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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer Addresses BCA Members in Conference Call

U.S. Gary Palmer this week updated Business Council of Alabama members about his efforts on federal spending and taxes, executive branch regulatory activity, and Social Security solvency. Rep. Palmer, R-Hoover, was elected in 2014 on a platform of working to reduce the number of federal regulations that stymy business growth, …

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BCA Creates Congressional Business Whip Subcommittee

The Business Council of Alabama has created a select subcommittee of the BCA’s Federal Affairs Committee consisting of members from across Alabama to promote Alabama business interests. The inaugural meeting of the Congressional Business Whip group was held Aug. 6 at the BCA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Point Clear. BCA …

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2016 Special Legislative Session on Lottery, Gaming, Medicaid, BP Spill Money Commences

The House elected Rep. Mac McCutcheon as House speaker on Monday to start the 2016 special legislative session called by the governor and the Alabama Legislature began committee hearings today on various lottery and gambling bills, including some designed to provide funding for the state’s General Fund and to prop …

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Southern Research Soars With New NASA Contract of Nearly $10 million

In a March interview, Southern Research President and CEO Art Tipton, Ph.D., discussed how the Birmingham research organization has been involved with space exploration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since NASA’s inception in the 1950s. “We have a very active history with NASA and manned space flight, initially …

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Seafaring and Shipping Support Jobs Await Recruits

Want to go to sea? Or maybe support seagoing vessels in welding, pipefitting, or plumbing jobs? There are numerous jobs in the maritime trade in the Mobile area that awaiting filling by qualified employees, Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said, and the department is launching an initiative to …

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The BCA’s Annual Conference Informed, Challenged, and Entertained

POINT CLEAR, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference held Aug. 5-7 included updates on important education efforts, legislative action, a national economic report, and informative and entertaining main speakers Louise Blais and Judy A. Smith. Blais, the Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, spoke on …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2016 Book Unfinished Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2016 book of state and federal activities, Unfinished Business, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of The Next New Start last year. Prepared by the BCA staff and published by the BCA Press, …

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AAMA Summit for Sustainability Scheduled this Month in Huntsville

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association has announced that its Summit for Sustainability in Materials & Manufacturing is scheduled Aug. 18-19 in Huntsville. Topics at the summit to be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center will include growing industry through environmental initiatives and how effective ecological efforts from global policies …

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How a Wreck Transformed a “Wrecked” Life into a Triumphal and a Bold Journey through Her Faith

Two years ago, Mary Morlan “Mo” Isom ago spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Interfaith Service, the traditional conclusion of the BCA’s Governmental Affairs Conference at Point Clear. Isom was a soccer star in suburban Atlanta from a young age. An All-American goalkeeper for Louisiana State University’s women’s soccer …

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Maynard Cooper & Gale and Protective Life Corporation Announce Top Leadership Changes

Left to right: Mark Drew, Greg Curran, and Jeff Grantham The Birmingham law firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale has announced a new chairman and Protective Life Corporation appointed the Maynard Cooper managing shareholder as Protective Life’s executive vice president and general counsel. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C., announced that …

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