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Nancy Hewston
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Water Policy: A Business Perspective

Like everything else in life, in order to grow, thrive, and remain healthy, businesses and citizens need easy and ample access to one of our planet’s most basic resources – water.  As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Water resources remain a very …

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BCA Comments on Senate Committee Vote to Repeal Alabama’s Education Standards

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following the 5-3 vote of the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee to favorably report SB 101 by Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, that would repeal Alabama’s College and Career-Ready Standards: “This issue was …

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American Hero to Headline BCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner

MONTGOMERY—The chairman of the Business Council of Alabama today announced that Robert O’Neill will be the keynote speaker at the BCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner that will be held on October 6 in Birmingham. “Robert O’Neill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time, and we are …

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Prison Reform Deserves Attention from State

That old saying, “A day of reckoning is fast approaching,” is so apropos when discussing Alabama’s seriously overcrowded prisons. Addressing solely the finances of prison reform, it would cost $840 million to build new prisons that would reduce Alabama’s prison capacity of 190 percent to just 100 percent. That $840 …

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BCA Mourns the Passing of Marty Sullivan

MONTGOMERY–The President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama today issued a statement following news of the death of Marty Sullivan, the former long-time Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the BCA.  Marty served the BCA for more than a decade.  “We are deeply saddened by Marty’s death …

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BCA Commends Alabama Legislature for Passing Charter School Legislation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement Wednesday evening following passage of the School Choice and Student Opportunity, Senate Bill 45: “I applaud the House and Senate for having the bold leadership to pass this important legislation so quickly in …

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BCA Comments On School Choice Bill Ahead of House Vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement ahead of Wednesday’s expected House vote on the School Choice and Student Opportunity “Very simply, we think parents should have a choice” Canary said. “It’s not the silver bullet, but it’s one more …

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BCA President and CEO Testifies in Support of School Choice Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee today favorably reported the public charter school bill known as the School Choice and Student Opportunity Act that is supported by the Business Council of Alabama. In House committee action, House Bill 38 that would appropriate $5 million for dual-enrollment, …

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Episode 8: Network Security for Small Businesses

Episode 8: Network Security for Small Businesses – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, speaks with Ron Perkins, the Vice President of Doozer Software about the challenges small business face in securing their networks and some simple steps they can take to accomplish it. Listen Now   …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2015

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. Since its beginning in 2000, the BCA and ATN awards ceremony has attracted Alabama dignitaries and manufacturing …

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