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Business-Backed Representative Anthony Daniels Elected House Minority Leader

House Democrats on Wednesday elected State Rep. Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, House Minority Leader, making him Alabama’s first African American minority leader and, at age 34, the youngest party leader in modern Alabama State House history. “We congratulate Representative Daniels for his election to this important post in the Alabama House …

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69-Year-Old Law Firm is Recognized as a Small Business of the Year

Henry H. Hutchinson, third from right, Managing Director of Capell & Howard LLC, receives the Small Business of the Year Award at the BCA-CCAA annual meeting in Birmingham. From left are William J. Canary, president and CEO, Business Council of Alabama; 2016 BCA Chairman Tommy Lee, president and CEO Vulcan …

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Lifelong Family Love of Music Leads to Award-Winning Business

From Left: William J. Canary, president and CEO, Business Council of Alabama; BCA board of directors member Jo Bonner, vice chancellor for economic development for The University of Alabama System; Spicer’s Music co-founder Corey Spicer; Spicer’s Music co-founder Tom Spicer; Lolly Steiner, president, Auburn Chamber of Commerce; 2016 BCA Chairman …

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Jobs and Skilled Workers Promoted at Chamber Breakfast

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Dec. 14) – Alabama Workforce Council Chairman Zeke Smith and Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary spoke to today’s Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues meeting about the important role of the Alabama Workforce Council and the new Alabama Works! promotion. Smith, chairman …

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BCA Testifies Before Alabama Ethics Commission that Withdraws Expanded ‘Principal’ Opinion

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday withdrew its September “Friends of McCalla” Advisory Opinion (the McCalla Opinion) that had broadly expanded the scope of the term “principal” under the Alabama Ethics Law. The McCalla Opinion issued in September interpreted the state Ethics Law’s definition of a principal – an individual …

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Federal Judge’s Preliminary Injunction Blocks Disastrous Overtime Rule

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released a statement today concerning a U.S. District Court granting a preliminary injunction that blocks the U.S. Labor Department’s new overtime regulation nationwide. “The Texas federal court rightly agreed with business arguments that the new overtime regulation installed by the …

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Alabama Works! Partners Business, Education, and Workforce Training

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Nov. 15, 2016) – Business, education, and workforce training leaders today unveiled AlabamaWorks!, an initiative to join workforce development efforts under one umbrella and seamlessly link employers and job seekers. Today’s announcement is a major milestone in the unification of Alabama’s workforce system and joins key components of …

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Alabamians Approve Right-to-Work and Other BCA/CCAA-Backed Amendments

Montgomery, Ala. – Alabama voters approved all statewide amendments on Tuesday’s ballots including right-to-work Amendment 8 and three others that are important to the business community. Voters approved business-backed Amendments 2, 8, 11, and 14. Unofficial results show that voters also approved all other statewide amendments except one, Amendment 12 …

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“Pathways To Policy” Summit Presented Dynamic Speakers on Challenges Facing Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama’s Pathways to Policy Summit on Alabama’s Future held Oct. 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel included dynamic speakers and presentations and BCA committee meetings to draft the 2017 legislative agenda for business. Speakers Oct. 27 included Alabama’s top …

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Two-Year College System Announces New Workforce Development Program Senior Executive Director

Acting Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy Baker on Wednesday introduced Jeff Lynn as the system’s Senior Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development. Lynn began working in Alabama on Oct. 3 with businesses, industries, economic development organizations, and communities to ensure that students, adults, and current employees receive the …

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