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Dana Beyerle

Dana Beyerle
Director of Communications (2012-2019)

Alabama Defense Contractors Are Eligible for Business Expansion Services

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is working with the Department of Defense to help DOD contractors expand their businesses. The Alabama Defense Industry Diversification Analysis Project (ADIDAP) is providing qualifying Alabama businesses an opportunity to receive market diversification services at no cost to their organization. Free briefings are being …

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CPA Firm Grew from Three to 150 by Sticking to Core Service Principles

A quarter-century ago, Keith Barfield, Don Murphy, and John Shank left a large Birmingham CPA firm with their certified public accountant expertise. What they didn’t have was clients. “The three of us one day just left and worked out the basement of my house with no clients and we pounded …

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Capital Briefing for Week 12 of the 2017 Session

With the 2017 Legislature having completed its 12th week, the tempo and end-of-session tactics increased as both bodies head to the potential May 22 finale. The House slowed activity for two days with the reading of HB 571, the House legislative district reapportionment bill, but the bill was passed on …

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Congressman Rogers Says States Need Match for Federal Highway Funding

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, brought information from Washington, D.C. to his district in Montgomery at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast at the Alabama Activity Center this week. Rep. Rogers, who represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District, mentioned President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan that will require …

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Congressman Rogers Promises Federal Infrastructure this Fall

Alabama Third District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers brought information from Washington, D.C. to his district in Montgomery today at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast at the Alabama Activity Center. Rep. Rogers, R-Saks, mentioned President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan that will require states to match federal …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Endows Space Science Chair at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Business Council of Alabama member Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it will provide a $1 million endowment to establish the Aerojet Rocketdyne Chair in Space Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. “Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be able to partner with The University of Alabama in Huntsville on numerous …

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ExxonMobil and Employees Contribute $865,000 to Alabama Colleges and Universities

Business Council of Alabama member ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program has awarded $865,000 to Alabama’s 11 institutions of higher learning. The grants are unrestricted but colleges and universities are encouraged to designate a portion to math and science programs supporting student engagement, the company said. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors, and …

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House Passes Obamacare Repeal

Six of Alabama’s seven members of Congress voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare, the 7-year-old government-mandated health insurance system that disrupted a working medical insurance system and increased costs. The vote sent H.R. 1628 to the Senate. Passage is a victory for Republicans, who reacted. “Today I voted for, and the …

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Capital Briefing for Week 11 of the 2017 Session

The Legislature started down the home stretch in the 11th week of the session beginning with the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing featuring Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper. Sen. Reed advised that there are two budgets still to pass prior to the session-end deadline of May 22 – the …

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Senate Majority Leader Reed Addresses Medicaid, Autism Funding, Redistricting

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed today said the Legislature still has the two budgets to pass and will pack in its meeting days over the next three weeks in order to meet the session’s May 22 ending deadline. “We’ll likely see the General Fund in the Senate this week,” Sen. …

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