Join GSSCC as We Cut The Ribbon

. . .for the Grand Opening of Adam Lowe Creative's new studio at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, at 2204 Distribution Circle. Check out the space; meet the creative team; learn about products and services offered. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes.  
YPN Hosts "Crash Course in Social Media"

GSSCC's Young Professionals Network has planned a free workshop entitled "Crash Course in Social Media and Business Development" from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. this Thursday, November 9, at Montgomery College (7600 Takoma Avenue, Lecture Hall CM211). Panelists include:  Peter Tan of Silver Spring Inc. , Brian Loebig of Loegbig Ink LLC , and Chris Daley of Digital2Grow .  Participation is open to all members. Click here to login and register.
How to Supervise People and Lead a Team 

Learn the simple but powerful strategies you need to solve your worst workplace problems, energize your people, and  "Be the Manager Other Managers Envy and Bosses Can't Wait to Reward" when you attend this half-day seminar by Glenn Shepard, n ationally-recognized management expert.  Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 14, at VisArts Center (155 Gibbs Street, Rockville), this interactive seminar is based on Shepard's best-selling book,  How to Manage Problem Employees.
Your chamber, in cooperation with our sister chambers in Montgomery County, has worked out special pricing for this seminar. Managers have paid as much as $1,295 to hear Glenn Shepard speak. But you, as a GSSCC member, may attend this event for only $129. When three or more of your employees enroll, the fourth person attends for free. 

Click  here   to learn more. Click  here  to login and register.
    Welcome New GSSCC Members
Join GSSCC in welcoming these organizations that recently became Chamber members:

Brightfind (Syscom Services Web Tech. Inc)
Brian Maslanka]
101 Wayne Ave. Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 768-1800
Web Design and Programming

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. CONSOLIDATED
Eric Johnston
1710 Elton Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20903
(410) 684-8512  
Futures at Work
Katherine Green
4012 Laird Place  
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 742-7878 Management Consultant
Andrew Lindquist
14674-A Southlawn Ln.
Rockville, MD 20805
(800) 311-8907 Construction/Disaster Relief
Massage Envy of Silver Spring 
Wendy Muhammad  
955 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 497-1590 Salons/Spas
Pollo Campero of Maryland
Iliana Lizama
8662 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-0292 Guatemalan Chicken Restaurant  
Resinnova Laboratories
Matthew Hardwick
8807 Colesville Rd. 3rd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 485-8973 Biotechnology Lab

Source of the Spring
Mike Mowery
8561 Fenton St. Suite 225
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 604-6194 Local news Website

Taylor Gourmet
Kathy Doe
8535 Fenton St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 262-4656 Restaurant & Catering

Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring
Jonathan Rubin
8641 Coelsville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8270 Theater

Two Maids and a Mop
Mari Millard
495 South Stonestreet Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
(651) 341-9207 Janitorial/Cleaning Services

Welcome back. . .

Key & Associates
Beatrice Key
8720 Georgia Ave. Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 641-5197 Accountants

   Thanks for Renewing your GSSCC Membership
Thanks to these organizations that renewed their Chamber membership in October:

Aspenwood Senior Living
CQI Associates, LLC
Cubano's Restaurant
DEBRA LEVY Eldercare Associates
Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA
EBA Ernest Bland Associates, P.C.
Elite Personnel
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Jalon Bookkeeping, LLC
Life Chiropractic of Silver Spring
Maryland Youth Ballet

  MC Dept. of Transportation
MC Division of Solid Waste Services
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Percontee, Inc.
SERVPRO of Chevy Chase & Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring Civic Building 
Silver Spring Inc.
Sola Salon Studios
Spectrum Printing & Graphics
Stevens Office Plants Designs, LLC

     Seen at the GSSCC101 at Eggspectation
(L to R) Jay Ariana, CQI Associates, Mari Millard, Two Maids and a Mop, and Frank Klassen, Brightfind.  
Utsav Shelat, MCEFCU, Liz Whitehead, 12POINTFIVE, Marcy Silbert, J Hilburn, Malton Lightfoot-Taylor,

Daniel Tracey, Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc., and Robert Scott, My Office Products and GSSCC Chairman of the Board.
MCDOT Schedules Open Houses on BRT

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of open houses over the next two weeks to provide details to the public on the Bus Rapid Transit system planned for Route 29/Colesville Road between Silver Spring and Burtonsville. The evening sessions are planned at the Silver Spring Civic Building (November 20), Montgomery Blair High School (November 16), and the East County Regional Services Center (November 15).
Click here for details about each meeting.
Montgomery County Conducting Resident Satisfaction Survey

Montgomery County is conducting the first large-scale resident satisfaction survey since 2009 to assess people's opinions about quality of life and the wide range of services provided by the County. After sending the survey to a random sample of 5,000 households in October, County officials have now opened an online link to the survey and are encouraging all County residents to participate. The link will be open until November 15.  All responses will be kept completely confidential. Click here to participate in the survey.
* Congratulations to Easter Seals serving DC|MD|VA on the grand opening of its new Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, provides high-quality, evidence-based mental health care to veterans and military family members. For information click here.

Brightfind, in partnership with Discovery Education, is bringing the "World Usability Summit" to Silver Spring on November 15. This complimentary half-day event, held at Discovery Communication's Silver Spring campus, will focus on how organizations can provide constituents with "an incredible web experience." Keynote speaker will be Kim Flaherty of the Nielsen Norman Group, considered "the" leader in the user experience field and known for groundbreaking web usability research. Reservations required by November 13. Click here for details.

Global Communities has partnered with Unidos por Puerto Rico to help repair homes near San Juan that were badly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Support to Maria Survivors will focus on providing roof repair and mold removal. The three-month, $200,000 partnership is urgently needed in the ongoing recovery effort and will provide families with a safe place to recover, both mentally and physically, with dignity. For more information click 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

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 16. Rob Chappell, Project Manager and CEO of Purple Line Transit Partners, will provide an update on the Purple Line construction in greater Silver Spring.

Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21 ( NOTE - new date, postponed by one week)
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 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; Bud Miller Associates, Incl, Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch Early Brewer; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; 
Signs By Tomorrow.

 Friends - Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development