Chamber Update

November 3, 2022

OpEd | Weakening of intellectual property rights threatens Maryland’s innovation economy

In Monday’s Baltimore Sun, our President & CEO Mary Kane urges Maryland policymakers to prioritize policies that protect our local innovation ecosystem, including supporting strong IP protections.

“To continue the critical innovation, research and development happening in our backyards, Maryland policymakers must prioritize policies that protect our innovation ecosystem, not harm it,” said Kane.


Event Recap | Businesses Leading with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Last night, The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce partnered to provide cutting-edge insight into how Maryland companies are innovating in the DEI space through an in-depth panel discussion.

It was a fantastic conversation with leaders from J.P. Morgan Chase, T. Rowe Price and McCormick, who discussed how to integrate advanced DEI practices to gain critical insight into how to solve problems, innovate and meet the needs of their customers and communities.

In case you missed it, watch the full program here:

Member Spotlight | Constellation

Long-standing Chamber member Constellation does business in 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada and the United Kingdom, employing approximately 13,000 people.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation is the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy and the leading competitive retail supplier of power and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the United States.

“The Maryland Chamber is the unified voice of business in Maryland,” said Andrew Singer, vice president and General Manager of C&I Power regional sales at Constellation. “We deeply value our long-standing relationship with the Chamber and their expertise and leadership on legislative issues impacting businesses both large and small. No other organization provides this breadth of expertise to help guide policy at the state level like the Maryland Chamber.”

Resource | 2023 Legislative Priorities & Anticipated Critical Issues

Every session presents us with an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the positive steps being taken by job creators to strengthen Maryland’s economy.

Now available, our 2023 LegislativePriorities and Anticipated Critical Issues serves as our guide for the 2023 legislative session, outlining our focus to ensure an even stronger future for Maryland.


Exclusive Event | MarylandSaves

Complimentary webinar!

Tuesday, November 15  | 10 – 11 a.m.

In 2016, Maryland passed into law the Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program, a.k.a. MarylandSaves. This program was created to address the large portion of Maryland’s workforce that does not have a retirement plan in place.

MarylandSaves became available in September 2022, and will require eligible employers to establish a retirement savings plan for their employees.

Glenn Simmons, acting executive director of MarylandSaves, joins us for a free webinar titled “Maryland Saves: What You Need to Know” to answer all of your questions about this new program.


Meet the Chamber | Lacey Amos, Sales Account Executive

Lacey joined our team in 2020 to work with our members to enhance relevance, reach and state-wide engagement through business development support.

The Maryland business community has always been important to her, as she grew up working in her family’s seafood market, a community staple for over 60 years on the Eastern Shore. In her spare time, Lacey loves spending time outdoors with her husband Kyle and their dogs Milo and Goat.

Lacey is always looking to connect with potential members, contact her at to schedule a chat.

Questions? Contact us at or (410) 269-0642.





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