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Nuscale’s John Hoplins Begins Term as U.S. Chamber Chairman

NuScale Chairman and CEO John Hopkins began his term as U.S. Chamber of Commerce chairman this month, succeeding FedEx Freight Corp. CEO and President Michael L. Ducker. (Above photo: Michael L. Ducker, right, passes the chairman’s gavel to John Hopkins on Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Photo by …

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Intuitive Racking Up Recognition As A ‘Best Place to Work’

Business Council of Alabama member Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) of Huntsville is once again named a best place to work. Fortune magazine recently announced that the firm was No. 38 in the list of 50 Best Places to Work for New College Grads. Hired just a year ago after …

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U.S. Chamber Hosts Webinar on New Overtime Rule

Instead of focusing on policies that will create new jobs and enhance business opportunities, over the last seven years the Obama Department of Labor chose to micromanage business by forcing business to change its wage structure as a substitute for an improved economy. It’s like a tax due to the …

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Historic Day in Alabama as Oath-of-Office Given To Cabinet-Level Minority Affairs Director

Governor Robert Bentley, right, administers the oath of office to Nichelle Nix, the director of the cabinet-level Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs. Nix’s husband, Leroy Nix, holds the Bible. Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday conducted an oath-of-office ceremony for Nichelle Nix, the director of his new Governor’s Office of Minority …

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Labor Department Releases 508-Page Draft Final Overtime Rule

Liz Schrayer, center, President of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), briefs U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, right, on the importance of strategic investments and diplomacy to advance America’s national security and economic interests in a global world. Attending the meeting was Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. …

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Hope Inspired Ministries to Expand its Workforce Prep to Birmingham and in Montgomery

Hope Inspired Ministries is expanding to Birmingham in January and plans to grow its presence in its home base of Montgomery, HIM Founder and Executive Director Michael Coleman announced. Now in its fifth year, Hope Inspired Ministries serves low-skilled, poorly educated, and/or chronically unemployed men and women by preparing them …

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Ex-Im Workshops Planned for Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is hosting three training workshops next week for small businesses to learn how to effectively use the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The workshops on Reducing Risk & Unleashing Opportunity will be in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile, from 8 a.m. to 1 …

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2016 Legislative Session Summary

The 2016 Legislative Session Produced Strong Business and Education Results The 2016 regular legislative session that began Feb. 2 and concluded May 4 produced legislation that was a priority for the Alabama business community and saw successful blocking of legislation harmful to Alabama business. The Business Council of Alabama’s active …

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Ex-Im Workshops Planned for Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is hosting three training workshops next week for small businesses to learn how to effectively use the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The workshops on Reducing Risk & Unleashing Opportunity will be in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile, from 8 a.m. to 1 …

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