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Start the New Year off right at the Chamber's free Member Orientation Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, at Eggspectation   (923 Ellsworth Drive). Learn how to get the most from your GSSCC membership. To register, click here
Workshop to Focus on Building Community

Successful businesses understand that investing in their communities, and investing in the community causes that are important to their employees, can help their 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. on Tuesday, January 10, at United Therapeutics (1040 Spring Street). Continental breakfast will be available. Click here to register.
Montgomery County Proposes Sports Arena in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has issued a Request For Development Proposals (RFDP) seeking "creative, viable proposals from qualified teams for a mixed-use development project that includes a multi-purpose indoor sports arena, public assembly and entertainment facility, as well as retail and residential facilities" on the site that now holds two parking garages near the Silver Spring Metro. A link to the RDFP is here. DOT staff will be on hand at the GSSCC Economic Development Committee meeting in January to discuss details.
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  
GSSCC Members Jingle & Mingle at All-Set After-Hours

GSSCC Welcomes Targeted Technologies at its Grand Opening

Congratulations to new GSSCC member Targeted Technology Institute (1110 Bonifant Street Suite 500A) on its grand opening this past Saturday, December 17. Learn more about the company at .

Click here  for exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

* Not Your Average Joe's is offering half-off burgers and pizzas on Mondays now through the end of December.  For a list of weekly promotions, click here.

* Gusto Farm to Street   will bring Santa to lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.  Children eat free with the purchase of an adult meal and there will be candy canes for all. 

* Rod Miller Inc. is expanding. Beginning on January 1, 2017, the heating and air conditioning company will be in a larger facility at 211 Perry Parkway, Suite 9, Gaithersburg, MD.

* Manny & Olga's is offering several savings offers for the holidays. Click here to access the coupons.

* Congratulations to Olazzo (Silver Spring and Bethesda) on being selected among Washingtonian Magazine's "Readers' Picks for Favorite Italian Restaurants." Click here to visit the restaurant's web site.

Cornerstone MontgomeryCCI Health & Wellness Services, and  Interfaith Works will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate the opening of #2 Taft Court in Rockville  from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  on Thursday, January 5. Registration is requested  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. Simply send us your information before close of business each Friday. 
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.
The GSSCC Offices will be closed from Monday, December 26, through Friday, January 30, to give the staff a much-deserved holiday break. The office will reopen on Monday, January 2, for regular business. The next GSSCC Weekly Update will be published on January 2.

Montgomery County Police 3rd District officials have reported 67 thefts from autos in the downtown Silver Spring area since September 2016. The majority of these thefts are from unlocked vehicles. Members, please remember: Lock your cars, and tell your employees and customers to do the same.
  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