May 28, 2019
Fox5 Zip Trip Comes to Silver Spring

Fox5 Team in the house.....

Interview with Fitness Together

F eature on CREATE ARTS

Gusto delivers farm to table

SS Red Shirts keep us clean and safe

Jacki Coyle named "Hometown Hero"
Business After Hours at Copper Canyon Grill

Mel Tull, Lee Development  Group and Board Member Julie Statland, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance.

Board members Susan Reutershan, Lerch, Early & Brewer, and Stephanie Steele, The Fillmore, with Laura Russell, MCG Golf.

Don Jacubec, SECU, with Devona Jefferson, Devona Jefferson Photography, and Jennifer Lindsay, Goosehead Insurance.

Thanks to Copper Canyon for hosting.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 - Interested in having three minutes to tell a room full of GSSCC members about your business? Then join us to  C onnect@Lunch  from noon to 1:30 p.m. at All Set Restaurant & Bar. Each attendee has three minutes to describe his or her business to the group.  Participation is limited to the first 25 members who register. Click  here to claim your spot.
LAST CALL-2019 Award Nominations

At its annual Awards & Installation Dinner, GSSCC will recognize some of the member individuals and organizations that personify how Chamber members are committed to supporting each other and the community. GSSCC is seeking nominations for its inaugural "Circle of Stars," those whose efforts, specifically through support of non-profit organizations or causes, have made Silver Spring and our community a better place to live, work, and run a business. The Chamber will also recognize the Young Professional who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the chamber during the past year.

Click here to nominate a member to be inducted into the GSSCC "Circle of Stars." Click here to nominate a Young Professional for the "Trail Blazer" award.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. this Friday, May 31.
Tickets for AFI DOCS 2019 Now Available

GSSCC is, once again, pleased to be among the sponsors for AFI DOCS, described by The Washington Post as "the nation's leading documentary film festival." AFI DOCS returns this year with screenings at the historic AFI Silver Theatre as well as venues in Washington, D.C. from June 19 to June 23. Academy Award-winning documentarian Freida Lee Mock, whose film Ruth - Justice Ginsburg In Her Word will screen at the festival, will be this year's Guggenheim Symposium honoree. This year's program includes more than 70 films, as well as insightful panels, presentations and more. See the full lineup and buy tickets and festival passes at

T ree Clearing to Begin on Bonifant Street 

Beginning on or about Tuesday, May 28, and throughout the month of June, crews will be surveying, clearing trees, and relocating utilities along Bonifant Street between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Fenton Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Temporary lane closures will occur.  For information on construction activities, schedules and other updates, please visit . For immediate construction concerns, please email or call the construction hotline at 240-424-5325. 
* Aspenwood Senior Living will host a health expo this Wednesday, May 29, in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day.   Attendees can receive free blood pressure checks, free hearing screenings, watch a live healthy cooking demo by Aspenwood Chef Victor, and perhaps win a door prize. For more information, click here.  

* Charles P. Johnson & Associates welcomes Haitham Hijaza, PhD, PE, LS, as its new Director of Maryland Operations.  Read more here.

* Congratulations to Panagora Group on being  selected as USAID Small Busines s  of the Year. Read more here .

* Bump Financial Group (8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 910) will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. See details here. RSVP here by June 6.
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Committee and Group Meetings

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

* Young Professionals Planning Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6

* Non-Profit Team Planning Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11

* Economic Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 20 - Carol Rubin, Montgomery County Planning Department, will discuss the proposed project to add toll lanes to I-270 and I-495.  (Note: If you are not currently a member of this committee, please call the office to inquire about attending.)

Thank you to our 2018-2019 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance; Washington Adventist Hospital

Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; HiTouch Business Systems
Signs By Tomorrow.
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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