Learn to Build Your Business by Building Community

Successful businesses understand that investing in their communities - and supporting community causes that are important to their employees - can help assure that businesses grow and thrive. GSSCC's Non-Profit Team has assembled a group of business leaders who have established successful community building efforts. Join them for an open discussion on "Beyond Networking: Building Business by Building Community," from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. next Tuesday, January 10, at  United Therapeutics (1040 Spring Street). Continental breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. Click here to register.
New to GSSCC? Haven't been active recently?

Start the New Year off right at the Chamber's free Member Orientation Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. next Wednesday, January 11, at Eggspectation   (923 Ellsworth Drive). Learn how to get the most from your GSSCC membership. To register, click here
Join Members at Ghar-E-Kabab

Start the New Year by reconnecting with Chamber colleagues at GSSCC's Connect@Lunch, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at  Ghar-E-Kabab  (944 Wayne Avenue).  This members-only networking luncheon includes an appetizer and choice of entree.   Register here .
YPN Hosts Annual Anniversary Beach Party 

Register now to join GSSCC's Young Professionals Network for its annual Anniversary Beach Party After Business from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at the DoubleTree by Hilton (8727 Colesville Road).  Escape your winter blues and enjoy a beach themed evening that includes appetizers, giveaways, games, and a cash bar. Click here  to register. 
GSSCC Announces Event Schedule for 2017

Beginning in January, GSSCC Business Networking Breakfasts and Connect@Lunch will be scheduled on alternating months. A full schedule of events from January through June is not available under the "Events" tab on the GSSCC website. A quick view of the schedule is available  here Hosting opportunities are available for both the   Networking Breakfasts  and Connect@Lunch. Interested members should contact Alison at 301-565-3777 or amclaughlin@gsscc.org.  
The Early-Bird gets the CASH!  Register Today.

Reservations for GSSCC's 2017 SchmoozaPalooza, scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, at The Fillmore Silver Spring , are now being accepted. Members who purchase tickets before February 10 can not only attend for early-bird rate of $20, but will also be entered into a drawing for $250 cash to be awarded at the event. Thanks to our Early-Bird Sponsor,   Apex Home Loans, Inc. Click  here for early-bird reservations. Click  here  for exhibitor opportunities.   
Welcome New Members and Renewing Members


Kim Levone
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Claudia Warren Taylor
15521 Bailey's Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Steve Silverman
P.O.Box 180
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Fantahun Zikie
1110 Bonifant St. Suite 500 A
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Lorenzo Frausto
8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 450
Silver Spring, MD 20910


8407 Kitchen Bar

A-1 Action Nursing Care, Inc.

At Home Care, Inc.

Capitol Outdoor

Commercial & Investment Realty

Kest, Forte & Rottenberg, P.A

Michael A. Hairston Fine Arts & Custom Framing

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Southern Indulgence

Summit Hills Apartments & Corporate Suites

The Solaire Silver Spring Apartments

United Therapeutics Corporation

GSSCC Committee Meetings in January

* Economic Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4 - RESCHEDULED - Presentation on MC DOT's proposal to build an arena atop Silver Spring parking garages.

* Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4

* Membership Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24

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 2016-2017 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, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Holy Cross Hospital; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; Linowes & Blocher LLP; M&T Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corp.; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; Elite Personnel; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow;
Social & Scientific Systems.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development