Prayers for the Flood Victims in Texas

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents and business-owners of East Texas and neighboring states as they begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The magnitude of the deluge and loss is unfathomable for most of us. GSSCC has been in touch with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives's Urgent Response Team as well as some local GSSCC members who are considering how to help with what will be a long-term process. Watch this space as we look to work with these groups to find  meaningful ways to help in the formidable job of economic recovery and capacity restoration.  
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Membership Orientation Breakfast Tomorrow

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. tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive). Click here to log in and register by noon today.
Welcome New and Returning GSSCC Members

Join GSSCC in welcoming these organizations that recently became Chamber members.
Bizgoprint. LLC
Sheldon Jobe
7201 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814 (240) 507-1669
Marketing/Graphic Design/Printing

DADSRA Innovative Solutions, LLC
Steve Devoe
8730 Georgia Ave. Suite 412
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 578-8585
Emergency Management/Disaster Preparedness Consulting and Training

Negril Eatery Inc.
Brian Chinn
965 Thayer Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (240) 507-1669
Jamaican/Island Restaurant

Christa Zeladonis
11920 Grand Park Ave.
N. Bethesda, MD 20852
(240) 630-3236
Silver Spring Jewelry
Ramon Garcia
11205 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 439-4260
Jewelers - Sales/Design/Repair/Appraise

Social Light
Nicole King
13217 New Hampshire Ave. Suite 4874
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(202) 596-8178
Website Services

Welcome back. . .

Whole Foods Market
Momar Gueye
833 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-9373

Thanks for Renewing Your GSSCC Membership
Thanks to these organizations that renewed their Chamber membership this summer.

Adam Lowe Creative
Advance Financial
Arrow Bookkeeping
Artivate, Inc.
Cahn & Samuels, LLP
Community Bridges
Erie Insurance
Fenwick Beer & Wine
First Merchant Services
Forum Theatre
Foulger-Pratt Development, Inc.
(Citron Apartments)
(Bennington at Silver Spring)
(Core Downtown Silver Spring)
Montgomery Community Media/Montgomery Community Television
Nob Hill
One Montgomery Green
Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria
Strosniders Hardware of Silver Spring, Inc.
Sure-Fit Security
TEAM Network Corporation
The Society Restaurant & Lounge
Tiger Personnel Services, Inc
TSC Advantage
Uprising Builders
Zalco Realty, Inc.
Zenful Bites

Courtyard by Marriott DTSS to Host 

GSSCC's next Business Networking Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, at   Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Silver Spring (8506 Fenton Street).  Join members to honor the M ontgomery County Police 3rd District Officer of the Quarter at this event. Informal networking begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the introduction of our Police Officer honoree, then round table networking until 9:15 a.m .  Click   here  to register.
Young Professionals Regional Happy Hour

Join Young Professionals from the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Gaithersburg/Germantown Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders for a Regional Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, at Lucky Strike Bethesda (7101 Democracy Blvd).  Cost is $10, click here to register. 
Regal Paint Center of Silver Spring will celebrate the Grand Opening of it new location  at 8121-A Piney Branch Road all day this Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9. The Re-Opening Celebration will feature food, free paint and store giveaways, gift certificates, and a chance to win Nationals tickets. 

* Congratulations to Signs-by-Tomorrow - Silver Spring on moving to its new location at 4131 Howard Avenue in Kensignton. Owners Deborah Hyman and Paula Morris, along with their team have the store up and running and open for business.

* Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter, will host a conversation with acclaimed historical novelist Annamaria Alfieri, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday, September 6, on the third floor or the Silver Spring Library. Alfieri will discuss the genre of historical fiction and her most recent book, The Idol of Mombasa,the second in a series of mysteries set in British East Africa in the early twentieth century, with former NPR correspondent Eric Weiner. A book signing will follow and coffee will be served, courtesy of Kefa Café.

* Improbable Comedy kicks off its new season of shows on Saturday, September 9, at the Highwood Theatre, with a line-up of stand-up comedians. Drinks and refreshments will be available. For details to go

* ABW Appliances a Better Way presents "Chopped for Charity," a culinary competition in which four chefs face off to prepare a three-course meal using the ingredients selected and provided by ABW. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, in ABW's showroom at 8951 Brookville Road.  Click here for details and tickets.
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 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 7.

* Non-Profit Team Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 14

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26
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; 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 - Bud MillerAssociates, Inc., and Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development