9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Event


The Maryland Chamber of Commerce presents Meet the State, a premier, early-session event, being held virtually for the second year, bringing together policymakers and business representatives to discuss critically important public health and economic issues as we work to overcome the pandemic and remain on the road to recovery. This event provides attendees the ability to connect and discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by job creators in our efforts to make Maryland a better place to work and live.


Thank you to our:


Platinum Sponsor



Platinum Sponsor


United Healthcare


Social Supporting Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors



Federated Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information on MEET the STATE sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lacey Amos, sales account executive, at lamos@mdchamber.org or (410) 269-0642, ext. 1111.


9:30 am – Welcome

9:30 – 10:00 am – Leadership Panel

10:00 – 10:30 am – Executive Panel

10:30 – 11:25 am – Breakout Sessions: 1)Budget & Taxation/Ways & Means or 2)Finance/Economic Matters

11:25 – 11:30 am – Closing


Speakers will continue to be added once they confirm


Leadership Panel:

Senate President pro Tempore Melony Griffith

Senate Minority Leader Bryan Simonaire

House Speaker pro Tempore Sheree Sample-Hughes

House Minority Leader Jason Buckel


Executive Panel: 

Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce

Jim Ports, Transportation Secretary

Keiffer Mitchell, Chief Legislative Officer & Senior Advisor


Breakout session: Budget & Taxation/Ways & Means

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary

Senator Guy Guzzone

Senator George Edwards

Delegate Kevin Hornberger


Breakout session: Finance / Economic Matters

Delegate Benjamin Brooks

Senator Brian Feldman

Senator J.B. Jennings