at GSSCC Holiday After-Hours

Last chance to register and join the GSSCC Board at the Chamber's holiday Business-After-Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, December 13,  in the lobby of the  Lee Development Group  Building (8601 Georgia Avenue). Thanks to Main Event Sponsor   Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. and members of the FY18 Chamber Board, attendees will enjoy  complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and networking in a festive atmosphere. This event is free for members and first time attendees. Non-members pay $40 each. Click here to log in and register TODAY, so staff can make sure there is plenty of food and drink.
Join GSSCC as We Cut the Ribbon

 ..... for the Grand Re-Opening of Signs by Tomorrow's new state-of-the-art production facility at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, at 4131 Howard Avenue in Kensington.  Check out the space; meet the creative team; learn about products and services offered. Enjoy refreshments and, perhaps, win a door prize.
E-Cast - New Marketing Opportunity for 2018

Have your unique email message delivered to the inboxes
of more than 1,150 individuals on GSSCC's email list.  Market special promotions, share an upcoming event, drive traffic to your web site, or just let fellow members know about your organization.  GSSCC will send out one e-cast per month in 2018.  The cost is $200.  For more information contact Alison, 301-565-3777 or
Get the Most from Your Chamber Membership

Start the New Year off by learning how to maximize your Chamber membership. Join us for a free member orientation breakfast and learn how GSSCC works to promote and advocate on behalf of member businesses. Mark your calendar for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive), and register here.
     Seen at the YPN Holiday Gift Community Service Project
GSSCC Young Professional's Network and Interfaith Works Empowerment Center staff pose for a picture before getting started on the holiday wrapping.
Young Professionals hard at work wrapping holiday gift boxes for clients of Interfaith Works Empowerment Center.
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(L to R) Katherine Cosgrove, DoubleTree by Hilton, Mikyla Tuggle, The Fillmore, Priscilla Perez, Downtown Silver Spring, Cathy Kuangu and Nyki Caldwell, Cook Ross Inc.
Meera Raja (second from left), Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, poses with the group and the finished products.  200 holiday gift boxes will be distributed this year.

* Chop Chop Movers, LLC is offering all GSSCC Members a 10 percent discount on moving services from December 7 to 29.  Email  for more information.

* Kudos to So What Else on being featured on Fox5 News last Wednesday morning for the work it does to help children pay it forward in their communities. To see the clip, click here.

* A Wider Circle is accepting  new toys, games, and gift cards (drop off hours at 9159 Brookville Road are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.) to help spread holiday cheer to more than 5,000 children. A gift collection bin can also be set up for your office, school, temple, or church. For more information, click here or email

* Source of the Spring  is looking for an ad sales rep, initially a part-time position that could expand as revenues grow. Send inquiries or resume to

* Urban Winery  (949 Bonifant Street) will host  an ugly sweater competition and toy drive from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 15 . The winner will receive a gift card. Don't want to wear an ugly sweater? B ring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots be eligible for to win a raffle for another gift card.

* Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to  Cuba de Ayer, or post a picture of you wearing it on the restaurant's Facebook page between now and  December 15, and you could win a $100 gift card or a $50 meal for two.  Click here for details.
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.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 21
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 2017-2018 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, Incl, Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch Early Brewer; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; 
Signs By Tomorrow.

 Friends - Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development

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