May 7, 2018
. . .at Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria this Wednesday

GSSCC will host a members-only networking lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, May 9, at Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria (8113 Georgia Avenue).  Participation is limited to 24 attendees, who each have the opportunity to speak for three minutes about his or her business. $25 includes appetizer and entree.  Click  here  to register.
Community Service Project - Bingo

Join GSSCC's Young Professionals Network to play bingo with seniors in the adult day care center at Easter Seals (1420 Spring Street) from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. this Thursday, May 10.  Click here to register.
Meet the Candidates for MC Council

Members are invited to meet candidates for Montgomery Council, At-Large and District 5 (Silver Spring), at a "Meet & Greet" breakfast reception from 7:30  a.m. to 9 a.m. next Wednesday, May 16, at AFI Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (8633 Colesville Road). Candidates will be asked to address business-related questions in small groups throughout the event. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of  Statland & Katz, Ltd.  Pre-register by Friday, May 11, by clicking here.  This event is for GSSCC members only.
Welcome New GSSCC Members

Join GSSCC in welcoming these organizations that recently became Chamber members:

Achieving Optimal Health Conference
dba BB&R Wellness Consulting
Patricia Reilly
9812 Falls Rd. Suite 114
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 529-3520
BIBIBOP asian grill
Henry Yonky
935 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 337-9422
Bump Financial Group (Ameriprise Financial)
Dermel Franklin
8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 910
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 223-3450
Finance & Financial Advisors
Dawn Gontkovic
8506 Country Club Drive.
Potomac, MD 20817
(917) 450-3296
Office Supplies and Equipment
Choice Plantings
Patty Lang
180 Penrod Ct. Suite N
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 766-6006
Interior Designers & Decorators
Krista Ragaini
7501 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 400E
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-9100
Color Renaissance, Inc.
d/b/a CertaPro Painters of Silver Spring - Bowie, MD
Jonathan Davis
8653 16th St. Suite 8784
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 428-6899
Painters Interior/Exterior
Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness
Sara Richeson
10301 Georgia Ave. Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 681-7880
Physical Therapists
Print Exhibit PARTNERS
Mike Lawson
930 Wayne Ave. Suite 1201
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 321-1939
Printers, Publishers, Typesetters & Graphics
Sherwin Williams #3359 (Colesville)
Davis Mejia
17 Randolph Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20905
(301) 384-2567
Home Improvement & Remodeling
Sherwin-Williams #3611 (Silver Spring)
Terry Trumble
8230 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-0614
Home Improvement & Remodeling
Zurena LLC
Nigel Smith
12803 Stonecrest Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(202) 618-0386
Beverage Distributor

Thanks for Renewing Your GSSCC Membership

Thanks to these organizations that renewed their Chamber Membership in March and April:

Members Renewing in March
25-Year Members
Holy Cross Hospital
Robert Philipson & Company
15+ Year Members
Andalman & Flynn
Caitlin Enterprises, LLC
Kay Management Co., Inc.
Kefa Café
Sheraton Silver Spring
10+ Year Members
The Point at Silver Spring
Washington Adventist University
5+ Year Members
ConTemporaries, Inc.
Courtyard by Marriott - Silver Spring North
Erie Insurance
Hilton Garden Inn-Silver Spring North
Newer Members
Apex Companies, LLC
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Block Advisors - Tax & Business Services
DB Event Services
Denizens Brewing Co.
Docs in Progress
Edward Jones
Health & Lifestyle Solutions
Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, Inc.
La Malinche
little Acorn Pharmacy
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
RISE Silver Spring
Roy Rogers Restaurants
Silver Spring Village, Inc.
TransCen, Inc.

Members Renewing in April
5-Year Members
Plaza Artist Materials of Maryland, Inc.
20-Year Members
The Tower Companies
5+ Year Members
IMPACT Silver Spring
Technology Service Corp.
Kensington Volunteer Fire Dept.
10+ Year Members
YMCA Youth & Family Services
Claridge House Apartments
PH RockWood Corporation
Oxford House, Inc.
Courtyard by Marriott - Silver Spring Downtown
Zipin, Amster & Greenberg LLC
Tiger Personnel Services, Inc.
5+ Year Members
Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department
Bonanza Coins
Fire Station 1 Restaurant
Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC
The Galaxy Apartments
DoubleTree by Hilton
Newer Members
Denise Harris Executive Coaching
ZP Tax
Carlton Creative
Improbable Comedy
Women Builders Group, LLC
DuBoff & Associates, Chartered
Scott Egloff - W.C. & A.N. MILLER Realtors
Cubano's Restaurant
TechMoxie, LLC
Lamar Advertising
Meineke Car Care Center

* Kudos to Downtown Silver Spring on having its "OUTBOX" named Bethesda Magazine's 2018 winner for "Best Outdoor Place" to work or gather.   See more here.

The interactive splash fountain at Downtown Silver Spring, sponsored Washington Adventist Hospital, is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* Family & Nursing Care has moved.  Its new location is 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1100. 

* Massage Envy (955 Wayne Avenue) is hiring both full and part time licensed massage therapists.  Click here for details.   

* Urban Winery (949 Bonifant Street) will host a South African wine class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, featuring Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker and owner of Aslina Wines.  For more information, click here.

* Kefa Cafe (963 Bonifant Street) will host a new artist in its community art space Studio 710.   Barbara Twigg, a textile artist, will be on display from May 4 to June 28.

* YMCA Silver Spring (9800 Hastings Drive) will celebrate Mother's Day all month long, beginning with an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Click here for the schedule.

* All Set Restaurant & Bar (8630 Fenton Street) will offer a Mother's Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 13.  See the menu and details here.
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 Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 8

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17

* Membership Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22
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.
Bonifant Street to Close Beginning Next Week

Beginning at 5 a.m. next Monday, May 14, the right hand curb lane on East-bound Bonifant Street between Dixon Avenue and Georgia Avenue will be closed.  Weather and progress permitting, the traffic lane should re-open no later than March 15. In addition, the sidewalk paralleling the south side of Bonifant will also be closed to accommodate delivery of construction materials for the 8250 Georgia Avenue building.  A flagging operation and signage will direct motorists through the work zone and will direct pedestrians to the sidewalk on the North side of Bonifant at the intersecting crosswalks at Dixon Avenue and Georgia Avenue.  Questions should be directed to Lendlease (US) Construction, Inc.'s senior field superintendent Donald Schoening at240-670-7035 or
  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; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; Carlton Creative; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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