5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230

Join us for the best business networking event of the year at Inspire MD 2023

Make meaningful connections with Maryland’s growing community of leaders, changemakers, entrepreneurs, influencers and professionals at Inspire MD.

Enjoy an evening of laid back and fun networking, Maryland cuisine, delicious drinks, and exciting entertainment –and leave with connections that will help you grow your business, expand your network, and take your career to the next level.


  • Opportunities to connect with 350+ fellow Maryland business leaders, changemakers, entrepreneurs, influencers and professionals in a fun, laid back environment
  • Access to a premium outdoor lounge directly on the iconic Baltimore Harbor
  • Top-shelf cuisine and a fantastic bar selection
  • A “Taste of Maryland” featuring Maryland-centric cuisine and a fantastic open bar selection.
  • Exciting entertainment including music, a photo booth, Maryland-themed activities and much more!

Plus, help us honor the significant contributions of several top businesspeople, public servants and future leaders as we continue our long-standing 23-year tradition of inducting leaders into the Maryland Business Hall of Fame and honor recipients of our Public Service Award and Rising Star Award.

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.


See last year’s event fun




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. 


This year’s Award Winners announced in April 2023

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