14th Annual AFI DOCS is Coming this Month

GSSCC is once again pleased to be a part of the annual AFI DOCS, a premier international documentary film festival, scheduled this year from June 22 to June 26 in the historic AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, as well as at two venues in Washington, DC (Landmark E Street Cinema and the Newseum). Highlights this year include new films from Judd Apatow, Alex Gibney, and Barbara Kopple, as well as renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog, whose stories give voice to the idea that truth really is stranger than fiction. Find the complete guide and purchase festival passes and tickets here or download the AFI DOCS app. Note: GSSCC members who are also AFI members get discounts on both tickets and passes.
Connect @ Lunch at The Urban Winery

Join GSSCC for June Connect @ Lunch, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, hosted by The Urban Winery (949 Bonifant Street). 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!
Celebrate the Ground Breaking of Levine Music

Join GSSCC from 6:30 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, June 16, as we cut the ribbon for the ground breaking of Levine Music! Its new Silver Spring Campus will open on the 2nd floor of the Silver Spring Library in the Fall 2016. Help kick-off the construction build-out with a short performance, reception, view the plans for the space, and meet with Levine faculty and staff. RSVP here.
METRO's Safe Track Surge Hits Silver Spring Starting in August,
MCDOT to Provide Supplemental Bus, Other Service
As part of a year-long "SafeTrack" effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system, WMATA has implemented a plan to repair the entire system one segment at a time. Three planned segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as "Safety Surges," will affect WMATA's Red Line service in Montgomery County. From August 1 through August 7, Red Line trains will continuously single-track between Takoma and Silver Spring stations. From August 9 through August 18, continuous single tracking will move to the section between Twinbrook and Shady Grove stations. A later surge on the Red Line will result in a total shutdown of Metrorail between NoMa-Galludet and Fort Totten stations from October 10 through November 1.
WMATA has committed to providing enhanced bus service in these areas during the surges. In addition, Montgomery County Department of Transportation will expand its bus operations to provide additional service, a well as free shuttles in the affected areas. In addition, MCDOT is working with BikeShare to expand its services. For more details, see MCDOT's news release.

Breakfast + Coffee + Networking

Plan now to attend GSSCC's July Business Networking Breakfast, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on 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. Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register now!
Networking Breakfast Hosted by El Golfo & Sponsored by TransCen

Young Professional's Network Volunteering at Shepherd's Table


* Class Acts Arts, Inc. is proud to announce its new name: Artivate, Inc. After more
than 20 years of bringing the arts to schools and communities as "Class Acts Arts," the organization embarked on a rebranding project this spring to rejuvenate its brand and better connect with audiences. Read the full press release here.

* Lofatech, LLC has moved to a new office space at 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 350, Fulton, MD 20759. 

Montgomery Community Media | Montgomery Community Television in conjunction with The Montgomery Parks Foundation will be hosting The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II, sponsored by Pepco. This conference is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15. Catherine Leggett, First Lady of Montgomery County and Chair of the Josiah Henson Campaign Committee will lead.

* Join ArtStream, Inc. for two original musicals featuring adult actors with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism. The actors create their own characters in Camp Tumblesteed and Parks & Inspiration on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. from June 17 to June 19 and June 24 to June 26 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Purchase $10 tickets here with member-to-member discount code "GSSCC". 

* Celebrate the grand opening of TW Perry from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 18. Enter to win power tools, check out the new showroom and hardware store, meet product experts, and enjoy a free crepe if among the first 50 people. 

* Join Catylator Makerspace for the Second Annual National Maker Faire 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, at the University of the DC. This event is free. Catylator will  represent local "making" and discuss its mission to lower barriers to modern desktop design and fabrication technology. 

* Join Arden Courts for a free dementia education panel discussion "The Fear of the Unknown: What You Don't Know About Dementia Could Hurt You and Your Loved One," from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the Inter-Faith Chapel at Leisure World. RSVP by calling (301) 847-3051 or sending an email.

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 Meetings

* Non-Profit Team Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 16. Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Lily Qi will discuss the County's new Comprehensive Economic Strategy and a new "Excellence in Business Service Initiative." She is interested in hearing from businesses about specific regulatory reform ideas that would make Montgomery County more competitive.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28

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