August 12, 2019
Members interested in volunteer opportunities, should call the Chamber office.

Join Young Professional groups from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, the Rockville Chamber, the Greater Bethesda Chamber, and the Greater Silver Spring Chamber, along with Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders, to meet, mingle, and enjoy appetizers and drinks.

Wednesday, September 4
Lucky Strike (7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda)

Advance Registration required here by August 28.

Join us for a members-only networking luncheon featuring a smaller, more intimate crowd. This event allows members the chance to really share and connect through their business needs. Registration is just $25 and includes an appetizer or dessert, choice of entree, and a soft drink.

Thursday, September 12
Cubano's Restaurant  (1201 Fidler Lane, Silver Spring)

Register here.

Join GSSCC for an evening of casual networking, complimentary lite fare, and a cash bar. And maybe win one of our sponsors' fabulous door prizes!
This event is free for GSSCC members; Non-members pay $40.
Considering membership in the Chamber?  Contact us to register for complimentary admission to this event as a first-time attendee.

Wednesday, September 25
Silver Branch Brewing  (8401 Colesville Rd. Suite 150, Silver Spring)

Register here.

* Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr.,  PH RockWood Corporation , has been selected to join the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  This honor follows Dr. Moore's recent appointment to the Board of Directors of the Global Virus Network, a coalition of leading virologists spanning more than 20 countries working to advance knowledge about how viruses make people sick and to develop drugs and vaccines to prevent illness and death. Both organizations were founded by Dr. Robert (Bob) Gallo, the co-discoverer of the AIDS virus.

* Summit Hills Apartment Homes is having an end-of-summer open house next weekend, August 16 through August 18. Specials include no application charge and up to one month of free rent for new residents. Details  here .

* Four GSSCC members are participating in the Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week from August 12 to August 18:  All Set Restaurant & Bar Bueno Vida Not Your Average Joe's , and  Ruth's Chris Steak House . Learn more about the event here .

TransCen is looking for sponsors for its "TransCen Royale" event on September 26. Learn more about the event here .

Security Industry Association  CEO Don Erickson recently wrote a letter of support for S. 379, a bill that would allow beneficiaries to use 529 plan funds to cover expenses associated with obtaining a post-secondary credential. Read the letter  here .

See your company's news here! Send us your press releases and news items by noon on Friday for publication in the following Monday's edition. Click here for guidelines on submitting Member News.

Business Input Sought Through Survey

As the next step in gathering information to evaluate Montgomery County's business climate, County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking input via an online survey.  The 55-question survey includes questions to assess  general background about businesses; feedback on the business environment in the County; experience with the County procurement requirements; and ease of access to government. Click here to complete the survey before September 30.

Construction Updates for Silver Spring

Silver Spring Area  - Beginning this week, and for the next four weeks, crews will be on Bonifant Street between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Steet to relocate utilities.  Long-term construction and lane closures continue on  Colesville Road between 2nd Avenue and East-West Highway,  along Bonifant Street between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Fenton Street,and along Wayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Flower Avenue between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays and some weekends. 

During the remainder of August, crews will also be working on Silver Spring Metro Plaza, adjacent to Colesville Road weekdays and weekends between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Lyttonsville/Brookville Area During August, crews continue work to relocate utilities along Stewart Avenue between Brookville Road and Kansas Avenue. Temporary lane and sidewalk closures with flagging operations will occur. Parking on southbound Stewart Avenue will be limited.  All work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends.

For immediate construction concerns, send an email to or call the construction hotline at 240-424-5325.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance; Washington Adventist Hospital

Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; HiTouch Business Systems
Signs By Tomorrow.
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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