AFI DOCS Starts This Week in Silver Spring

Mark your calendars for June 23, the start of the 14th Annual AFI DOCS Film Festival at the historic AFI Silver Theatre right here in downtown Silver Spring.  GSSCC is pleased to be part of this premier international documentary film festival, which will also host screenings in Washington, DC at the Landmark E Street Cinema and the Newseum.  Find the complete guide and purchase festival passes and tickets at AFI.com/afidocs or download the AFI DOCS app. Note: GSSCC members who are also AFI members get discounts on both tickets and passes. Remember, passes get you into all screenings and special events.
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!
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.
Connect @ Lunch Hosted by The Urban Winery

"Groundbreaking" & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Levine Music


* Shepherd's Table invites you to the launch of "It's A New Day Campaign - Transforming Lives, Growing our Community" today, Monday, June 20, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station. Learn more about the new Progress Place, the food service program expansion, and a public launch of a 3-year fundraising campaign. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are required.

* The Emerald Door Spa is hosting a party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Monday, June 20, to show its customer appreciation, promote wellness, and introduce  wellness practitioners and personal trainers who work in Silver Spring. There will be chair massages, complimentary eco-beauty skincare consultations, chats with personal trainers, gift bags, food, and special Emerald cocktails. Click here for more information.

* Join Montgomery Community Media for Summer Backpack Journalism Camp. Backpack journalism is a form of broadcast journalism where the individual is the reporter, camera operator, and editor. These individuals have the ability to get into their neighborhoods and communities to find stories that matter to them. Session 1 is held from June 27 through July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Session 2 is held from July 18 through July 29, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

* Patient First is pleased to announce that its Virginia medical centers are once again able to care for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members, effective immediately. These plans include HealthKeepers, KeyCare, Medicare Advantage and others, as well as out-of-state BlueCross BlueShield plans. Also, Patient First welcomes back and is accepting Medicaid patients insured under Anthem HealthKeepers Plus. Click here for more information.

* Cornerstone Montgomery invites you to join internationally renowned multimedia artist Phillip Ratner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Participants will enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while engaging in creative activities lead by Mr. Ratner. Proceeds from this one of a kind experience benefit Cornerstone Montgomery's Studio In-Sight program - a vocational program for more than 50 artists living with mental illness. Each participant will also receive a take home gift. Click here to register.

* Pepco  and Exelon announced that they have provided $25 million to Montgomery and Prince George's counties to support workforce development, job creation, energy efficiency and sustainability programs. Read more 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.     
Montgomery County Local Small Business Reserve Opportunities

Montgomery County government has several contracting opportunities available for local small businesses. Click here to see what is available now. To register for or learn more about the Local Small Business Reserve Program, click here.

Upcoming GSSCC Meetings

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

* Major Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5

* Young Professional's Network Meeting - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 

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