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Nancy Hewston

Nancy Hewston
Senior Vice President of Communications, Strategic Information and Federal Affairs (2010-2019)

Are you voting for jobs this November?

This November, the American people face a clear choice between two starkly different visions for the future of this country. Will we choose the path of jobs, growth, and opportunity and allow free enterprise to lead the economic recovery? Or will we continue down the path of Washington gridlock and …

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Obstacles into Opportunities

The Business Education Alliance commissioned a report to assess the goals and strategies of Alabama’s education improvement plan, Plan 2020. The report, Obstacles into Opportunities, prepared by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, with economic modeling by Keivan Deravi, Ph.D., professor of economics at Auburn University at Montgomery, was …

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New EPA Rule Will Threaten Manufacturers’ Competitive Advantage

Clear Indication Administration Fundamentally Against “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy  Washington, D.C. – The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) President and CEO William J. Canary and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statements in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standard for existing …

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Legislative session was very good for BCA

The 2014 legislative session that began Jan. 14 and ended April 3 saw significant results for Business Council of Alabama members and the entire business community of more than 1 million employees, their families, and investors, topped by enactment into law of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation. For more …

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Is it finally spring yet?

The winter of 2014 was long, cold and rainy for many of us, but the end is in sight. The first day of spring was three weeks ago, which means we can all emerge from hibernation and take in some fresh air. Yes, spring is a time for renewal, the …

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So, why is a BCA membership important? How do I benefit?

Across the country, reportedly 85 percent of businesses that fail are not members of their particular industry association or a business trade association, such as the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). And when discussing the opportunity to invest in an association, some business owners or managers might say their schedule …

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U.S. Chamber 2014 DREAM BIG Small Business Award (Applications Now Being Accepted)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations and applications for its 2014 DREAM BIG Small Business Award. Nominate a business: Any organization (chamber, association, company, etc.) or individual can show their support for a small business by nominating them for the award. Nominations are due by January 6, …

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We’ve got your back!

Since its founding in 1985, the Business Council of Alabama has worked hard to improve Alabama’s business climate. With the help of the Alabama legislature, which since 2011 has been truly committed to addressing the concerns of business, the BCA has been instrumental in securing the passage of a number …

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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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Investing in the BCA – A Solid Solution

Sometimes in business, there may be extenuating factors which unexpectedly wreak havoc on your bottom line because you may not have been aware of those particular factors. Those factors could be a legislative issue, which sometimes can be complicated and confusing, even for the political veteran, and you need to …

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