GSSCC operations will be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day Holiday.
The next GSSCC Weekly Update will be delivered on Tuesday, June 1.
COVID-19 Business News
MoCo Lifts All Business Restrictions this Friday

Beginning at 6 a.m. this Friday, May 28, Montgomery County will lift all capacity and distancing restrictions for indoor and outdoor businesses and venues, in line with the State of Maryland guidance.

Face coverings are no longer required outdoors, and persons who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks indoors, except as provided by the Maryland Department of Health which currently includes mask requirements in healthcare settings, schools, and on public transportation. 

Important note: Private businesses and workplaces may continue to put in place their own policies or guidance. This includes requiring employees and customers to wear face coverings. Employees and customers should be aware and follow these requirements to ensure the safety of all.

Vaccine Success Allows Lifting of Restrictions

Montgomery County health officials have certified that 50 percent of County residents have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, thereby allowing most restrictions to be lifted. Those who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, may click here to find information or make an appointment.

Individuals who ae completely vaccinated may click here to learn the latest Centers for Disease Control guidance on safe activities.

Work Search Requirements to be Reinstated for Job Seekers in June

To further accelerate the state’s economic recovery and with every business in Maryland fully reopened, Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Labor to work in collaboration with the federal administration to begin the process of reinstating work search requirements to connect more job seekers with good opportunities. The requirements are scheduled to be reinstated by late June. Watch this space for more details to come.
June Events
Area Chambers Join Together for Virtual Vaccine Forum
Join the chambers from Silver Spring, Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown, and Rockville along with the Greater Washington Board of Trade on Friday, June 11, at 8:30 for a virtual vaccine forum.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

Friday, June 11
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
YPN Welcomes Back Members with June Meeting
While the GSSCC Young Professionals Network (YPN) took a break from in-person events during the pandemic, we're looking forward to welcoming members back to this dynamic group!

YPN provides future community and business leaders from a variety of industries with networking, educational, and social opportunities. YPN members learn from each other, build connections, and develop skills to foster their career development.

Join YPN at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, for an exploratory meeting (via Zoom) to reconnect, discuss upcoming events and meetings, and build interest in the group. Staff will provide a brief overview for newcomers, and you are welcome to bring your favorite beverage to this virtual gathering.

Thursday, June 3
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On the Horizon for Summer: Outdoor Networking Events

With the County moving to the next Reopening Phase and restrictions easing on May 28, the Chamber is pivoting once again to provide quality outdoor networking events opportunities for members to make new connections and build relationships.

Keep on the lookout for more details as we move into June!
Latest News
Thank you to everyone who attended GSSCCs first in-person event of 2021 last week! Members enjoyed seeing new and familiar faces, catching up with one another, and making new contacts. 
Thank you to PJ's Coffee of New Orleans for hosting and thank you to Lee Development Group for opening its parking lot for attendees.
Reopening? Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting!
As Montgomery County moves towards lifting COVID-19 restrictions, many businesses will be "reopening" or returning to normal operations and the Chamber is here to celebrate with a ribbon cutting and/or plaque presentation!

The Chamber provides both virtual and in-person ribbon cutting events complete with giant scissors and blue ribbon. Ribbon cuttings are open to new or current members in good standing.

Email Director of Membership Courtney Jenkins to start planning today.
Check Out Your Chamber's Money-Saving Member-2-Member Discount Program 

Increase your visibility, draw in new customers, save money, and support your fellow members with the Chamber’s Member-2-Member Discount Program today.

All company employees are eligible to take advantage of these savings. Not sure what to offer? Consider a percentage discount, complimentary consultation, discount on a specific product, waiving an application fee, or a reduced membership fee.

To view a list of the current Member-2-Member Discounts, click here. If you are interested in offering a new Member-2-Member Discount, please log into your company portal and click on the "Create a Coupon" link. If you have questions, please contact
* Docs in Progress is giving away a gift certificate to Spice Street on Tuesday, May 25, during the “Our Bodies Our Doctors” live Q&A. More details here. Docs in Progress is also offering “My Life on Video: Documentary Workshop for Adults 55+.” Participating students will learn to tell their story through video in the week-long class, from Monday, June 14, to Friday, June 18. Read here for more information and to sign up.

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 - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25.

* Small Business Owners Network Virtual Meeting - 12 noon on Thursday, June 3. Topic: Ways to make your brand known - to your target audience, your internal team, and beyond. (Advance registration required here).

* Young Professionals Network Virtual Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 3.

* Non-Profit Team Virtual Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8.
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
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