GSSCC's standing committees give members a voice in Chamber programs and activities. Indeed, GSSCC's success is due to the dedication of our member-volunteers, who commit considerable time and talent to one or more Chamber committees. These members know that to get the most out of the Chamber, they need to become involved. They understand how their participation and service not only contributes to GSSCC's overall success, but also to the reputation and visibility of their individual businesses.



Economic Development Committee

Chair: Susan ReutershanLerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

Committee Focus: Monitoring new development projects in and around Silver Spring, various transportation issues that affect businesses and the myriad County policies and regulations that shape communities and affect the ability of businesses to expand and grow.


Government Affairs Committee

Chairs: Ray Barry, AFI Silver Theater, Mike McCartin, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance 

Committee Focus: Monitoring and addressing State and County regulatory and government matters that affect business, and advocating for policies that support a vibrant business environment and the commercial success of member businesses. Click here to see the Chamber's current government affairs priorities.


Major Events Committee

Committee FocusCreating, planning, implementing the Chamber’s four major annual events and developing ideas for other special events that provide opportunities for Chamber members to connect, learn, and grow their business networks, while generating financial support for the organization.


Membership Development Committee

Committee Focus: Building the Chamber and providing value to members through efforts that help retain current members and attract new companies into the Chamber.


Non-Profit Team

Committee Focus: To bring non-profit organizations together to discuss current issues, share ideas, develop a strong members network, and to build relationships with other Chamber members that will add value to the community in the greater Silver Spring area.


Owners & Entrepreneurs Circle

Committee Focus: To provide business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect and learn from one another in facilitated group discussions


Young Professional's Network

Chair: Juanita Stewart, Downtown Silver Spring

Vice-Chair:  Peter Casciano, Andalman & Flynn

YPN Focus: GSSCC's Young Professional's Network is a group for young professionals committed to providing networking, educational, and social opportunities for future community and business leaders; to building a connection with the GSSCC community; and to identifying the needs of young professionals.