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ADC Recognizes Air National Guard Assistant Adjutant General Efferson

The Association of Defense Communities in a Washington, D.C., ceremony this week recognized Alabama Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Randal Efferson with the 2018 Military Leadership Award for his exemplary leadership qualities. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, a Business Council of Alabama member, congratulated Brig. Gen. Efferson for “this …

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Manufacturers Gain on Better Joint-Employer Standard at the NLRB

In a win for manufacturers, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring said the NLRB will conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking to set a more workable joint-employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act, the National Association of Manufacturers reported. Ring wrote senators who had challenged his perceived opinion that “at the …

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Austal USA-Built Ship Assists in Mediterranean Rescue

The Mobile-built USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) Expeditionary Fast Transport ship assisted in an ocean rescue of asylum seekers in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, saving the lives of 41 people and recovering 12 bodies, according to a U.S. Sixth Fleet statement. The rescue underscores the value, flexibility, and speed of …

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BCA Participates in U.S.-Canada Trade Conference

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary participated in the Alabama-Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces trade summit this week in Mobile that featured Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore of Atlanta and Alabama’s secretary of commerce. “Trade between Alabama and Canada amounts to billions of dollars for the country and …

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President Trump Signs Dodd-Frank Rollback

President Trump on Thursday signed a bipartisan bill that was voted favorably on by Alabama’s members of Congress to loosen key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. It was the first major change to President Obama’s landmark banking law. Two days after the House of Representatives including all of …

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BCA and 400 Groups Urge Action During Sixth Annual Infrastructure Week

The Business Council of Alabama joined its national partners and some 400 organizations this week to urge Congress to invest in our infrastructure. “Not only is infrastructure the No. 1 issue facing Alabama but it’s the major issue nationally as we seek to keep our avenues of commerce open, up-to-date, …

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Landmark Bill Would Reveal Secretive Lawsuit Funding

Remember in the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the manipulating Wizard who then said, “Pay no attention?” Well, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced legislation on Thursday to pull back the curtain …

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Business Council of Alabama Names University of Alabama Senior to BCA Fellowship

The Business Council of Alabama has named University of Alabama rising senior Reynolds Sorrell of Vestavia Hills to a BCA fellowship. Sorrell majors in political science and minors in computer applications. The BCA regularly invites college students to experience the workings of the state’s largest business advocacy organization. “The BCA …

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Governor Ivey Lauds Selection of New Alabama Military Stability Foundation Executive Director

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey congratulated the Alabama Military Stability Foundation for selecting Robert La Branche of Huntsville to head the foundation that works to ensure the stability of Alabama’s military resources. “I commend the Alabama Military Stability Foundation on their selection of Robert La Branche to serve as …

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U.S. Chamber Conveys Spirit of Enterprise Awards to Senator Shelby, U.S. Reps. Palmer, Roby

Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber Southeast Region Manager Brince Manning, third from right, during the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast on Wednesday. From left are: Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean; Business Council of Alabama …

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