August 20, 2018
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Click here today to log in and register to join the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce for "Speed Networking" this Wednesday, August 22, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Silver Spring. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this annual August event that brings together members from both chambers to make new connections and establish future business relationships in a "speed dating" format. Thanks to MyOfficeProducts  for sponsoring the event and providing door prizes for two lucky winners.
* Congratulations to the many attorneys at Lerch, Early & Brewer who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019. See the list here.

* Kudos to Kaldi's Social House on its feature in a Tostitos commercial.  Click here to see the segment.

* Denizens Brewing Company (1115 East West Highway) is partnering with Interfaith Works Empowerment Center for its 5th Annual Back to School Drive from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22. Attendees who donate school supplies will receive a free beverage.  For more information, click here.

*  A Wider Circle will host information sessions on its Partnership to Independence Program on Tuesday, August 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, August 23, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.; and Tuesday, August 28, from noon to 2 p.m.  For more information, or to RSVP for an information session, email
See your company's news here! GSSCC is pleased to highlight news from our member companies in this section of the weekly e-news. Please submit items via email to before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.

Brookville Road/Lyttonsville Place - As a result of efforts by GSSCC, Montgomery County officials have removed the one-way restrictions on Stewart Avenue and imposed a 15 mph speed limit through the area.  This change should make it easier for customers to reach Brookville Road area businesses, that were suffering due to the closure and reconstruction of the Lyttonsville Place Bridge. Concerned about pedestrian and other safety in the neighborhood, GSSCC and area businesses asked for the 15 mph speed limit to assure that those driving through the area are respectful of the residents who live there. 
Young Professionals Regional Happy Hour

Join Young Professionals from the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Montgomery for a Regional Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at Lucky Strike Bethesda (7101 Democracy Blvd).  Cost is $10 per person, click here to register.
Make the Most of Your Chamber Membership

Are you new to GSSCC?  Do you have a new team member at your organization?  Join us for a FREE breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive).  Learn how GSSCC works to promote and advocate for member businesses.  Click here to register.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

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

* Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 6
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.
Could YOU be missing out on some of the greatest benefits of chamber membership? 
Contact Stephanie Helsing today to review all of the programs and opportunities available to you and your employees.
Thank you to our 2018-2019 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Statland & Katz/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; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; Carlton Creative; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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