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House Benghazi Select Committee Member Updates Montgomery Chamber

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby spoke to the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce today and touched on the Benghazi report released this week by the committee she serves on and on military appropriations and veterans care that are vital to her congressional district. Roby, R-Montgomery, served on the House Select Committee …

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Truck Drivers and Nurses in High Demand as State Workforce Nears 2 Million for First Time in Almost 10 Years

The Alabama Department of Labor said truck drivers and nurses were the most sought-after employees in May, followed by retail salespersons, based on online help wanted ads. The Labor Department’s Labor Market Division said the most online wanted ads in May were for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses, and …

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Historic Day in Alabama as Oath-of-Office Given To Cabinet-Level Minority Affairs Director

Governor Robert Bentley, right, administers the oath of office to Nichelle Nix, the director of the cabinet-level Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs. Nix’s husband, Leroy Nix, holds the Bible. Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday conducted an oath-of-office ceremony for Nichelle Nix, the director of his new Governor’s Office of Minority …

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Convene Your Budget Meetings Now

DOL Issues Its Long Awaited Final Regulations on Minimum Salary for FLSA Exemptions Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Today the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the publication of its final regulations radically overhauling the minimum salary necessary for an employee to qualify for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards …

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Ex-Im Workshops Planned for Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is hosting three training workshops next week for small businesses to learn how to effectively use the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The workshops on Reducing Risk & Unleashing Opportunity will be in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile, from 8 a.m. to 1 …

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Alabama’s BioTech Leaders to Meet This Week to Bridge Research and Industry

The state’s biotechnology and life science trade association, BioAlabama, will host Alabama’s top leaders to identify and discuss opportunities to transition research to industry during its annual meeting on Wednesday. The annual meeting is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westin Birmingham. Themed “Building Alabama Biotech: Emerging Business, …

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Internal Revenue Service Continues Small Business Week Webinars

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week that ends Saturday with a series of webinars for small business owners and self-employed individuals. Small Business Week from May 1 to May 7 is observed by the U.S. Small Business Administration with events planned in five cities. The …

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First-Ever Recipient of BCA Initiative Receives Recognition at Alabama’s Spring Game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (April 18, 2016) – McAleer’s Office Furniture Co. in Mobile on Saturday was named the winner of the first-ever “Small Business Game Changer” by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) and Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, University of Alabama Athletics’ multimedia rights holder. McAleer’s Office Furniture Co. was awarded …

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Walker County Legislator Addresses BCA Tuesday Briefing

Rep. Connie Rowe was today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing speaker. Rep. Rowe was introduced by Jeff Johnson, manager of lands and public affairs, Southern and Gulf Coast Division for Vulcan Materials Co., the sponsor of today’s Tuesday Briefing. Vulcan Materials Co. is a 107-year-old, $3 billion company headquartered …

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Let’s Do…. Walking

When someone asks what do you want to do for lunch, tell them let’s go walk! This Wednesday, April 20 in Montgomery only, and elsewhere statewide on Wednesday, April 27, Alabama is observing the 10th annual National Walk@Lunch Day. National Walk@Lunch Day is a nationwide event created by the Blue …

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