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Legislature Continues Transportation Infrastructure Meetings

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will host the next Alabama Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee infrastructure meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Montevallo. The regional meeting will be held at American Village, 3727 Highway 119 from 10 a.m. until noon. The first of five planned regional meetings was held …

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Winner of SEC Championship Tickets Speaks About “Small Business Game Changer” Opportunity

CK Business Solutions PC of Albertville was the winner of two tickets to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta as part of the Business Council of Alabama’s “Small Business Game Changer” contest. The Business Council of Alabama sat down with CK Business Solutions, a business and consulting and CPA firm …

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BCA Adds Two Championship Perks for Alabama Small Businesses

The Business Council of Alabama has expanded its “Small Business Game Changer” contest to include two tickets for Saturday’s SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. One small business entrant that completes all requirements for the 2016 BCA Small Business Game Changer promotion, including a paid BCA small business membership by 12 …

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(VIDEO) “It’s going to be a game changer!”

The Business Council of Alabama has released a video explaining its “Small Business Game Changer” contest and how it could change the game for an Alabama small business. Enter your small business to win an Alabama or Auburn football sponsorship for the 2016 season. “A season football sponsorship is a …

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BCA Coalition Receives Prestigious Award for Charter School Law Passage

The Business Council of Alabama and its partners who were behind successful passage of Alabama’s first public charter school law received an award from the Policy Innovators in Education Network recently in Arizona. Alabama’s public charter school law was voted as the 2015 Game Changer of the Year at the …

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BCA President and CEO, Parents, Teachers, Military, Support Modern Standards

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today joined teachers, parents, and military families in support of the Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards. The Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards are under assault by SB 101 that would repeal them and replace them standards from the 1990s. At …

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Senate Committee Favorably Reports BCA-Backed School Choice Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee today favorably reported the public charter school bill that is supported by the Business Council of Alabama. The bill sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, goes to the Senate where it could get a second reading as …

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BCA-BEA Sponsored School Choice Rally Draws Thousands To Capitol

Students, educators and legislators participated in the School Choice Week in Alabama rally that drew more than 2,500 people to the Capitol today. Alabama School Choice Rally speakers advocated education choices for parents and their children. At the rally, two legislative leaders promised more school choice under a charter school …

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BCA and BEA Involved in School Choice Week Coalition

The Business Education Alliance of Alabama is part of the coalition that planned the National School Choice Week that is coming to Alabama Wednesday morning with a march from downtown Montgomery to a rally at the Capitol. The rally will feature thousands of parents and educators and State House leaders. …

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Governor Announces High School Graduation Rate Goal is Ahead of Schedule and Coalition of Soft Skills Workplace Training for K-16 Students

Alabama’s goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020 is ahead of schedule, officials announced Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley said the 2014 graduation rate was 86 percent, a rate that state School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice said was not expected until 2018. At a Capitol …

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