The Howard County Chamber of Commerce Elected Officials Meet & Greet event is always one of my favorite events to attend. It is always well attended and a good opportunity to catch up with the elected officials. Here is information from the Chamber event page:

La Palapa Grill & Cantina
8307 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Event costs run from $20 to $40 for individuals and there are multiple sponsorship opportunities listed.
This is an event on my calendar.
Scott E