Upcoming Events
Join us for your second (or third!) cup of coffee at the Morning Coffee Break with the Chamber. Get a mid-morning boost of energy by networking with your chamber peers. Catch up over coffee, share what your business is up to, and make new connections.

Wednesday, February 24
11 a.m. to 12 noon
March is Women's History Month and to celebrate, the Chamber is bringing together three successful Montgomery County businesswomen to share their stories. Panelists include:

  • Elise Ambrose, Elite Personnel
  • Stacey Brown, Signarama Silver Spring
  • Katheryn Hoerster, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Join the Chamber to learn how they built their businesses, the challenges they faced, the struggles they overcame along the way, and their secrets for finding success.
Join the Chamber for a virtual After Hours event with Improbable Comedy! Enjoy an evening of laughter from Improbable Comedy comedians and networking with fellow members.

 This event is sponsored by Print Exhibit PARTNERS.

Wednesday, March 17
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
COVID-19 Business News
What Should Employers Do About the COVID-19 Vaccine? Webinar Recording Now Available
GSSCC, in collaboration with the Greater Bethesda Chamber and the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, recently provided members with the opportunity to learn from Marc Engel and Michael Neary of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., about what employers should do about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
COVID-19 Vaccine - Learn from Our Local Experts Panel Discussion Recording Also Available
If you missed the chance to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from Dr. Melissa Clark, CCI Health & Wellness Services, Dr. Yancy Phillips, Holy Cross Health, and Dr. Andrew Catanzaro, White Oak Medical Center, during the COVID-19 Vaccine - Learn from Our Local Experts panel discussion, you can view the recording on the Chamber YouTube page here.
Successful Business Pivot Stories Wanted

Want to highlight how your business successfully pivoted? Share your story with the Chamber by emailing Jane Redicker here.
Latest News
In the COVID Crunch? Save on Your Energy Costs
With elections over, COVID-19 vaccines being distributed, weather forecasts holding true and an encouraging economic outlook, favorable third-party energy rates are just around the corner. There’s no better time to consider enrolling in GSSCC’s Energy Purchasing Cooperative.

The strategic partnership between GSSCC and CQI Associates means lower energy costs and long-term budget stability. How? By leveraging the aggregated energy usage of members of 23 chambers of commerce, CQI has the purchasing power to negotiate rates much lower than an individual company could attain on its own. Participants who signed onto the co-op realized a combined annual savings of $889,600, which equates to an average of $4,000 per company annually.

Applications will be accepted until February 26. Here’s a link to the application. Want to learn more?

CQI Associates will host informational Zoom webinars on the following dates:

For more information, call Joe Tabeling at 443-472-3870.
* Docs in Progress has announced the appointment of Lynn O’Connell as Executive Director. O’Connell has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience, including 19 years as an executive director. Congratulations! Read here for more information.

* Congratulations to Bell Flowers on being the featured business in a new Made in Montgomery segment from the County Council and County Cable Montgomery! Read the Source of the Spring article here.

* SkyPoint Federal Credit Union is now offering ClickSWITCH, a new internet-based technology that allows new members to switch any number of direct deposit payments and automatic payments from their existing checking account to their new SkyPoint account. Additionally, ClickSWITCH can initiate the closing of the member’s old account, conveniently tying up any loose ends. For more information, read here.

* Massage Envy Silver Spring is hiring for multiple positions. Read here for more information.

See your company's news here! Send us your news releases and news items by noon on Friday for publication in the following Monday's edition. Click here for guidelines on submitting Member News.
Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Virtual Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23.

* Economic Development Committee Virtual Meeting - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24. Topic is update on The Purple Line. (Advance registration required here.)
Working to enhance the economic prosperity of greater Silver Spring through robust promotion of 
our member businesses and unrelenting advocacy 
on their behalf.
Thank you to our 2019-2020 GSSCC Partners

Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance;
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

 Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home 
Loans; Atlantech Online; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Holy Cross Hospital; The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

 Partners - Peak Performance Digital; Bell Flowers; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; Image360.
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
8601 Georgia Avenue Suite 203