Congratulations GSSCC FY17 Board of Directors

Congratulations to the members of the FY17 GSSCC Board, who were officially installed
at GSSCC's recent Awards & Installation Dinner.

Stephanie Steele
The Fillmore Silver Spring

Doug Parker
M&T Bank

Stewart Zemil
Apex Home Loans

Dan Figueroa
Government Affairs Chair
Peterson Cos./Downtown Silver Spring

Bill Kominers
Economic Development Chair
Lerch, Early & Brewer

Ray Barry
AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center

Marc Bloom
Washington Adventist Hospital

Catherine Carroll
Discovery Communications
Avi Halpert
United Therapeutics Corporation

Adam Lowe
Adam Lowe Creative

Chad Mangum
Bell Flowers

Paul Nazalrod
Washington Property Company

Tony Perichino
Tower Companies

Robert Scott
My Office Products

Julie Statland
Statland & Katz 

Brad Stewart
Montgomery College

Christian Videla
Breakfast + Coffee + Networking

Join GSSCC for our July Business Networking Breakfast, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. next 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!
Repairs, New Access Hours in Downtown Silver Spring Garages

Repairs in Wayne Avenue Garage - Patrons to the Wayne Avenue Garage in Downtown Silver Spring will continue to experience some delays in getting in and out of the garage as Montgomery County crews install a waterproofing membrane on parts of the garage floor. These repairs should extend the life of the parking decks and surfaces and defer or prevent full-depth or partial-depth concrete repairs  that would be even more disruptive. All work should be completed by the third week of July.

New Access Hours at Wayne Avenue and Town Square Garages - Montgomery County Department of Transportation is changing the access hours for the gate entrances at both the Town Square Garage (61) and the Wayne Avenue Garage (60). Beginning today, the entrance gate will be lowered starting at 5 a.m. (instead of 7 a.m.) Monday through Friday. The exit gates will continue to be raised at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking rates and hours requiring payment (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) remain unchanged. Parking will remain free after 7 p.m. and before 7 a.m.
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!
Welcome New Members!

Please join GSSCC in welcoming these organizations that joined the Chamber during June.
Jeff Hughes
2064 Derby Ridge Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jermey Levine
8910 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Joel DuBoff
1300 Spring St. Suite 120
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Lance Salins
8901 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Kathy Coakley
4901 Fairmont Ave. Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Kyle Narsavage
2630 Spencerville Rd
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Ivonne Fuller
8121 Georgia Ave. Suite 350
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Karen Shepherd
5301 Tuckerman Ln
N. Bethesda, MD 20852
Michael Reyes
8661 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Curt Kowalski
3012 Paladin Terrace
Olney, MD 20832
Frances Toler
1010 Wayne Ave. Suite 675
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Alyscia Charley
10169 New Hampshire Ave. Suite 189
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Carlos Perez
8736 Flower Ave. Suite B
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Thanks for Renewing!

GSSCC thanks these organizations that renewed their membership during May. 

Acumedicine Health
First Merchant Services
Manny & Olga's Pizza
Oxford House, Inc
Robert R. Mantoni, DDS PA
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.
ColeSpring Plaza
Ethio Express Grill
Kensington Volunteer Fire Department
OLAZZO Restaurant
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Sign*A*Rama Silver Spring
The Original Crisfield Seafood Restaurant

* Join All Set Restaurant & Bar every Saturday in July from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Reggae Saturdays on the Plaza. Enjoy live Reggae music, food and drink specials, and a rotating band line-up.

* Community Bridges, Inc. has appointed Shannon Babe-Thomas to the position of Executive Director.  Babe-Thomas brings a distinguished record of more than13 years of leadership in the nonprofit community, most recently as manager of membership initiatives at the Girl Scout Council of the National Capital. Click here to read the full press release.

* Effective August 1, all Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union branches will be changing lobby and drive-thru operating hours to: Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* TEAM Network will host a multi-organizational networking extravaganza from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at the Silver Spring Civic  Building. Click here for details. GSSCC members receive a discount when they use this code: SSCC2016ACE.

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

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

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

* Economic Development Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14

* 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