Make New Biz Connections at Hen Quarter 

Connect with fellow Chamber members and some new potential members at this month's Business-After-Hours happy hour and casual networking event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, July 12, at Hen Quarter (919 Ellsworth Drive). Free for members and first time attendees. Click here to register. 
Get the Most from Your GSSCC Membership

Learn more about how GSSCC works to promote and advocate on behalf of member businesses at the Chamber's free Member Orientation Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. next Wednesday, July 19, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive).  Register here.
Can You Dance Your Way to a Promotion?

Join GSSCC's Young Proferssionals Network and learn how at its "Dance Your Way to a Promotion" workshop and happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, hosted by Arthur Murray Dance Studio (10801 Lockwood Drive, Suite 150).  Attendees are invited to stay at the studio after the workshop for a free "Salsa Basic" dance class at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Next Year Marks 25 Years for GSSCC!
Design the Anniversary Logo and/or Tagline to Win $500!

Next year - 2018 - marks GSSCC's Silver Anniversary, and plans are underway to celebrate this milestone in style. To kick off the commemoration, the Chamber is sponsoring a special anniversary logo design contest that is open to all members. The winner will receive a $500 prize. The winning design, to be used on all printed and electronic materials, the Chamber's website, and all promotional items, will be selected by a committee chosen by the GSSCC Board. Submissions are due by close of business on Friday, August 25. Entries must be submitted electronically to Jane Redicker. Designs must maintain the integrity of the current GSSCC logo, with no alterations to current colors (for specific PMS colors, contact Jane Redicker). Submissions may be made as jpg files, but winners will be required to provide vector art originals prior to final selection. Limit three entries per person. Designs may not include copyrighted materials and all fonts must be acquired legally. The winning design and all vector art files become the property of GSSCC.
GSSCC is also offering members the opportunity to create the 25th Anniversary theme or tagline to be used throughout the year. Entries should be submitted to Jane Redicker  by Friday, August 25. Limit three entries per person.
WSSC Water Main Replacement Project to Close Parts of Colesville

Beginning early next month, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will begin work to replace 1.5 miles of 20-inch water mains on Colesville Road from Georgia Avenue to the Beltway. This effort, while necessary, will create substantial disruption for businesses along the route. WSSC coordinators for the project have agreed to meet with GSSCC member businesses to provide more details about the timing and staging of the project and answer questions from business owners. GSSCC has scheduled a meeting for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, in the Chamber conference room. Member who would like to participate should email Jane Redicker.
Website Workshop Rescheduled to August 15

GSSCC's Non-Profit Team workshop on "Websites that Build Your Brand and Drive Your Mission," has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 15, at the the Chamber offices. Shala Graham of Brand Calling (formerly SW Creatives) will lead the discussion and offer a first-hand analysis of an attendee's website. Free for members, click here to register.
* Sandy Spring Bank has moved from 8677 Georgia Avenue to 8401 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  

* Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, is sponsoring storyteller Keshius Williams at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Silver Spring Library (900 Wayne Avenue).  This program is free for children and families of all ages.  Click here  for more information.
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 Workshop  - 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11

* Major Events Committee Meeting - POSTPONED

* YPN Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, presentation and discussion on County Parking Services Facility to be build adjacent to the County garage on Spring an Cameron (Please note date change, one week prior to the usually scheduled third Thursday of the month.) 

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18 (Please note date change, one week prior to the usually scheduled fourth Tuesday of the month.)

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; 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 - Bud MillerAssociates, Inc., and Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development