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Chamber of Commerce Leaders From Across Maryland Convene for Inaugural Chamber Advocacy Day in Maryland 

Feb 14, 2024

February 7 officially declared Chamber of Commerce Day in Maryland 

Recently, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Chamber Federation hosted the inaugural Chamber Advocacy Day in Annapolis, where leaders from chambers of commerce, trade associations and businesses throughout the state gathered to meet with legislators on critical policies impacting Maryland's economic competitiveness.

"We're thrilled Governor Wes Moore officially declared Feb. 7, 2024 Chamber of Commerce Day — a testament to our Maryland Chamber Federation partners, whose collective advocacy efforts make a difference in strengthening our state for business and communities,” said Mary Kane, President & CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. "Thank you to Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Senator Steve Hershey for speaking and engaging with us during this important day, and a thank you to the dozens of leaders and policymakers who took part in important meetings and conversations regarding policies important to Maryland’s diverse business community.”

Over a dozen chamber executives representing thousands of businesses came together. Their focus included conveying business priorities on proposals surrounding taxes, infrastructure, paid leave, streamlined regulations and more. Meetings enabled candid conversations on strengthening Maryland's pro-business climate while opposing bills that risk economic growth.

The event and official proclamation spotlight the influential role chambers play in policy discussions. Learn more about the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s legislative priorities, the Maryland Chamber Federation and how you can get involved in making Maryland better for business.

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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 6,800+ 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.

About the Maryland Chamber Federation

The Maryland Chamber Federation, an initiative of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, is a partnership representing 30 local and regional chambers of commerce, along with statewide associations and their members. By uniting diverse business communities, the Federation strives to ensure that the perspectives of Maryland’s small businesses are actively heard in legislative discussions, promoting economic growth and community vitality. Learn more at