Register for tables or individual tickets here .  
GSSCC Non-Profits Focus on Facebook

The GSSCC Non-Profit Team presents " Making the Most of Facebook,  from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, in the at Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA (1420 Spring Street). NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. Led by John Grimes, Acutus Communications , the workshop will cover using Facebook, measuring results, and making Facebook work for your organization. Register  here .
15th Annual AFI DOCS is Here June 14 to June 18

GSSCC is once again pleased to be a part of the annual 
AFI DOCS , a premier international documentary film festival, scheduled this year from June 14 to June 18 in the historic  AFI Silver Theater  in Silver Spring , as well as at two venues in Washington, DC (Landmark E Street Cinema and the Newseum).  Highlights include films such as  STEP , which profiles the "Lethal Ladies" dance team from the nearby Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (playing at The Silver at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 18).  Find the complete guide and purchase festival passes and tickets  here  or download the AFI DOCS app.  Note: GSSCC members who are also AFI members get discounts on both tickets and passes.
Argyle to Host June Networking Breakfast

GSSCC's next Business Networking Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at Argyle Country Club (14600 Argyle Club Drive)    Register here .  
Studio Plaza Construction to Temporarily Close Mayor Lane

On or about the first week of July, contractors will begin closing segments of Mayor lane in order to accommodate necessary construction. Work, which is expected to last approximately six months, will be done in 10 ft. to 15 ft. intervals leaving the road open on either side for deliveries and other services. The contractor has notified nearby businesses that flaggers will be stationed on either side of the segment under construction in case vehicles need to cross during working hours. Within 15 minutes of a vehicle arriving to cross the blocked section, crews will plate the area so that the driver can pass. However, during about three weeks in the initial phase of the project, the northern portion of Mayor Lane will not be passable. Crews need to remove an existing 15 ft. wide abandoned precast concrete structure beneath the road and back fill the the area. Because of the size of the structure, it is not possible for crews to use steel plates to provide a right of way. Flaggers will be on hand to facilitate deliveries. The developer has contacted nearby and affected businesses. Members who have questions may contact Jane Redicker in the Chamber office.

The Blairs  District is offering a  summer outdoor music series every from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the stage on Sonny's Green (1290 East West Highway).  For details, click here.

* Dunathan Consulting, in partnership with  Block Advisors , is offering a free five-part Small Business Summer Series,  beginning on Wednesday, June 14, in its offices at 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 604.  Each session runs from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  Click here  for more information and to  register.

* Congratulations to Sergio's Ristrorante (8727 Colesville Rd.) on winning a "Very Good to Excellent" rating in the 2017 ZAGAT restaurant guide. Authors describe the restaurant as "tucked away in the basement of the Silver Spring DoubleTree Hilton," a "longtime Italian serv[ing] homemade food that's both good and "affordable; its old-timey feel extends to chef-proprietor Sergio Toni, who sometimes sings in the quiet dining room." Click here to visit the restaurant on Facebook.

* New GSSCC member, Pho Hieb Hoa (921 G Ellsworth Drive) welcomes Chef An Nguyen, previously executive ch ef for  noted philanthropist and former chairman of Occidental Petroleum  Armand Hammer, and personal chef to film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The restaurant invites GSSCC members to check out traditional and new specialty menu items at an open house on Friday, June 23. Three seatings are available for the complimentary samplings: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Drinks available at regular prices. For more information and to RSVP, contact An Nguyen at .
* JK Moving Services announces new executive leadership and expands its geographic footprint. The company welcomes David Cox as Executive Vice President. Read more here . In addition, it has opened a new facility in Woodbridge, VA, acquired a new warehouse operation in Gaithersburg, and purchased the CapRelo headquarters building in Sterling, VA. Read more here .

* Team Network is offering a 20% discount to GSSCC Members attending its "Networking and All That Jazz!" event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at Rosensteel Hall (9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring).  Click here to register and use the code SSC2017. 
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 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 15. Update on redevelopment of current Planning Department Headquarters at Georgia and Spring, and 900 Thayer Avenue project.

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27
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; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; 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; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; Signs By Tomorrow.

 Friends - Bud MillerAssociates, Inc., and Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development