December 2, 2019
DECEMBER EVENTS
Don't Forget to Register Today! 
Last Day for $15 Early Bird Pricing!

Make the Most of Your Chamber Membership!
GSSCC invites all new members and new representatives of member companies to 
GSSCC 101: Member Orientation Breakfast. Enjoy a free breakfast, courtesy of  Eggspectation , learn how to make the most of your membership, connect with fellow Chamber members, and meet GSSCC staff, board member, and ambassadors.

Thursday, December 12, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive). 

RSVP required by COB Tuesday, December 10; participation limited to two individuals per company. 
Register  here  or call 301-565-3777.
 
LATEST NEWS
Start December with a Ribbon Cutting!
Join us in celebrating the grand opening of HSBC Bank  at 8250 Georgia Ave. on Thursday, December 5 , with a  ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes, and the opportunity to learn more about HSBC Bank. Read here for more information on the grand opening .
New Companies are Joining GSSCC!

GSSCC welcomes these organizations that became Chamber members during November. Check out the services they offer.

Lee Medical Case Review, LLC
Colleen Lee
12906 Kilgore Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(240) 246-5422
Attorneys/Law Firms/Legal Services

Regal Majestic & IMAX
Elvis Waterman
900 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-8884
Movie Theaters

You On a Team
Janet G. Cook
10308 Cherry Tree Ln.
Silver Spring, MD 20901  
(240) 319-6914
Coaching

Companies are Renewing Their Chamber Membership!

GSSCC thanks these organizations that recently renewed their Chamber membership. Support fellow members by checking out these businesses and the services they offer.

MEMBERS 20+ YEARS
Cahn & Samuels, LLP
Frederick Samuels
1100 17th St. NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-8777
Attorneys/Law Firms/Legal Services

MEMBERS 15+ YEARS
Percontee, Inc.
Ayana Lambert
11900 Tech Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 622-0100
Real Estate Developers & Investors

PH RockWood Corporation
Roscoe Moore
14315 Arctic Ave.
Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 871-1134
Medical Research

MEMBERS 10+ YEARS
First Merchant Services
Stuart Simms
P.O. Box 34
Spencerville, MD 20868
(301) 421-4111
Credit Card Processors

MEMBERS 5+ YEARS
Cherry Bekaert LLP
Eric Prawde
11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 589-9000
Accountants

Fitness Together
Clark Sharp
912 Thayer Ave. Suite 102
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 641-5126
Fitness Centers

Jalon Bookkeeping, LLC
Stephan Jalon
13001 Gershwin Way
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 890-1699
Bookkeeping Services

MEMBER 5+ YEARS CONT.
Patient First
Brooke Waller
8206 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 960-4682
Urgent Care

NEWER MEMBERS
Holiday Inn Express
Washington DC/Silver Spring
Beth Sanders
7990 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-3444
Hotels/Motels

Pollo Campero
Daniel Rodriguez
8662 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-0292
Restaurants

SSGovRelations
Steve Silverman
P.O. Box 180
Burtonsville, MD 20866
(240) 475-8675
Attorneys/Law Firms/Legal Services

SSIC Powered By Launch
Melissa Gardner
8070 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-9442
Coworking/Shared Office Spaces

The Mean Green Carpet Clean
John Smith
808 Tanley Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 565-3444
Carpet/Upholstery Cleaners & Vendors



Congratulations to Charles P. Johnson & Associates (CPJ) on its client partners Elm Street Development and Craftmark Homes winning the Award of Excellence from the Maryland Building Industry Association Land Development Council for the Mateny Hill town home development. CPJ provided the land planning, engineering, and surveying, and the team was recognized for excellence in design, planning, and construction. Read more here

* KID Museum turns 5 on Thursday, December 5, and is celebrating with Fête for the Future, a festive, future-forward party from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, read here
 
* Join Improbable Comedy on Thursday, December 5, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for "Misfits of Comedy," starring John Poveromo and Joanne Filan. For more information and tickets, read here.

* Join  CREATE Arts Center  on Sunday, December 8, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for College Ornament Workshop for Adults & Children. Create a pair of unique collage ornaments to give as gifts, display for the holidays, or hang in your home all year round.  Read here for ticket information. 

* Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with County agencies like the  Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services  for the third consecutive year to provide residents with ways to green their holiday giving with "Gift Outside the Box" campaign. Read   here  to learn more about the Gift Greener challenge. 
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Update: Purple Line Work in Silver Spring

Colesville Road - Colesville Road closures originally scheduled for December 2 this year have been postponed until January 5, 2020.  Beginning then, and through the end of April, the Colesville Road between Wayne Avenue and East-West Highway will be closed periodically between 10 p.m and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday and, as needed, overnight on weekends. During the daytime and evening hours of 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, crews will work in the center lane, but keep two lanes open in each direction.  View the detour here.

Bonifant Street - Beginning on or about December 20, Purple Line crews will implement a long-term lane closure on westbound Bonifant Street between Ramsey Avenue and Georgia Avenue.  This section of the street will be closed for approximately three months.  

Wayne Avenu e - Crews will be working on Wayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Flower Avenue between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends during December. Watch for temporary lane closures.

Brookville Road/Stewart Avenue - Crews will be relocating utilities along Stewart Avenue between Brookville Road and Kansas Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends.  Watch for temporary lane and sidewalk closures.  Parking on southbound Stewart will be limited.

For more information on construction activities, schedules, and other updates, click here. For immediate construction concerns, email outreach@pltcllc.com or call 240-424-5325.
Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

Non-Profit Team  - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10.

Small Business Owners Peer Network - Noon on Monday, December 16. 

Economic Development Committee  - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18. 
Thank you to our 2019-2020 GSSCC Partners
 
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance;
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

 
Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Eggspectation; Holy Cross Hospital; 
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 Services
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To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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