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Nancy Hewston
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U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner’s retirement from congress is effective today

Today marks the final day of Congressman Jo Bonner’s ten and a half years representing Alabama’s First District.  He is leaving to become vice chancellor of the University of Alabama System. While there is not a more perfect fit for the University, his retirement leaves big shoes for his successor …

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BCA President Comments on Departure of Senior Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary today praised the significant work of Anita L. Archie, BCA’s senior vice president for intergovernmental affairs and advocacy and legal advisor.  Archie, who joined BCA in January 2010, will be leaving to serve as executive assistant to …

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BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision

BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement following the announcement by the White House to delay the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act: “This delay is a common …

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BCA President Praises Pre-K Expansion Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Following the announcement by Gov. Robert Bentley this morning that Alabama’s highly successful pre-kindergarten program was expanding to more than 1,500 4-year olds around the state, BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement in support of the expansion: “Alabama’s voluntary First Class Pre-k …

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Dr. Ben Carson and Governor Mike Huckabee to Headline BCA’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—The chairman of the Business Council of Alabama on Wednesday announced that world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ben Carson and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be the keynote speakers at the BCA’s annual 2013 Chairman’s Dinner that will be held on …

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Alabama Automotive Manufacturers See Sales Increases, Set Records in May

Alabama’s automotive manufacturers have all seen sales increases and some new records for the month of May.  AL.com business reporter Stan Diel has a rundown of production at Mercedes-Benz in Vance, Honda in Lincoln and Hyundai in Montgomery: Mercedes-Benz posts fifth straight month of record sales in U.S. By Stan …

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U.S. Representative Mo Brooks Honored by National Association of Manufacturers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HUNTSVILLE—U.S. Representative Mo Brooks of Huntsville has been awarded the prestigious NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence by the National Association of Manufacturers, the nation’s premier manufacturing trade association.  The award recognizes members of Congress who have an exemplary voting record and understand the importance of a …

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BCA President Comments on “Defending State Authority Over Education Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement after U.S. Representative Martha Roby introduced federal legislation that would affirm state authority over education by prohibiting the Federal Government from influencing state participation in specific education programs, standards or curriculums: “Congresswoman Roby’s bill is a …

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BCA President Comments on U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner’s Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BCA president and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement after the announcement by U.S. Representative Jo Bonner that he would be resigning from Congress to take a position with the University of Alabama System: “While I am sad to see one of the business communities …

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Legal Transparency Bill Approved by Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—A legal transparency bill that is a top priority for the Business Council of Alabama in the 2013 legislative session has been approved by the legislature and now goes to Governor Robert Bentley’s desk for his consideration. HB 227 by Rep. Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, is landmark legislation …

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