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2018 Manufacturer of the Year Awards Nomination Process Begins

The nomination deadline for the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center in downtown Montgomery on April 18 is fast approaching. The deadline to nominate a worthy manufacturer is Jan. 10, 2018, and self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit an application to become a …

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These Montgomery Area Businesses and Professionals are Role Models for Ethics and Public Service

The Business Council of Alabama on Monday, Oct. 16, co-sponsored the eighth annual River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service awards ceremony in Montgomery. The BCA was a supporting sponsor of the ceremony by the Samaritan Counseling Center Inc., which provides mental health services, educational programming, and consulting services …

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How Alabama will Advance and Utilize Its Disabled Workforce

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Governor Kay Ivey has scheduled the Governor’s Inaugural Disability Job Fair on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham. “The inaugural Governor’s Disability Job Fair is just the start of what I hope will …

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Alabama Highlights Manufacturing Day with Manufacturing Credentials at Every Community College

Governor Kay Ivey today in Birmingham at the Southern Automotive Conference Friday announced that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) will be offering nationally recognized and industry-led credentials at every college this spring. Governor Ivey last week proclaimed today as National Manufacturing Day in Alabama as it is across the United …

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New Canadian Consul is Appointed in Atlanta

Nadia Theodore has been appointed Consul General in Atlanta for the Southeast United States, the Canadian government announced. Theodore succeeds Louise Blais who was appointed Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in August. Theodore attended the Business Council of Alabama’s Chairman’s Dinner last week in Birmingham. “The …

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes BCA-Member PROJECTXYZ with Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 12 named Business Council of Alabama member PROJECTXYZ in Huntsville as the 2017 Women-Owned Business Achievement Award winner during its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award Celebration. The annual awards ceremony presented by MetLife celebrates the achievements of small businesses …

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Alabama’s future is too important to sit out Tuesday’s election

The State of Alabama has an important election on Tuesday, September 26th for the United States Senate. Your vote will matter. In August’s primary election, only 17% of Alabamians voted. Low voter turnout means that your single vote will makes a big difference, and this election is going to be …

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U.S. Chamber Lawsuit Climate Survey – 2017

Alabama has moved up in the annual state lawsuit rankings to No. 43, according to the national lawsuit climate rankings published by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Alabama’s ranking in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States is up three places from 2015. Alabama’s ranking of 43rd this year …

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Immediate-Past BCA Chairman Tommy Lee Joins Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund Board

Immediate-Past Business Council of Alabama chairman and Foley businessman Thomas M. “Tommy” Lee has joined the board of directors of the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Lee is president and CEO of Vulcan Inc., an employee-owned aluminum products manufacturer in Foley. It makes aluminum coil and sheet and is the largest …

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IRS, Alabama Securities Commission Caution Businesses, Individuals to Beware of Charity and Investment Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey

The heart-rending photos and stories of flooded Texas tug at the heart strings for the victims, but at times like these, pause a moment when confronted with charitable requests in order to avoid becoming a victim yourself, the Internal Revenue Service cautioned. The IRS this week warned about possible fake …

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