Ribbon Cutting for Not Your Average Joe's 

Join GSSCC as we cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Not Your Average Joe's at 8661 Colesville Rd. in Ellsworth Place at 4 p.m. tomorrow, July 12. Representatives of Not Your Average Joe's, GSSCC, and AFI, the benefactor of the restaurant's pre-opening festivities will be on hand for the ceremony. Refreshments will be available after. RSVP here with attendees' names.
Breakfast + Coffee + Networking

Join GSSCC for its July Business Networking Breakfast, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. this Wednesday, July 13, at Argyle Country Club (14600 Argyle Club Road). Enjoy coffee and a full breakfast, and make connections during our round table networking. Register here!

YPN Networking Bingo & Happy Hour

Join the Young Professional's Network for "Getting to Know You" Networking Bingo & Happy Hour! This event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, hosted by The Cameron (8710 Cameron Street). Meet on the rooftop clubhouse and get ready to mix, mingle, and learn interesting facts about your peers. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, complimentary beer, wine and a specialty YPN cocktail, and a self-service bar! Click here to register now.

Mix & Mingle at the July After-Hours

Plan now to attend GSSCC's July Business-After-Hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, hosted by Zipin, Amster & Greenberg LLC on the rooftop area in between Zipin's office building (8757 Georgia Avenue) and the Sheraton Silver Spring (8777 Georgia Avenue.). Mix and mingle, enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks, and make new connections. This event is FREE for members and first-time attendees. Register now!
Members Beware: Phone and Sales Scams

GSSCC has learned of two types of scams that are being attempted with businesses in the area. One involves sales reps from YP.com selling very expensive online advertising that does not produce results and is impossible to cancel because the company does not respond to phone calls or other communications. Members have told us that reps verbally promise that the program can be cancelled at any time, but later are told that they cannot cancel and are threatened with collection agencies.

In addition, Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection has recently released a warning regarding phony invoice scams that are targeting businesses. This link
contains further information as well as tips to help avoid falling prey to this scam. Members with questions about this or any other consumer issue may call 240-777-3636 for assistance.

* Congratulations to the Go Brent Team on being recognized again this year as a top real estate team in the region!

* Congratulations to AFI Theater on receiving kudos for its redevelopment back in the late "90s. Click here to read the full article. Look or the AFI section about halfway down the page.

* Round House Theater is bringing back the "One Minute Play Festival" on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and July 31. This festival features all women-identified playwrights and directors doing 1000 plays, 500 all women-identified playwrights and directors, 10 cities, 1 minute...and counting. Click here for details.

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.     
Montgomery Planning Seeks Design Excellence Award Nominees

The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking nominations for its 2016 Design Excellence Awards. Deadline for entries is July 21. See the web page here. Contact Margaret Rifkin here or at 301-495-4583.
Upcoming GSSCC Meetings

Major Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12

* Economic Development Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, Peter Fosselman, Planning Director for the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan will provide an overview of development projects in the greater White Oak area, including Hillandale.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 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; Elite Personnel; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow;

Social & Scientific Systems.

 Friends- Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development

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