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Keeping it simple, made it successful.

Former Walmart President and CEO William R. Fields told the Auburn University Montgomery business breakfast audience today that the key to success is keeping it simple. Fields, who spent 25 years under Walmart founder Sam Walton’s tutelage, said he learned two important lessons that have guided him in his more …

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Study Says State Medicaid Expansion Could Create Up to 52,000 New Jobs

Expanding Medicaid to increase the number of people eligible for the state-federal insurance plan could create between 24,600 and 52,000 new jobs over seven fiscal years, increase payroll by an estimated $1 billion to $2.1 billion, and insure nearly 300,000 Alabamians currently without medical insurance, according to a study released …

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BCA speaker releases a new book based on life experiences

Inspirational speaker and New York Times Bestselling author Andy Andrews has just released “The Noticer Returns,” the sequel to his 2009 bestseller, “The Noticer.” It’s published by Thomas Nelson. Besides being an author of self-help and advice books, Andrews, an Orange Beach native and resident, is a popular speaker to …

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BCA presents small business ethics award to Paragon Construction & Development Inc.

The Business Council of Alabama on Monday presented the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Award in the small business category to Paragon Construction & Development Inc. of Montgomery. The award was presented to Paragon founder John Ives by Jeremy Arthur, President and CEO of the Chamber of …

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One-stop tax system up and running

An optional Department of Revenue single-point tax payment system is now operational for Alabama retailers. Under a 2012 law, the filing of tax returns and paying city, county, and state sales and rental taxes can now be done at one electronic location, eliminating numerous tax reports. It’s called One Spot. …

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Alabama and Nation Observe National Manufacturing Day; BCA joins in observance

Alabama today (Friday, Oct. 4) observes National Manufacturing Day in recognition of the importance of product and equipment manufacturing on the state’s economy and to create awareness of the need for skilled labor and available job opportunities in manufacturing. Manufacturing accounted for $30 billion of the state’s $180 billion Gross …

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BCA’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner features Huckabee and Carson; Huckabee touts Common Core

Former Arkansas governor, television and radio host Mike Huckabee, and renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson headlined the Business Council of Alabama’s Chairman’s 2013 Dinner attended by more than 800 business leaders and elected officials Monday night at the Sheraton Hotel ballroom in Birmingham. Huckabee is the host of HUCKABEE on …

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Alabama Ranks No. 1 in Math, Science, and English Advanced Placement Score Increases

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said Wednesday that Alabama ranks No. 1 in percentage score increases in Advanced Placement exams over the last five years. Bice said that the number of Alabama public school students passing math, science, and English AP exams ranked No. 1 among the 50 …

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