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Enactment of BCA-supported SB 270 Should Prevent Flood of Class Action Lawsuits Against Alabama Businesses

Last summer, the Eleventh Circuit held in Lisk v. Lumber One Wood Preserving LLC, 792 F.3d 1331 (11th Cir. 2015) that private plaintiffs could bring a class action under the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA) in federal court even though Alabama law expressly prohibits them from doing so in …

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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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Back Forty Beer Is First-Ever Recipient of Business Council of Alabama ‘Small Business Game Changer’ Award

AUBURN, Ala. – It couldn’t be more fitting than for an Auburn University graduate’s company to be the first recipient of the Business Council of Alabama and Auburn IMG Sports Marketing’s “Small Business Game Changer” award presented Saturday in front of nearly 50,000 people at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Back Forty Beer …

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Alabama Mayors Call for Action on Transportation Infrastructure

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The mayors of  Alabama’s five largest cities gathered today in Montgomery where they called on state leaders to support efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in Alabama. The mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa said state legislators must identify funding for construction of new bridges, roads …

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Alabama Needs a Long-Term Stable Funding Solution for Roads

Lately, many people in Alabama have been discussing the unacceptable conditions of our roads and bridges, as well as the need for additional investment in transportation infrastructure. It’s a call that we’ve been hearing from business leaders and engineers for years, and, thankfully, people are beginning to listen. One important …

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Finding Solutions

As a young boy growing up near Shorterville in east Henry County, I don’t remember much about the 1950’s…maybe a few sporting events like Don Larsen’s perfect game in the ’56 World Series and Mickey Mantle winning the triple crown that same year (events that birthed a southern boy’s life …

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Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure Draws Crowd to State House

The Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure drew about 100 supporters to the State House today who fanned out to urge their legislators to support investment in Alabama’s aging highway and bridge infrastructure. Alliance members met with House and Senate members urging support for two pieces of legislation that are vital to …

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AAI Releases New Informative Video Following a Favorable Report to Both HB 394 and SB 180

The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee earlier today gave a favorable report to both HB 394 by Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, and SB 180 by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville. HB 394 would generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges, and it follows SB 180 that ensures revenue generated by McCutcheon’s bill will …

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Business leaders: We must invest in repairing Alabama’s infrastructure now!

What grade would you give the roads and bridges that you drive every day when traveling to work, school and beyond? An A+? A-? Maybe a B? Considering our daily dependence on roads and bridges, all of us certainly would hope that these vital components of our state’s overall transportation …

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