November 5, 2018
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Apex Home Loans Dominates 2018 GSSCC Business Golf Classic 

The one hundred players in GSSCC's 2018 Business Golf Classic braved the chilly and a bit breezy weather last week as they took to the course for this year's tournament at Argyle Country Club. The Apex Home Loans team led by Jeff Modeski took first place honors with a score of 56.  Apex golfers Mike Tozollo and Jen Moersen won the Closest to the Pin (men)and Longest Drive (women) contests respectively. The Sandy Spring Bank foursome led by Isaac Sterbenz took second place honors with a score of 57, and United Bank's team, led by Mike Sally was close behind in third with a score of 58. Congratulations to these and other winners pictured below with GSSCC President Jane Redicker.
Congratulations to 1st Place winners Mike Tozzolo, Larry Findelberg, Mike Carney, and Jeff Modeski from Apex Home Loans  
Congratulations to 2nd Place winners from Isaac Sterbenz's  Sandy Spring Bank, including Tom McCarthy, Chris Shelton, and Mike Rostek
Congratulations to 3rd Place winners from United Bank, including Mike Sally, Jon Sally, Kurt Marx, and Steve Jones
Julie Statland's, Statland & Katz/Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, team of Donna Wilson, Marjorie Goldman, and Carol Rubin (not pictured) was the "Most Challenged Team."
Closest to the Pin winners Mike Tozollo, Apex Home Loans, and Maggie Whall, 
Fairland Animal Hospital

Longest Drive winners Alvin Zumbrum, SERVPRO of Chevy Chase & Silver Spring, and Jen Moersen,  
Apex Home Loans 

Winner of the M&T Bank sponsored "Break the Bank" putting contest Mike Litzner, of the Lee Development Group team
GSSCC thanks these sponsors:  Gold - Apex Home Loans , Downtown Silver Spring , Lee Development Group , Montgomery College , Sandy Spring Bank , Statland & Katz/Joseph W. McCartin Insurance , and Washington Adventist Hospita l; Silver - Capx Solutions , Ellsworth Place , and Washington Property Company
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. next 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. 

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. 

Watch your email for details about both of these grand opening celebrations.
Members Connect over Coffee and Cards at   ELITE BODIES
More than 30 GSSCC members and guests started their Halloween holiday making connections at Coffee & Cards.  
Robert Teachey, US Chess Center, and Alfred Amado, Behavioral & Educational Solutions, P.C. (event sponsor)  
Pam Feinstein, A Wider Circle, and Jeff Owusu Ansah, Elite Bodies   
Pete Gragnano, The Growth Coach - Capital Beltway, and Rachel George, Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc.  
Improbable Comedy has added a late show at 10:30 p.m., beginning with its Saturday, November 10, performance. See details and get $10 advance tickets here .

* Join  Downtown Silver Spring 's  CommUNITY Tree Lighting & Street Party  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at Fountain Plaza (916 Ellsworth Dr). Discover more here .

The Growth Coach Capital Beltway will sponsor a  Business Growth Seminar  from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at the Chamber office (8601 Georgia Ave, Suite 203). Lunch will be provided. Register  here.

Docs in Progress  returns its annual  Community Stories Festival  for the ninth year. The festival takes place from Thursday, November 8, to Wednesday, November 14, at various venues in and around Silver Spring. Get more information and tickets here .

 * The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General will host 
Micro Business, Macro Impact: The Role of the U.S. Postal Service in Microbusiness Solutions. The free event is from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, at USPS OIG Headquarters (1735 North Lynn St, 2nd Floor Training Center, Arlington, VA ). Register   here.

* Maryland's Athletic House will offer 10% off all orders throughout the end of the year. Just mention the discount when making a purchase. Learn more about Athletic House 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.
Welcome New Chamber Members

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

9Round Silver Spring
Garcia Chellis
8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 170
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 328-8985
Fitness Centers
Forever Fit Physical Therapy and Wellness
Sara Richeson
8737 Colesville Rd. Suite 502
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 421-1125
Physical Therapists
Gail Sealy
2032 Derby Ridge Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(917) 365-2673
Meal Preparation
Jay Betts
P.O.Box 8729
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 892-7249
Metro Flooring and Carpets Inc.
Mae Phillips
P.O. Box 309
Ashton, MD 20861
(844) 913-5667
Panagora Group, LLC
Elizabeth Bassan
8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 905
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 580-8318
Business Development

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Anne-Marie Samet
7315 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-7877
The Mean Green Carpet Clean
John Smith
808 Tanley Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(240) 472-1144
Carpet/Upholstery Cleaners & Vendors
The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County MD, Inc.
Nina Blecher
7300 Calhoun Place Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20855
(240) 777-4380
Charitable/Community Organizations
CREATE Arts Center
Linda Marson
914 Silver Spring Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-2787
Arts Organizations
Bates Creative
Debra Bates-Schrott
8505 Fenton St. Suite 212
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-8844
Marketing/Graphic Design

Thanks for Renewing Your GSSCC Membership

Thanks to these organizations that renewed their Chamber membership in October:

Signs By Tomorrow

Foulger-Pratt Development, Inc.

Bud Miller Associates, Inc.
Sky Properties

Community Bridges
EBA Ernest Bland Associates, P.C.

SERVPRO of Chevy Chase & Silver Spring
Michael A. Hairston Fine Art & Custom Framing
Bruce Cotting, RLAH Senior Associate
Sure-Fit Security
Jalon Bookkeeping, LLC

Cook Ross Inc.
Artivate, Inc.
Behavioral & Educational Solutions, P.C.
Uprising Builders
Dave & Buster's
Guitar Center
Amore Trade, LLC
Women Builders Group, LLC

Upcoming Committee/Group Meetings

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

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 
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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