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Voter Registration Deadline is May 21 for the June 5 Primaries

The Business Council of Alabama urges Alabama voters to exercise their right and obligation to vote in each election cycle including the upcoming June 5 Democrat and Republican party primaries. The last day to register to vote in the June 5 primaries is the close of business on Monday, May …

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Governor Ivey Lauds Selection of New Alabama Military Stability Foundation Executive Director

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey congratulated the Alabama Military Stability Foundation for selecting Robert La Branche of Huntsville to head the foundation that works to ensure the stability of Alabama’s military resources. “I commend the Alabama Military Stability Foundation on their selection of Robert La Branche to serve as …

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U.S. Chamber Conveys Spirit of Enterprise Awards to Senator Shelby and U.S. Representatives Palmer, Roby

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., left, receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Sisson. (Contributed) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mobile this week conveyed a Spirit of Enterprise Award to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. U.S. Chamber Southeast Region Manager Brince Manning …

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Congresswoman Martha Roby Addresses Montgomery Constituents, Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby today at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast updated chamber members and guests on state and national issues. Rep. Roby, R-Montgomery, touched on the tax cut, regulatory rollback, and military and farm issues. Rep. Roby serves on the House Committee on Appropriations …

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Alabama Labor Department Schedules Spring and Summer Job Fairs

The Alabama Department of Labor has scheduled free job fairs throughout the state in May and June including two in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Some of these allow on-line registration and are conducting on-site interviews. Employers who wish to participate in a job fair and men and women seeking employment should register …

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New Report Reveals Alabama’s Path to Best Future Workforce

ReadyNation, a skilled workforce-building organization, this week released a report that highlights the connection between postsecondary education and developing the workforce that Alabama needs now and will in the future. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary has served on the ReadyNation Advisory Board. At the BCA and Alabama Technology …

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Guest Blog: Alabama Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

On March 28, 2018, Alabama joined the other forty-nine states by enacting a ground-breaking new data breach notification law – one of the most comprehensive in the nation. The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which will go into effect on June 1, 2018, contains three (3) basic requirements: Covered …

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Revenue Department Issues Initial Guidelines for Tax Paid Limitation for Tax Years 2013-2017

The Alabama Department of Revenue has issued an initial guidance on certain taxes previously paid to other states by Alabama residents under recently enacted HB 384 that was backed by the Business Council of Alabama. The ADOR’s website posted a notice at the request of the Alabama Society of CPAs and …

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May 1 is Deadline for Tropical Storm Cindy Effected Businesses to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans in Alabama

Working capital loans are available for Alabama businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations that were affected by Tropical Storm Cindy with tornadoes and flooding between June 21-23, 2017. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply …

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Public Comment Window on Affordable Energy, Jobs, and Economic Growth Continues Through Friday

Brent Greenfield, vice president of policy for the Consumer Energy Alliance, speaking in Montgomery, urged support for a U.S. Department of Interior draft national offshore oil and gas leasing proposal. Comments are allowed through Friday. (Contributed) A national advocate for energy consumers and Alabama’s energy industry at a Thursday news …

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