Get the Most from Your Chamber Membership

Learn more about how GSSCC works to promote and advocate on behalf of member businesses at the Chamber's free Member Orientation Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. this Wednesday, November 1, at  Eggspectation  (923 Ellsworth Drive). Click  here  to log in and register.
Join GSSCC as We Cut The Ribbon

. . .for the Grand Opening of Adam Lowe Creative's new studio at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, November 7, at 2204 Distribution Circle, Silver Spring. Check out the space, meet the creative team, and 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. next 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.
You Can "Be the Manager Other Managers Envy" 

Would you like to " Be the Manager Other Managers Envy and Bosses Can't Wait to Reward"?   Join GSSCC as we partner with fellow chambers in Montgomery County to host this workshop, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 14, at VisArts Center (155 Gibbs Street, Rockville). This interactive seminar, being led by Glenn Shepard, a nationally-recognized management expert, sought-after speaker, and best selling author of six books, including How to Manage Problem Employees, will help managers learn to turn every employee into an asset and build an enthusiastic and committed team. Shepard is working with the chambers to offer this half-day seminar at a deeply discounted rate.  Click here to learn more. Click  here to login and register.
Update on Pepco Work in Silver Spring - Saturday Closures

For the next three Saturdays, portions of Colesville Road between Noyes Court and approximately 300 feet south of the Spring Street and Colesville Road intersection will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. so that PEPCO's contractor, Anchor Construction Corporation, can continue work on underground utility upgrades. On Saturday, November 4, the curb and right lanes on southbound Colesville Road will be closed. On Saturday, November 11, and Saturday, November 18, two middle lanes - one southbound and one northbound - in the same location will be closed. A flagging operation and signage will direct motorist and pedestrians through the work zone.

Questions about the project should be emailed to or left in a email at 855-888-9343. Both are monitored daily. Pepco has promised a response within 24 hours. For regular updates, go to
* United Therapeutics announced a new $24 million organ research partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to establish the first center for cardiac xenotransplantation research in the U.S. Read more from the Washington Business Journal  here.

Lerch, Early & Brewer is pleased to announce that Vernon Lynch has joined the firm as a principal in its real estate practice. A seasoned real estate attorney, Vernon has represented developers, shopping center and mall owners and landlords, retailers, and property sellers and purchasers for decades in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and throughout the United States. Read more here.

* Summit Hills Apartments is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, at 8484 16th Street.  Application fees will be waived and there is a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card.  Click here for the flyer.

* Congratulations to Andrew Lee and Driven to Cure on being selected to receive the 2017 "William Donald Schaefer People Helping Award" for Montgomery County. Each year, the Maryland Comptroller's Awards Committee solicits nominations and selects one winner from each Maryland county and Baltimore City. In just a little more than one year, Driven to Cure has raised more than $300,000 for research in finding a cure for rare kidney cancers.

* A Wider Circle is hosting  The 2017 Forum on Ending Poverty: Creating Solutions and Positive Change from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, at The National Press Club at 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045.  For more information click here.

* Friends of the Library, Montgomery County is hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Phase 2 of the Early Literacy Center at the Silver Spring Library (900 Wayne Avenue) from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 5.  Click here to see the flyer with details.

* Congratulations to Handicap International on its 35th Anniversary this week.
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

* Young Professionals Network Committee Meeting - 3 p.m. on Friday November 3 (Please note date and time change)

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14

* 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.
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