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Delicious Breakfast + Great Connections

Join GSSCC for our first Business Networking Breakfast of the year, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. this Wednesday, January 13, at AG Kitchen (931 Ellsworth Drive). The menu will feature a full breakfast, plus an omelet bar that includes Latin-American style options. Click here to register.
Welcome Home Kefa Cafe!

Join GSSCC from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, January 16 for the Grand Reopening of Kefa Cafe in its original space at 963 Bonifant Street. Enjoy a special celebration and a GSSCC ribbon cutting to celebrate Kefa's homecoming. RSVP to Kelly Wright.
GSSCC101 New Member Orientation Breakfast

Whether you are a new GSSCC member or a new employee of a long-time member, this FREE breakfast, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20*, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive), can help put your Chamber membership to work for you! Register here. *Please note the date change.
Young Professional's 1 Year Anniversary Beach Party

All Chamber members and guests are invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of GSSCC's Young Professional's Network at a "Beach Party After-Hours," scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27. The celebration will be hosted by the Sheraton Silver Spring (8777 Georgia Ave). Enjoy complimentary appetizers, giveaways, one free drink, cash bar, beach games, validated parking, and more. Register now for this FREE event!

* Congratulations to Argyle Country Club on winning a 2016 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in the "Ceremony & Reception Venue" category. Click here to see the review.

Zena Polin, owner of The Daily Dish, was interviewed by "Guest of a Guest" to get the scoop on what makes a successful restaurant endeavor. Read the interview here.

* Congratulations to Hungry Harvest on its successful bid to get a deal with "Shark" Robert Herjavec and "give ugly produce a purpose" during last Friday evening's edition of ABC's Shark Tank. Click here to see the journey.

* All Set Restaurant & Bar was featured in "Guest of a Guest's Our 12 Favorite DC Restaurants of 2015". Click here to read the article. 

* Congratulations to Urban Butcher for winning Bethesda Magazine's "Best Restaurant in Silver Spring" for 2016.

* Join Silver Spring Town Center Inc. for "Sparkle: Getting Fit in the New Year" scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. RSVP here or call 301-503-7401.

Adega Wine Cellars & Cafe has resumed its free wine tastings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Tastings include 10% off purchase. Click here for more information.

* Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland is seeking volunteers for a home rehab project on January 13, 14, 18, and 19. Click here for more information and to register.

* Mix Bar and Grille: Silver Spring just released its new 2016 menu. See it 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

* Young Professional's Network - RESCHEDULED for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13.

* Major Events Committee Meeting - RESCHEDULED for 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 14.

* Economic Development Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 21. Robert Kronenberg, Montgomery County Planning Department, will provide an update on the Lyttonsville Sector Plan and a preview of the upcoming South Silver Spring Sector Plan.

* Membership Development Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 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 2015-2016 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; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow;
Social & Scientific Systems.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development