Maryland Chamber of Commerce to host annual Meet the State event


For immediate release: January 6, 2020

Contact: Erin Montgomery

(410) 269-0642

Maryland Chamber of Commerce to host annual Meet the State event

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Meet the State event on Wednesday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lowe House Office Building, Rooms 170-180, in Annapolis. An evening reception will follow at the Governor Calvert House.

Meet the State is the premier gathering of General Assembly leadership, representatives from state government agencies, and Maryland’s business community at the beginning of the legislative session, which kicks off in two days. Meet the State is also a forum for the Chamber to advance its legislative priorities for the 2020 session and inform legislators of how Maryland businesses are impacting our economy and communities.

Attendees will receive a briefing on the Chamber’s legislative priorities and hear directly from (and network with) leaders from the General Assembly, state agencies and top Maryland businesses. Confirmed speakers and panelists include Comptroller Peter Franchot (keynote speaker); Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz; Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson; Senate President-designee Bill Ferguson; Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings; House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga; Delegate Kathleen Dumais, vice chair of the House Economic Matters Committee; Senators Jim Rosapepe and Brian Feldman, vice chairs of the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, respectively; Delegate Anne Kaiser, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee; Delegates Luke Clippinger and Vanessa Atterbeary, chair and vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee; and Delegates Kumar Barve and Dana Stein, chair and vice chair of the House Environment & Transportation Committee.

Sponsors of the event are as follows: AT&T, CareFirst, FirstEnergy, Giant Food, Kaiser Permanente, Maryland Farm Bureau, Maryland Realtors, Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals (MSATP), MedStar Health, Perdue, Pfizer, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) and Tim’s Towing.

If you are a member of the media who would like to cover this event, please contact Erin Montgomery at

If you are interested in attending Meet the State, you can register and purchase tickets here:

If you are a business interested in becoming a sponsor of Meet the State, please contact Marie Rau at

To learn more about the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Maryland’s only statewide business advocacy organization, please visit





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