December 3, 2018

and Support a Non-Profit Member 

Celebrate the season with fellow members and guests at a special GSSCC Business-After-Hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at the DoubleTree by Hilton (8727 Colesville Road). Eat, drink, mix, mingle, try your luck at some electronic games, and support a lucky Chamber non-profit member.  GSSCC will be collecting cash contributions at the door.  Before the end of the evening, one participating non-profit will be selected, in a random drawing, to receive the cash. Members who contribute at least $10 will be entered into a second drawing to win a case of wine, donated by Lee Development Group  (must be present to win).

Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton, members will enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and networking in a festive atmosphere. Thanks to We're Having A Party! for bringing in some electronic games to add some fun to the evening. Cost for members is $10 (exclusive of a voluntary contribution to the drawing).  Register here.
Digital Presence Workshop Tomorrow

GSSCC's Young Professionals Network's free seminar on maximizing the impact of youry digital media presence has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4, at Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA (1420 Spring St.).  Panelists include Nicole Krug, Social Light , Brian Loebig, , and Adam Lowe, Adam Lowe Creative . Register here.
New Members Gather at GSSCC 101 Orientation at Eggspectation
Ewunike Akpan, Lotus Fitness , and Michelle Smith, 1st Choice.
Dewayne Ellis, The Wealth Syndicate, and Andrew Mason, YMCA - Silver Spring.
New members network prior to the morning's breakfast seminar. 
New members learn the basics of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce.
Join YPN's Holiday Community Service Project

For its Holiday Community Service Project, the Chamber's Young Professionals Network will bake and decorate holiday cookies with clients of Interfaith Works Empowerment Center and Shepherd's Table. Space is limited to 15 attendees. The project is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, December 5, at Progress Place (8106 Georgia Avenue). Find out more and register here.
There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, but. . .

. . .for $25 you can attend a valuable GSSCC members-only networking lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive).  Each attendee will have three minutes to present his or her business to the group.  Participation is limited to 24 attendees. Claim your spot here.
Watch for Lane Closures on Georgia Avenue Beginning Today

Starting this morning, Pepco crews will be on Georgia Avenue starting work on an effort to upgrade utility infrastructure between the Sligo and Linden substations. Two northbound lanes of Georgia Avenue between Grace Church Road and Highland Avenue will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Crews will also be working on Fraser Lane, close to the Linden substation in Montgomery Hills. To learn more, attend a briefing scheduled from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, at Yeshiva School of Greater Washington, 2010 Linden Lane. More information is here and here.  Reservations are not required, but appreciated at
Improbable Comedy presents a holiday show with comedians Russ Green, Charity Sade, Kwame Amponsem, Liz Carr, and Wendy Wroblewski. Join the laughter at either a 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. show on Saturday, December 8, at Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 (8110 Fenton Street). Reserve tickets here.
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 Committee/Group Meetings

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 8 a.m on Tuesday, December 11

* Young Professionals Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 13

Economic Development Committee Meeting - 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 20. Foulger-Pratt will discuss plans for the Discovery Building. Pepco will provide an update on its projects on Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue. Note earlier start time to accommodate both presentations.
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 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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