CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Meet the State event on  Jan. 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 kicked off Jan. 8. Meet the State is a forum for the chamber to advance its legislative priorities for the 2020 session and inform legislators of how Maryland businesses are impacting the economy and communities.

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

Sponsors of the event include AT&T, CareFirst, FirstEnergy, Giant Food, Kaiser Permanente, Maryland Farm Bureau, Maryland Realtors, Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals, MedStar Health, Perdue, Pfizer, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and Tim’s Towing.

To register for the event, visit https://mdchamber.org/event/meetthestate/.

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