COVID-19 Business News
Loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration recently released the application form and instructions for loan forgiveness. Last week, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (PPPFA) that lessens some of the restrictions on amounts that may be used for payroll and extended certain deadlines.

Join us for an update and guidance on how to apply for loan forgiveness, presented by David Hincapie, Economic Development Specialist with the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Monday, June 15
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with Jerome Fletcher, Assistant Chief Operating Officer to County Executive Marc Elrich, and Tina Benjamin, Special Assistant , who will walk through Montgomery County’s guidelines for Phase 2 reopening . They will share the ReOpening Montgomery website that provides details on Phase 2 requirements and best practices for industry sectors. They will also attendee answer questions.

Co-hosted jointly by: the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and Rockville Chamber of Commerce.  
Upcoming Virtual Events
The GSSCC cordially invites Chamber members to join us for GSSCC 101: Virtual Member Orientation. This virtual event is for new members or new representatives of member companies with a maximum of two per business.

This is the perfect event to learn how to make the most of your membership, connect with your fellow Chamber members, and meet the GSSCC staff, board members, and ambassadors.

Wednesday, July 1
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Members Supporting Members - Webinar Opportunity

Do you have expertise on a subject that may benefit your fellow members? Webinar sponsorship opportunities are available for member businesses wanting to share their knowledge and experience to support fellow members.

Sponsor a webinar for just $100 and see your company name and logo on all event promotions, including the Chamber website, the GSSCC Weekly Update, and social media. The event page on our website will include a link to your site, and you'll get a list of all webinar attendees after the event. Contact Julie at for more information.
Latest News
GSSCC Proud to be Among Sponsors for AFI DOCS

GSSCC is once again delighted to be among the sponsors for AFI DOCS, described by The Washington Post as "the nation's leading documentary film festival." This year’s re-imagined virtual film festival will run online from June 17–21. Films include BOYS STATE, PORTRAITS AND DREAMS, OUT OF THE BLUE, REBUILDING PARADISE directed by Ron Howard and 9 TO 5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT, directed by last year’s Best Documentary Feature Academy Award winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar. Tickets & Passes now available at
Missed a Webinar? Visit GSSCC's YouTube Page
  • To learn from Elite Personnel on how to strategically manage, communicate, and engage with employees teleworking and returning to the office, watch here.
Members Talked Business, Shared "Virtual" Strategies
Members gathered virtually last week for morning networking. Attendees had two minutes to promote their business, give updates, and share their best virtual networking tips and tricks. Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation.
Does Your Business Need PPE?

As businesses are preparing to re-open and employers are tasked with providing PPE for their returning employees, GSSCC has launched a “ Back to Business Products” page on our website for members looking to purchase PPE products, signage, and more. If your business is selling PPEs and you would like to be on this page, please complete this form and send it to Julie at
* A Wider Circle is partnering with Silver Spring and Bethesda restaurants for a ‘30 Days of Dinners’ campaign. See here for more information. You can participate by hosting a virtual dinner party where A Wider Circle member can join to discuss the important work A Wider Circle does for the community. Watch 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 - Wednesday, June 17.

  • Economic Development Committee Virtual Meeting - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24. Joining us will be newly-appointed Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services Director Mitra Pedoeem and Chief Operating Officer Hadi Mansouri. 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; 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; Image360.
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