November 4, 2019
Kick off November with a Ribbon Cutting!
Join us in celebrating the grand opening of  Solaire 8250  at 8250 Georgia Ave. on Wednesday, November 6 , with a  ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. There will be a buffet and open bar, guided property tours, and raffle prizes.  E mail
to RSVP by COB Monday, November 4. Read here for more information.
What Does the 2020 Census Mean for You?

The GSSCC Non-Profit Team will host a workshop on the 2020 census at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, in the GSSCC conference room. The program will be presented by Shawn Ellis, Montgomery County's 2020 Census Manager . All Chamber members are welcome to attend and learn about how the census affects our community, and how your business or organization can get involved. Register  here  by COB Tuesday, November 12, to claim your spot.
Advocacy in Action: Business Connect East County, Legislative Reception for State Delegates, Senators

GSSCC Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair Mike McCartin, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, spoke on behalf of GSSCC small businesses at the launch of the County's Business Connect center at the East County Regional Services Center.

GSSCC Chair Stewart Zemil, Apex Home Loans, with Delegate Jared Solomon (District 18) at the Chamber's recent State Legislative Reception, hosted in the Lee Building Atrium. Thanks to HSBC and Joseph W. McCartin Insurance for sponsoring the event.

GSSCC Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair Ray Barry, AFI, (center) with Senator Ben Kramer (District 19) and Ernest Bland, EBA Ernest Bland Associates; Julie Statland, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance; and Debbie Keller, Revere Bank.

Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair McCartin, with Delegate Lorig Charkoudian and Robert O'Leary from Erie Insurance. Thanks to Lee Development Group for hosting the event.

New Companies are Joining GSSCC!

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

James Morris
14014 Connecticut Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906
(301) 871-6640
Retail Stores

Quality Time Learning Center
David Crump
8101 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-3350

School of Rock Silver Spring
Gia Ashe
8634 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-7625
Unique Images
Nicole Ali
1110 Fidler Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 969-1766

Whole Foods Market
Momar Gueye
833 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-9373

Wilshire Estates
Gracious Retirement Community
Debra Shonka-Barta
13716 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 246-8432
Retirement Community

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.

Steve Ziegler
4131 Howard Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 589-3305

YMCA Silver Spring
Melvin Reid
9800 Hastings Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 585-2120
Fitness Centers

MC Dept. of Transportation
Gary Erenrich
101 Monroe St. 10th Fl.
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-7170
Government Services

Sport Chevrolet & Honda
Gibbs Fogarty
3101 Auomobile Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 890-6000
Automobile Dealers

Elite Personnel
Elise Ambrose
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 951-3333
Employment Services

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
Susan Reutershan
7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-1300
Attorneys/Law Firms/Legal Services

Sky Properties
Lew Winarsky
P.O. Box 8058
Silver Spring, MD 20907
(301) 587-2265
Real Estate Management

Arrow Bookkeeping
Linda Cahill
8737 Colesville Rd. Suite 501
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-4849
Bookkeeping Services

Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA
Jon Horowitch
1420 Spring St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8700
Charitable/Community Organizations

Maryland Youth Ballet
Alyce Jenkins
926 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-2232
Dance Studio

Sunrise Senior Living of Silver Spring
Susan Maupin
11621 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 625-8655
Retirement Communities

Fenwick Beer & Wine
Suman Shrestha
1327 Fenwick Ln.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 650-5770
Beer, Wine & Spirits
Fire Station 1 Restaurant
Amy Hurowitz
8131 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-1370

Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC
Edward Neufville
8121 Georgia Ave. Suite 502
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 562-7995
Attorneys/Law Firms/Legal Services

One Montgomery Green
Wendy Howard
8737 Colesville Rd. #501
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 249-2936
Community Development

Anna Sattler
8905 Fairview Rd. Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 576-9000
Charitable/Community Organizations

Peake Financial
Kenneth Clarke
8737 Colesville Rd. Suite 705
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 650-9188
Finance & Financial Advisors

SERVPRO of Chevy Chase
& Silver Spring, MD

Frank Flaherty
10000 Business Parkway
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 530-7400
Disaster Restoration

CCI health & wellness services
Jessica Wilson
8630 Fenton St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 340-7525
Hospitals/Health Care Centers

Liz Whitehead
308 Indian Spring Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(917) 209-6186
Business Development/Professional Services

Massage Envy Silver Spring
Wendy Muhammad
955 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 264-5154
Massage Therapists

Negril Eatery Inc
Brian Chinn
965 Thayer Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 417-4919

Beyond Definition
Mark Devito
8505 Fenton St. Suite 212
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-8844
Marketing/Graphic Design

BIBIBOP Asian Grill
Jenny Lee
935 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 337-9422

Congratulations to PLNT Burger for winning the second-annual No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition organized by Manna Food Center and co-hosted by Downtown Silver Spring. PLNT Burger Chef Brian Lacayo's team came in first, with Matchbox Restaurant Chef Jim Drost's team coming in second place. Read more here

* See the premiere of  Gandhi Brigade Youth Media 's Summer 2019 Student Film "The Paradigm Shift(s)" on Tuesday, November 5, at  Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center starting at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the community. For more details, read here
* Join  Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. for its 11th annual Tribute to America's Veterans Concert "As Time Goes By: A Celebration of Valor." The event is Wednesday, November 6, starting at 6 p.m. in Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall in the  Silver Spring Civic Building . Read here for more information. 

Bethesda Cares is raising funds with a comedy night on Wednesday, November 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read  h ere for details.
* UP LLC will host "Poses & Pledges: A Fundraiser for Warriors at Ease" on Saturday, November 9, starting at 9 a.m.  Read here for more information. 
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Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

Small Business Owners Peer Network - Noon on Wednesday, November 6. Topic is  " Strategic Planning " (Advance registration required  here .)

Young Professionals Network  - 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. 

Non-Profit Team Workshop - 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 14. Topic is "The 2020 Census: What You Need to Know" (Advance registration required  here.)

* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26.  

Economic Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27. 

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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