Maryland Chamber of Commerce Opens Nominations for Rising Star Award

February 1, 2022

Contact: Eleanor Goedeke, Director of Marketing & Communication
(410) 269-0642 x 1120

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is asking the Maryland business community to nominate a Rising Star within their organization. A Rising Star is a motivated stand-out employee, age 40 or under, who propels their company, colleagues and community to success. This individual has demonstrated tremendous growth, an upward trajectory and embodies the future of Maryland business. The winner of this prestigious award will be recognized at Inspire MD, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s flagship event, on May 12 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

“We are incredibly thrilled to gather as a community in-person in May to honor stand-out Maryland businesses and leaders,” said Mary D. Kane, president & CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “Businesses look to their Rising Stars for leadership among their peers, fresh perspectives and to provide a diversity of thought. It is important that we identify these future leaders and celebrate them at every opportunity.”

Along with the Rising Star Award, at Inspire MD the Maryland Chamber of Commerce will induct two new individuals into the Business Hall of Fame, and award one individual with the Public Service Award for their contributions to help advance Maryland’s economy and quality of life. The recipients of these honors will be chosen by Maryland Chamber of Commerce leadership and board of directors.

Nominations for the Rising Star Award are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 1. The winner will be contacted by April 15 and will be presented the award in front of 300+ of Maryland’s most distinguished business leaders at Inspire MD.

To submit a nominee for the Rising Star Award, click here.

For more information on Inspire MD, click here.


About the Maryland Chamber of Commerce 
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is the only statewide business advocacy organization and the leading voice for business in the state. Together with their 6,400 members, they form a statewide coalition that is committed to ensuring that Maryland is attracting and retaining quality jobs, developing vibrant, sustainable communities and staying at the forefront of global competitiveness and economic prosperity. Learn more.





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