GSSCC Members Generously Step Forward to Help Fire Survivors 

GSSCC feels proud to be part of such a caring community of businesses that have stepped up to help the victims of the recent 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 - that have taken steps to help. Please join GSSCC in recognizing these caring member companies.

Thanks especially to Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), that has made this effort a part of its overall mission by coordinating financial contributions. Thanks also to A Wider Circle, the Sheraton Silver Spring, and El Golfo  for collecting donations of needed personal items and school supplies. A big shout-out to All Set Restaurant,for donating 100% of its revenues last Monday, a total of $12,820, to MHP's efforts. Thanks also to AG Kitchen, Fenwick Beer & Wine and Kaldi's that stepped up to donate a percentage of several days sales. Thanks to YMCA Silver Spring and YMCA Youth & Family Services for collecting supplies, and for providing free summer day camp for the displaced children. 

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
DoubleTree to Host GSSCC Breakfast on 
Wednesday, September 14, at 7:30 a.m.

Get back to business this fall by joining GSSCC for the September Business Networking Breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at the  DoubleTree Hotel  (8727 Colesville Road).   Make new connections over coffee, a full breakfast, and round-table networking. Register now!
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 .

* Peet's Coffee  i nvites members to share the coffee love with an "Ode to Coffee First" video contest. The winner will receive $10,000 and a year's worth of Peet's Coffee. Learn more here.

* Congratulations to 
Montgomery Community Media (MCM)
on winning the 2016 Overall Excellence Award for Public, Education and Government Organizations from the Alliance for Community Media.  This is MCM's third win in five years.  To see the full announcement, click here.
Seventeen lawyers from Lerch, Early & Brewer were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).  These attorneys represent a broad range of practices serving businesses and individuals throughout the Washington, D.C. region, from real estate and land use law to litigation to family law and estates and trusts.   Click here to see the list of lawyers.

* Nando's Peri Peri is sponsoring "Spicy Saturday Nights," a free concert series on the Fountain Plaza Stage from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday night through September. For a complete schedule of concerts, click here.

* Thanks to Community Bridges two students from Silver Spring International Middle School were able to attend a summer Architects' Club for Girls camp at Catylator Makerspace. They were part of a team that built a three story dollhouse, which will be donated to a domestic violence shelter. Click here to see their masterpiece.

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