September 10, 2018
Free Workshop! Learn how cloud hosted phone systems (hosted PBX) could benefit your business

Tom Collins, Atlantech Online, Inc., will present "Hosted PBX:  Technology That Can Help Your Business Be More Competitive" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, at the Chamber office (8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203).  Bring a bag lunch and enjoy this FREE members-only workshop. Register here.
Ready to do business over golf?  Only 8 spots left. . .
Join Chamber Leaders as We Cut the Ribbon. . . 

. . . for the grand opening of Big Escape Rooms (8505 Fenton Street, Suite 210) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26. Big Escape Rooms offers an immersive, creative escape room experience for a night out or corporate team building. Tour the new facility, meet the team, and enjoy refreshments and coupons.  The first ten attendees to sign up will receive a FREE game experience.  RSVP to or 301-565-3777.
Save Money and Fix Your Electricity and Natural Gas Rates
Learn how the Chamber's energy co-operative, managed by CQI Associates, can help you save serious money on your electric or gas bills. CQI Associates will host three information webinars for renewal and new cooperative members: 

Discover more about the co-operative  here Or, if you're ready to save money on your energy bills, apply here to be part of the program. 
* Congratulations to Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union (MCEFCU)! MCEFCU is the first credit union in Maryland to earn the Juntos Avanzamos designation from the National Federation of Community Development for Credit Unions. Join the proclamation ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, at MCEFCU's Silver Spring branch (8380 Colesville Road, Suite 200).  RSVP here .

* W ith help from community volunteers and sponsors,  YMCA Silver Spring  will build a new playground on Saturday, September 22.  Details  here .

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County will host 2018 Inspire Gala Where Potential Meets Opportunity from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at The Fillmore Silver Spring (8656 Colesville Road).  Learn more here.

SEEC  will host  2018 Footgolf: ParTee on the Greens  at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, at 9701 Sligo Creek Parkway.  Discover more  here .

* Shepherd's Table will host Infused With Love: An Evening at The Pearl from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, at The Pearl (180 High Park Lane).  See more 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.
Chamber Staff Adds Marketing-Communications Professional

Join GSSCC in welcoming Jason Rogers, new Marketing and Communications Manager to the staff. With business understanding and unique world perspective, Jason is excited to help take the Chamber to new heights. A newcomer to greater Silver Spring, he is a California native who lived for five years in Melbourne, Australia. While in Australia, he worked as a winemaker and started a wine business with an Australian business partner. Recently, Jason worked to launch a nonprofit that treats trachoma sufferers in developing countries. Feel free to reach out to Jason to share member news, ask a question about Chamber event promotions, or just to chat about wine.
Upcoming Chamber Committee/Group Meetings

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 
September 11

Young Professional's Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 (postponed by one week)

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 20 - Presentation on Silver Spring "Opportunity Zone" eligible for Federal Community/Economic Development Tax Incentives
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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