Join GSSCC Members, Guests at. . .   

Not Your Average Joe's (8661 Colesville Road) for our November Business-After-Hours  from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  this Wednesday, November 16. Register  here today .
Congratulations CCI Health & Wellness Services

Join GSSCC as we cut the ribbon for the grand opening of   CCI Health & Wellness Services  ( 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 1200) at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29. Tour the new space; enjoy light appetizers and a chance to win raffle prizes. An after party  with an extended happy hour  will follow from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at All Set Bar & Restaurant . Click here  to register by tomorrow, November 15.
GSSCC's YPN Hosts Educational Workshop,
Plans Community Service Event

GSSCC's  Young Professional's Network  will explore "The Link Between Emotional Intelligence and Stardom" at a workshop and happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, on the rooftop at  Kaldis Social House (918 Silver Spring Ave.)   Complimentary appetizers and a specialty YPN cocktail will be offered; a cash bar will be available.  Click here  to register.

The Young Professional's Network will come together for a community service project 
at  Aspenwood Senior Living Community  from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6 . GSSCC"s young professionals will bring holiday cheer to the residents as they join for caroling, dinner, and gingerbread house making. Ugly Christmas sweaters welcome! To register, click here .
Confused about the New Sick & Safe and Federal Overtime Laws? 

GSSCC has heard from a number of small businesses and non-profit organizations concerned or confused about Montgomery County's new Sick & Safe Leave Law (which took effect on October 1) and the new Federal overtime regulations (which become effective on December 1). To help members better understand how to comply with these new laws, GSSCC will host a workshop with   Marc Engel, an employment attorney with  Lerch, Early & Brewer, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, at United Therapeutics headquarters (1040 Spring Street). Click  here to register for the workshop.
Seen Networking over Breakfast this Month at The Daily Dish


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.

* Congratulations to Gusto Farm to Street on its one year anniversary in Silver Spring and a new name that better reflects the focus of its menu. 

* Congratulations to owners of  The Daily Dish  on the opening of The Dish & Dram, their new restaurant in Kensington.

* Congratulations to Sid Sclar,, for being recognized with the "Esprit de corps Award of 2016" for his loyalty, enthusiasm, and devotion to the Montgomery County eWomen Business Network.

* Kudos to Grace Studios, LLC  for its efforts to collect non-perishable Thanksgiving Dinner items for A Wider Circle during this holiday season. Click here to go to the company's website and scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of items being sought. Members interesting in supporting this project can drop off contributions between 5:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the studio. 
* Montgomery Community Media will host an International trade forum  from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  on Friday, December 9.  The three-hour program will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing companies going global.  To register, click  here .
See your company's news here! GSSCC would be 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. 
Upcoming GSSCC Committee Meetings

Economic Development Committee Meeting    - 9  a.m. on Thursday, November 17. Greg Ossont, Montgomery County DGS, will discuss the White Oak Science Gateway plan; County DOT officials will review the recent White Oak Traffic Study; Evan Goldman will present EYA's plans for development in Lyttonsville.

Membership Development Committee Meeting  - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22

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