May 14, 2018
Show the Candidates that Businesses Care about the Council Election

The County Council makes the laws that determine how easy or difficult it is for businesses to operate.  For the first time in years, voters will have the opportunity to change the face of the Council by electing four new members.  Candidates for these positions need to understand that businesses care about the future of our economy and that businesses have a voice. Join GSSCC to make that voice heard and meet candidates seeking election to the Montgomery County Council, At-Large and District 5 (Silver Spring), at a breakfast reception from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. this Wednesday, May 16, at AFI Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (8633 Colesville Road). Candidates will be asked to address business-related questions in small groups throughout the event. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of  Statland & Katz, Ltd. Click here  to register today This event is for GSSCC members only.
    Connecting @ Lunch at Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria
Kacy Barker and Suzanne Lofhjelm, both of Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, Melissa Salamanca, EagleBank, and Chris Daley, DIGITAL2GROW.
Philip Zipin, Zipin, Amster & Greenberg LLC, Deborah Hyman and Steve Ziegler, both of Signs by Tomorrow, and Mussie Betre, Bankers Business Management Services, Inc.
Andrea Dunathan, Dunathan Consulting LLC, Emily Menase, SEEC and J.C. Casamento, Digital Industry.
   YPN Community Service Project at Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA
Justin MacDonald, Atlantech Online Inc., plays bingo with seniors in the Adult Day Care Program.
Jilna Kothary, Shepherd's Table, and Meera Raja, Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, were bingo callers for the group.
Zachary Hedgpeth, Self Storage Plus, was on hand to provide assistance with callbacks.
Maryland Chiropractic (8505 Fenton Street, Suite 204) offers members a complimentary first visit with x-rays and training.

* HerbaFi Wellness (8413 Ramsey Ave) will celebrate its grand opening with an outdoor party from 1 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.  Members are welcome to the festivities outside; only Maryland (MMCC) patients may enter the dispensary. 

* MCG Golf Events will host Fore!th Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at Falls Road Golf Course (10800 Falls Road, Potomac).  Click here for information.

* Arthur Murray Dance Studio (10801 Lockwood Drive, Suite 150) is hiring.  Interested applicants can apply online or call 301-681-4466 for more information. Dance experience not required but preferred.
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, May 17, update on Purple Line progress with new CEO Fred Craig. (Please register in advance to attend.)

* Membership Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22

* Young Professionals Network Committe Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 3
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.
Bonifant Street to Close Beginning This Week

Beginning at 5 a.m. today, Monday, May 14, the right hand curb lane on East-bound Bonifant Street between Dixon Avenue and Georgia Avenue will be closed.  Weather and progress permitting, the traffic lane should re-open no later than March 15. In addition, the sidewalk paralleling the south side of Bonifant will also be closed to accommodate delivery of construction materials for the 8250 Georgia Avenue building.  A flagging operation and signage will direct motorists through the work zone and will direct pedestrians to the sidewalk on the North side of Bonifant at the intersecting crosswalks at Dixon Avenue and Georgia Avenue.  Questions should be directed to Lendlease (US) Construction, Inc.'s senior field superintendent Donald Schoening at240-670-7035 or
  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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