September 16, 2019
GSSCC Members, Guests Vie for Golf Title

As you receive and read this, some 100 GSSCC members and their guests are ready to tee it up and battle it out for the crown of "2019 GSSCC Business Golf Classic Champion," at GSSCC member Argyle Country Club's championship golf course.

Record support from GSSCC sponsors and foursomes promises to make this year's Classic one for the ages!  Watch this space for results, and in the meantime, help the Chamber thank these member who contributed to our Golf Classic success as key sponsors: Gold Sponsors - Apex Home LoansAdventist HealthCare's White Oak Medical Center, Downtown Silver Spring, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, Lee Development Group, and Montgomery College; Silver Sponsors - Ellsworth Place, GEICO, RCN, and Washington Property Company; Lunch & Dinner Sponsor - Eggspectation; Scorecard Sponsor - Elite Personnel; Beverage Cart Sponsor - Purple Line Transit Constructors; Snack Shack Sponsor - Kay Management; Beverage Station Sponsor - Advance; and more.  Look for details in next week's GSSCC Weekly Update.

GSSCC Welcomes PLNT Burger to Silver Spring With Ribbon Cutting, Plague Presentation

Whole Foods General Manager Momar Gueye and Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Andrew Friedson joined GSSCC President Jane Redicker to help  PLNT Burger Co-Founders Spike Mendelsohn, Ben Kaplan, Julie Farkas, and team members Jonah Goldman and Mike Colletti,  cut the ribbon for the grand opening celebration.  
Members Connect@Lunch at Cubano's Restaurant
Members each had three minutes to describe their businesses to those in attendance at this members-only event that always sells out. Thanks to host  Cubano's Restaurant.

September = Ribbon Cuttings! More this month...

September 19
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join us to cut the ribbon and enjoy out-of-this-world food, drinks, and more at an event that's truly Beyond Definition.

8505 Fenton St. Suite 212

Register here.

September 20
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join the celebration and enjoy the newly remolded store, light refreshments, door prizes, and a preview of its next-day Art Carnival.

8209 Georgia Ave.

Register here.

Join GSSCC for an evening of casual networking, complimentary lite fare, and a cash bar.  This event is free for GSSCC members; non-members pay $40.  Register here.

Join GSSCC for a morning of networking and learning how to improve diversity and inclusion in your business. Workshop presented by Christopher Morin, Cook Ross Inc. Advanced registration is required by Monday, October 7. Free for members; non-members pay $40.  Register here.

Is Your Organization Safe from Cyber Attack s?

GSSCC member Digital Industry will lead a free lunchtime workshop providing " Clear Concise & Actionable Business Cyber Security Solutions" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the GSSCC office.  Speakers Mark Meszaros and James Casamento will cover clear tactics to help your business stay out of trouble; concise checklists to put your plan in motion; and actionable steps for implementation.  Lunch will be provided by Ruth's Chris Steak House, courtesy of Digital Industry.  Click here to register.
*  United Therapeutics Corporation is a step closer to getting a new pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment to patients. The Silver Spring biotech's New Drug application for Trevyent has been accepted by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the treatment here  

* Congratulations to Not Your Average Joe's on its 25th Anniversary! Enjoy throwback recipes from over the years and a special anniversary ale with commemorative take-home glass. Learn more about the celebration here

Join CREATE Arts Center this Friday, September 20, for this month's "Paint and Sip." Grab a brush and glass of wine and paint a masterpiece under the guidance of one of CREATE's teaching artists. Get more details and tickets here

*  YMCA Silver Spring is hosting a "Welcoming Week" from Friday, September 13, to Sunday, September 22. All events are free and open to the public and can be found here . YMCA also has a variety of Fall programming  for sports and youth enrichment programs. Call 301-585-2120 to learn more.

* Join All Set Restaurant & Bar this Thursday, September 19, for Trivia Night at 8 p.m. with happy hour and brain teasers from "Geeks Who Don't Drink."  S tarting Saturday, September 28, join All Set for "Drag Brunch" featuring talent from Haus of Stone. Get more details and tickets 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.

Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

Young Professionals Network - 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 19
* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24
* Economic Development Committee - 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25. Presentation on Downtown Silver Spring renovation, followed by a discussion with recently appointed Planning Board member Partap Verma.  (Call the office to register.)
* Small Business Owners Peer Network - Noon on Wednesday, September 25. Topic is "Improving and Automating Processes" (Advance registration required here.) 

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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