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Business Council of Alabama Releases First Round of 2014 Endorsements

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014   MONTGOMERY – ProgressPAC, the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama, today announced the first round of endorsements for the 2014 campaign cycle during a board of directors meeting in Montgomery.  Under consideration were candidates for constitutional offices, legislative seats, the State …

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BCA President Expresses Opposition to SB 443

MONTGOMERY—Because of ongoing efforts to revert to 20th Century education standards, Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement opposing SB 443: “SB 443 amounts to a significant usurpation of power by the Legislature. It is simply wrong,” said BCA’s President and CEO William …

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BCA President Applauds Senate for Passing Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II

MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement after the Senate passed HB105, the Alabama Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II:  “Alabama taxpayers finally can claim victory with today’s passage of TBOR II. For years, the Business Council of Alabama has been working on behalf …

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BCA Mourns Death of Pamela Burnham, former board member

MONTGOMERY–The Business Council of Alabama family is mourning the passing of former BCA board member Pamela Burnham, who died February 6.  She served as the executive director of the Saraland Chamber of Commerce for 16 years and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama board of …

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Canary Testifies in Support of the Alabama Future Workforce Initiative, calls bill a ‘no-brainer’

MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified before the House Ways and Means Education Committee today in support of HB384, the Alabama Future Workforce Initiative, sponsored by Rep. Mac Buttram, R-Cullman. The legislation would authorize limited tax credits for personal or corporate donations to a dual-enrollment …

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Canary: Legislature should leave alone Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards

The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is underway, and while a number of important issues are being debated and discussed, perhaps no issue has garnered more attention or been the source of more misinformation than Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards. These standards, which were put into place by …

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Canary speaks at annual commerce meeting

By Josh Bergeron, Selma Times-Journal A group of heroes gathered Thursday at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center. During the Selma-Dallas County Centre For Commerce’s annual meeting, Business Council of Alabama President Billy Canary called attendees heroes for work already accomplished, but challenged them to strive to continue improving the …

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Alabama’s High Academic Standards Offer Brighter Future, BCA President Says

“The Business Council of Alabama continues to stand in support of the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards as adopted by the State Board of Education,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary.  “For months, the board has addressed every complaint lodged by opponents of Alabama’s standards, including increasing …

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BCA Statement on Gov. Bentley’s State of the State Address

MONTGOMERY—BCA President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following Governor Robert Bentley’s State of the State address: “The business community found much to applaud in Gov. Robert Bentley’s 2014 State of the State address, from increased funding for Pre-K programs to workforce preparedness and job creation. The …

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AT&T’s McCallum Voted BCA 2014 Chairman at annual meeting in Birmingham

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama officers elected For Immediate Release: December 6, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama AT&T President Fred McCallum was elected chairman of the Business Council of Alabama for 2014, succeeding Carl Jamison, shareholder, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC in Tuscaloosa. The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama also elected …

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