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Fayette Rep. Kyle South Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 22, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Fayette County Rep. Kyle South received the Business Champion Award today for his successful sponsorship of small business tax relief legislation that enables businesses to hire new employees. In the 2016 legislative session, the Fayette Republican sponsored HB 36, the Alabama Small …

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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – House Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole received the Business Champion Award today for his commitment to improving Alabama’s public education. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary, West Alabama Chamber President and CEO Jim Page, who is a BCA board …

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Representative Matt Fridy Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Shelby County Rep. Matt Fridy received the Business Champion Award today for his expert handling of legislation to curb the proliferation of deceptive-trade practices class-action lawsuits that could have slipped into court due to a technical ruling by a federal appellate court. …

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BCA Comments on Injurious Legislative Tax Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today commented on a proposal by the Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus to seek new taxes through a process known as Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting. “The Business Council of …

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Business Champion Award Goes to Right-to-Work Sponsor

BCA Vice President for Political Affairs, Regional Operations and Executive Director of ProgressPAC Nathan Lindsay, left, and Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past Chairman Paul Rogers, NobleBank & Trust, right, present state Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, with the Business Champion Award. (Contributed) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 25, 2017 …

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Business Council of Alabama Announces Staff Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today announced new titles and duties for BCA staff members. “I am pleased to announce new position titles and responsibilities for five BCA staff members who hold key positions and make …

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Decatur Senator Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2017 DECATUR, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama along with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce today presented state Sen. Arthur Orr the Business Champion Award for his commitment to improving the lives of Alabamians by …

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BCA Mourns Death of former Labor and Revenue Commissioner Tom Surtees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 24, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. ­ Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued a statement following the news of the death of former Labor and Revenue Commissioner Tom Surtees: “We at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) are saddened at the death of …

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BCA Testifies Before Alabama Ethics Commission that Withdraws Expanded ‘Principal’ Opinion

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday withdrew its September “Friends of McCalla” Advisory Opinion (the McCalla Opinion) that had broadly expanded the scope of the term “principal” under the Alabama Ethics Law. The McCalla Opinion issued in September interpreted the state Ethics Law’s definition of a principal – an individual …

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Business Council of Alabama Elects Its Slate of Officers for 2017

Business Council of Alabama 2016 Chairman Tommy Lee, left, ceremoniously passes the BCA chairman’s gavel to 2017 Chairman-elect Jeff Coleman at the BCA-Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama annual meeting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 5, 2016 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama board of directors has elected Dothan …

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