and Support a Non-Profit Member 

Celebrate the season with fellow members and guests at a special GSSCC Business-After-Hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at the DoubleTree by Hilton (8727 Colesville Road). Eat, drink, mix, and mingle and support a lucky Chamber non-profit member.  GSSCC will be collecting cash contributions at the door.  Before the end of the evening, one participating non-profit will be selected, in a random drawing, to receive the cash. Members who contribute at least $10 will be entered into a second drawing to win a case of wine, donated by Lee Development Group  (must be present to win).

Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton, members will enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and networking in a festive atmosphere. Cost for members is $10 (exclusive of a voluntary contribution to the drawing).  Register here.
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. next Wednesday, November 28, at  Eggspectation  (923 Ellsworth Drive). N ew members of your organization are encouraged to attend.  Click here to register.
The Chamber Gets Physical Cutting Grand Opening Ribbons
Welcome  9Round,  Tuesday, November 13
Chellis Garcia, 9Round, and Jane Redicker, President of GSSCC, cut the grand opening ribbon for 9Round.
Jane Redicker presents Chellis Garcia with a Chamber welcome plaque.
Welcome  Forever Fit, Thursday, November 15
Jane Redicker (c), President of GSSCC, presents Sara Richeson (l) and Krista Frederic (r), Forever Fit, with a Chamber welcome plaque. 
Sara Richeson (l), Jane Redicker (c), and Krista Frederic (r) cut the Grand Opening ribbon for Forever Fit. 
Digital Presence Workshop - Rescheduled

GSSCC's Young Professionals Network's free seminar on maximizing the impact of youry digital media presence has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, at Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA (1420 Spring St.).  Panelists include Nicole Krug, Social Light , Brian Loebig, , and Adam Lowe, Adam Lowe Creative . Register here.
* Bates Creative invites you to join in its 3rd Annual Merry Mail Social and make handcrafted holiday cards for local organizations, including residents at  Sunrise Senior Living. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of  Gusto Farm to Table  and Nothing Bundt Cakes . Among event sponsors is also CREATE Arts Center. The free event is from 3 p.m to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at Bates Creative (8505 Fenton Street). Find more information and register here.

* Congratulations to  SEEC on welcoming Michelle B. Smith, local business CEO of 1st Choice, to its Board of Directors. See the press release here.

* Congratulations to Lerch, Early, and Brewer. Eight of its practices were ranked nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firm" rankings, and 13 practices were named to the top tier in the Washington, DC area. Find the details here.

*Dave & Busters presents Power Hour. Now through Sunday, November 25, get one hour of unlimited video game play for just $10 when you buy a $10 game card. Discover 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

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 29 - Montgomery County Transition - What's Keeping You Up at Night? - Brainstorming Session (All members welcome. Please call the office to register.)

* Non-Profit Team Commitee Meeting - 8 a.m on Tuesday, December 11
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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