Happy Hour Drinks, Tasty Treats from All-Set Restaurant, Prizes from Summit Group. . .

. . .at GSSCC's B usiness After Hours, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, September 28, hosted by The Summit Group in its offices at 11961 Tech Road. Click here to register today.
Montgomery County's new Earned Sick and Safe Law goes into effect on October 1. It will require most employers in the County to provide earned sick and safe leave to employees for work performed in the County. The legislation requires employers to provide earned sick and safe leave at a rate of at least one hour for every 30 hours an employee works in the County up to 56 hours in a calendar year. An employer with fewer than five employees would have to provide an employee with up to 32 hours of paid sick and safe leave per year plus an additional 24 hours of unpaid sick and safe leave. Employers are required to give employees written notice that they are entitled to earned sick and safe leave under the new law. The notice must include a statement of how sick and safe leave is accrued, the permitted uses of earned sick and safe leave, a statement that the employer must not retaliate against an employee for exercising the rights established by the law. 

* Click here for more details about the new law.
* Click here for a link to the notice that all employers are required to post.

My Office Products Foursome Takes Top Honors 
in 2016 GSSCC Chamber Cup Business Golf Classic 
Players in GSSCC's 2016 Business Golf Classic enjoyed clear skies last week as they took to the course for this year's tournament, which had been postponed due to heavy rains back in May. The foursome led by Robert Scott, My Office Products, took the top prize among 96 golfers playing at Argyle Country Club. Scott's team, which included Clay Williams, Tom Caruso, and Sean Boyle, finished the day with the score of 58. Taking second place honors also with a score of 58 was the team fielded by The Classics, including Dave Lowans, Ron Albanese, John Bennett, and Chris Rasa. The winning team was decided by the score on the back nine, with the My Office Products edging out The Classics by one stroke. Taking third place honors with a score of 60 was the Ellsworth Place team lead by Gary Brewer, and including Chris Duffy, Joe Barbato, and Jeff Sylvester. Donna Wilson from one of Statland & Katz's two teams, and Ryan White, from one of Lee Development Group' to teams, took Longest Drive honors, while Maggie Whall, Fairland Animal Hospital, and John Chiminiello, from the DoubleTree by Hilton team, won Closest to the Pin awards. Four golfers tied to split the putting contest prize. They included Joel Duboff, D uboff & Associates ; Jeff Juneau , Washington Adventist Hospita l ; Andrew William s Grady Management ; and Chip Christopher from Steven Drake Associates' team. Click here to see more photos from the event.

 First Place winning team from My Office Products Team

Three Second Place team members 
from  The Classics 

Two Third Place team members from Ellsworth Place & GSSCC President Redicker

Three of the Putting Contest winners with Redicker

Closest to the Pin winners with Redicker

Men's Longest Drive winner with Redicker

Regional Young Professionals Gather this Week for Football Happy Hour - Register Now

Young professionals from the Greater Silver Spring Chamber, The Greater Bethesda Chamber, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, and the Rockville Chamber will join for a Regional Young Professionals Group Football Happy Hour  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  thisThursday, September 29, at Miller's Ale House (1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD  20852). For more information, or to register,  click here .

  *  All Set Restaurant Restaurant & Bar  (8630 Fenton Street) has launched a new $12 lunch menu that offers nine different entree options and comes with a soft drink and warm chocolate chip cookie. The  entree options include meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian choices. Click here to see the menu.

* Tech-Moxie is offering free drop-in sessions where company experts will provide technology-related assistance and answer questions. Drop-in sessions are from noon to 1:30 p.m. every other Monday and run through October. The next drop-in session is Monday, September 26. Click here to learn more.

* Not Your Average Joes is rolling out a $30 per person five-course pairing dinner for its Oktoberfest celebration at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27. Click here to learn more or to make a reservation. 

Silver Spring Town Center presents its 4th Annual Harvest Moon Festival featuring   music and dance from around the globe, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. For more information, click here.

Cyber-Rx is hosting the 2016 American Small Business Cybersecurity Xchange Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This event provides opportunities for small business executives and entrepreneurs to learn, network, and share ideas on how to protect company brands and reputations from cyber criminals. Register here.  

* United Therapeutics Lung Biotechnology subsidiary was featured in a Washington Business Journal article last week. The The company's ex-vivo lung perfusion technology can keep lungs "alive" outside the body for up to 22 hours, making more donated lungs viable for transplant. Click here to read the full article. 
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Upcoming GSSCC Committee Meetings

Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27

Events Committee Meeting9 a.m. on Tuesday,October 4

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

Membership Committee Meeting9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25

Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 27

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