October 1, 2018
Friday Workshop Focuses on Procurement Opportunities in MoCo

Learn from procurement experts in the public and private sector at the third annual Procurement Forum, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Procurement from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 5, at the Silver Spring Civic Building.  
The free forum will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including writing effective proposals, nonprofit opportunities, an overview about business certificates, marketing, social media and new initiatives. In addition, participants can meet and network with representatives from more than one dozen agencies and organizations at the Exhibitor Showcase.  Find details and registration information  here .

Learn the steps to forming a successful partnership and why partnerships are important. The workshop is  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, at Cornerstone Montgomery  (1398 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring) . Register here.
Finding the Solution for Big Escape Rooms' Grand Opening
Jane Redicker, GSSCC President & CEO, presents Sarath Mekala, owner of Big Escape Rooms, a Chamber welcome plaque.
Redicker, Mekala, and his members of his family officially cut the ribbon for Big Escape Rooms grand opening.
Officially open for business.
There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, but. . .

. . .for $25 you can attend a valuable GSSCC members-only networking lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, at All Set Restaurant & Bar  (8630 Fenton Street).  Each attendee will have three minutes to present his or her business to the group.  Participation is limited to 24 attendees. Claim your spot  here.
Is Your Business Ready for a Cyber Attack?

Don't fret. Attend a FREE workshop led by Mark Meszaros and James Casamento of Digital Industry. You'll learn all about cyber security and discover how to prepare your business for an attack. The workshop is from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Chamber office (8601 Georgia Ave, Suite 203).  Secure your spot here.
* Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus will host the college's "MC 2025 Strategic Planning Forum" from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, October 4, in the Health Sciences Center (Room 122). The college invites community members, non-profits, and businesses to discussed shared issues and opportunities. Find details here.

Improbable Comedy returns Silver Spring Stand-Up Comedy with headliner Marianne Sierk plus Dominic Rivera, Theresa Concepcion and Liz Barlow. There will be two shows , 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., on Saturday, October 6. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door. Reserve tickets here.

* 12POINTFIVE will host a webinar called You Had a Matchmaker, Now What? The webinar will provide some transparency from the corporate side into the WBE matchmaker meeting process. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. Register  here.

* TSC Advantage is hosting a free cybersecurity seminar called How Hackers Get You! Social Engineering Tactics & Ways to Combat Them. Learn how to recognize phishing and see real examples of social engineering. The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Register 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 info@gsscc.org 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:
Edward Jones Investments
Jordan Smith
7500 Old Georgetown Rd. Suite 775
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 941-1329
Finance & Financial Advisors
Josephine Pamphile
8630 Fenton St. Suite 316
Silver Spring, MD 20850
(301) 588-6767
Charitable/Community Organizations
Scheer Partmers
Claudia Yates
15245 Shady Grove. Rd.
North Building, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 337-4700
Real Estate - Commercial

Thanks for Renewing Your GSSCC Membership

Thanks to these organizations that renewed their Chamber membership in August:
AMR Commercial, LLC
Zalco Commercial, LLC
A.R. Bruce Company
InTac, Inc.
Lerch,Early & Brewer, Chtd.
State Farm Insurance, Scafide
Easter Seals Serving DC/MD/VA
Maryland Youth Ballet
A Wider Circle
Creative Concrete
Patient First

Sun Taxicab Association LTD
The Society Restaurant & Lounge
United Bank
Wells & Associates

Bonifant Building
Fitness Together
Grace Studios
Levine Music
Massage Envy Silver Spring
Negril Eatery Inc
Scott Egloff - W.C. & A.N. MILLER Realtors
Silver Spring Civic Building
Sunshine Smiles Dental Care
The Original Velatis, Inc.
Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring
TranScen, Inc.
TSC Advantage
Upcoming Chamber Committee/Group Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Meeting RESCHEDULE
9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2

* Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 4
* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 18
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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