5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230

Inspire MD is a spectacular event celebrating all that makes the Maryland business community truly unique. This can’t-miss evening features inspiring stories and awards for stand-out Maryland businesses, wrapped up in a fun, experiential event. At Inspire MD we continue our long-standing 23-year tradition of inducting leaders into the Maryland Business Hall of Fame.

Highlights include:

  • A room full of 300+ fellow Marylanders ready to network in a relaxed setting
  • Inspirational award presentation, with the opportunity to meet and hear from about standout Maryland businesses
  • Access to a premium outdoor lounge directly on the iconic Baltimore Harbor
  • Top-shelf cuisine and a fantastic bar selection
  • A “Taste of Maryland” from various local breweries, wineries and distilleries
  • Photo booth, chalk art wall and a “Creation Station” where guests customize a take-home gift…and so much more!

Without a doubt, you will walk away from this event feeling truly energized, inspired and proud to be a part of our incredible Maryland business community.


Inspire MD Award Winners

For the last 22 years, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce has held our annual business awards, now known as Inspire MD, to honor the incredible members of our Maryland business community.

Business Hall of Fame Inductees

Prominent CEOs and leaders are inducted into the prestigious Maryland Business Hall of Fame for their outstanding leadership and contribution to Maryland business and communities. The contributions of these individuals go well beyond the bottom line. They are the best in Maryland’s business community and prioritize their civic and philanthropic duties. They are masters of leadership and bring not only their businesses greater success through their hard work and dedication, but also their employees, communities and colleagues.

Public Service Award

The Public Service Award honors a singular outstanding public servant for her or his contributions to help advance Maryland’s economy and quality of life. Without question, this is an elite but essential group of dedicated individuals. 

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award honors a motivated future leader, age 40 or under, inspiring today’s business community. This individual is driven and willing to do the hard work to propel their business, employees or colleagues, and community to even greater success. 


2023 Award Winners announced in April 2023

Sponsorship opportunities coming soon.