May 6, 2019

Kick off your morning by growing your business network. . .

Join GSSCC for informal networking over coffee and light breakfast noshes.

7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Thursday, May 9 | Atrium at 8601 Georgia Ave.

Click here to log in and register.
Are you a business owner struggling to hire the right person? Join GSSCC's Small Business Peer Network! The next meeting is at 10 a.m. next Monday, May 13, and features Elise Ambrose from Elite Personnel who will answer questions on how to recruit and interview for successful hiring. Fill out the application to join the group.

Attention Potential Home Buyers

GSSCC's Young Professionals Network will host a roundtable discussion on the basics of purchasing a home, credit considerations, securing loans, and more, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at The DoubleTree by Hilton. Presenters include Olivia Fenton, Scott Team International, Keller Shinholser, Apex Home Loans, and Matt Sines, Fitzgerald Financial. Following the discussion, the DoubleTree will offer a cash bar and complimentary small bites. Register here.
Join GSSCC for casual networking from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Copper Canyon Grill. Enjoy complimentary lite fare, a cash bar, and networking! Click here to register.

Has Montgomery County's Regulatory Climate Hindered Your Ability to Run a Successful Business?
Tell your story at one of six upcoming "listening sessions" that are part of the County Executive's  4Business Initiative  to improve the County's business climate.
Click  here  for more information. Register here for the session scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 22, in the Silver Spring Civic Building.

GSSCC members are family.  We promote and celebrate each other's success.  We share problems and provide solutions.  We always offer support, even if we do not always agree.  And we are committed to the well-being of our extended family members:  Greater Silver Spring's non-profit organizations, residents, visitors and customers, for whom we are grateful.

At its annual Awards & Installation Dinner, GSSCC will recognize some of the member organizations the personify the idea that Chamber members are committed to supporting each other and the community. We will inaugurate our "Circle of Stars," for-profit companies that personify excellence in corporate social responsibility through their efforts to make Silver Spring a better place to live, work, and run a business, specifically through service to the community during the past year in support of non-profit/community organizations or causes. We will also recognize the Young Professional who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the chamber during the past year. Click here to nominate a member to be inducted into the GSSCC "Circle of Stars." Click here to nominate a Young Professional for the "Trail Blazer" award. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31.
GSSCC thanks these members for renewing their investment during April.

Kay Management Co. Inc.
Sheraton Silver Spring

AFI Silver Theater & Cultural Center
Impact Silver Spring

A Wider Circle
Courtyard by Marriott - SS Downtown

Carlton Creative
Courtyard by Marriott - SS North
Denizens Brewing Company
DoubleTree by Hilton
La Malinche
Revere Bank
Shawn D. Bartley and Associates, LLC
ABW Appliances
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Atmosphere, Inc.
Docs in Progress
Elite Bodies, LLC
Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness
Lamar Advertising
Lisa LaCourse, CRS, PMP RLAH - Real Living at Home
Maryland Chiropractic
Print Exhibit PARTNERS
SkyPoint Federal Credit Union
Source of the Spring
George B Thomas Sr. Learning Academy 
TW Perry

Improbable Comedy presents "The MOTHER of All Comedy Shows" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Silver Spring Black Box.  In commemoration of Mothers' Day, this all-female line up celebrates all women.  Denizens Brewing Company beverages will be available for purchase. In advance of the show,  All Set Restaurant & Bar will offer pre-show cocktails and happy hour specials to ticket holders. Go to

*  Congratulations to the Tower Companies on the release of its Inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights Tower's  concern on a global scale with the impact of its actions and business on the health of our planet and people. The company takes seriously its role as a  resource at the ready for its employees, clients, suppliers, and industry colleagues seeking to live and work more sustainably.

* Eagle Bancorp announces the appointment of Susan G. Reil as President and CEO or Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and EagleBank. Read more 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.

Committee and Group Meetings in May

* Economic Development Committee - Thursday, May 16 - New Washington Adventist Hospital Construction and Move Update
* Membership Committee Meeting - Tuesday, May 28

Purple Line Work in Silver Spring - Update

Wayne Avenue Area: During May, crews will be surveying, tree clearing, and working on utilities along Wayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Sligo Creek Parkway. Work will take place from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane and sidewalk closures will occur.  In addition, temporary lane closures will occur on Wayne Avenue between Dale Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway for truck deliveries to Silver Spring International Middle School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. 

Greater Lyttonsville Area: This month, crews will be clearing trees along the railroad tracks between Stewart Avenue and 16th Street, and continue to  install fence and drainage along Talbot Avenue toward 16th Street. Work will occur daily  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, crews will continue work in the Lyttonsville Place Bridge area between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, and, as necessary, between 5 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. over night.
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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