November 12, 2018
The 2018 Discover the Taste of Silver Spring Cooks Perfection  

More than 180 GSSCC members and guests came out to network and enjoy "tastes" from 20 Chamber member restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors at the 2018 Discover the Taste of Silver Spring last week. GSSCC thanks everyone who contributed to make this event possible. See photos of the event below, and more on Facebook  here

Photos supplied by  Adam Lowe Creative.
Lawrence Kotchek, Print 1, and Kaarmin Ford, Leadership Montgomery.
Andy Smith and Maggie Telewiak, Dave & Busters.
Megan Hill, DoubleTree by Hilton, Robert Scott, My Office Products, Pam Feinstein, A Wider Circle, and Armand Thelen, DoubleTree by Hilton
Christopher Brown, Mary Goldsworthy, Danielle Wegener, Tommy Douglas Conference Center.
Lene and Abebe Tsegaye, Kefa Cafe.
Bruce Cotting, Real Living at Home, and Debbie Keller, Revere Bank.
Make an IMPACT with Your Digital Presence

Join GSSCC's Young Professional's Network and learn to maximize the impact of your digital media presence at a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. this Thursday, November 15, at Easter Seals (1420 Spring Street).  Panelists include Nicole Krug, Social Light, Brian Loebig,, and Adam Lowe, Adam Lowe Creative. Click here to register now.
Join Chamber Leaders as we Cut the Ribbon for Two New Member Companies   

9Round (8403 Colesville Road, Suite 170), a total body boxing and kickboxing studio, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13. Check out the gym, learn about the workout, sign up for a free workout, and enter a drawing for a 1-month gym gift certificate ($75 value).

Forever Fit Physical Therapy (8737 Colesville Road, Suite 502), offering physical therapy and physical education services, celebrates two days later, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. Tour the new clinic, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. 
New to the Chamber?

Learn how GSSCC works to promote and advocate for your business. Attend  a free educational breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at  Eggspectation  (923 Ellsworth Drive). N ew members of your organization are encouraged to attend.  Click here to register.
Save the Date!

Don't miss your chance to jingle and mingle with fellow Chamber members. The holiday networking event is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 12. Stay tuned for the location. Free for Chamber members and first time attendees.
* Silver Spring Town Center Inc.  will present the 10th Annual Tribute to America's Veterans Concert. The free concert starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, in the Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall in the Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Place). Learn more here

* Community Bridges invites you to attend Girl Legacy, an Annual Celebration of
Creating Opportunities, Cultivating Potential & Achieving Dreams. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at The Fillmore (8656 Colesville Road). Discover more, and reserve your seats 

Montgomery College - Takoma Park/Silver Spring will host a free concert of music, dance, and theater. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, at the Cultural Arts Center (7995 Georgia Ave). Find more information  here .

* Downtown Silver Spring will host the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m on Saturday, November 17, in the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more about the parade here.

* Ruth's Chris Steak House will host Sip & Paint, an event of group painting lessons, accompanied by hors d'oeurvres and select wines from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at Ruth's Chris Steak House (7315 Wisconsin Avenue). Find information on  reserving your seat  here.

Kefa Cafe will host CREATE Arts Center's Opening Night Gala where an assortment of Create artists will be presenting their work. The free gala is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at Kefa Cafe (936 Bonifant Street). 

* Congratulations to  Elite Personnel  on being selected by Forbes as one of the nation's top 1% recruiting firms for 2018. It is the second year in a row Elite has achieved the honor. Read the press release here

* Congratulations to Family Nursing & Care on celebrating its 50th year in business. Read the press release here.

* Atmosphere, Inc. announced the addition of two new lighting designers to its Design & Sales Team - Eric Hertsch and Bruce (Higgy) Higinbotham. Learn more 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 Committee/Group Meetings

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting  - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27
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 2018-2019 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Statland & Katz/Joseph W. McCartin Insurance; Washington Adventist Hospital

Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; 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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