February 3, 2020
February Events
This Wednesday! Register Today!
Exhibitors and attendees register here .

Register for  Business After-Hours  by Monday, February 17,  here.
This Thursday! Register Now!

Workshop - Business Partnerships: Building a Better Tomorrow
Join the Non-Profit Team on Tuesday, February 11, for the panel discussion "Business Partnerships: Building a Better Tomorrow" from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at  Easterseals (1420 Spring Street). Enjoy coffee and light refreshments during this free event open to all members. 

The focus will be on building partnerships between non-profits and for-profit businesses. Panelists include  Jeff Meer, Humanity & Inclusion Shannon Babe-Thomas, Community Bridges Pamela Feinstein, A Wider CircleBruce Cotting, RLAH Real Estate; Robert Scott, HiTouch Business Services; and Tami Watkins, PEPCO

Register here by COB Friday, February 7.
SSIC Powered by Launch Grand Re-Opening!
Join the Chamber in celebrating the re-opening of SSIC Powered by Launch on Thursday, February 13. Enjoy food from Matchbox Silver Spring, treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes, and tours of the newly remodeled offices. Plan to arrive by 12 noon. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 12:30  p.m. followed by tours and lunch. 

Please RSVP here.
Latest News
GSSCC Young Professionals Celebrate Anniversary 
Professionals of all ages network over drinks at Silver Branch Brewing Company to celebrate the YPN's 5 Year Anniversary. 
Eric Jean-Rene and Jack Irvine, both of Mary Snider State Farm Agency, and Melba Padilla, Kemp Mill Shopping Center.
Joseph Barone, A Fool for Learning, Freddie Wolf, Joseph Sedlack, and Garrett Johnson, all of The Law Offices of Tina Sharma Gonzalo Valenzuela and Haley Cowan of NIH Federal Credit Union, sponsor for the event, give a presentation to a packed room.

Thank you to NIH Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the event, Silver Branch Brewing for hosting, Andalman & Flynn, CCI health & wellness services, DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Silver Spring, HSBC Bank, and The Jane Fairweather Team of Long and Foster Real Estate for door prize donations, and Eggspectation for catering.
New Companies are Joining GSSCC!

GSSCC welcomes these organizations that became Chamber members during January. Check out the services they offer.

Chop Chop Movers LLC
Sean McNeil
8060 13th St. Suite 701
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(740) 240-2467
Moving & Storage

Futrek Corporation
Vito Dellenoci
1110 Bonifant St. Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 370-4426
Real Estate Management

Law Offices of Tina Sharma, LLC
Tina Sharma
8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 638-2748
Attorneys/Law Firms/Legal Services

Manna Food Center
Jackie DeCarlo
12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 424-1130
Charitable/Community Organizations
Mary Snider State Farm Agency
Mary Snider
804 Pershing Dr. Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 622-9440
Insurance

Maryland Auto Spa, LLC
Carson Mangum
8945 Brookville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 704-6503
Automobile Repair, Parts & Service

Planet Fitness - Silver Spring
Jose Romero
1100 Wayne Ave. Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 398-3570
Fitness Centers

Silver Strings Inc.
Zed Mekonnen
8630 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-0596
Restaurants

Washington Sports Clubs
Jonno Flukes
901 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-1388
Fitness Centers

Companies are Renewing Their Chamber Membership!

G SSCC thanks these organizations that recently renewed their Chamber membership. Support fellow members by checking out these businesses and the services they offer.

MEMBERS 20+ YEARS
Hanagan's Auto Body
Nelson Hanagan
933 Selim Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-2260
Automobile Repair, Parts & Service

MEMBERS 15+ YEARS
My Carpet Cleaning Service
Hratch Gavakian
4206 Briggs Chaney Rd.
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 445-7440
Carpet/Upholstery Cleaners & Vendors

MEMBERS 10+ YEARS
Adeptus Partners
Neil Berger
3311 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832
(301) 929-9700
Accountants

Blair Mill, LLC
Barry Soorenko
8040 Georgia Ave. Suite 180
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-5800 
Property Managers

Global Communities
David Weiss
8601 Georgia Ave. Floor 3
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-4700
Community Development

Montgomery County Division of
Solid Waste Services
Alan Pultyniewicz
101 Monroe St. 6th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-6480
Government Service

MEMBERS 5+ YEARS
Advance Business Systems
Kristin Huber
148 West Patrick St. 1st Floor
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 694-6662
Office Supplies & Equipment

Andy Alderdice, Long & Foster Co.
Andy Alderdice
4701 Sangamore Rd, LL1
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 466-5898
Real Estate - Residential

Bonifant Building, LLC
Vito Dellenoci
1110 Bonifant St. Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 370-4426
Real Estate - Commercial

Conceptual Geniuses
Kimberly Singletary
2405 Holman Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-4227
Marketing/Graphic Design

Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers
Wendy Muhammad
955 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(855) 803-MIVC
Hospitals/Health Care Centers

RCN
Shawn Houston-Benkhla
10000 Derekwood Ln.
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 531-2886
Telecommunications
MEMBERS 5+ YEARS CONT.
Silver Spring Ice Skating at 
Veterans Plaza
Lance Curran
8523 Fenton St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-1221
Ice Skating Rink

Summit Group
Mark Becker
11961 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 491-5215
Advertising/Marketing

NEWER MEMBERS
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. CONSOLIDATED
Eric Johnston
7210 Preston Gateway Dr.
Hanover, MD 21076
(410) 684-8512
Beverage Distributors

DEBRA LEVY Eldercare Associates
Sieglinde Peterson
11120 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 505
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 593-5285
Home Health Services

Edward Jones Investments
Jordan Smith
7500 Old Georgetown Rd, Suite 775
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 941-1300
Finance & Financial Advisors

Improbable Comedy
Kim Levone
1704 Sherwood Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 351-2096
Entertainment

LG Auto Body
Luis Gonzalez
936 Philadelphia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-0301
Automobile Repair, Parts & Service

SECU Credit Union
Maria Jimenez
8737 Colesville Road, Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 755-2001
Credit Unions

Silver Spring Civic Building 
Eric Rasch
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 777-5308
Conference/Meeting Rooms

Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel
8561 Fenton St. Suite 225
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 302-3043
Media

SpeedPro Silver Spring
Connie Rhind Robey
2251 Distribution Circle
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-7733
Advertising



Congratulations to Clean Cuts on winning a Grammy! Engineer Adam Rooner worked on the audio book version of Michelle Obama's "Becoming," which won in the category of Best Spoken Word Album. See the announcement here.

* Philip Schneider, MD, medical director of Holy Cross Hospital's Spine Center, was recently quoted in a Washington Post article about getting a good night's sleep with the right pillow choice. Read the article here.

Joseph Barone, CEO of A Fool for Learning, will be speaking at the ARMA Metro Maryland Chapter on Wednesday, February 12, about "The Joys and Sorrows of a New Consultant."  Read here for more information.

* Wilshire Estates Gracious Retirement Community is having a Grand Opening celebration on Sunday, February 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13716 New Hampshire Avenue. Enjoy live entertainment, a color guard, invocation, delicious food prepared by regional chefs, and a professional singer to sing the national anthem. See here to RSVP and for more information.
 
* Ruppert Landscape has an accounting/finance job opening for an AP Specialist in Laytonsville, MD. Read here for more information. 

* Beyond Definition is accepting applications for its Summer Internship Program. The 10-week summer internship program is crafted to give college students and recent college graduates the chance to participate in a career-based summer program. For more information, read here

* Join the Silver Spring Town Center for the 3rd annual Eat, Shop, LOVE World Bazaar on Friday, February 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building. Browse the international market and enjoy food and drink from around the globe. See here for more information. 

* Registration is now open for Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland's Women Build 2020 Launch Party. The event is Wednesday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Bethesda. Read more here.

* The Interfaith Works Caring Breakfast 2020 is now open for registration. The event is Thursday, March 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Read here for more information.
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Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

* Small Business Owners Peer Network  - Noon on Thursday, February 6. Topic is  " Risk Management " (Advance registration required  here .)

* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25.

* Economic Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26.
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; Eggspectation; Holy Cross Hospital; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

 
Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; HiTouch Business Services
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