GSSCC101 New Member Orientation Breakfast

Whether you are a new GSSCC member or a new employee of a long-time member, this free breakfast can help put your Chamber membership to work for you. Join us from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive). Register here now!
Daily Dish to Host GSSCC Networking Breakfast

Join us for GSSCC's next Business Networking Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, at The Daily Dish (8301A Grubb Road). Register here. 
   Seen at the 2016 Discover The Taste of Silver Spring 

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County Libraries Offering Telecommuting Options During Metro SafeTrack Surge 

Commuters looking to avoid commuting woes during the month-long Metro SafeTrack Surge that starts today can look to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) for an alternative work site.  MCPL library card holders will have access to Wi-Fi internet access, quiet study rooms, and free charging stations for phones and tablets. Other resources for card holders include photocopiers, printers and laptops for use at the Kensington Park, Long Branch, Silver Spring, and Twinbrook branches. If you do not already have an MCPL card, you can get one in person by bringing proof of address in the county and a photo ID to any library.
MDOT and METRO Suggest Alternatives During SafeTrack Surge

WMATA and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation urge Metro riders to find alternative transportation during the most recent SafeTrack Surge that started Saturday. During this surge, which will run through November 22, Red Line trains will run in two segments -- Shady Grove to NoMa-Gallaudet U every six minutes and Glenmont to Fort Totten every ten minutes. Metrorail stations at Brookland-CUA and Rhode Island Ave. will be closed. Metro will run free shuttle buses to replace trains between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Fort Totten. Montgomery County Ride On will run free shuttle buses between the Silver Spring, Takoma, and Fort Totten Metrorail stations during extended rush hours. The Green/Yellow Line provides a good alternative between Fort Totten and Gallery Place.
Other alternatives include the MARC train; additional Metrobuses along key north-south routes; and Park and Ride lots at Green/Yellow Line Metrorail stations.
REMINDER - Parking Restrictions on Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road - During Metro's next SafeTrack Surge, 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 have been bagged in red with signs attached to clearly indicate restricted hours. Click here for more details. 
Ribbon Cutting for CCI Health & Wellness Services

Join GSSCC as we cut the ribbon for the grand opening of CCI Health & Wellness Services at 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 1200, at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29. Take a tour of the new space; enjoy light appetizers and a chance to win raffle prizes. An after party will follow from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at All Set Bar & Restaurant, with an extended happy hour. Click here to register by November 15.
Mark your Calendar for Business After Hours

. . .scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, at  Not Your Average Joe's (8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153). Click here to register today.

Docs In Progress will celebrate the Silver Spring community by putting local businesses, nonprofits, and people on the big screen in its Seventh Annual Community Stories Festival next week at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. The festival, which runs from November 9 through November 12, features films about local topics, as well as various panels and workshops, including one on how to make videos with a Smartphone. Chamber members being featured on opening night are Catylator Maker Space, Silver Spring, Inc. (Pecha Kucha), and Tastee Diner. Not Your Average Joe's is among the event sponsors. For more information and tickets go to

Creative Colony is offering a free workshop on "Cracking the Entrepreneurship Code" to help individuals who want to run their own creative businesses. The one-hour seminar is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16. Click here to learn more and register. 

* Congratulations to Grace Studios, LLC on its two-year anniversary in Silver Spring. Celebrate with 20% off all 10- and 20-class packs purchased during November. Click here for more information. 

Kudos to the Silver Spring Public Library for being recognized with a Design Excellence Award by the Montgomery County Planning Department. Click here to learn more. 

Congratulations to Loebig Ink, LLC principal Brian Loebig on being elected incoming president of the BNI Capital Business Alliance Chapter in Bethesda. Loebig has been a member for three years and attributes his 40% year over year revenue growth to active membership in the organization. Click here to read the press release. 

Three cheers to Robert Brewer, Managing Partner of Lerch, Early & Brewer, and William Schlossenberg, Universities of Shady Grove, on being inducted into the 2016 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame. Click here to read the article from Bethesda Magazine

Congratulations to Home Instead Senior Care for being among the 2017 Caring Stars award recipients by Click here to read more. 

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

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

Membership Development Committee meeting  - 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1

* Young Professionals Team Meeting - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 

Non-Profit Team Meeting  - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8

Economic Development Committee Meeting  - 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 17

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