9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Locations vary


We are here, we are strong.

Be part of the movement. Your collective support can effectively wield political influence through strength in numbers. Let’s make our presence known in the State House and stand up for a more competitive Maryland.

Meet the State is a full day, immersive experience with the General Assembly and our Government Affairs team. You’ll not only learn about upcoming issues that impact your business, you’ll engage in informed discussions with your state legislators about how those issues affect you directly.

Come rally with the Maryland Chamber on January 22nd at Meet the State and make your voice heard!



8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

MCEAC meeting*

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks   

Presented by: Christine Ross, President & CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

House & Senate floor session experience

The Maryland Chamber will reserve seats in both the House & Senate galleries for the business community so that you can witness elected officials debate the very laws that directly impact you and your business. 

10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1×1 meetings with your legislator

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to let your elected officials know why your business matters in the State of Maryland. Put your advocacy skills to work ensuring your business objectives are heard!

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Group State House Photo

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

2019 Legislative Agenda overview

Presented by: Larry Richardson, VP, Government Affairs, Maryland Chamber of Commerce & Sam Schlaich, Policy Analyst, Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Chamber’s government affairs team will make sure you are aware of what is coming in the 2020 legislative session. Get a focused look at the upcoming bills that will need to be on your radar.

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel Presentations

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Networking lunch 

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Keynote presentation

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Panel presentations

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Executive Board meeting**

3 p.m. – 5 p.m

Board of Directors meeting***

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Legislative Reception

Join us for our wildly popular Legislative Reception where members and guests have the opportunity to mingle with elected officials and we roll out the Maryland Chamber’s 2019 Legislative Agenda. 

Location: Calvert House

Note: programming is open to all, unless specified

* MCEAC members only

** MDCC Executive board members only

*** MDCC Board members only