Learn about PEPCO's Upcoming Underground Work in Silver Spring


PEPCO has invited business owners, residents, and others in the community to a briefing on its plan for enhancing the capacity of the power grid in Silver Spring over the next year and a half. The meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 24, will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The project, which will be done in segments along Fenton Street from downtown Silver Spring to Takoma Park, will involve opening the streets to lay new cable. GSSCC will be on hand to discuss how PEPCO's project will coordinate with WSSC's water main replacement project, also scheduled for the coming months.

Connect@Lunch at Mrs. K's on Wednesday

Join us for this members-only lunch  from noon to 1:30 p.m.  this Wednesday, July 26, at Mrs. K's (9201 Colesville Rd.). Participation is limited to 24 members and each has the opportunity to make a three-minute presentation to the group on his or her business. $25 includes appetizer and entree.  Click here to log in and register.

How Will WSSC's Planned Water Main Replacement Project on Colesville Road Impact your Business?

Join GSSCC on Wednesday for a meeting with coordinators of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's (WSSCC) water main replacement project, set to begin on August 20 on Colesville Road. WSSC team members will provide details on timing and staging for the project that will 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. The meetig is set for 9 a.m. this Wednesday, July 26, in the Chamber conference room. Member who would like to participate should email Jane Redicker.
Federal Court Gives Purple Line a Green Light

Last Wednesday, a federal court of appeals ruled that the Purple Line can move forward, giving the state a green light to pursue $900 million in federal funding for the project. The appeals court restored the Purple Line's environmental approval after a lower court had previously denied it. The state will continue to appeal other decisions made by judge in connection with a suit brought by a Chevy Chase citizens group and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail.
Website Workshop moved to United Therapeutics

GSSCC's Non-Profit Team workshop on "Websites that Build Your Brand and Drive Your Mission," has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 15, and moved to United Therapeutics (1040 Spring Street). Shala Graham of  Brand Calling (formerly SW Creatives)  will lead the discussion and offer a first-hand analysis of an attendee's website. The workshop, which is free for members, begins at 8:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Three Chambers Together = More Connections

Mark your calendar for the GSSCC's annual joint speed networking event with the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. New this year: the Wheaton Kensington Chamber of Commerce will join in, expanding the opportunity for new connections. The event, s ponsored by  My Office Products , and  scheduled for Thursday, August 17, at  Rosensteel Hall  (9707 Rosensteel Ave.),  begins with informal networking over hors d'oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) at  4:30 p.m. Formal speed networking starts promptly at 5:30 p.m. Early-bird pricing is  $15 for members and $25 for non-members through August 11. Click here to log in and register. 
    Seen at the GSSCC101 Member Orientation at Eggspectation
(L to R) Austin St-John, Maryland Youth Ballet, Sharon Cichy, SEEC, and Robert Scott, My Office Products and GSSCC Chair)
(L to R) Sarah Fredrick, Community Bridges, Kyle Meissner and Deb Stipa, Ruppert Landscape, and Chandra Colvin, 
Silver Spring Dream Dinners
    Young Professionals Network at Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Ashley Kipps, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, leads the group in basic salsa dance steps.
Jessica Wilson, CCI Health & Wellness Services, wins free dance classes at Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
 Montgomery County thanks Tower Companies for New Banners
Silver Spring Regional Services Center Director Reemberto Rodriguez thanks Brian Abramson, The Tower Companies.
New banners adorn Silver Spring Streets thanks to a generous contribution from The Tower Companies.
* Levine School of Music debuts its summer "Great American Songbook Chorus," featuring the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and more from the 1920s to 1950s, at a concert scheduld for 11 a.m. this Thursday, July 27 on its Maryland campus at 900 Wayne Avenue (2nd floor). Click here or details and to RSVP.

* F amily & Nursing Care Foundation recently awarded $40,000 to two local non-profit organizations that provide dedicated home are support to low-income, aging adults. Click here to learn more.

* Kudos to Pepco on partnering with Suited for Change to host an all-day sale benefiting local women in need. Read more here.

Fitness Together is offering a complimentary "2017 Guide to Summer" featuring workout tips, travel ideas, and recipes. Click  here  to open the link.

* Discovery Communications' Shark Week 2017 runs through this Saturday, July 29. These GSSCC members are offering discounts and promotions to join the celebration: Lincoln's Bar-B-Que, Lebanese Taverna, Strosniders, Copper Canyon, Silver Spring Smiles and Gusto Farm to Street. Click here for the flyer, required to take advantage of the discounts.
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 info@gsscc.org before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
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.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Young Professionals Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 3.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22.

Note: most committees do not meet during August.
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