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Governor Kay Ivey Receives Chairman’s Award at BCA Event Birmingham

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Perry Hand on Tuesday presented Alabama Governor Kay Ivey with the coveted BCA’s Chairman’s Award for her steadfast support of pro-business initiatives throughout her professional and political career. Hand, chairman of Volkert Inc. in Mobile, presented the award to Gov. Ivey at the BCA’s Chairman’s …

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IRS: Several tax law changes may affect bottom line of many business owners

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded business owners that tax reform legislation passed last December affects nearly every business. With just a few months left in the year, the IRS is highlighting important information for small businesses and self-employed individuals to help them understand and meet their tax obligations. Here …

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Mobile-Area Congressman Says Alabama and Nation’s Economies are in Good Shape

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne told the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast today that Alabama and the nation’s economies and military are in good shape and will only get better. Rep. Byrne, who represents the First Congressional District in southwest Alabama, told the breakfast group that despite …

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2019 Manufacturer of the Year Awards Application Process Begins

The nomination and application process for the Alabama Technology Network and Business Council of Alabama’s 2019 Manufacturer of the Year Awards ceremony scheduled May 1, 2019, in Montgomery, is now open. The nomination window for worthy manufacturers in three categories began Oct. 1 and will end Jan. 11, 2019. The …

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Mobile Chamber Sponsoring SHECONOMY Workshops

The Mobile chamber of Commerce-Growth Alliance Task Force for Small Business Owners is sponsoring three free workshops later this month focusing on women-owned businesses, although men will be welcome. The workshops are scheduled Sept. 25, 26, and 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night at Bishop State Community …

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CBER Says Alabama’s Economy Will Grow to 2.2 percent This Year

The Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business said Alabama’s economy will end 2018 with an impressive 2.2 percent growth rate compared with 2017, a 70 percent increase. “After growing 1.3 percent in 2017, and 1.2 percent in the first quarter of …

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BCA Governmental Affairs Conference Looks to the Future

The Business Council of Alabama’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference held Aug. 10-12 featured Q&As with members of Alabama’s congressional delegation and state legislative leaders, informative speeches by Governor Kay Ivey and the Israeli consul to the Southeast and Puerto Rico, release of a new education report, and an inspiring keynote …

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Federal Tax Reform Impact: What you should know

Business Council of Alabama members have released information about the Alabama Department of Revenue’s interpretation of how the 2017 federal tax law revisions will affect Alabama. Bradley law firm authors Bruce P. Ely, James E. Long Jr., and William T. Thistle II summarized the ADOR’s “Analysis of Federal Tax Law …

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Alabama Senators Vote for $716 Billion Defense Bill

Alabama’s two U.S. senators voted Wednesday to send the Fiscal 2019 defense bill to President Trump for his signature. U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Doug Jones, D-Mountain Brook, were among the 87-10 majority voting on H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds U.S. military activities beginning Oct. …

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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Talks Politics, Defense, Tax Cuts, and More at Chamber Breakfast

Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers hit the Washington, D.C., highlights at Tuesday’s Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast. The Business Council of Alabama is a co-sponsor of the chamber breakfasts. U.S. Rep. Rogers, R-Saks, spoke of the pending 2018 farm bill, the December 2017 tax cut, reversing regulations on …

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