GSSCC Members Generously Step Forward to Help Fire Survivors 

GSSCC was saddened last week to learn of the tragic explosion and fire that destroyed a Long Branch apartment building and devastated so many lives. We have been heartened by the generosity and leadership of countless GSSCC members - both our nonprofit organizations and our businesses - who have stepped up to help. Thanks especially to Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), A Wider Circle, the YMCA Silver Spring, the Sheraton Silver Spring, All Set Restaurant, The Fillmore Silver Spring, and countless others who have helped quietly. The need is still great, especially for financial support to help the survivors somehow put their lives back together. Members can help by making donations through MHP by clicking here. Or, take your colleagues out today for lunch or dinner at All Set Restaurant (8630 Fenton St.), as the restaurant donates 100% of lunch and dinner sales to the MHP for the cause. Click here for details.
If your business is planning efforts to assist those in need, please email GSSCC and we'll highlight them on our Facebook page.

GSSCC WORKSHOP: Trends & Innovation to Attract and Keep Staff

Last chance to register for the GSSCC's Non-Profit Team's workshop on "Trends & Innovation to Attract and Keep Staff,"  scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow,  Tuesday, August 16, in the conference room at Easter Seals . The program will be moderated by Carson Henry of YMCA Youth & Family Services .  Erin Allen of Contemporaries will address "Quality of LIfe/Employee Morale" and Anthony George of Easter Seals will discuss"Retention Strategies."  Click here to register.

2016 Chamber Cup Annual Golf Business Classic Rescheduled for Wednesday, September 21

It's almost here, our rescheduled golf tournament.  GSSCC staff will be reaching out soon to confirm foursomes and sponsors.  
SAVE THE DATE - Regional Young Professionals Football Happy Hour

Join young professionals from the Greater Silver Spring Chamber, The Greater Bethesda Chamber, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, and the Rockville Chamber for a Regional Young Professionals Group Football Happy Hour  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  on Thursday, September 29, at Miller's Ale House (1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD  20852).  For more information, or to register,  click here .

* Pulse Community Care is offering GSSCC members an opportunity to experience the benefits of a traditional Chinese medicine therapy called "cupping" (the same therapy being used by the Olympic athletes with the perfectly round spots on their bodies).  To learn more, go to  Members can schedule their first appointment for free by calling (240)641-4116.

* Grace Studios, LLC  offers free yoga classes from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. o n Wednesdays  on the stage  in Downtown Silver Spring. For more information, click here .
* Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen and Bar  (8861 Colesville Rd.)  i s offering GSSCC members four free appetizers  (a $45 value)   to experience the new restaurant during lunch or after work for happy hour. To take advantage of this offer, please email Jordan Saglio at  and mentioin  this newsletter. This We dnesday, August 17, the restaurant will be host a "Not Your Average Cause Spirit Day " for A Wider Circle . Present the certificate linked here on Wednesday, and the restaurant will donate 15% of each purchase to A Wider Circle .  For more information contact .  
*Fenwick Beer and Wine, voted Best Place to Buy Beer in the City Paper Readers Poll 2016, has free wine tastings  from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  every Friday. This Friday's (August 19) tasting will also feature a free tasting of Jailbreak Beer, produced locally in Laurel.  For more information,  click here.

See your company's news here! GSSCC would be pleased to highlight news from our member companies in this section of the weekly e-news. Simply send us your information before close of business each Friday.     
Upcoming GSSCC Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Meeting 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23.

* NOTE: Most GSSCC committees do not meet during August. Watch this space and your email for exceptions.

About GSSCC Committee/Team Meetings:  All GSSCC members are welcome to participate in Chamber committees. Members are welcome to attend committee meetings to assess interest in joining a committee. Meetings are typically held in the GSSCC Conference Room. Advance RSVP is required and priority will be given to existing committee members when speakers are scheduled.
  Thank you to our 2016-2017 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Statland & Katz Insurance, Inc.; Washington Adventist Hospital

Business Partners - AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Holy Cross Hospital; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; Linowes & Blocher LLP; M&T Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corp.; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; Elite Personnel; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow;
Social & Scientific Systems.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development