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BCA President Commends Governor on TBOR II Signing -   19-Mar-2014
“Gov. Bentley deserves credit for showing his support early by saying that he would sign the legislation into law if presented to him.” MONTGOMERY— Updating the origina..
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Business Council of Alabama Releases First Round of 2014 Endorsements -   19-Mar-2014
For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014 MONTGOMERY – ProgressPAC, the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama, today announced the first round of endorsements for ..
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BCA President Expresses Opposition to SB 443 -   06-Mar-2014
MONTGOMERY—Because of ongoing efforts to revert to 20th Century education standards, Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement opposing..
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BCA President Applauds Senate for Passing Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II -   27-Feb-2014
MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement after the Senate passed HB105, the Alabama Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II: ..
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BCA Mourns Death of Pamela Burnham, former board member -   10-Feb-2014
MONTGOMERY--The Business Council of Alabama family is mourning the passing of former BCA board member Pamela Burnham, who died February 6. She served as the executive director of the Saraland Cha..
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Canary Testifies in Support of the Alabama Future Workforce Initiative, calls bill a ‘no-brainer’ -   05-Feb-2014
MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified before the House Ways and Means Education Committee today in support of HB384, the Alabama Future Workfor..
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Canary: Legislature should leave alone Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards -   30-Jan-2014
The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is underway, and while a number of important issues are being debated and discussed, perhaps no issue has garnered more attention or been the source of ..
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Canary speaks at annual commerce meeting -   27-Jan-2014
By Josh Bergeron, Selma Times-Journal A group of heroes gathered Thursday at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center. During the Selma-Dallas County Centre For Commerce’s annual meeti..
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Alabama’s High Academic Standards Offer Brighter Future, BCA President Says -   24-Jan-2014
"The Business Council of Alabama continues to stand in support of the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards as adopted by the State Board of Education," said BCA President and CEO William J. ..
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BCA Statement on Gov. Bentley’s State of the State Address -   14-Jan-2014
MONTGOMERY—BCA President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following Governor Robert Bentley’s State of the State address: “The business community fou..
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AT&T’s McCallum Voted BCA 2014 Chairman at annual meeting in Birmingham -   06-Dec-2013
Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama officers elected For Immediate Release: December 6, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama AT&T President Fred McCallum was elected chairman o..
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Statement by BCA President and CEO William J. Canary on the passing of Chuck Spurlock -   14-Nov-2013
MONTGOMERY – BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement on the passing of Chuck Spurlock, state director for U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions: “All of us at th..
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BCA President Comments on Vote to End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling -   17-Oct-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 17, 2013 SEOUL—William J. Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama who is currently visiting with Hyundai officials in Seou..
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Innovator Liability, Take Two -   05-Sep-2013
The Wall Street Journal Innovator Liability, Take Two (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323324904579042850978337502.html) A state supreme court takes a needed second loo..
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Montgomery Advertiser Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education -   03-Sep-2013
The Montgomery Advertiser Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education "The quality of public education has enormous implications for Alabama’s economic ..
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Morton and Love to Lead New Education Reform Foundation Backed by Business Community -   17-Aug-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 17, 2013 POINT CLEAR — Former State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton and former State Rep. Jay Love were announced as the leaders of the Business and..
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BCA Endorses Judicial Candidates in Five Statewide Races -   16-Aug-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 16, 2013 POINT CLEAR—The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed five statewide..
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BCA President Comments on Departure of Senior Vice President -   11-Jul-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary today praised the significant work of Anita L. Archie, BCA’s senior vice..
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BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision -   03-Jul-2013
BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary released the ..
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BCA President Praises Pre-K Expansion Announcement -   26-Jun-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Following the announcement by Gov. Robert Bentley this morning that Alabama’s highly successful pre-kindergarten program was expanding t..
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Dr. Ben Carson and Governor Mike Huckabee to Headline BCA’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner -   05-Jun-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—The chairman of the Business Council of Alabama on Wednesday announced that world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times best-selling a..
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Alabama Automotive Manufacturers See Sales Increases, Set Records in May -   04-Jun-2013
Alabama's automotive manufacturers have all seen sales increases and some new records for the month of May. AL.com business reporter Stan Diel has a rundown of production at Mercedes-Benz in Vanc..
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U.S. Representative Mo Brooks Honored by National Association of Manufacturers -   31-May-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HUNTSVILLE—U.S. Representative Mo Brooks of Huntsville has been awarded the prestigious NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence by the National Assoc..
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BCA President Comments on “Defending State Authority Over Education Act” -   30-May-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement after U.S. Representative Martha Roby introduced federal legislation ..
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BCA President Comments on U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner’s Resignation -   24-May-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BCA president and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement after the announcement by U.S. Representative Jo Bonner that he would be resigning fro..
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Legal Transparency Bill Approved by Legislature -   20-May-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—A legal transparency bill that is a top priority for the Business Council of Alabama in the 2013 legislative session has been approved by the legislature..
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Statement from BCA President and CEO William J. Canary on SB 286 -   25-Apr-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 25, 2013 “Over the course of this legislative session the BCA has continued to work with all parties involved in this issue: the NRA, law enforcement, non-..
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BCA, ATN Announce Alabama’s Top Manufacturers for 2013 -   19-Apr-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2013 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today the winners of the 2013 Manufacturer of the..
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BCA President Comments on Committee Approval of SB 403 -   18-Apr-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 17, 2013 MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement following approval of SB 403 by the Sen..
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Governor Robert Bentley Joins BCA, ATN to Recognize Alabama’s Top Manufacturers -   18-Apr-2013
MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today that 17 Alabama companies have been named as finalists for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Y..
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Statement from Business Council of Alabama on SB 286 -   01-Apr-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 1, 2013 MONTGOMERY—After weeks of negotiating with representatives from business and industry, law enforcement, the plaintiff’s bar, non-pr..
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BCA Launches New Legislative App -   14-Mar-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 14, 2013 MONTGOMERY— The Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday officially launched BCA Connect, a new app designed for iPhones and iPads to easily connect ..
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BCA Endorses Recommendations in Medicaid Advisory Commission -   07-Mar-2013
March 7, 2013 Dear Governor Bentley, The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) endorses the recommendations outlined in the final report of the Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission. The BCA is..
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BCA Statement on Alabama Accountability Act -   01-Mar-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 28, 2013 MONTGOMERY—BCA board chairman Carl Jamison, a shareholder at JamisonMoneyFarmer, P.C. in Tuscaloosa, issued the following statement following th..
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BCA Statement on Legislation to Repeal Alabama College and Career Ready Standards -   27-Feb-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2013 MONTGOMERY—BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement on legislation designed to repeal the Alabama College and Ca..
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Statement from BCA President and CEO on School Flexibility Act -   26-Feb-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2013 MONTGOMERY—BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement in support of HB 84: “This legislation is a giant ..
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Testimony of Bill McCollum and Anita L. Archie on HB 227 and SB 134 -   20-Feb-2013
Joint Written Testimony of Bill McCollum, SNR Denton and Anita L. Archie Submitted on Behalf of the Business Council of Alabama and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Alabama ..
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BCA Hires Award-Winning Alabama Journalist -   15-Feb-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama has announced that veteran Alabama newspaper reporter Dana Beyerle has joined the organization as man..
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Business Council of Alabama Announces New Vice Presidents -   23-Jan-2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nathan Lindsay (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama has named two employees as new vice presidents for the organization. Victor V..
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Q & A on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act -   07-Jan-2013
Source: Internal Revenue Service (http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Questions-and-Answers-on-Employer-Shared-Responsibility-Provisions-Under-the-Affordable-Care-Act) Basics of the Employer Shared Re..
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How to help those in Connecticut dealing with unspeakable tragedy -   14-Dec-2012
Today our hearts are breaking over the loss of so many innocent lives that ended today in unspeakable t..
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Tuscaloosa Businessman Elected Chairman of BCA -   10-Dec-2012
For Immediate Release Contact: Nathan Lindsay - (334) 834-6000 BIRMINGHAM—The Business Council of Alabama has elected new officers to lead the organization in 2013. At the a..
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications & Nominations for 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business -   26-Nov-2012
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business Award. This award honors America’s small businesses who embody the spirit of ..
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Pre-K News from Around Alabama -   19-Nov-2012
OUR VIEW: Everyone on board with boosting pre-K (http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20121116/NEWS/121119836?p=1&tc=pg) The Gadsden Times Editorial Board “The progr..
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BCA Begins Process of Finalizing 2013 Legislative Agenda -   09-Nov-2012
For Immediate Release MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama began the process of finalizing its 2013 State Legislative Agenda during a two-day meeting last Thursday and Friday in Pr..
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Seven Reasons to Vote for Jobs on November 6 -   02-Nov-2012
By William J. Canary & Anita L. Archie On Tuesday, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to vote for several statewide amendments that will have a positive impact on the private s..
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November 6, 2012 Voter Education Guide -   25-Oct-2012
Download our interactive voter education guide here. (http://www.bcatoday.org/PDF/statewideforipad.pdf) This version will open on your PC, Mac, iPad, or iPhone and allows you to flip through t..
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Jeremy Arthur Named Chair of Southeast Board of Regents of U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization -   08-Oct-2012
U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Institute for Organization Management Jeremy L. Arthur, IOM, Named Chair of Southeast Board of Regents of U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management ..
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BCA Publishes Fourth Book Detailing Legislative Session -   20-Sep-2012
A Behind-the-Scenes Account of BCA’s Fight for the Private Sector ..
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BCA Resolution In Support Of September 18 Constitutional Amendment -   17-Sep-2012
RESOLUTION STATEMENT OF QUALIFIED SUPPORT FOR RATIFICATION OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT APPEARING ON THE STATEWIDE BALLOT OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION, AUTHORIZED..
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Thank you sponsors of BCA’s 2012 Governmental Affairs Conference -   31-Aug-2012
Hundreds of members of the Business Council of Alabama convened for their annual summer conference at the Grand Hotel in Pt. Clear in August. The Business Council of Alabama thanks the following c..
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BCA releases new book detailing the 2012 legislative session with behind-the-scenes stories of how b -   16-Sep-2012
The Foundation for Progress 2012 BCA in the Fight for the Private Sector BCA releases new book detailing the 2012 legislative session with behind-the-scenes stories of how bills were passed or def..
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BCA Adopts Resolution in Support of September 18 Constitutional Amendment -   14-Aug-2012
RESOLUTION STATEMENT OF QUALIFIED SUPPORT FOR RATIFICATION OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT APPEARING ON THE STATEWIDE BALLOT OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION, AUTH..
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Last chance to register for the 2012 BCA Health Care Forum -   11-Jul-2012
BCA's 2012 Health Care Forum is just around the corner. The last day to register is Friday, July 13. The forum will be July 18 and 19, and there's no cost to attend! You just n..
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Bill McCollum to Keynote BCA Health Care Forum -   03-Jul-2012
Bill McCollum, Florida's 36th attorney general and former U.S. Congressman, will keynote BCA's 2012 Health Care Forum. During his time as attorney general, Bill ..
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Supreme Court Issues Health Care Ruling -   28-Jun-2012
Today's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is a blow to taxpayers,..
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BCA, ATN Announce Alabama’s Top Manufacturers for 2012 -   20-Jun-2012
The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today the winners of the 2012 Manufacturer of the Year Awards at a luncheon ceremony at the RSA Activity Center. The B..
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State Media Profiles Finalists for Top Manufacturing Awards -   19-Jun-2012
Birmingham News Fourteen Alabama companies named finalists for Manufacturer of the Year Awards By Dawn Kent Fourteen Alabama companies, from automakers to chemical firms to a pottery s..
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BCA, ATN Announce 14 Finalists for Manufacturer of the Year Awards -   18-Jun-2012
The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today that 14 Alabama companies have been named as finalists for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The ..
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BCA Applauds Governor for Signing Immigration Bill -   18-May-2012
“We are grateful Gov. Bentley has signed HB 658," BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said Friday. "The intent of the immigration law was never to make it difficult for businesses to comply ..
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Manufacturer of the Year Awards set for June 20 -   03-May-2012
The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network, in partnership with The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamb..
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Jeremy Arthur To Head Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama -   09-Apr-2012
The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama has named Jeremy Arthur, current president of the Prattville Chamber of Commerce, as its new executive director. Arthur wil..
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BCA Issues Statement on Proposed Changes to Immigration Law -   05-Apr-2012
As a statement of policy, the Business Council of Alabama, along with other business groups and chambers of commerce, has continued to stress that Alabama’s immigration law needs to be clear and..
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BCA Reiterates Support of Education Options Act Following House Committee Approval of Bill -   05-Apr-2012
In keeping with the Business Council of Alabama’s commitment to establishing and working with an Alabama business-education alliance, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the fol..
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BCA Statement in Support of Education Options Act of 2012 -   14-Mar-2012
In keeping with the Business Council of Alabama’s commitment to establishing and working with an Alabama business-education alliance, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the followi..
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BCA Endorses Judge Tommy Bryan for Alabama Supreme Court -   06-Mar-2012
The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed Judge Tommy Bryan for the Alabama Supreme Court. “Tommy Bryan ..
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Applications Being Taken for Prestigious Manufacturing Awards Program -   23-Feb-2012
Applications are being taken for the 2012 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards program, presented by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network. This is the 13th year fo..
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BCA Releases Statement on Pseudoephedrine Bill (HB 88) -   21-Feb-2012
BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement today regarding HB 88, more commonly referred to as the Pseudoephedrine Bill. “The proposed legislation (HB 88)..
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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner -   14-Feb-2012
The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama has endorsed U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner in the race for Alabama’s First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. ..
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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks -   14-Feb-2012
The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the race for Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. ..
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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus -   14-Feb-2012
The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama has endorsed U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus in the race for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. ..
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BCA Advocating for Job Creation, Education Reform in 2012 Session -   07-Feb-2012
As the Alabama Legislature convenes in Montgomery this week for the 2012 session, the Business Council of Alabama is prepared to move forward in supporting legislation that will help existing indus..
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Applications Sought for CCAA Executive Director Position -   24-Jan-2012
The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama is seeking applicants for the position of executive director. The CCAA is a statewide organization of more than 120 chambers of commerce, representin..
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Applications Now Being Taken for 2012 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards -   20-Jan-2012
2012 marks the 13th year for the prestigious annual Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards program, presented by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network. Over the years, th..
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BCA Nominates Turner Medical Inc. for National Small Business Award -   06-Jan-2012
The Business Council of Alabama’s Small Business Committee has nominated Turner Medical Inc. of Athens for the prestigious 2012 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, presented annually by ..
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BCA Makes Gift to Magic Moments -   09-Dec-2011
In keeping with an annual tradition, the Business Council of Alabama has donated money previously spent to buy and mail Christmas cards to Magic Moments, a charitable organization that fulfills th..
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BCA Elects New Officers, Hears from National Journal Correspondent -   05-Dec-2011
Members of the Business Council of Alabama looked ahead to a new year by electing 2012 officers and board members at their Annual Meeting December 2. All board member and officer terms begin Janu..
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Correspondent and Columnist to Speak at BCA Annual Meeting -   02-Nov-2011
Major Garrett, congressional correspondent and columnist for the National Journal, will join the Business Council of Alabama as the keynote speaker at its annual meeting Dec. 2 in Birmingham. Ga..
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BCA Receives Award at U.S. Chamber Legal Reform Summit -   31-Oct-2011
The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) received the 2011 Outstanding Organization Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit for its continuing c..
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BCA Members Get Manufacturing Update, Present Award During Briefing in Nation's Capital -   17-Oct-2011
Several BCA manufacturing members and staff traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with Alabama's congressional delegation and hear the latest updates on national policy affecting the manufac..
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BCA Publishes Book Detailing Legislative Session -   09-Sep-2011
The Business Council of Alabama recently published A Blueprint for Progress: 2011, a chronicle of the 2010 special session on ethics and the 2011 regular session of the Alabama Legislature, which ..
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Huntsville Business Leaders Named to Manufacturing Advocacy Council -   03-Nov-2011
Two Huntsville business leaders have been named to the newly created Manufacturing Advocacy Council (MAC), established through the Business Council of Alabama to promote and enhance a positive bus..
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Montgomery Business Leaders Named to Manufacturing Advocacy Council -   03-Nov-2011
Two Montgomery business leaders have been named to the newly created Manufacturing Advocacy Council (MAC), established through the Business Council of Alabama to promote and enhance a positive busines..
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