MARTIN, FROM SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER INC., FOR RECEIVING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S AWARD FOR EXELLENCE IN THE ARTS & HUMANITIES
There will be a ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24th. Tickets are free. Click here to learn more and register.

 


SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR (8630 FENTON STREET) HAS LAUNCHED A NEW $12 LUNCH MENU 

This lunch menu offers nine different entree options and comes with a soft drink and warm chocolate chip cookie. The  entree options include meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian choices. Click here to see the menu.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - TECH MOXIE IS OFFERING FREE DROP-IN SESSIONS

Company experts will provide technology-related assistance and answer questions. Drop-in sessions are from noon to 1:30 p.m. every other Monday and run through October. The next drop-in session is Monday, September 26. Click here to learn more.
 
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOES IS CELEBRATING OKTOBERFEST WITH FIVE-COURSE PAIRING DINNER
This is a $30 per person five-course pairing dinner for the Oktoberfest celebration at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27. Click here to learn more or to make a reservation. 
 
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER PRESENT ITS 4TH ANNUAL HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL 
This event will feature music and dance from around the globe, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. For more information, click here.
 
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - CYBER-RX IS HOSTING THE 2016 AMERICAN SMALL BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY XCHANGE CONFERENCE
This event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This event provides opportunities for small business executives and entrepreneurs to learn, network, and share ideas on how to protect company brands and reputations from cyber criminals. Register here
 
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - UNITED THERAPEUTICS LUNG BIOTECHNOLOGY SUBSIDIARY WAS FEATURED IN A WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL 
The company's ex-vivo lung perfusion technology can keep lungs "alive" outside the body for up to 22 hours, making more donated lungs viable for transplant. Click here to read the full article. 
 
 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - A.G. KITCHEN IS HOLDING COOKING CLASSES FOR KIDS

Classes for ages 5 to 7 years start at 11 a.m.; classes for ages 7 to 12 years start at 1 p.m. The next class is Saturday, September 24. Click here to reserve.

 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - SILVER SPRING VILLAGE WILL HOLD AN OFF-SITE SPARKLE EVENT TO DISCUSS FREDERICK DOUGLASS' BIRTHPLACE AND LIFE ON THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND.
The event will feature Professor Mark Leone of the University of Maryland Archaeology Department and will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 5. RSVP here or call 301-503-7401.
 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING WILL HOST A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR "DRIVEN TO CURE"
This event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5. Click here for information and tickets.
 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY METRO MARYLAND IS RE-LAUNCHING ITS POPULAR PRIDE BUILD PROGRAM 
The purpose of thiS program is to raise money needed to rehabilitate a distressed home in Prince George's County, MD for a qualified, low-income family. Pride Build will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting October 15 through October 29. Click here for information.
 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - PEPCO HAS RECEIVED THE 2016 UTILITY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Pepco has also been hailed as a national model by the Smart Electric Power Alliance for its effort to make it easier, faster, and less expensive for customers to access solar. Here is the press release. 
 
.SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - THE TOWER COMPANIES CELEBRATED THE 5TH ANNUAL GREEN APPLE DAY 
This is an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, which brings together advocates from around the world to encourage taking action through service projects at local schools. Click here to read the press release.
 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS GUSTO
Gusto won the tomato sauce contest at the North Bethesda Market's Tomato fest.
 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 -CONGRATULATIONS GO BRENT TEAM 
Go Brent Team was recognized again this year as a top real estate team in the region by Washingtonian. Read more here
 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - GANDHI BRIGADE YOUTH MEDIA OFFERING FREE MEDIA PRODUCTION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN CLASSES TO TEENAGERS

Classes will be at the Silver Spring and White Oak libraries starting at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19. For more information about the programs click here.
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - KANGEN WATER IS DEMOSTRATING HEALTH BENEFITS TO NEW WATER TECHNOLOGY AT 7 P.M., WEDNESDAY 21 
Demonstration, networking and dinner will be at All Set Restaurant and Bar at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 21. For more information, contact Nurse Gina at 301-908-5108.
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - CREATIVE COLONY PRESENTING FREE WORKSHOP ON "HOW TO WRITE A SHORT BOOK" TO HELP "BOOK MORE CLIENTS" 
Workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 28, at its offices. Register here.
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - ARTSTREAM,INC IS HOSTING ITS SIXTH ANNUAL GALA FROM 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.  
ArtStream, Inc., an organization that uses the arts to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host its gala on "Setting the Stage for Change," from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The evening includes dinner, entertainment, prizes, and dancing. Click here for more information.
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - ARTIVATE, FORMERLY CLASS ACTS ARTS, WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL GALA CELEBRATION FROM 7 P.M. TO 10 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5.  
This events will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The newly branded arts education outreach organization also has a new logo!  Click here to see the new logo and link to information about the gala.
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - PRESCOTT WASHINGTON HAS A NEW WEBSITE.   
Prescott Washington is a financial services firm serving small and medium sized organizations throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Click here to learn more.
 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE'S DONATES 15% TO COMMUNITY BRIDGES ON TUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
 Every Tuesday during the month of September, Not Your AverageJoe's will donate 15% of patrons' total purchases to Community Bridges. Present the certificate linked here to your server to participate.
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - CORNERSTONE MONTGOMERY'S BE BRAVE 5K ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 8:30 A.M.

Cornerstone Montgomery 's second annual Be Brave 5K Run and Walk through Wheaton Regional Park is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, starting at 8:30 a.m. Click here to register.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - ARDEN COURTS OFFERING A FREE "LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S PROGRAM ON TUESDAY, SEPT 13 AT 2:30 P.M.

Arden Courts is offering a free dementia caregiving program on "Living with Alzheimer's" on from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at their 2505 Musgrove Road facility.  To RSVP, call (301)847-3051.
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - SHERATON SILVER SPRING HOSTS "SNOWFLAKES IN SEPTEMBER" CELEBRATION ON WED, SEPT 14 FROM 4 - 6 P.M.
Sheraton Silver Spring invites  GSSCC members to a "Snowflakes in September" celebration featuring signature menu samples, chilled drinks and spirited fun, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. Admission is free. Click here to register by September 9.
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE TO HOST A BENEFIT ON FRIDAY, SEPT 16 FROM 7 - 10 P.M.
International Rescue Committee will host an evening benefit for refugee families from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 16, at the Silver Spring Civic Building.  For more information, click here.  
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA IS LOOKING FOR AN EVENT PLANNER
Montgomery Community Media (MCM) is looking for an event planner to coordinate a fundraising event in April of 2017.  Deadline to apply is September 16.  Click here to see the RFP.
 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - FILLMORE TO HOLD A BENEFIT CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER 17

On Saturday, September 17, The Fillmore Silver Spring will hold a benefit concert to support Montgomery Housing Partnership's efforts to assist the families affected by the Flower Branch Apartments fire. 
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - SHEPHERD'S TABLE HOSTS A "SKY'S THE LIMIT CAMPAIGN" ON SEPTEMBER 20 AT 5:30 P.M.
Shepherd's Table, in partnership with Discovery Communications and Washington Property Company, cordially invites all members to its "Sky's the Limit:  It's a New Day Campaign" from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, at Bank of America (730 15th Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005).  Click here for more information.
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION HOSTING FUNDRAISING GALA ON MONDAY, SEPT 26 FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.
Join Housing Opportunities Community Partners, Inc. (HOCP) and the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) for their first ever fundraising gala from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26, at the Silver Spring Civic Center. To view the invitation click here.
 
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - CORPORATE VOLUNTEER COUNCIL HOSTS 2016 NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP FAIR ON MONDAY, SEPT 26
The Corporate Volunteer Council is partnering with the Universities at Shady Grove and the Mongomery COunty Volunteer Center on a 2016 Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 26 at Universities of Shady Grove (9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD  20850).  Nonprofits wishing to secure a table at the event should click here to complete the form by September 12.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - COLLEGE PARK TENNIS CLUB HAS FOUR JTCC ALUMNAE COMPETING IN THE US OPEN
College Park Tennis Club has four Junior Tennis Champion Center alumnae competing in the US Open.  For more information, click here.
 

AUGUST 29, 2016 - MARK BERGEL RECOGNIZED AS A 2016 CORNERSTONE AWARD HONOREE

Congratulations to Mark Bergel, Founder/Executive Director of A Wider Circle, on being recognized as a 2016 Cornerstone Award Honoree. The Cornerstone awards celebrate the achievements of 27 regional business leaders in Greater Washington who have made an impact in their communities. Each finalist will be profiled in the July/August issue ofSmartCEO Magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony tonight. Click here to read the profile on Bergel.

AUGUST 29, 2016 - SILVER SPRING INC. TO HOST SILVER SPRING TWEET UP AT KALDI'S SOCIAL HOUSE ON AUGUST 30 FROM 7 - 9 P.M.
Silver Spring Inc. will host the 7th Edition of its Silver Spring Tweet Up from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, in the rooftop bar at  Kaldi's Social House  (918 Silver Spring Ave). The event features  happy hour drinks, prizes, and "shenanigans." Click here to register.
 
AUGUST 29, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TAKOMA PARK/SILVER SPRING TO HOST VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FAIR
Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring  will host a Volunteer Service Opportunity Fair  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  on Tuesday, September 13. Participation in the fair is free, but advanced registration is required to secure one of the limited table spaces. Click here  to register.
 
AUGUST 29, 2016 - DOCS IN PROGRESS OFFERING A SUBSIDIZED WORKSHOP FOR NON-PROFITS
Docs in Progress is offering a subsidized workshop aimed at helping local non-profits improve their outreach and fundraising by adding video marketing to their toolboxes.  Participation is by application and the deadline to apply is Monday, September 19. To learn more, click here.
 
AUGUST 29, 2016 - WOODSIDE DELI CELEBRATES SEVEN DECADES IN BUSINESS
Congratulations to Woodside Deli (9329 Georgia Ave.) on being in business for almost seven decades! The Silver Spring icon in Montgomery Hills was honored recently  by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and featured in a segment on WUSA9. To see the segment, click here.
 
AUGUST 29, 2016 - TORTI GALLAS AND PARTNERS, INC. ANNOUNCES MIKE ROLLISON AS A SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.  is pleased to announce that Mike Rollison has joined its Silver Spring office as a senior associate. For more information, click here.
 
AUGUST 29, 2016 - GREENSWEEP LLC WINS THE 2016 RED ROOF INN GREEN SHOVEL AWARD
Congratulations to  GreenSweep LLC on winning the 2016 Red Roof Inn Green Shovel Award, a nationwide contest which recognizes the top landscape contractor that exceeds expectations in client relations and landscape services.This is the second time in three years GreenSweep has won this prestigious award.
 
AUGUST 29, 2016 - URBAN WINERY WINS GOLD MEDAL IN THE MARYLAND GOVERNOR'S CUP COMPETITION
Congratulations to Urban Winery on being honored with a Gold Medal for its Winemaker's Helpers Vidal Blanc in the Maryland Wineries Association's 28th Annual maryland Governor's Cup Competition. Click here to read more.
 

AUGUST 22, 2016 - PEET'S COFFEE IS HOLDING A VIDEO CONTEST 

Peet's Coffee invites members to share the coffee love with an "Ode to Coffee First" video contest. The winner will receive $10,000 and a year's worth of Peet's Coffee. Learn more here
 
AUGUST 22, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA WINS OVERALL EXCELLENCE AWARD 

Congratulations to Montgomery Community Media (MCM) on winning the 2016 Overall Excellence Award for Public, Education and Government Organizations from the Alliance for Community Media.  This is MCM's third win in five years.  To see the full announcement, click here. 

 

AUGUST 22, 2016 - LERCH, EARLY & BREWER HAS SEVENTEEN LAWYERS SELECTED IN "BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA" PUBLICATION  

Seventeen lawyers from Lerch, Early & Brewer were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).  These attorneys represent a broad range of practices serving businesses and individuals throughout the Washington, D.C. region, from real estate and land use law to litigation to family law and estates and trusts.   Click here to see the list of lawyers.

 
AUGUST 22, 2016 - NANDO'S PERI PERI SPONSORING "SPICY SATURDAY NIGHTS" IN SEPTEMBER
Nando's Peri Peri is sponsoring "Spicy Saturday Nights," a free concert series on the Fountain Plaza Stage from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday night through September. For a complete schedule of concerts, click here.
 
AUGUST 22, 2016 - COMMUNITY BRIDGES SENDS TWO STUDENTS TO CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE FOR CAMP
Thanks to Community Bridges two students from Silver Spring International Middle School were able to attend a summer Architects' Club for Girls camp at Catylator Makerspace. They were part of a team that built a three story dollhouse, which will be donated to a domestic violence shelter. Click here to see their masterpiece.
 

AUGUST 15, 2016 - PULSE COMMUNITY CARE IS OFFERING FREE FIRST APPOINTMENT CUPPING

Pulse Community Care is offering GSSCC members an opportunity to experience the benefits of a traditional Chinese medicine therapy called "cupping" (the same therapy being used by the Olympic athletes with the perfectly round spots on their bodies).  To learn more, go to www.discoverthepulse.com.  Members can schedule their first appointment for free by calling (240)641-4116.
 
AUGUST 15, 2016 - GRACE STUDIOS OFFERING FREE YOGA CLASSES IN DTSS
Grace Studios, LLC  offers free yoga classes from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays on the stage  in Downtown Silver Spring. For more information, click here .
 
AUGUST 15, 2016 - NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE'S FREE APPETIZERS AND CAUSE SPIRIT DAY
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen and Bar  (8861 Colesville Rd.)  i s offering GSSCC members four free appetizers  (a $45 value)   to experience the new restaurant during lunch or after work for happy hour. To take advantage of this offer, please email Jordan Saglio at jsaglio@nyajoes.com  and mentioin  this newsletter. This We dnesday, August 17, the restaurant will be host a "Not Your Average Cause Spirit Day " for A Wider Circle. Present the certificate linked here on Wednesday, and the restaurant will donate 15% of each purchase to A Wider Circle.  For more information contactjenna@awidercircle.org .  
 
AUGUST 15, 2016 - FENWICK BEER AND WINE HAS FREE WINE AND BEER TASTING ON FRIDAYS
Fenwick Beer and Winevoted Best Place to Buy Beer in the City Paper Readers Poll 2016, has free wine tastings  from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  every Friday. This Friday's (August 19) tasting will also feature a free tasting of Jailbreak Beer, produced locally in Laurel.  For more information,  click here.
 

AUGUST 8, 2016 - GSSCC PRESIDENT, JANE REDICKER GRADUATES FROM U.S. CHAMBER FOUNDATION

Congratulations to GSSCC President Jane Redicker on her graduation from the U.S. Chamber Foundation Institute for Organizational Management. Read more here.

 

AUGUST 8, 2016 - FAMILY & NURSING CARE FOUNDATION ISSUES GRANT TO JSSA
The Family & Nursing Care Foundation issued a $10,000 grant to Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) to provide in-home care private duty services to at-risk, aging Holocaust survivors in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland, and in Washington, D.C. The grant will be used to provide approximately 460 hours of in-home, hands-on care so that these survivors may age in place and with dignity. Learn more here.
 
AUGUST 8, 2016 - CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to Catylator Makerspace on celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Click here to visit the website and learn more.
 
AUGUST 8, 2016 - i9 SPORTS OPENS FALL SEASON REGISTRATION
i9 Sports has opened its fall season registration for flag football, soccer, basketball, and T-ball leagues. Deadline is Friday, August 12. Click here for details.
 

AUGUST 1, 2016 - HOLY CROSS HEALTH  ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

Holy Cross Health announces its new President and CEO. On August 1, Dr. Norvell "Van" Coots becomes the new Holy Cross President and CEO, replacing Kevin Sexton, who is retiring after 18 years. Dr. Coots is the former Commander of the Walter Reed Army Health Care System. For the full article, click here.

 

AUGUST 1, 2016 - ROUND HOUSE THEATRE MOURNS FOUNDER

GSSCC sends condolences to the Round House Theatre family on the passing of founder June Allen. Allen started the Street 70 Theatre and brought it under the fold of the Montgomery County Department of Recreation in 1973, crafting a government-supported arts program unique to the area. In 1978, the new Round House Theatre, opened in Silver Spring as the permanent home for the Street 70 company.  

 

AUGUST 1, 2016 - LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC TO PERFORM AT VETERANS PLAZA
Students from the Levine School of Music will showcase their talents at Veterans Plaza from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3.
 
AUGUST 1, 2016 - WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY HOSTS JOB FAIR 
The Office of Human Resources at Washington Adventist University is hosting its annual "Student Professionals Job Fair" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, in the Wilkinson Hall Lobby. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at hr@wau.edu

JULY 25, 2016 - EAGLEBANK ANNOUNCES 30TH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER OF RECORD EARNINGS

EagleBank announces its 30th consecutive quarter of record earnings with second quarter 2016 net income up 15% over 2015.   For the full press release click here.

 
JULY 25, 2016 - UNITED THERAPEUTICS INTERVIEWED ON CNBC "SQUAWK BOX"
United Therapeutics CEO and founder Martine Rothblatt was interviewed last week on CNBC's "Squawk Box" discussing her goal to move the company beyond its pharmaceutical business into regenerative medicine - eventually lab-grown organs for human transplant. To see the full interview, click here.
 
JULY 25, 2016 - CREATIVE COLONY IS HOSTING A FREE "CREATIVE BOOST" SEMINAR
Creative Colony is hosting a free "Creative Boost" at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Focus will be on money, specifically on how to have a healthy relationship with money in order to break past the challenging money dynamic involved in running a small business. For more information, click here.
 
JULY 25, 2016 - SSTCi FREE EVENT AT EL GOLFO ON AUGUST 4
Join SSTCi for a free event at El Golfo on Thursday, August 4, featuring The Jolly Llama preforming '60s and '70s rock on sitar, flute, and congos.  Click here for more information.
 
JULY 25, 2016 - RICK HOSKINS OF EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS WORKSHOP ON AUGUST 11
Join Rick Hoskins Jr. of Edward Jones Investments for "Savvy Women, Smart Investors," a workshop focusing on balancing future financial goals with today's needs, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 8727Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20910. Click here for more details.  
 

JULY 25, 2016 - ACTIVE FIT HEALTHY ANNOUNCES NEW EBOOK

Active Fit Healthy - Now and for Life is pleased to announce it's new ebook, which presents six steps for to CREATE a longer, happier, and healthier life. Click here for the ebook. 

 


JULY 18, 2016 - BELL FLOWERS IS DISTRIBUTING FLOWERS FOR MAKE SOMEONE SMILE WEEK

Bell Flowers is taking part in Make Someone Smile Week, the floral industry's most popular, successful, and heartwarming initiative of the year. The program runs from July 17 through July 23 during which Bell Flowers will distribute more than 400 Be Happy Bouquets to local organizations including Holy Cross HospitalWashington Adventist HospitalRiderwood Village, Meals-On-Wheels, Knollwood Nursing Home, and Rockville Nursing Home.
 
JULY 18, 2016 - DUBOFF & ASSOCIATES, CHARTERED, HAS UNIVERSITY OF MD SCHOLARSHIP
DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, a family-owned and operated local law firm in Maryland for more than 30 years, has created a $1000 scholarship for an in-going college freshman or otherwise enrolled student in a Maryland College/University. The application deadline is August 1. Click here for scholarship information.
 
JULY 18, 2016 - COMMUNITY BRIDGES PARTNERING WITH THE WASHINGTON MYSTICS
Join Community Bridges as the Washington Mystics take on the San Antonio Stars on Sunday, August 28, at 7 p.m.  $5 of every ticket will go to supporting the Community Bridges girls program. Click here for tickets.
  
JULY 18, 2016 - PULSE COMMUNITY CARE IS OFFERING FREE TREATMENTS
Pulse Community Care is offering a free treatment of the same type to GSSCC members who refer a family member, friends, or colleagues. Click here for details.
 
JULY 18, 2016 - THE FILLMORE IS RECRUITING APPLICANTS
The Fillmore Silver Spring is recruiting applicants for its Fillmore Brand Ambassadors  (FBA) program, the marketing department's creative agency and official internship program. The following positions are available this fall: Brand Marketing FBA, Publicity FBA, and Illustration FBA. Interested individuals should submit a resume and indicate their preferred position to BrandAmbassadors@LiveNation.com with the subject line  "Fall FBA."
 

JULY 11, 2016 - GO BRENT TEAM RECOGNIZED

Congratulations to the Go Brent Team on being recognized again this year as a top real estate team in the region!
 
JULY 11, 2016 - KUDOS TO AFI THEATER
Congratulations to AFI Theater on receiving kudos for its redevelopment back in the late "90s. Click here to read the full article. Look for the AFI section about halfway down the page.
 
JULY 11, 2016 - ROUND HOUSE THEATER "ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL"
Round House Theater is bringing back the "One Minute Play Festival" on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and July 31. This festival features all women-identified playwrights and directors doing 1000 plays, 500 all women-identified playwrights and directors, 10 cities, 1 minute...and counting. Click here for details.
 

 

JULY 5, 2016 - ALL SET HOSTS REGGAE SATURDAYS
Join All Set Restaurant & Bar every Saturday in July from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Reggae Saturdays on the Plaza. Enjoy live Reggae music, food and drink specials, and a rotating band line-up.
 
JULY 5, 2016 - COMMUNITY BRIDGES APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Community Bridges, Inc. has appointed Shannon Babe-Thomas to the position of Executive Director.  Babe-Thomas brings a distinguished record of more than13 years of leadership in the nonprofit community, most recently as manager of membership initiatives at the Girl Scout Council of the National Capital. Click here to read the full press release.
 
JULY 5, 2016 - MID-ATLANTIC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION HAS NEW HOURS
Effective August 1, all Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union branches will be changing lobby and drive-thru operating hours to: Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
JULY 5, 2016 - TEAM NETWORK HOSTS NETWORKING EXTRAVAGANZA
TEAM Network will host a multi-organizational networking extravaganza from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at the Silver Spring Civic  Building. Click here for details. GSSCC members receive a discount when they use this code: SSCC2016ACE.
 

 

JUNE 27, 2016 - JBG LAUNCHES MURAL INITIATIVE

Two years ago JBG Companies launched a mural initiative to add art to construction sites and buildings. JBG commissions local and national artists to put their creativity and color into some unsuspecting places such as parking garages, building corners and sidewalk walls. The company is currently up to 25 murals throughout the DMV, and has plans to complete five more this summer. The point of the murals is to spark interest in the building or neighborhood. Read the full WTOP article here.

 
JUNE 27, 2016 - CATYLATOR HOSTS SUMMER CLASSES AND CAMPS
Join Catylator Makerspace for many of its summer classes and camps, including "Screen Print Your Own T-Shirt" from 6:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Learn to use Catylator's Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter and printing presses to create unique designs on tee shirts. Students can bring in their own artwork or choose from some designs provided and print them right onto their own tees.
 
JUNE 27, 2016 - ROUND HOUSE THEATRE FEATURES VAUDEVILLE PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER
Join Round House Theatre for MOXIE: A Happenstance Vaudeville, now through July 17. A Happenstance Vaudeville is a theatrical collage inspired by the Great Age of Vaudeville, infused with the joys and struggles of its performers' lives. This show is for people of all ages and runs 75 minutes.
 
JUNE 27, 2016 - RIDERWOOD HOSTS A FREE THREE DAY ARTWORK SHOWCASE
Riderwood will host "A Feast for the Eyes IV", a free three-day artwork showcase,  featuring 173 original pieces from 37 residents, in a museum setting. The show includes paintings, silk screens, ceramics, glass, woodwork, photography, and digital art. It will be held in Maryland Hall (Montgomery Station Clubhouse) on the Riderwood campus from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, andfrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 22. For more information, contact Heather Hicks-Mello at 301-572-8449.
 

 

JUNE 20, 2016 - SHEPHERD'S TABLE INVITES YOU TO THE LAUNCH OF "IT'S A NEW DAY CAMPAIGN" TODAY
Shepherd's Table invites you to the launch of "It's A New Day Campaign - Transforming Lives, Growing our Community" today, Monday, June 20, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station. Learn more about the new Progress Place, the food service program expansion, and a public launch of a 3-year fundraising campaign. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs required.
 
JUNE 20, 2016 - THE EMERALD DOOR SPA IS HOSTING A PARTY TODAY TO CELEBRATE ITS CUSTOMERS
The Emerald Door Spa is hosting a party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Monday, June 20, to show its customer appreciation, promote wellness, and introduce  wellness practitioners and personal trainers who work in Silver Spring. There will be chair massages, complimentary eco-beauty skincare consultations, chats with personal trainers, gift bags, food, and special Emerald cocktails. Click here for more information.
 
JUNE 20, 2016 - THE MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA HOSTING A SUMMER BACKPACK JOURNALISM CAMP
Join Montgomery Community Media for Summer Backpack Journalism Camp. Backpack journalism is a form of broadcast journalism where the individual is the reporter, camera operator, and editor. These individuals have the ability to get into their neighborhoods and communities to find stories that matter to them. Session 1 is held from June 27 through July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Session 2 is held from July 18 through July 29, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
 
JUNE 20, 2016 - PATIENT FIRST IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ITS VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTERS ARE AVAILABLE
Patient First is pleased to announce that its Virginia medical centers are once again able to care for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members, effective immediately. These plans include HealthKeepers, KeyCare, Medicare Advantage and others, as well as out-of-state BlueCross BlueShield plans. Also, Patient First welcomes back and is accepting Medicaid patients insured under Anthem HealthKeepers Plus. Click here for more information.
 
JUNE 20, 2016 - JOIN CORNERSTONE MONTGOMERY FOR A CREATIVE NIGHT WITH ARTIST PHILLIP RATNER
Cornerstone Montgomery invites you to join internationally renowned multimedia artist Phillip Ratner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Participants will enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while engaging in creative activities lead by Mr. Ratner. Proceeds from this one of a kind experience benefit Cornerstone Montgomery's Studio In-Sight program - a vocational program for more than 50 artists living with mental illness. Each participant will also receive a take home gift. Click here to register.
 
JUNE 20, 2016 - PEPCO HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL PROVIDE MONEY TO SUPPORT MONTGOMERY COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Pepco and Exelon announced that they have provided $25 million to Montgomery and Prince George's counties to support workforce development, job creation, energy efficiency and sustainability programs. Read more here. 
 

 

JUNE 13, 2016 - CLASS ACTS ARTS HAS ANNOUCED ITS NEW NAME: ARTIVATE
Class Acts Arts, Inc. is proud to announce its new name: Artivate, Inc. After more than 20 years of bringing the arts to schools and communities as "Class Acts Arts," the organization embarked on a rebranding project this spring to rejuvenate its brand and better connect with audiences. Read the full press release here.
 
JUNE 13, 2016 - LOFATECH HAS MOVED TO A NEW OFFICE SPACE
Lofatech, LLC has moved to a new office space at 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 350, Fulton, MD 20759. 
 
JUNE 13, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA IS HOSTING THE JOSIAH HENSON LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Montgomery Community Media | Montgomery Community Television in conjunction with The Montgomery Parks Foundation will be hosting The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II, sponsored by Pepco. This conference is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15. Catherine Leggett, First Lady of Montgomery County and Chair of the Josiah Henson Campaign Committee will lead.
 
JUNE 13, 2016 - ARTSTREAM WILL FEATURE TWO MUSICALS WITH CHAMBER MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Join ArtStream, Inc. for two original musicals featuring adult actors with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism. The actors create their own characters in Camp Tumblesteed and Parks & Inspiration on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. from June 17 to June 19 and June 24 to June 26 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Purchase $10 tickets here with member-to-member discount code "GSSCC". 
 
JUNE 13, 2016 - CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF TW PERRY THIS SATURDAY
Celebrate the grand opening of TW Perry from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 18. Enter to win power tools, check out the new showroom and hardware store, meet product experts, and enjoy a free crepe if among the first 50 people. 
 
JUNE 13, 2016 - CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE WILL ATTEND THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL MAKER FAIRE IN DC THIS SATURDAY
Join Catylator Makerspace for the Second Annual National Maker Faire 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, at the University of the DC. This event is free. Catylator will  represent local "making" and discuss its mission to lower barriers to modern desktop design and fabrication technology. 
 
JUNE 13, 2016 - ARDEN COURTS WILL HOST A FREE DEMENTIA EDUCATION PANEL DISCUSSION
Join Arden Courts for a free dementia education panel discussion "The Fear of the Unknown: What You Don't Know About Dementia Could Hurt You and Your Loved One," from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the Inter-Faith Chapel at Leisure World. RSVP by calling (301) 847-3051 or sending an email.
 

 

JUNE 6, 2016 - CONGRATS TO UNITED THERAPEUTICS FOR ITS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Congratulations to United Therapeutics on the groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition to its corporate headquarters in Silver Spring! It was actually a meter-breaking event, since the new building will be "net zero," generating its own electric power, and possibly being able to give some power back to the grid. Click here to see the pictures, taken by Adam S. Lowe Photography.
 
JUNE 6, 2016 - DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING HAS NEW OUTSIDE POP-UP WORKSPACE CALLED "OUTBOX"
At a new workspace pop-up in downtown Silver Spring called "Outbox", you can escape your office's fluorescent lights to achieve the grown-up version of having class outside. The workspace, created through a collaboration between Downtown Silver Spring,Peterson Companies and Montgomery College, with sponsorship by Adventist HealthCare, will launch today with seating, tables, free WiFi, and electrical outlets available for out-of-office workers to use Monday through Friday every week this summer.Click here for more information.


JUNE 6, 2016 - ZIVAARA HAS STARTED A NEW REWARDS PROGRAM TO CELEBRATE ITS LOYAL CUSTOMERS
 Zivaara (formerly known as Puja Satiani) has started a rewards program to celebrate its customers. Visit the online boutique and click on the "Rewards" tab on the top right of the page. Earning rewards is easy, and you can exchange rewards for discounts to our online boutique.


JUNE 6, 2016 - THE THUNDERBOLTS HAVE THEIR SEASON OPENER THIS WEDNESDAY
Join the Silver Spring/Takoma Park Thunderbolts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, for their Season Opener at Blair High School Stadium. The Thunderbolts are Silver Spring's own 'wooden baseball bat' team in the Cal Ripken League, one of the Country's best collegiate summer baseball leagues. Click here for more information.
 
JUNE 6, 2016 - THE SILVER SPRING LIBRARY WILL KICK OFF ITS SUMMER READING PROGRAM THIS SATURDAY
The Silver Spring Library will kickoff its Summer Reading Program from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, right outside the library. Matthew Paul, a performer with the Big Apple Circus, will entertain with juggling, balancing, music, bubble blowing, and popsicles. 
 
JUNE 6, 2016 - MID ATLANTIC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WILL HOST A SPECIAL REAL ESTATE SEMINAR
Join Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 11, at the Germantown branch for a special "Real Estate & Mortgage Seminar." Click here for more information and to register.
 
JUNE 6, 2016 - ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE FIRST ANNUAL DISCOVER BONIFANT BLOCK PARTY
All are invited to attend the first annual Discover Bonifant Block Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, to celebrate the unique, locally owned, small businesses on Bonifant Street, including many Chamber members.
 
Join Kefa Cafe (during the Block Party) to celebrate its 20th anniversary and support of the community. Customers can enjoy free coffee and pastries from 10 a.m. to noon and will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. 
 
Join The Urban Winery (also during the Block Party) to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Start the festivities early by getting 25% off a "Winemaking Experience" booked in June.
 

 

MAY 31, 2016 - ORDER DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR BLACKBERRY WINTER, PRESENTED BY FORUM THEATRE
Forum Theatre is now performing Blackberry Winter, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Steve Yockey and starring Holly Twyford. Blackberry Winter is a universal tale of the responsibilities we shoulder for those we love, the pain of losing them, and the strength we find inside ourselves to carry on. GSSCC members and friends enjoy a $10 discount. Order tickets and use discount code "CHAMBER".


MAY 31, 2016 - THE DAILY DISH OWNERS WILL OPEN A NEW RESTAURNT IN KENSINGTON THIS SUMMER
 The Daily Dish Owners, Zena Polin and Jerry Hollinger, are opening a new comfort food restaurant in Kensington this summer. The Dish and Dram will open in mid-July and the eatery will offer a similar menu to The Daily Dish, which serves seasonal Mid-Atlantic fare and pizzas. However, the new restaurant will have more of an "international flair" and the bar will serve a range of cocktails, whiskey, wine, and beer. Click here to read the article in Bethesda Magazine.
 

MAY 31, 2016 - CLUBZ! IN HOME TUTORING IS OFFERING DISCOUNTED STEM SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS

Clubz! In-Home Tutoring Services will offer STEM summer camps for students in grades 6 through 8. Each one-week camp will be held at Silver Spring International Middle School. For a limited time, GSSCC members will receive $50 off their registration. Click here for more information.


MAY 31, 2016 - THE UNIVERSITIES OF SHADY GROVE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW CDO
The Universities of Shady Grove has announced the appointment of Ms. Richee L. Smith Andrews as USG's first Chief Development Officer. Richee brings more than 15 years of development experience and will lead USG's efforts to secure development funding, endowments, and major gifts to support academic programming, scholarships, and student success. Click here for more information.
 
MAY 31, 2016 - PER SCHOLAS IS HOSTING A CONVERSATION SERIES AT GOOGLE HEADQUARTERS ON JUNE 21
Per Scholas will host "Diverse by Design: A Conversation Series on Building Diversity in the Workplace" on Tuesday, June 21, at Google's New York City Headquarters. This event aims to spark a national conversation about diversity in the workforce. Click here for more information.
 

 
MAY 23, 2016 - JOIN THE FILLMORE FOR THE "TRUMP VS BERNIE: THE DEBATE" MOCK COMEDY DEBATE
Join The Fillmore Silver Spring this Wednesday, May 25, for "Trump vs Bernie: The Debate!" starring James Adomian and Anthony Ataman. This is a mock comedy debate, as featured on Comedy Central. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friends of Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. can get two free tickets for this event by emailing Executive Director, Lisa Martin
 
MAY 23, 2016 - THE MOCO DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICES WILL HSOT A BUSINESS RECYCLYING SEMINAR IN JUNE
Join The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Solid Waste Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, for a Business Recycling Seminar at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. Learn more about the changes that are happening in Montgomery County and help your business do its part. Click herefor more information.
 
MAY 23, 2016 - FAIRLAND ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS HAVING A HOLIDAY SALE ONLINE
For a limited time only, Fairland Animal Hospital is having an online holiday sale on preventives, offering $50 off any order over $200. Use the code: HOLIDAY50200. Shop the sale here.


MAY 23, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA HAS ANNOUNCED ITS NEW EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Montgomery Community Media has announced its new Executive Producer, Gaynelle Evans, an award-winning journalist, producer and manager with experience in television, film and print. Click here to learn more. 
 
MAY 23, 2016 - MIKE'S LOCKSMITH WILL NOW SERVCE AUTOMOTIVE LOCKS
Mike's Locksmith has announced its new selection of automotive locksmith services, from car lockouts to transponder keys. Click here for more information.
 
MAY 23, 2016 - CREATIVE COLONY IS HOSTING A FREE MASTERCLASS WEBINAR 
Creative Colony will host a free masterclass webinar entitled "Be an Expert: Finding Your Niche and USP" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. The webinar will provide practical tools to help companies identify ideal clients and demonstrate how their services fit the client's needs. Click here to register. 
 

 

MAY 16, 2016 - PUJA SATIANI HAS CHANGED NAMES!
Puja Satiani is now "Zivaara"! The new name is derived from ancient South Asian languages and means "best life." The chocolatier has recently undergone a metamorphosis and the name change reflects its belief that chocolate, and its mother, the cocao bean can be part of everyone's best lives. Visit its new web site here.

MAY 16, 2016 - JOIN PEETS COFFEE & TEA ON EAST-WEST HIGHWAY NEXT TUESDAY FOR A BOOK TALK
Join Peet's Coffee & Tea (1316 East-West Highway) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, as it welcomes Silver Spring author Bonnie Friedman who will talk about her new book, Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One. Those who purchase a book will receive a free cup of drip coffee.

MAY 16, 2016 - CELEBRATE YOGA WEEK WITH GRACE STUDIOS WITH DISCOUNTED AND FREE CLASSES
Celebrate Metro DC Yoga Week with Grace Studios from Monday, May 16, through Sunday, May 22, with $5 and free yoga class specials. Click here to see the schedule.

MAY 16, 2016 - JOIN THE SSTCI 8TH ANNUAL SILVER SPRING BLUES FESTIVAL ON JUNE 18
Join Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. for the 8th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in downtown Silver Spring . Volunteer and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Click here for more information. 
 
MAY 16, 2016 - JOIN PULSE COMMUNITY FOR FOUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Join Pulse Community for four workshops and readings in May and June: "Singing Bowl Concert" on Thursday, May 19; "Singing Bowls For Relaxation" workshop on Saturday June 4; "Patterns of Personality" reading on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19; "Energy Clearing" workshop on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. Click here for more information and to register. 
 
MAY 16, 2016 - MONUMENT BANK ANNOUNCES THE FIFTH ANNUAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
Monument Bank announces the fifth annual Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame, set for Thursday, October 27. Click here to read the press release.
 
 

 

MAY 9, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO APEX HOME LOANS FOR BEING RECOGNIZED IN WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
Congratulations to Apex Home Loans on being named to Washington Business Journal's "Top 24 Home Mortgage Lenders List" in the Greater Washington Area, for the 10th time. 
 
MAY 9, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO LERCH, EARLY & BREWER FOR BEING HONORED BY NONPROFIT VILLAGE
Congratulations to Lerch, Early & Brewer for being honored in the "Business" category at the Nonprofit Village's Making a Difference Awards Breakfast
 
MAY 9, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEF RAYNOLD MENDIZABAL AND URBAN BUTCHER FOR CHEF OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Chef Raynold Mendizábal of Urban Butcher for his win as "Chef of the Year" at the Restaurant Association of Maryland Stars of the Industry Awards.
 
MAY 9, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO FAMILY & NURSING CARE FOR BEING RECOGNIZED BY BETHESDA MAGAZINE
Congratulations to Family & Nursing Care for earning Bethesda Magazine's "The Face of Award Winning In-Home Care".
 
MAY 9, 2016 - CAPITAL ONE IS CELEBRATING SMALL BUSINESSES ALL MONTH LONG
Capital One is celebrating small businesses all month long and recently launched its "Seize the May" campaign, for the second year in a row. Small business owners can take advantage of savings across several promotions and discounts including banking, lending, commerce and 401(k).
 
MAY 9, 2016 - CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE TEAMED UP WITH COMMUNITY BRIDGES
Catylator Makerspace opened its space last week for the Community Bridges' girls to learn all about 3D printing and create their first ever 3D object.
 
MAY 9, 2016 - THE GSSCC YPN WILL VOLUNTEER AT SHEPHERD'S TABLE ON JUNE 8
The GSSCC Young Professional's Network will start its first volunteer group project withShepherd's Table from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Jilna Kothary, Senior Development and Communications Associate and active YPN member, will lead the group in volunteering to prep, serve, and clean up dinner service.
 

 

MAY 2, 2016 - A WIDER CIRCLE WILL HOST AN EMPLOYER SUMMIT NEXT WEDNESDAY MORNING

A Wider Circle will host an "Employer Summit" from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11. The purpose is to develop a list of skills and attributes employers are seeking, strategize around workplace support, and identify potential employment opportunities for job seekers. Interested members may contact the Education Team or Pam Feinstein.
 
MAY 2, 2016 - MAFCU WILL HOSTS ITS ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT THIS MONTH
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union will host its Annual Community Shredding Event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the MAFCU Germantown Branch (12820 Wisteria Drive). Bring your sensitive, unwanted paper documents to securely shred.
 
MAY 2, 2016 - COMCAST SPOTLIGHT HAS ANNOUNCED A SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER FOR A COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
Comcast Spotlight announces a special limited-time offer for Chamber members interested in advertising locally on the networks of NBCU when the world's greatest athletes converge in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Members can take advantage of commercial production assistance at no incremental cost. Advertisers will receive a discount equal to production cost if utilizing the included production offer. Some restrictions may apply. Offer ends 08/05/16. Contact Morgan Vekeman at 301-706-1055 for more information.
 
MAY 2, 2016 - BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN DC
Brookfield Properties has announced its 13th year as the Presenting Sponsor of the Special Olympics DC Summer Games (SODC) and is seeking volunteers for this event. The games will be held from Monday, May 16, through Thursday, May 26, at four different locations in Washington, DC. Click here to sign up as a volunteer.
 
MAY 2, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO ADAM LOWE FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AND AWARDED AT MDPPA
Congratulations to Adam S. Lowe Photography for being among the few entrants to be recognized with an award of merit in the portrait category of the Maryland Professional Photographers Association's photo competition.

MAY 2, 2016 - CORNERSTONE MONTGOMERY ANNOUNCES ITS 3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Cornerstone Montgomery announces its 3rd Annual Golf Outing, scheduled for Monday September 26, at the Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville. 

 


 

APRIL 25, 2016 - JOIN SW CREATIVES FOR A FREE NON-PROFIT WEBINAR ON GRAPHIC DESIGN
Join SW Creatives, LLC for a free non-profit webinar "Working Effectively with a Graphic Designer" scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. Senior Designer, Christy Batta, will discuss how to use time efficiently, how to budget effectively, to produce great design work that advances the group's mission. Click here for more information.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - DURING THE MIRACLE MONTH OF MAY, PARTNER WITH COSTCO IN WHEATON
During the "Miracle Month of May", Costco is offering businesses the opportunity to have their advertising seen by more than 40,000 shoppers that visit the Wheaton location weekly.  In return for a one time tax deductible donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Costco will place a company's promotional advertisement inside the store.  Click here for more information.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - CHECK OUT SOME SPRING SAFETY TIPS FROM PATIENT FIRST
Patient First has releases its spring safety tips to help "Weekend Yard Work Warriors" avoid the mishaps that injure thousands of people every spring.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - JOIN EL GOLFO RESTAURANT ON MAY 5 FOR A CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta at El Golfo Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Enjoy specials on tacos, margaritas, and beer, as well as a live performance by Liz Springer and the Built 4 Comfort Band from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Click here for more information.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES WILL HOSTS ITS ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR ON MAY 12
GSSCC members are invited to join Brookfield Properties from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, for its annual health fair for tenants of Silver Spring Metro Plaza. Meet local vendors, including foods purveyors, banks, chiropractors, massage therapists, and more, and see demonstrations by local yoga and fitness instructors. For more information or to RSVP, please email Tiesha Hackley.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - JOIN THE WEATH SYNDICATE FOR A 5 WEEK FINANCIAL PLANNING ACADEMY
DeWayne Ellis of The Wealth Syndicate LLC is hosting a 5-Week Financial Planning Academy with early-bird special pricing until Thursday May 12. Live online webinars will be held at 2 p.m. every Tuesday from May 17 through June 21. Tips and strategies will be provided for accelerating financial goals and creating a financial plan. Space is limited;register here.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - CONGRATS TO EAGLEBANK MORTGAGE BANKERS WHO RANKED ON THE SCOTSMAN GUIDE 2015
Congratulations to seven EagleBank mortgage bankers who ranked on the Scotsman Guide 2015 Top Originators list. Click here to read the full article.
 
APRIL 25, 2016 - KAPLAN UNIVERSITY HAS RECEIVED APPROVAL FOR NEW GRAUDATE PROGRAMS
The Maryland Board of Nursing recently gave approval for Kaplan University to offer three new nurse practitioner graduate programs in Maryland, making it the 21st state in the nation to allow nurse practitioners to have full practice privileges. Read the full article here.
 

APRIL 18, 2016 - MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDIA HOSTS ITS FOURTH ANNUAL "A DAY IN THE LIFE" THIS FRIDAY
Montgomery Community Media plans its 4th annual, "A Day in the Life of Montgomery County," set for this Friday, April 22. MCM invites local shutterbugs, professional and amateur photographers to help capture a day in Montgomery County. Email or tweet  images and videos @mymcmedia using #ditl.
 
APRIL 18, 2016 - JOIN WORKSOURCE MONTGOMERY FOR AN EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC THIS SATURDAY
Join WorkSource Montgomery for the 1st Montgomery County "Expungement & Shielding Clinic" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Learn what criminal charges are eligible for expungement or shielding and get help filling out court forms. This event is first come, first served.
 
APRIL 18, 2016 - MEET FOR A LUNCH N LEARN WITH MONTGOMERY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP AND LERCH, EARLY, & BREWER
Join Montgomery Housing Partnership from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 29, for a Lunch and Learn event, hosted by Lerch, Early and Brewer (3 Bethesda Metro, Suite 460). Learn how MHP is helping low-and-moderate income families in Montgomery County with preschool and after-school programs, providing educational programs for residents, and implementing neighborhood revitalization and more. Click here for more information and click here RSVP.
 
APRIL 18, 2016 - HEALTHY KIDS DAY 2016 IS SET FOR APRIL 30, JOIN YMCA FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Join the YMCA Youth & Family Services for Healthy Kids Day 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Broad Acres Elementary School. Enjoy outside and biking activities, health and safety information, food, STEM activities, and family fun.
 
APRIL 18, 2016 - SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER AND ADEGA WINE CELLARS & CAFE WILL HOST A WINE TASTING EVENT
Join Silver Spring Town Center Inc. for "Spring Wine Tasting at Adega" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Adega Wine Cellars & Cafe. The price is $20 which includes wine tastings and pairings. Space is limited, so RSVP here or call 301-503-7401.
 
APRIL 18, 2016 - CONGRATS TO ARDEN COURTS FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF DEFICIENCY-FREE
Congratulations to Arden Courts of Silver Spring for receiving a deficiency-free state survey for the second year in a row.
 
APRIL 18, 2016 - THE URBAN WINERY IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Urban Winery is looking for a few "wine lovers" to volunteer to pour at numerous wine festivals this season, from April to October. Perks include: free admission to the festivals, an Urban Winery t-shirt to keep, and an education on the wines directly from the owners and winemakers. Click here if you are interested.
 

 

APRIL 11, 2016 - JOIN EMERALD DOOR SPA FOR A FREE OILS CLASS TODAY
Join The Emerald Door Spa today, Monday, April 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a free "Intro to Essential Oils" class. The first three guests to arrive and attend the entire class receive free oils. Call 301-587-5800 to register.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - MAFCU GERMANTOWN IS HOSTING A SEMINAR ON BUSINESS PLANNING
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union is hosting a seminar, 'How to Write a Winning Business Plan" scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Wednesday, April 13, at the MAFCU Germantown Branch. Click here for more information and to register.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - SCHEER PARTNERS IS HOSTING A WEBINAR ON LABORATRY SITE CLOSURE
Join Scheer Partners from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, for a webinar "The Who, What, Where, Why and How of Laboratory Site Closure". An expert will discuss the ins and out of laboratory site closure. Registration is required to participate.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR TURNS ONE! JOIN THE CELEBRATION
Congratulations to All Set Restaurant & Bar on its first year anniversary! Join the celebration starting at 3 p.m. this Thursday, April 14. Admission is free to the event that includes a live musical performance, all night happy hour, door prizes, games and more. Click here to RSVP. Congratulations to All Set for also winning Yelp's first annual MD Burbs Munch Madness 2016. The restaurant was crowned "Munch Madness Champion" after local restaurants went plate-to-plate for weeks. 
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - VOLUNTEER WITH CREATIVE COLONY NEXT MONDAY AT SHEPHERD'S TABLE
Join Creative Colony from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18, and on the third Monday of every month, to volunteer and set up dinner service at Shepherd's Table. Click here to RSVP.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE CHAMBER MEMBERS FOR WINNING BEST OF DC AWARDS
The Washington City Paper's "Best of DC 2016 Reader Poll" winners were announced this week. Congratulations to these Chamber members for all winning first place in their respective categories: Cuba De Ayer Restaurant for "Best Latin American Restaurant 2016", Fenwick Beer and Wine for "Best Place to Buy Beer 2016" category, Lebanese Taverna Cafe for "Best Middle Eastern Restaurant 2016" category, and RCN for "Best Cable Provider 2016" category. See the full list of winners and nominees here.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - JOIN CVC FOR THE GARDEN GATEWAY PLANTING PROJECT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Join the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County for the Garden Gateway Planting Project volunteer ribbon cutting ceremony. This event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at at Montgomery Parks Brookside Gardens. Click here for more information.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - JOIN THE URBAN  WINERY AND CHOCOLATIER PUJA SATIANI FOR A PAIRING CLASS
Join The Urban Winery and Chocolatier Puja Satiani for a Chocolate & Wine Pairing Class scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at The Urban Winery. Learn the critical aspects of wine tasting, including sight and nose; likewise, learn how chocolate is made and how it should be consumed. Guests will indulge in pairings and learn how to create their own. Purchase your ticket, which includes artisanal chocolate and local wine pairings.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - JOIN AG KITCHEN ON FRIDAY NIGHTS FOR SALSA CLASSES
Join A.G. Kitchen every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Salsa Night and Reverse Happy Hour.
 
APRIL 11, 2016 - GANDHI BRIGADE YOUTH MEDIA IS SEEKING A PROGAM MANAGER
Gandhi Brigade Youth Media is seeking an energetic and engaged Program Manager to guide, support, and manage its youth media programs. The manager will help lead the core programs, which serve 100 students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds through media festivals and other public events. Click here for more application information.
 

 

APRIL 4, 2016 - JOIN NURSE GINA FOR WATER TASTING TUESDAY AT ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR
Nurse Gina of Kangen Water will host "Water Tasting Tuesday," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, April 5, at All Set Restaurant & Bar. The networking event features dinner, a water demo, and door prizes. Cost for dinner is $25 per person unless you are a first time guest. Click here to RSVP; see the dinner menu here.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - CONGRATS TO CUBA DE AYER ON ITS 11-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Congratulations to Cuba De Ayer Restaurant on its 11-year anniversary!  The restaurant will celebrate from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Wednesday, April 6, with an event featuring live music.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - SHEPHERD'S TABLE WILL CELEBRATE ITS MOVE AND EXPANDED SERVICES THIS SATURDAY
Shepherd's Table will celebrate its move into new facilities that will allow it to expand services to the community at an event scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 9, at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Jonathan Elias, ABC7/WJLA-TV, will emcee the event that includes live music, brunch from local restaurants, live and silent auctions, and other activities. Click here for more information.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - JOIN RANDY SHANNON FOR A FREE WEBINAR ON EMAIL DESIGN
Randy Shannon of Web Strategies will host a free webinar on how to "Look Great In the Inbox: The 7 Don'ts of Email Design," at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Click here to register.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - ROUND HOUSE THEATRE PRESENTS ITS 2016 GALA CONCERT "BROADWAY IN BETHESDA"
Join Round House Theatre for "Broadway in Bethesda" a 2016 gala concert, scheduled for Saturday, April 30. The event includes a seated dinner, networking, live auction, concert, and dessert reception with an open bar. Tickets are available for the full event (dinner, performance, and reception) or single events (performance and reception only) here.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - JOIN SILVER SPRING GREEN FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY GREENFEST
Silver Spring Green invites GSSCC member businesses to join the organization in participating in this year's Montgomery County GreenFest, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Takoma Park Community Center. Exhibitor information is available here.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - JOIN THE TOWER COMPANIES IN THE SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
Join Linda Schoengold of The Tower Companies' "Tower TREE Team" on May 7 in Washington, DC for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Click here to donate or join the team.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - PEPCO IS PROVIDING TWO FREE TREES TO ANY CUSTOMERS INTERESTED
 Pepco is providing 1,350 trees to customers in the greater metropolitan Washington D.C. region, through the company's Energy-Saving Trees program. Customers can request up to two free trees by visiting www.arborday.org/pepco, or by calling 1-855-670-2771. The 18-inch to 36-inch trees that will be delivered directly to customers include Eastern Redbud, Crepe Myrtle, River Birch, Red Maple, Northern Red Oak, and are in small containers that allow for the growth of a better root system. 
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - CHECK OUT DOCS IN PROGRESS' VIDEO DOCUMENTARY OF CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE
Docs In Progress's 2016 Intro to Documentary Production students produced a short documentary video profiling "The Makers" Catylator Makerspace. Watch the video here.
 
APRIL 4, 2016 - ARGYLE COUNTRY CLUB IS OFFERING MEMBERS AND FAMILIES A COMPLIMENTARY "MEMBER FOR A DAY"
Argyle Country Club is offering GSSCC members and their families the opportunity to experience being a "Member for a Day," compliments of the club. The "Day" includes 18 holes of golf on the club's private course, access to the pool (season permitting), tennis courts, and clubhouse, as well as a dining in the 1945 Grille or the Argyle Dining Room. Call 301-598-5500 or email Marco Impeduglia to reserve your spot. For more information about the club, click here.
 

 

MARCH 28, 2016 - CUBA DE AYER WAS FEATURED ON THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC
Cuba De Ayer was recently featured on Bravo's series "The Real Housewives of Potomac". Cast member Robyn Dixon will be doing a meet-and-greet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, following this week's episode. Enjoy half-priced Mango Bombs and Mojitos. Click here for more information.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - TRANSCEN IS HOSTING A FREE LUNCH AND LEARN IN GAITHERBURG THIS WEEK
TransCen, Inc. is hosting a free "Lunch and Learn" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar in Gaithersburg. Come network, discuss your workforce needs, and learn how TransCen supports local businesses by providing free recruitment assistance. For more information or to RSVP, contact Magdalene Garcia at 860-462-4059.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - SHOWCASE YOUR ARTWORK AT KEFA CAFE
Showcase your solo artwork at Kefa Cafe's community art space "Space 710". All artwork and applications must be submitted by April 1. Click here for more information.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - JOIN MUSIC BY ETHAN PHILION AT 8407 KITCHEN BAR AND THE URBAN WINERY THIS MONTH
Music by Ethan Philion's jazz trio will offer free performances over dinner and drinks from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at 8407 Kitchen Bar and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at The Urban Winery.  For more information, visit www.ethanphilion.com.   
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - VOTE FOR ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR AND ETHIO EXPRESS GRILL IN YELP'S MUNCH MADNESS
Chamber members All Set Restaurant & Bar and Ethio Express Grill are still in the running for Yelp's first annual "MD Burbs Munch Madness 2016," in which restaurants go plate-to-plate from now through April 4, when the "Munch Madness Champion" is crowned. Click here to support these GSSCC members.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - UNITED THERAPEUTICS' CEO WAS FEATURED IN THE WASHINTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
United Therapeutics' CEO Martine Rothblatt was featured in a Washington Business Journal article highlighting the company's pioneering work on the concept of organ manufacturing. Click here to read the article.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - JOIN COPPER CANYON GRILL FOR A BUSINESS HAPPY HOUR & NETWORING EVENT ON APRIL 11
Join Copper Canyon Grill for a "Business Happy Hour Networking Event" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Silver Spring location. Enjoy delicious appetizers, a cash bar with happy hour prices, and the chance to win a $50 gift card door prize.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - JOIN RANDY SHANNON OF WEBSTRATEGIES FOR TWO FREE WEBINARS
Randy Shannon of Web Strategies is hosting two free webinars on the power of email marketing. Click here to RSVP for "The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing" scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Click here to RSVP for "Look Great In the Inbox: The 7 Don'ts of Email Design" scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - EASTER SEALS ADVOCACY AWARDS WILL BE HELD THIS MONTH
Easter Seals 2016 Advocacy Awards will be held on April 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. (Ret.), General Mark A. Welsh and Betty Welsh, and Northrop Grumman Corporation will be honored for their advocacy and support of children and adults with disabilities or special needs. For more information, go to www.advocacyawards.org.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - MIX BAR AND GRILL SILVER SPRING WAS FEATURED ON FOX 5 DC
Chef Jose Adorno of Mix Bar and Grille: Silver Spring was featured on Fox 5 DC's "Good Day DC", live from the Tidal Basin, showcasing his cherry blossom inspired dishes. Click here to view the video.
 
MARCH 28, 2016 - THE SHERATON SILVER SPRING IS INTRODUCING WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS EACH WEEK
Sheraton Silver Spring is introducing "Wine-Down Wednesdays" in the Mica Lounge each week. Enjoy live jazz music and wine specials starting at 6 p.m.
 

MARCH 21, 2016 - TRIPADVISOR NAMED DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING TOP 11 AWESOME URBAN DISTRICTS

TripAdvisor named downtown Silver Spring one of the "Downtown America: 11 Awesome Urban Districts Exploding with Character". Mentioned specifically in the article were Chamber members AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and The Fillmore Silver Spring. Click here to see the list.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - CREATIVE COLONY IS CELEBRATING ITS TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS TUESDAY
Creative Colony is celebrating its two-year anniversary from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the Space (8121 Georgia Ave, Suite 600). All are welcome to attend this free celebration: current members, past members, community supporters, friends, and other halves. Click here to RSVP.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - CLASS ACTS ARTS IS HOSTING A BENEFIT CONCERT THIS WEDNESDAY
Class Acts Arts is hosting a benefit concert "Roll Over Beethoven" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Cello Fury, Christylez Bacon, Wytold, and the School of Rock House Band will be on stage The Fillmore Silver Spring for an all-ages show featuring original songs and new collaborations. All proceeds will benefit Class Acts Arts education programming. Click here to purchase tickets.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - THE SHERATON SILVER SPRING PRESENTS A "CHICKEN & WAFFLES" FUNDRAISER
The Sheraton Silver Spring is hosting a "Chicken & Waffles" fundraiser to support the "Give Kids the World" organization from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the lobby foyer. For a $5 donation, guests can enjoy fresh crisp waffles hot from the griddle and deep fried with chicken wingettes, all topped with syrup. Click here to see the flyer. 
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LAW FIRMS WHO WERE SELECTED IN MD SUPER LAWYERS
Congratulations to these GSSCC Member law firms on having attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers and "Rising Stars" lists. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement; "Rising Stars" recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are under 40 years old and/or have practiced for fewer than 10 years.  GSSCC honorees include:  Andalman & Flynn (two Super Lawyers and three Rising Stars), Law Offices of David Goren (one Rising Star); Law Offices of Maria Mena (one Super Lawyer); and Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd (16 Super Lawyers and 8 Rising Stars).  Click each link to learn more about each firm and its honorees.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - JOIN SUMMIT GROUP FOR ITS ANNUAL SPRING TRADE SHOW ON APRIL 6
Looking for creative ideas that will set your brand apart from the competition? Join Summit Group for its annual Spring Trade Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Meet with industry professionals to review the latest developments and trends in branded merchandise. Catered lunch is included. You must RSVP by April 1st to Rob Silk 240-491-5283.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - JOIN A WIDER CIRCLE IN THE RACE TO END POVERTY ON APRIL 9
Join A Wider Circle for The Race to End Poverty on Saturday, April 9, and help children and adults throughout the area lift themselves out of poverty. All funds raised through the race will go directly to A Wider Circle's newest program: The Wraparound Support Program. Walk or run the race, donate to the program, join Pam Feinstein's team "Together we can end it!", or create your own team and fundraising pages with family, friends, and co-workers.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - SEEC WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL GALA TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS ON APRIL 9
On Saturday, April 9, SEEC will host its annual gala to raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of Montgomery County residents who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. The goal is to raise $125,000 to benefit friends and neighbors who have autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other disabilities that require our support. Join 300 guests for a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and dancing with a roaring 1920's theme. Click here for more information.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO SPECTRUM PRINTING & GRAPHICS
Congratulations to Spectrum Printing & Graphics owner, Andrew Berman, for being honored with a Corporate Philanthropy Award from the ALS Association.
 
MARCH 21, 2016 - RIDERWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY HAS NAMED ITS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, has named Gary Hibbs as its Executive Director. In his new leadership position at Riderwood, Hibbs will oversee daily operations at the 120-acre community whose 2,600 residents are served by 1,400 employees. Click here to read the full press release.
 

 

 
MARCH 14, 2016 - VOTE FOR URBAN BUTCHER AND MRS. K'S RESTAURANT FOR THE 2016 STARS OF THE INDUSTRY
Vote this week through March 30 for GSSCC's two member restaurant finalists in the Restaurant Association of Maryland's "2016 Stars of the Industry" awards. Click here to vote for Chef Raynold Mendizabal of Urban Butcher, finalist for "Chef of the Year," and Mrs. K's Restaurant, finalist for "Wine and Beverage Program of the Year."
 
MARCH 14, 2016 - SW CREATIVES IS HOSTING A FREE WEBINAR ON A COLLABORATIVE BUDGET FOR NON PROFITS
SW Creatives is hosting a free webinar "The Collaborative Budget: Aligning Programs and Finances" from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. Learn tactics for getting greater collaboration between program and finances, and transforming your budget into a thoughtful tool that captures and explains the real cost of doing business and delivering program. Click here to register.
 
MARCH 14, 2016 - JOIN PUJA SATIANI AND DENIZENS BREWING CO FOR CHOCOLATE AND CRAFT BEER PAIRINGS
Join local chocolatier Puja Satiani and Denizens Brewing Co. for an evening of artisanal chocolate and craft beer, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Learn how chocolate is made, what it has in common with craft beer; tour the brewery; enjoy chocolate and beer pairings. Click here to purchase a ticket, which includes pairings and light appetizers. 
 
MARCH 14, 2016 - JOIN DOCS IN PROGRESS FOR A WEEKEND FILM MAKIING COMPETITION
Join Docs in Progress for the "Doc Around the Clock Film making Competition" from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, through 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. This community film making event is an intensive weekend where you will eat, breathe, and sleep documentary film as your team races to produce a short documentary in and around Silver Spring. Both amateur and professional filmmakers are welcome to participate. Click here to register.
 
MARCH 14, 2016 - COLUMBIA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND IS HAVING ITS 4TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Join Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind for its 4th Annual Shot in the Dark Golf Classic & Casino Night at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13, at Bretton Woods Country Club. Play golf or come for the dinner, cocktails, entertainment, and a casino night. Click here to register.
 
MARCH 14, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO GANDHI BRIGRADE YOUTH MEDIA FOR BEST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FILM
Congratulations to Gandhi Brigade Youth Media for winning the best High School Student Film at the DC Independent Film Festival. The youth produced documentary "Juvenile Justice: The Road to Reform" continues to receive awards at film festivals nationwide. Click here to watch the trailer.
 

 

MARCH 7, 2016 - EGGSPECTATION IS NOW SERVING EGGSPRESS LUNCH MONDAY - FRIDAY
Eggspectation is now serving "Eggspress Lunch". Stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for a lunch that is guaranteed to be ready in 20 minutes or less. Click here to view the menu.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL FOR ITS GROUNDBREAKING
Congratulations to Washington Adventist Hospital on today's groundbreaking for the new hospital in White Oak.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO SUMMIT GROUP FOR ITS CHESAPEAKSE PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS AWARDS
Congratulations to Summit Group as two of its associates in the DC office were awarded at The Chesapeake Promotional Products Association 9th Annual Peake Awards ceremony. Senior Account Manager, Susan Hysen, won the "Excellence in Promotions" award and Account Executive, Michael Harper, received the final award of the evening and the association's highest honor, The Peake Award. Click here to read the article.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO DOUBLETREE, NAMED ONE OF THE 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Congratulations to DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Silver Spring as Hilton Worldwide was named one of Fortune Magazines' 2016 "100 Best Companies To Work For". Click here to read the article.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - JOIN DUFFY INSURANCE GROUP FOR A FREE SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR ON MARCH 16
The Duffy Insurance Group will hold a free Social Security seminar from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the Marilyn Praisner Branch Library (14819 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville). The seminar will address upcoming law changes in Social Security to be effective April 29, 2016. Seats are limited. RSVP by March 13 to 301-384-5000 or mikeduffy@duffyinsurancegroup.com.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO URBAN BUTCHER AND MRS. K'S RESTAURANT
The Restaurant Association of Maryland announced its finalists for the "2016 Stars of the Industry" awards. Congratulations to Chef Raynold Mendizabal of Urban Butcher who is a finalist for "Chef of the Year" and Mrs. K's Restaurant who is a finalist for "Wine and Beverage Program of the Year". Click here to read the article.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - JOIN ALL SET FOR THE SILVER SPRING TWEET UP PARTY ON MARCH 8
Join All Set Restaurant & Bar for the #SSTweetUp 6th Edition from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Enjoy happy hour priced cocktails, delicious seafood-focused bites, contests, prizes, and more. Click here to RSVP.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - JOIN SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER AT FENWICK BEER & WINE ON MARCH 14
Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. will celebrate SSTCi Day at Fenwick Beer & Wine from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 14. 10% of all sales that day will benefit SSTCi's 100+ free programs and events.  Craft beers, specialty wines, and more will be on sale.
 
MARCH 7, 2016 - ALTAVISTA HAS EXTENDED ITS PROMOTIONAL OFFER FOR RESTAURANTS
Altavista Communications Group has extended its Google Street View fixed price promotional offer for one-floor and two-floor restaurants. This special offer is valid until March, Friday 11. Call 240-708-6827 to schedule an appointment or click here.
 

 

FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - CONGRATS TO OLAZZO FOR WINNING "BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT"
Congratulations to Olazzo for earning "Best Italian Restaurant (Readers' Pick)" in the Bethesda Magazine "Best of Bethesda."
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - CONGRATS TO ADAM S LOWE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WINNING "BEST OF BETHESDA"
Congratulations to Adam S. Lowe Photography for being named among Bethesda Magazine's "Best of Bethesda" for the second year in a row. Click here to see the award.
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - JOIN ARDEN COURTS FOR A FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES THIS MONTH
Join Arden Courts of Silver Spring for its free "Elder Law Series for Dementia Caregivers" with Melissa Wu. The educational seminars will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 2505 Musgrove Road, on Tuesday, March 8, Tuesday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 22. Click here for more information. RSVP by calling 301-847-3051 or emailing.
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - CHAD MANGUM AND HIS TEAM AT BELL FLOWERS WILL CUT CHERRY BLOSSOMS NEXT WEEK
Chad Mangum and members of his Bell Flowers team will head down to the family farm on the Eastern Shore next week to cut about 3,000 cherry blossom branches and rush them back to coolers in the shop to have them available for spring arrangements. Mangum's grandad planted about 200 cherry trees some years ago and they have been supplying the operation for years.
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - MICA LOUNGE IN THE SHERATON WILL HOST A SAMPLE OF FLO WINES BY MARCUS JOHNSON
Mica Lounge in the Sheraton Silver Spring will host a sampling of Flo wines by Marcus Johnson, along with live music performed by the local artist from 6 .m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. 
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - BIBIM OWNER, JP, AND THE STORY BEHIND THE RESTAURANT WAS FEATURED IN BETHESDA MAGAZINE
Bibim owner Jung-Ah Park (JP) and the story behind her creation of Silver Spring's first Korean restaurant was featured in Bethesda Magazine. Click here to read.
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - THE URBAN WINERY WAS FEATURED IN A MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA SEGMENT
The Urban Winery owners Damon and Georgia Callis were featured in a Montgomery Community Media segment when County Council Members toured the Silver Spring winery. Click here to watch the video.
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - THE MCDEP DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICES IS HOSTING A RECYCLING SEMINAR ON MARCH 22
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Solid Waste Services is hosting a Business Recycling Seminar from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the Sheraton Silver Spring (8777 Georgia Avenue). The cost is $10 and includes parking, food, refreshments, and materials. Register online today at or call Maria Jimenez at 301-565-0770 x229.
 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 - JK MOVING SERVICES HAS ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF A NEW DC OFFICE
JK Moving Services, together with its sister company, CapRelo, announced the opening of its downtown Washington, DC office location. The new office joins the company's expansive real estate portfolio, including its Sterling, VA headquarters campus and Gaithersburg, MD office. Click here to read the article.
 

 

FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DAILY DISH FOR BEING AWARDED HOTTEST BRUNCH IN DC
Congratulations to The Daily Dish on being recognized for one of the hottest brunches in D.C. on the "Eater Brunch Heatmap" for February 2016. Click here to see the list.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO URBAN BUTCHER FOR BEING AWARDED TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN DC
Congratulations to Urban Butcher on being included in Washingtonian Magazine's list of the top 100 restaurants in the area. Click here to read the review.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - JOIN CREATIVE COLONY FOR A FREE CREATIVE BOOST WORKSHOP
Join Creative Colony from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, for a free Creative Boost Workshop "So You Need a Website...What Next?" focusing on how to get started on a website and making strategic decisions that result in an effective end product. Click here to register.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER IS HOSTING A HAWAIIN EVENING PERFORMANCE AT EL GOLFO
Join Silver Spring Town Center Inc. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 26, for a free evening performance at El Golfo Restaurant featuring Ukulele Hui with the music and dance of Hawaii. Wear your most vibrant Hawaiian shirt or mumu and come enjoy an array of Latin cuisine, margaritas, song, and dance. RSVP here.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - JOIN ALL SET FOR LIVE MUSIC AND LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR THIS FRIDAY
Join All Set Restaurant & Bar on Friday, February 26, for the premiere of ALL SET LIVE, the first of many live music and late night happy hour events to come. Marcus Johnson will be setting the tone with his brand of smooth jazz and modern R&B while Chef Edward Reavis offers late night food and drink happy hour specials. Click here for tickets.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - JOIN THE URBAN WINERY AT THE MD WINE PASSPORT EXPERIENCE THIS WEEKEND
Join the The Urban Winery at the Maryland Wine Passport Experience from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28. Enjoy a personal guide and a "behind-the-scenes" look through the six wine trails of Maryland. Purchase your ticket for an exclusive access to all of the participating wineries.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - ORDER YOUR LUNCH FROM ZENFUL BITES IF YOU'RE HEADING TO ROOTING DC THIS SATURDAY
Join Zenful Bites at the 9th annual Rooting DC 2016 forum on Saturday, February 27, at Wilson High School. Attendees can pre-order lunch from Zenful Bites. Rooting DC is a free, all-day gardening forum that aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health, and preserve the environment.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - AG KITCHEN HOSTS ITS FIRST EVER BEER & DINNER EXPERIENCE
Join A.G. Kitchen from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, for its first ever "Beer & Dinner Experience." Enjoy a three-course meal with local eats, complete with local beer pairings. Seating is limited. Click here for reservations.
 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HOSTS ITS ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY
The Community Foundation will host the 2016 Annual Celebration of Philanthropy from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at The Mead Center for American Theater. The evening will feature a live theatre, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's nonprofits and local artists. Click here to purchase tickets or become a sponsor.
 

 

FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - COMCAST BUSINESS ANNOUNCED THEIR ANNUAL START-UP COMPETITION DETAILS
For the third consecutive year, Comcast Business announced that the company will seek out the nation's most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to participate in its "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs" competition for a chance to win up to $30,000 and participate in a day of mentoring. For more information on the submission, click here.
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR HELPERS FOR EARNING THREE NEW BEST OF HOME CARE AWARDS
Senior Helpers of Silver Spring has earned the 2016 Best of Home Care recognition in the following categories: "Provider of Choice," "Employer of Choice," and "Leader in Excellence." Senior Helpers was also awarded "Home Care Pulse Certified - Trusted Provider" in 2016 and every year since 2013. Click here to read the articles.
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - MRS. K'S RESTAURANT IS HOSTING MISS MARYLAND NEXT WEEK
Mrs. K's Restaurant is hosting an opportunity to meet with Miss Maryland from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24. Find more information here.
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO FAMILY & NURSING CARE WHO HAS EARNED AN ANGIE'S LIST AWARD
Family & Nursing Care has earned the "Angie's List Super Service Award," based on excellent customer reviews received for its services during 2015. Click here for more information.
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - THE TOWER COMPANIES HAS LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE
The Tower Companies has announced the launch of its new company website. The new site provides detailed views of Tower's properties and their features, news and case studies, and an emphasis on the company's deep commitment to sustainable practices. See the new website here
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - LITTLE ACORN PHARMACY HAS RELEASED A YELLOW PAGES 360 WEBSITE
Little Acorn Pharmacy has released a "Yellow Pages 360 View" webpage of the store. See the tour here.
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO LEBANESE TAVERNA AND PETERSON COS
Congratulations to Lebanese Taverna and Peterson Companies on being recognized by Washington Business Journal among the recipients of the 2016 "Family-Owned Business Awards." These awards honor the top multi-generational, family-owned businesses in the region citing overall excellence, innovation, ethics, and philanthropy. Click here to read more.
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - SHEPHERD'S TABLE WILL CELEBRATE ITS MOVE AND EXPANSION THIS APRIL
Shepherd's Table will celebrate its move into new facilities, an expansion of services, and a deeper impact on the community at an event scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Jonathan Elias, ABC7/WJLA-TV, will emcee the event that includes live music, brunch from local restaurants, live and silent auctions, and other activities. Click here for more information.
 

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO LUMINA STUDIO THEATRE FOR EARNING A MD THEATRE GUIDE AWARD

Congratulations to Lumina Studio Theatre, voted "Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists" by the Maryland Theatre Guide.
 
FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - SPEEDPRO IMAGING SILVER SPRING IS OFFERING GRAPHICS AND EVENT PACKAGES
SpeedPro Imaging - Silver Spring is offering special packages for all SchmoozaPalooza exhibitors in need of event displays and graphics. In addition to these packages, members receive 10% off retail price on all banners, retractables, table throws, step and repeats, trade show booths, trifolds, posters, and more.
 
FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - SUSY ELDER MURPHY HAS BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ALCA
Susy Elder Murphy, Owner of DEBRA LEVY Eldercare Associates, has been elected President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Aging Life Care™ Association, or ALCA (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, NAPGCM). Click here to learn more about her accomplishments and plans for the future. 
 
FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - RIDERWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY RESIDENT RECEIVES HONOR FROM PETER FRANCHOT
Riderwood retirement community hosted a visit by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who presented a certificate of recognition to resident Mel Krupin, honored as a "true icon". Click here to see the picture.
 
FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - MONGTOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA IS OFFERING SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR WORKSHOPS
Montgomery Community Media is offering special discount pricing to chamber members who register for two upcoming professional development courses:  Executive Leadership Development, scheduled for February 26, and the Vocal Power Workshop, scheduled for March 16.
 
 

 

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE WAS FEATURED IN A WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE
Stephen Morris, Catylator Makerspace, was featured in the Washington Post last week discussing why he opted in for a for-profit enterprise based on creation and design in technology. Click here to read the article.
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - KANGEN WATER BY ENAGIC IS HOSTING A WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WATER DEMO
Nurse Gina, Kangen Water by Enagic, will present "Wellness Wednesday: Kangen Water Demo" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at All Set Restaurant & Bar. Event includes open networking and dinner. Seating is limited. Click here for more information or call 301-908-5108 to reserve your space.
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - VOTE FOR FENWICK BEER & WINE AND MARYLAND YOUTH BALLET
Two GSSCC members are candidates in the Washington City Paper's "Best of D.C. Reader's Poll." Fenwick Beer and Wine is competing for "Best Place to Buy Beer."   Click here to show your support. Maryland Youth Ballet is competing for "Best Dance Class." Click here to show your support. 
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - SHEPHERD'S TABLE WAS FEATURED ON WUSA 9 DURING THE WINTER STORM
Shepherd's Table was featured on WUSA 9 "Diane's Talking" last week discussing its efforts in feeding and helping the homeless during the winter storm. Click here to see the video.
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - GOOD LUCK TO CYNTHIA JAMES OF COMMUNITY BRIDGES
Cynthia James, Community Bridges, has accepted a new position in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the President and CEO of a large youth/workforce development agency. Kimberly Rusnak, has been named the Interim Executive Director to support the organization during the transition.
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - ALL SET HAS EXTENDED WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK
All Set Restaurant & Bar has extended Restaurant Week until February 7. The specialty priced lunch and dinner menus feature Chef Ed's signature dishes: Short Rib Ragu, Coconut Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Mushroom Risotto.
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A CONSTANT CONTACT DISCOUNT FROM WEB STRATEGIES
GSSCC members can take advantage of discounts up to 25% on Constant Contact email marketing and more by contacting Randy Shannon, Web Strategies. Click here for more information, or contact Shannon at 240-560-2182 or randy@tapthepower.com.
 

 

JANUARY 25, 2016 - PATIENT FIRST HAS SOME WINTER STORM SAFETY TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Patient First has released Winter Storm Safety Tips to keep you and your family safe during the winter months.
 
JANUARY 25, 2016 - GRACE STUDIOS IS HOSTING  A WORKSHOP TO REJUVENATE AND RESTORE
Join Amy Dixon and Juliet Farrell at Grace Studios (Yoga |Pilates | Strength) for Acuyoga to rejuvenate and restore from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. next Saturday, January 30. This practice designed to release tension and open the body, followed by an acupuncture treatment that will restore balance to the entire body. Click here for more information.
 
JANUARY 25, 2016 - THE DAILY DISH IS HOSTING A WINTER SPECIAL, THREE COURSES FOR $30
The Daily Dish is featuring a Winter Special, three courses for $30, from Monday, January 25 through Thursday, January 28. Choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert from the sample menu. Also enjoy all reserve wines bottles for $5 off.
 
JANUARY 25, 2016 - KEFA CAFE WAS FEATURED IN THE WASHINGTON POST
Kefa Cafe was featured in the Washington Post after last weekend's Grand Reopening in an article "Independent Silver Spring coffeehouse reopens". Click here to read it.
 
JANUARY 25, 2016 - THE 10 BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN SILVER SPRING INCLUDE 7 CHAMBER MEMBERS
The Culture Trip announced "The 10 Best Brunch Spots In And Around Silver Spring" and 7 out of 10 are Chamber members: Mrs. K's Restaurant | La Malinche | The Daily Dish | Urban Butcher | Pacci's Trattoria & Pasticceria | 8407 kitchen bar |All Set Restaurant & Bar. Click here to read the article.
 

 

JANUARY 19, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO CONTEMPORARIES ON BEING SELECTED BY NIH
Congratulations to Contemporaries, Inc. on being selected once again by the National Institutes of Health to provide administrative staffing during the next 5 years. Click here to read the press release.
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO AG KITCHEN FOR WINNING
Congratulations to A.G. Kitchen for winning the "Editor's Pick" for Bethesda Magazine's "Most Creative Menu" for 2016. 
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - BIBIM WILL HAVE ITS SOFT OPENING MONDAY, JANUARY 25
Bibim (formerly Sligo Cafe) has announced its soft opening scheduled for Monday, January 25. Enjoy 15 percent off all checks that include food purchases.
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - ENJOY A CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS AT THE URBAN WINERY
Mark your calendar for The Urban Winery's cupcake decorating  class, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20. The cost is $25 to decorate two cupcakes and enjoy a glass of wine.
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - SW CREATIVES HAS TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR NON-PROFITS
SW Creatives is hosting two upcoming workshops for nonprofits. "Become a Nonprofit InDesign Warrior" workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, to help nonprofit communicators get learn to use the software to maintain and build their own design elements. Get more details here. "Branding 101 for Nonprofits" is a free webinar starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. Get more details here.
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - JOIN RAMW'S RESTAURANT WEEK WITH ALL SET RETAURANT & BAR AND MRS. K'S TOLL HOUSE
All Set Restaurant & Bar and Mrs. K's Toll House will be participating in Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's "Winter Restaurant Week" from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, January 31. Enjoy $22 lunch specials and $35 dinner specials. Click here to see the menus.
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER IS HOSTING AN ARTS SALON FOCUSING ON HEALING
Silver Spring Town Center Inc. is hosting an arts salon from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, in the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery in the Civic Building. The salon will feature a performance oriented show-and-tell for artists of all disciplines based around the theme of healing. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP.
 
JANUARY 19, 2016 - COMMUNITY BRIDGES IS SEEKING INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Community Bridges Inc. is seeking organizations, preferably those accessible by Metro, interested in offering internship and volunteering opportunities at its first career summit, scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at the Sheraton Silver Spring (8777 Georgia Avenue). The summit is designed for girls in grades 6 through 12 in Montgomery County Public Schools. All potential interns/and volunteers will be pre-qualified. For more information, contact nmegwalu@communitybridges-md.org.
 

JANUARY 11, 2016 - CONGRATS TO ARGYLE COUNTRY CLUB FOR WINNING A 2016 WEDDINGWIRE AWARD

Congratulations to Argyle Country Club on winning a 2016 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in the "Ceremony & Reception Venue" category. Click here to see the review.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - READ ZENA POLIN'S INTERVIEW, OWNER OF THE DAILY DISH
Zena Polin, owner of The Daily Dish, was interviewed by "Guest of a Guest" to get the scoop on what makes a successful restaurant endeavor. Read the interview here.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - CONGRATS TO HUGRY HARVEST, WHO WAS FEATURED ON SHARK TANK
Congratulations to Hungry Harvest on its successful bid to get a deal with "Shark" Robert Herjavec and "give ugly produce a purpose" during last Friday evening's edition of ABC's Shark Tank. Click here to see the journey.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR WAS FEATURED IN GUEST OF A GUEST
All Set Restaurant & Bar was featured in "Guest of a Guest's Our 12 Favorite DC Restaurants of 2015". Click here to read the article. 
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - CONGRATS TO URBAN BUTCHER FOR WINNING "BEST RESTAURANT IN SILVER SPRING"
Congratulations to Urban Butcher for winning Bethesda Magazine's "Best Restaurant in Silver Spring" for 2016.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - GET FIT IN THE NEW YEAR WITH SILVER SPRING TOWN CENTER
Join Silver Spring Town Center Inc. for "Sparkle: Getting Fit in the New Year" scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. RSVP here or call 301-503-7401.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - ADEGA WINE CELLARS & CAFE WILL RESUME ITS FREE WINE TASTINGS THIS SATURDAY
Adega Wine Cellars & Cafe has resumed its free wine tastings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Tastings include 10% off purchase. Click here for more information.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS IN JANUARY
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland is seeking volunteers for a home rehab project on January 13, 14, 18, and 19. Click here for more information and to register.
 
JANUARY 11, 2016 - MIX BAR AND GRILLE: SILVER SPRING HAS RELEASED ITS NEW MENU FOR 2016
Mix Bar and Grille: Silver Spring just released its new 2016 menu. See it here

 

JANUARY 4, 2016 - AFI SILVER THEATRE & CULTURAL CENTER HAD A SUCCESSFUL OPENING WEEKEND

Congratulations to Silver Spring's AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center on a huge success with the national opening weekend for HATEFUL 8. The numbers are in and AFI Silver was the #1 performing theater in the Washington Market and #9 in the entire United States. Click here for more information.

 

JANUARY 4, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 6 NEW PRINCIPALS AT LERCH, EARLY & BREWER

Lerch, Early & Brewer has named six attorneys as principals in the firm: Ruth O. Katz, a community associations attorney; David E. Kay, a corporate and transactional attorney;Erin L. Kopelman, a family law attorney; Ann Marie Mehlert, a real estate attorney; Christopher W. Roberts, a family law attorney; and Christopher M. Ruhlen, a land use attorney.  For more information about these attorneys, click here.

 

Member News January - December 2015

 

JULY 11, 2016 - GO BRENT TEAM RECOGNIZED

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - PEPCO HAS RECEIVED THE 2016 UTILITY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Pepco has also been hailed as a national model by the Smart Electric Power Alliance for its effort to make it easier, faster, and less expensive for customers to access solar. Here is the press release. 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 -CONGRATULATIONS GUSTO
Gusto won the tomato sauce contest at the North Bethesda Market's Tomato Fest.