Connect @ Lunch at Mrs. K's Tollhouse 

Join GSSCC for October's Connect @ Lunch, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, October 19, hosted by Mrs. K's Tollhouse (9201 Colesville Road). This members-only networking luncheon is just $25 and includes an appetizer, choice of entree, and a soft drink. Spaces are almost filled, so  register now!
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Just 5 More Days to Register and Discover the Taste of Silver Spring®

GSSCC's Discover the Taste of Silver Spring® is just a week away, so members need to purchase tickets now. Some 20 GSSCC member restaurants will be offering their tastiest samples throughout the evening. Remember, pre-paid reservations are required by
Friday, October 23. No walk-ins will be admitted and  payment at the door will not be accepted. Click here to register NOW. Thanks to all of our sponsors: Gold - Montgomery CollegeWashington Aventist HospitalDowntown Silver SpringStatland & Katz Silver-
Ribbon Cutting for Fitness Together 

Join GSSCC as we cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Fitness Together at 912 Thayer Ave., Suite 102, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments, wine, beer, and champagne, and receive complimentary gift bags. Email Fitness Together or call 240-641-5126 to RSVP.
METRO Update - SafeTrack Surge Returns, Parking to be Restricted
As METRO continues its SafeTrack repairs, the next surge to affect Silver Spring will occur from October 29 to November 22. Stations at Brookland-CUA and Rhode Island Avenue will be shut down so there will be no service between NoMa and Fort Totten during this time. Trains will run in two segments: Glenmont to Fort Totten every 10 minutes and NoMa to Shady Grove every 6 minutes.  Click here for details.
Parking on Georgia Avenue from Spring Street to the District line and on Colesville Road from Spring Street to the Transit Center will be restricted from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Meters will be bagged. Parking will be allowed nights after 8 p.m. and all day on weekends. Click here for more details. As a result of efforts by GSSCC, Montgomery County Department of Transportation has agreed to affix large signs to the red meter bags to clearly indicate restricted hours. (During the last "surge," signs were placed on the meter poles and patrons were unable to distinguish when parking was and was not allowed.)  Enhanced bus service will be operating along these streets to facilitate commuter travel during the surge. Click here for more details.

*  SEEC is hosting its 2nd Annual Employer Recognition Breakfast at United Therapeutics Education Center from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18. This free event recognizes employers who have provided opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Click here for more information. RSVP to:

* The inaugural concert at Levine Music's new Silver Spring campus (900 Wayne Ave,2nd Floor) will feature a recreation performance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Click here to register and learn more.
The Universities at Shady Grove is hosting an undergraduate open house at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, and a graduate open house at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7. Representatives and career counselors will be on hand to discuss admission requirements and new services. Click here to learn more.

EBA Ernest Bland Associates, P.C. is unveiling its newly designed website with enhanced features for an easier and more interactive experience. EBA also welcomes these staff members: Dwayne Lawrence, Project Architect; Brittney Davis, Administrative Assistant; Charlie Swit, Sr. Health Care Planner.

* Congratulation to EagleBank for making the list of honorees for the Washington Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Awards again this year.Click here to read more. 

* This Thursday, October 20, GSSCC members All Set Restaurant & Bar and Fenwick Beer & Wine will join restaurants and retail stores throughout the Washington D.C. metro area to donate a percentage of their proceeds to A Wider Circle in recognition of its 15 years of work to end poverty.

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

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

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

* Events Committee Meeting - 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1 

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