January 6, 2020
January 2020 Events

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.

Wednesday, January 8, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive). 

Advanced registration required by COB Monday, January 6. Register here or call 301-565-3777.
Join us for this members-only networking luncheon, with a smaller, more intimate crowd that allows members the chance to really share and connect about their business needs. Registration is just $25 and includes choice of entree and a soft drink. Participation is limited to the first 25 members who register.

Thursday, January 9, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at  Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive).

Advanced registration  required by COB Tuesday, January 7. Register  here  or call 301-565-3777.
Join the Chamber for Two Ribbon Cuttings!

The Chamber will welcome Carmen Moya State Farm Agency with a ribbon cutting celebration at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 10, at 10126 Colesville Road, Suite A. Enjoy food courtesy of 4 Corners PubRSVP to jpawlikowski@gsscc.org by COB Wednesday, January 8.  

Congratulations to Fenwick Beer & Wine on its 10 Year Anniversary! Join the Chamber on Saturday, January 11, for a ribbon cutting celebration at 12 noon at 1327 Fenwick Lane. There will be food, wine tastings, and 20% off everything in-store all day long.  RSVP to jpawlikowski@gsscc.org by COB Thursday, January 9. See here for more information.

SchmoozaPalooza 2020
GSSCC's annual  SchmoozaPalooza  is set for Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring.  This member business expo and networking extravaganza is one of the Chamber's  signature events , attracting Silver Spring business people, county leaders, and other community members.

Early-bird pricing is now open for exhibitors and sponsors! Tables are limited, so sign in and get yours now! Click here for Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities!
Latest News
New Companies are Joining GSSCC!

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

 
Carmen Moya State Farm Agency
Carmen Moya
10126 Colesville Rd. Suite A
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 960-1898
Insurance

Pacci's Trattoria & Pasticceria
Spiro Gioldasis
6 Post Office Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-0867
Restaurants
The Jane Fairweather Team of Long and Foster Real Estate
Glenda Martinez
4709 Maple Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 560-4663
Real Estate - Residential
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.

FOUNDING MEMBERS
At Home Care, Inc.
Irene Cady-Harrington
15304 Spencerville Ct. Suite 101
Burtonsville, MD 20866
(301) 421-0200
Home Health Services

MEMBERS 20+ YEARS
Commercial & Investment Realty Associates LLC
Larry Rosen
9514 Starmont Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 530-6085 
Real Estate Brokers

Downtown Silver Spring
Juanita Stewart
916 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 203-4186
Shopping Centers

MEMBERS 15+ YEARS
A-1 Action Nursing Care, Inc.
Mark Kline
3508 Greencastle Rd.
Burtonsville, MD 20866
(301) 890-7575
Home Health Services

Bud Miller Associates, Inc.
Carmen Camacho
1105 F Spring St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-5010
Promotional Products

MEMBERS 10+ YEARS
Ameriprise Financial
Jason Partyka
6400 Goldsboro Road, #550
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 320-1486
Finance & Financial Advisors

ColeSpring Plaza
Kimberly Heaton
1001 Spring St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-6000
Apartments

Colesville Towers
Kimberly Heaton
8811 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-5500
Apartments

Metro 710 Apartments
Kimberly Heaton
710 Roeder Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-7400
Apartments

MEMBERS 5+ YEARS
Tower Hill Realty
Bruce Cotting
8218 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 310
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202) 491-2494
Real Estate - Residential
MEMBERS 5+ YEARS CONT.
Advance Financial
Sharon Martin
8121 Georgie Ave. Suite 320
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-5554
Accountants

NEWER MEMBERS
Mike's Locksmith & Security
Sabrina Rosenberg David
1100 Taft St.
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 506-7500
Security Systems & Service

Dunathan Consulting, LLC
Andrea Dunathan
8730 Georgia Ave. Suite 600-C
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-0800
Business Development/Professional Services

ResInnova Laboratories
Matthew Hardwick
8807 Colesville Rd. 3rd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 485-8973
Biotechnology Firms

Atlas Agency
Elise Ambrose
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 984-8075
Employment Services

Planned Companies
Sherie Gabriel
6301 Little River Tpke Suite 310
Alexandria, VA 22312
(571) 255-0728
Property Managers

Panagora Group, LLC
Elizabeth Bassan
8601 Georgie Ave. Suite 905
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 580-8318
Business Development/Professional Services

Thought Delivery Systems, Inc.
Joe Sandri
8070 Georgia Ave. Suite 301
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(833) 838-3228
Computer Software & Services

College Tracks
Mattison Boyer
8737 Colesville Rd. Suite 1010
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 630-4517
Charitable/Community Organizations


Only 3 spaces left! Lock in Yours Today

Congratulations to College Tracks for serving 1,600 students at five high schools and at 50+ colleges nationwide in 2019. Read for more information here.
 
* A Wider Circle has a variety of internship opportunities for the spring semester. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to intern@awidercircle.org indicating your area of interest. Read here for more information. 

* Docs in Progress has office space immediately available for rent. Read here for more information. Individuals interested should email  director@docsinprogress.org
 
* Join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland for the Jost Street Open House on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Tour the first Universal Design Home and visit with Habitat staff. GSSCC members supporting this effort include  Charles P. Johnson & Associates, Linowes & Blocher LLP, Ruppert Landscaping, and TW Perry. Read for more information  here
 
* Join KID Museum for Think Green: Sustainable Design Day on Sunday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No registration is required. Read here for more information. Registration for KID Museum's Summer Camp 2020 is now open. For more information, read here .
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2020 Member-2-Member Discounts

Make saving money a 2020 New Year's goal with GSSCC's Member-2-Member Discounts

Let members know about any discount you offer by adding or updating them on the GSSCC website. And use your Discount Card to take advantage of participating members' discounts. 

Email  cjenkins@gsscc.org with any questions.
Silver Spring Transit Center Bus Stops Being Temporarily Relocated Starting January 5  

Beginning on Sunday, January 5, construction of The Purple Line in and around the Silver Spring Transit Center will require temporary Ride On and Metrobus route modifications in downtown Silver Spring. 

Several Ride On bus stops in the transit center will be temporarily relocated to the street to safely accommodate Purple Line work, which is expected to continue in this area through spring. Temporary bus stop locations will be along northbound Colesville Road (between Wayne Avenue and Georgia Avenue), on the second floor of the transit center, and on East-West Highway and Colesville Road. Click here to see a package that details information on which bus routes will be relocated.

During the opening weeks of the temporary bus route modifications, there will be additional personnel stationed around the transit center to help direct Ride On users to and from the bus stops and the transit center. There also will be updated signage and maps placed around the center and available in the TRiPS transit services store on the second level.  Google Map bus stop locations will be updated to reflect the temporary changes.

For information on changes to Metrobus in and around the transit center, go here For more information about planned road closures and general project information for the Purple Line, go to www.purplelinemd.com
Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

Non-Profit Team Workshop - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14. 

Economic Development Committee - 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22. 

* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28.
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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