June 11, 2018
GSSCC to Honor Founding Members

At its Silver Anniversary Spectacular Awards & Installation Dinner next Tuesday, GSSCC will recognize 32 organizations that were among the Chamber's "Founding Members" and are still Chamber members today. These include: At Home Care, Inc.; Bankers Business Management Services; Bell Flowers, Inc.; ConTemporaries, Inc.; Corcoran Caterers; The Original Crisfield Seafood Restaurant; Ellsworth Place; Enterprise Properties LLC; Family & Nursing Care, Inc.; Grady Management, Inc.; Holy Cross Hospital; Hoover-Fisher Florist, Inc.; IBI Innovative Business Interiors; Interfaith Works Empowerment Center; Joseph Godbout, CPA; Kay Management Co., Inc.; Lee Development Group; Linowes and Blocher LLP; Mi Rancho Restaurant; Montgomery 1936 Land Company, LLC; Montgomery College - Takoma Park/Silver Spring; Moren, Inc.; PEPCO; Plaza Artist Materials of Maryland, Inc.; Robert Philipson & Company; Royco; Sheraton Silver Spring; Signs By Tomorrow; Statland & Katz, Ltd.; Tastee Diner, Inc.; Washington Adventist Hospital; and Wolpoff Industries. Thanks to all the Chamber's "Founding Members."

GSSCC Board Elects FY19 Directors, Chair Scott, Chair-elect Stewart

At its last meeting, the GSSCC Board elected the following member representatives to three -year terms on the FY19 Board: Ray Barry, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; Marc Bloom, Washington Adventist Hospital; Dan Figueroa, Downtown Silver Spring/Peterson Companies; Lauren Hild, Holy Cross Hospita; Adam Lowe, Adam S. Lowe Creative; and Chad Mangum, Bell Flowers. Julie Statland, Statland & Katz/Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, was appointed to a one-year term. Robert Scott, My Office Products, was named to another year as GSSCC Chair, and Stewart Zemil, Apex Home Loans, was named Chair-elect, to assume the role of Chair on the FY20 Board. These individuals will be installed, along with other current Board members at GSSCC's Silver Anniversary Spectacular Awards & Installation Dinner next week.
Early Voting Begins this Thursday

The Primary Election is June 26, but early voting begins this week on June 14.  See  here  for details.  In Montgomery County, t he Primary is where decisions about elected leaders are made in Montgomery County. The results of this year's Primary will have major consequences for all business owners and their employees. Your voice and your vote this year are more important than ever. Make sure you and your employees are registered to vote.  Learn more about MoCo's economy and what is needed to assure our economic future. Here's one resource.
New Members Connect with Veterans at GSSCC 101
Pam Feinstein, A Wider Circle, Wayne Rohauer, MCG Golf, and Pete Gragnano, The Growth Coach.
Mike Larson, Print Exhibit PARTNERS, and Joe Tabeling, CQI Associates, Inc.
Paul Gold and Michael Litzner, CohnReznick.
Argyle Country Club to Host June Breakfast

Join GSSCC for the next Business Networking Breakfast on Wednesday, June 27, at Argyle Country Club (14600 Country Club Road). Informal networking begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by round table networking until 9:15 a.m. $20 for members and first-time attendees includes a full buffet breakfast. Click here to login and register.
* Kudos to Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union for winning the Trailblazer Award and Best of Show Award at the Maryland DC Credit Union Association Annual Meeting on June 5.  Click here to see the press release.

* Members are invited to join Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County at the groundbreaking ceremony for 900 Thayer Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 18.  Please RSVP to LPA@hocmc.org.  Click here for details.

* GSSCC Energy Co-op partner and member CQI Associates was recently featured in an article on the new I95 Business website. The article, available here, highlighted CQI's work with businesses and chambers to provide energy cost savings and budget stability that generate bottom line results.

* Silver Spring Regional Services Center (One Veterans Plaza) will host a free concert series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday evening from June 21 to August 9.  Click here to see the schedule.

* GSSCC Members  Downtown Silver Spring, Gusto Farm to Street, Improbable Comedy, and Not Your Average Joe's are all participating in A Wider Circle's  Widen the Circle 2018 during the month of June.  For more information, click here.  
See your company's news here! GSSCC is pleased to highlight news from our member companies in this section of the weekly e-news. Please submit items via email to info@gsscc.org before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 21

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 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 2017-2018 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; Atlantech Online; Bud Miller Associates, Inc.; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd.; Linowes and Blocher, LLP; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam Lowe Creative; Bell Flowers; Carlton Creative; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.
To reach the Chamber staff, call 301-565-3777.
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