September 23, 2019
M&T Bank Wins 2019 GSSCC Business Golf Classic 

The one hundred players in GSSCC's 2019 Business Golf Classic beat the heat and sunny weather last week as they  took to the course for this year's tournament at  Argyle Country Club . Competition was fierce. The M&T Bank team led by John Halley took first place honors with a score of 52, edging out the second place team by one stroke on the back nine. The Sandy Spring Bank foursome led by Fred Billig came in second, also with a total score of 52. Adventist HealthCare's White Oak Medical Center team came in third with a score of 53. EagleBank's Scott Reading and Joseph W. McCartin Insurance's golfer Hilary Fordwich won the Closest to the Pin Contests. Marlon Jones of the White Oak Medical Center foursome took home the Longest Drive award and Matt Liberman of Apex Home Loans won the Putting Contest with a single stroke getting his ball just 6 1/2 inches from the cup. 

First Place: M&T Bank

Second Place: Sandy Spring Bank

Third Place - White Oak Medical Center

Closest to the Pin Winners

The Chamber thanks these member companies that contributed to our Golf Classic success as key sponsors: Gold Sponsors - Apex Home Loans Adventist HealthCare's White Oak Medical Center, Downtown Silver Spring, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, Lee Development Group, and Montgomery College; Silver Sponsors - Ellsworth Place, GEICO, RCN, and Washington Property Company; Lunch & Dinner Sponsor - Eggspectation; Scorecard Sponsor - Elite Personnel; Beverage Cart Sponsor - Purple Line Transit Constructors; Snack Shack Sponsor - Kay Management; Beverage Station Sponsor - Advance; and more.

Photos Courtesy of Adam Lowe Creative.  See more on our Facebook page here.

Congratulation Beyond Definition on its Re-Launch

GSSCC was pleased to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Beyond Definition, formerly Bates Creative, at the firm's relaunch party last Thursday.  GSSCC President Jane Redicker congratulated owners Mark DeVito and Debbie Bates and joined staff members to cut the ribbon, while the astronaut looked on.  
Congratulation Plaza Artist Materials on Its Refresh

GSSCC President Jane Redicker joins
Plaza Artist Materials of Maryland
 owner Eric Zelenko and Store Manager Sharon Ford for the grand opening celebration of the newly refreshed store. 

Join GSSCC for an evening of casual networking, complimentary lite fare, and a cash bar.  This event is free for GSSCC members; non-members pay $40.  Register here.

Join GSSCC for a morning of networking and learning how to improve diversity and inclusion in your business. Workshop presented by Christopher Morin, Cook Ross Inc. Advanced registration is required by Monday, October 7. Free for members; non-members pay $40.  Register here.

Is Your Organization Safe from Cyber Attack s?

GSSCC member Digital Industry will lead a free lunchtime workshop providing " Clear Concise & Actionable Business Cyber Security Solutions" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the GSSCC office.  Speakers Mark Meszaros and James Casamento will cover clear tactics to help your business stay out of trouble; concise checklists to put your plan in motion; and actionable steps for implementation.  Lunch will be provided by Ruth's Chris Steak House, courtesy of Digital Industry.  Click here to register.

What Does the 2020 Census Mean for You?

The GSSCC Non-Profit Team is hosting a 2020 Census workshop on Tuesday, October 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the GSSCC conference room. The program will be presented by Shawn Ellis, Montgomery County's 2020 Census Manager. All Chamber members are welcome to attend and learn about how the census affects our community, and how your organization or business can get involved. Register  here by Wednesday, October 2, to secure your spot and make your voice heard.

*   Gusto Farm to Street has introduced Beyond Meat plant-based proteins to its fall menu, offered in all six of the company's locations. To learn more, click here.

* Behavioral & Educational Solutions, P.C. is hiring for these positions: psychotherapist, psychologist, military family life counselor, and more. Get the full list and additional information here. 

Celebrate the launch of Levine Music's fall performance season with the preview concert on Saturday, September 28. For event details and tickets, click here.

Artivate's annual  fundraiser to honor and celebrate artists in the community is back on Friday, October 25. Tickets for "Celebrate Artivate" are on sale now. Get more details here .
Akhmedova Ballet Academy celebrates the grand opening of its new location on Saturday, September 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 8505 Fenton St., Suite 206. Get more information here

* Dr. Roscoe M. Moore,Jr., PH RockWood Corporation, has been invited to join the National Animal Health Committee of the Bahamas on the recommendation of the former Ambassador from the Bahamas to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

See your company's news here! Send us your press releases and news items by noon on Friday for publication in the following Monday's edition. Click here for guidelines on submitting Member News.

Upcoming Committee/Network Meetings

* Membership Development Committee - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24
* Economic Development Committee - 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25. Presentation on Downtown Silver Spring renovation, followed by a discussion with recently appointed Planning Board member Partap Verma.  (Call the office to register.)
* Small Business Owners Peer Network - Noon on Wednesday, September 25. Topic is "Improving and Automating Processes" (Advance registration required here.) 

* Young Professionals Network - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. Workshop on time management. Click here for details and to register.

Thank you to our 2019-2020 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Joseph W. McCartin Insurance;
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

Business Partners - Andalman & Flynn, AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Atlantech Online; Digital Industry; EagleBank; Eggspectation; Holy Cross Hospital; 
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 Services
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To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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