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Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner Award Recipient Rick Hall Remembered

From left, Alabama Music Hall of Fame board member Judy Hood; BCA 2015 Chairman Marty Abroms; Rick Hall; and, Jimmy Johnson, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section musician and former AMHOF board member, at Chairman’s Award presentation during 2015 Chairman’s Dinner. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Jan. 2, 2018) – Rick Hall, an American music …

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The Business Council of Alabama Praises Efforts that Landed Fighter Wing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (Dec. 21, 2017) The Business Council of Alabama today praised efforts by national, state, and local officials who worked to land the F-35 Joint Fighter Mission at the Alabama Air National Guard 187th Fighter Wing at Montgomery’s Dannelly Field. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson chose Montgomery for …

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Alabama Gains Major Air Defense Wing

Governor Kay Ivey and state, local, and military officials on Thursday praised the announcement that the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field in Montgomery will be one of two locations in the United States that will house the new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jet. Secretary of …

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United Launch Alliance Chief Became a “Rocketman” at an Early Age

Business Council of Alabama member Salvatore “Tory” Bruno’s rocket experience started when he was 10 growing up in rural California mountains. Bruno found an old, deteriorated stick of dynamite. Behind his barn was an iron pipe. As long as it isn’t tightly enclosed, dynamite can burn very rapidly. And powerfully. …

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Alabama Can Lead in Economic Development with Cyber Connection

The former U.S. Air Force commander and president of the U.S. Air Force’s Air University today told Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce members that the joint civilian-military Cyber Connection-Internet Exchange in Montgomery will have a significant economic impact on Alabama. Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, commander of the Air Education and …

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AT&T Alabama Has New President

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 13, 2017 — AT&T announced on Tuesday that Wayne Hutchens has been named president of AT&T Alabama, a Business Council of Alabama member. Hutchens most recently served as AT&T Alabama assistant vice president of regulatory and external affairs. Hutchens succeeds retired AT&T Alabama President Fred McCallum Jr., who …

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U.S. Chamber Urges Push to Get Tax Reform Over Goal Line

The House and Senate are discussing a compromise tax bill and hope to get it to President Trump’s desk by the end of the year. Alabama’s two U.S. senators voted for the Senate version and all Republican members of Alabama’s House delegation voted for their version. The U.S. Chamber of …

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Tax Reform is Nearing Completion; We want your thoughts

The U.S. House and Senate have passed their versions of tax reform legislation, an historic endeavor that might not come around for another generation. Early Saturday, the Senate voting 51-49 passed its version of the legislation, which had previously passed the House. Alabama’s two U.S. senators, Richard Shelby and Luther …

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Small Businesses Could Win Big from Senate Vote on Tax Reform

The U.S. Senate at week’s end pushed the tax bill to an inevitable vote and included a popular provision for small businesses. Senate Republicans agreed to boost the deduction for pass-through businesses from 17.4 percent to 23 percent, The Hill reported. Many small businesses are so-called pass-through businesses that don’t have …

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