COVID-19 Business News
GSSCC Signs onto White House Call to Action

GSSCC has joined business organizations across the country in a public-private "Rally for Recovery" to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic; help protect employees, customers and communities; and reignite our economy.

On Friday afternoon, GSSCC President Jane Redicker joined chamber and business leaders from across the nation on a call with White House Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt, who announced a new partnership with America’s leading business organizations to enlist the full force of the private sector to defeat COVID-19. The call to action asks three things of America’s businesses:

  • Require masks and social distancing in the workplace to protect customers and workers.

  • Reduce barriers to vaccinations by developing a plan to help employees get vaccinated or provide incentives for employees to get vaccinated when it is their turn.

  • Third, communicate with customers and educate the public by amplifying CDC messages about masking and vaccinations on products, properties, and/or websites.

The White House will be collecting stories about how employers are supporting the call to action and plans to highlight these through various media outlets. Slavitt encouraged businesses to email and describe what their organizations are doing to combat COVID-19.

As materials and other incentives are developed to help employers with these efforts, GSSCC will report here and on our website.
Successful Business Pivot Stories Wanted
Did you see Atlantech Online, Inc.’s successful business pivot story in last week’s newsletter? Atlantech broadened its scope to provide its services to businesses based outside the DC region as well as pivoted to become a mobile phone carrier capable of matching nationwide delivery of services.

Want to see your business highlighted in this space? Share your successful business pivot story with the Chamber by emailing Jane Redicker here.
March 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 investment, connect with your fellow Chamber members, and meet the GSSCC staff.
Wednesday, March 3
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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.
Latest News
Welcome New GSSCC Member in February

GSSCC welcomes this organization that became a Chamber member during February. Check out the services it offers.
Ross Buhrdorf
5900 Balcones Dr. Suite 5000
Austin, TX 78731
(844) 493-6249
Business Development/
Professional Services
Companies are Renewing Their Chamber Membership!

Thanks to these organizations for continuing to support the Chamber by renewing their membership during the past month. We're pleased to link readers to these businesses and the products and services they provide.
The Purple Line Update Recording Now Available
The GSSCC Economic Development Committee was joined by Vernon Hartsock, from the Maryland Department of Transportation' Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and Acting Project Director for The Purple Line, for an update on what's going on with the Purple Line, specifically on activity between the Lyttonsville Road/Brookville Road area and Wayne Avenue/Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring.

Recording of the presentation can be viewed on the Chamebr YouTube page here.
Members Virtually Grab Coffee with Chamber

Thank you to everyone who attended February's Morning Coffee Break with the Chamber! Members enjoyed a lively conversation and the opportunity to share their business news and make connections. Don't miss March's After Hours, register today!
* Montgomery Housing Partnership has announced that The Bonifant at Silver Spring has earned the 2020 Community Insite Award, issued by SatisFacts Research, a leading provider of resident surveys focusing on multifamily retention and reputation management. This is the 5th year running that the community has received the award. Read more here.

* Congratulations to Holy Cross Hospital for being included in the top 100 ranking in Healthgrades’ America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2021. Read the Montgomery Community Media article here.

* Improbable Comedy recently worked with Blue Bike Communications to produce its new website. 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

* Small Business Owners Network Virtual Meeting - 12 noon on Thursday, March 4. (Advance registration required here.)

* Non-Profit Team Virtual Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9.

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

* Economic Development Committee Virtual Meeting - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24.
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