Congratulations 2017 GSSCC Shining Stars of Silver Spring!
GSSCC was pleased to honor these Shining Stars of Silver Spring at its 2017 Awards & Installation Dinner held last Thursday evening at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Silver Spring. Pictured are (front, left to right) Montgomery County 3rd District Police Officer of the Year Yves-Didier N'Kodia; Officers Jeffrey Hughes and Jarrett King, among the Montgomery County Police first responders to the tragic explosion and fire on Arliss Avenue last August; (back, left to right) Tracy McDonald, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Battalion 1 Chief and Incident Commander in charge of all fire and rescue personal that evening; Michael Leigh, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Battalion 2 Chief in charge of all EMS operations at the incident; Stephanie Steel e, The Fillmore Silver Spring, outgoing GSSCC Chair; Parween Torres, accepting a member Shining Star award on behalf of Robert Mantoni, DDS/The Mobile Dentist; William Kominers, Lerch Early & Brewer, recipient of the FY17 Chair's Award; and Jane Redicker, GSSCC President. Read about the award recipients  here . See the video that depicts the Police and Fire Department response to the Arliss Street tragedy here. See photos from the event, courtesy of Adam Lowe Creative, on the Chamber's Facebook page  here .
Welcome GSSCC 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Newly-elected GSSCC Chair Robert Scott, My Office Products, installed these members to the FY17-18 Chamber Board , at the  Awards & Installation Dinner last week: Ray Barry, AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center Ernest Bland, EBA Ernest Bland Associates Marc Bloom, Washington Adventist Hospital Catherine Carroll, Discovery Communications Dan Figueroa, Peterson Companies/Downtown Silver Spring Avi Halpert, United Therapeutics Corporation Debbie Keller, Revere Bank Shanton Kittler, EagleBank Adam S.Lowe, Adam Lowe Creative Chad Mangum, Bell Flowers Paul Nazalrod, Washington Property Company Doug Parker, M&T Bank Susan Reutershan, Lerch Early & Brewer Min Shin, The Tower Companies Julie Statland, Statland & Katz / Joseph W. McCartin Insurance Stephanie Steele, The Fillmore Silver Spring Brad Stewart, Montgomery College and Stewart Zemil, Apex Home Loans.
Argyle to Host Networking Breakfast on Wednesday

GSSCC's next Business Networking Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. this Wednesday, June 28, at Argyle Country Club (14600 Argyle Club Drive)    Register here .  
WSSC to hold Community Meeting on Water Main Replacement

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has schedued a community meeting to provide details about the Colesville Road Transmission Water Main Replacement
Project, set to begin later this summer. The meeting, scheduled for tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 27, at Montgomery Blair High School (51 University Boulevard E), Silver Spring, will begin with an open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. For more details, click here.
Mark your calendar for Business-After-Hours

...from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, at Hen Quarter (919 Ellsworth Drive).  Free for members and first time attendees. Click here to register. 
* The Original Crisfield Seafood Restaurant  had a special visitor last Friday. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped by to deliver a special Certificate of Recognition to the restaurant and enjoy a bowl of its iconic clam chowder. The proclamation recognized the restaurant as "a great neighborhood gathering place, serving delicious seafood platters prepared in an Eastern Shore manner for more than 70 years." It expressed appreciation for the "quaint family atmosphere. . .great, friendly customer service and reputation as a notable landmark."

* Two GSSCC member restaurants were featured on local television last week as part of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington's "BBQ & Grilling Week. All Set Restaurant & Bar Executive Chef Edward Reavis appeared on NBC Washington's "News4 Midday" broadcast (click here to see the clip), and Lincoln's Bar-B-Que's Dana Mangus
was on ABC7's "Good Morning Washington" (click here to see the clip).

* Lerch, Early & Brewer is pleased to announce the move of its offices to 7600 Wisconsin Avenue at Bethesda Place II. This is one block north from the firm's former location at the Bethesda Metro, which it had occupied since 1987. Click here to learn more. See the firm's new website 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 before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27

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

* Major Events Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11 **LocationThe Fillmore (8656 Colesville Road)**

* YPN Committee Meeting - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12

* Economic Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 13

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; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; 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