November 26, 2018

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.
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.
Join YPN's Holiday Community Service Project

For its Holiday Community Service Project, the Chamber's Young Professionals Network will bake and decorate holiday cookies with clients of Interfaith Works Empowerment Center and Shepherd's Table. Space is limited to 15 attendees. The project is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, at Progress Place (8106 Georgia Avenue). Find out more and register here.
Pepco to Hold Briefing on Georgia Avenue Underground Line Project

Later this year, Pepco will start work to upgrade the electric system infrastructure in Silver Spring between its Sligo and Linden substations. The project will affect traffic on Georgia Avenue, Linden Lane, Seminary Road, Brookville Road, Hale Place, Fraser Avenue, and Montgomery Street. Pepco has scheduled two briefings on the project from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. on this Wednesday, November 29, and on Wednesday, December 19. Both briefings will be held at Yeshiva School of Greater Washington, 2010 Linden Lane. More information is here and here.  Reservations are not required, but appreciated at
* One Montgomery Green invites members to  One Montgomery Green Drinks,  from 5:30 p.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, at   Denizens Brewing Co.  (1115 East West Highway).  The evening will benefit  Shepherd's Table  and feature drink specials and appetizers.  Learn more and RSVP here .  

* Silver Spring Inc. will host PechaKucha Night Silver Spring, Vol. 14, The Mind, an evening of speakers sharing their perspectives, views, and questions about the mind. The event, featuring music, beer, wine, light snacks, and socializing, is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, at the Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Plaza). Learn more and purchase tickets 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, but please call the office to register before noon on Wednesday.)

* Non-Profit Team Committee 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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