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Governor, Verizon Wireless announce 400 new jobs

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Verizon Wireless plans to hire 400 full-time employees at the state call center headquarters in Huntsville and other north Alabama areas. Verizon Wireless and Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced company plans to hire more than 300 full time customer service-related positions at …

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House Majority Whip Visits Austal

The third-ranking member of the U.S. House toured the Austal USA shipbuilding facility in Mobile on Wednesday along with his host, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, and Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. Byrne said he invited House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to tour Austal facilities for a “show-and-tell” session at …

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Honda Alabama Celebrates Company’s 20 Million Hondas Made In The U.S.A.

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Honda Manufacturing of Alabama recently celebrated the assembly of the 20 millionth vehicle by Honda associates across the country. “There isn’t one particular vehicle that is being identified as the 20 millionth,” HMA Corporate Affairs and Communication Department Manager Ted Pratt told the …

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Ice Cream: It’s Not Just For Summer Anymore

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Blue Bell Creameries is featured in an al.com story about the creameries in Sylacauga where the secrets are told, like what is the favorite flavor of Blue Bell? Alabama finds Black Walnut and Butter Pecan as popular, but those are not the favorite. …

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Doster Construction Co. awarded $35 million UAB contract

Membership Spotlight Construction was to begin this month on a $35 million student center to be built by Business Council of Alabama member Doster Construction Co. for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Birmingham Business Journal reported. The BBJ reported that the center will be open in the 2015 …

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Raytheon in Huntsville develops weapons for U.S., Allied Defense

Membership Spotlight   Business Council of Alabama member Raytheon and its Missile Integration Facility at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal were featured in a recent al.com and Huntsville Times article. The membership meeting and banquet highlights chamber activities and awards outstanding businesses and individuals for community involvement, the Chamber said. …

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BCA member PowerSouth receives Business of the Year Service Award

Membership Spotlight The Andalusia Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet on Jan. 23 recognized Business Council of Alabama member PowerSouth Energy Cooperative with its Business of the Year Service Award. The membership meeting and banquet highlights chamber activities and awards outstanding businesses and individuals for community involvement, the Chamber …

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3M Foundation grants $100K to Decatur pre-kindergarten program, will create class for 18 preschoolers

Membership Spotlight The 3M Foundation on Tuesday approved a generous grant of $100,000 to the Decatur City School System to add another voluntary pre-kindergarten classroom. The 3M Foundation grant will allow 18 more Decatur 4-year-olds to get an early start next year in adjusting to school. “Pre-K is so critical …

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Small Manufacturer of the Year gets an Air Force contract

Membership Spotlight GATR Technologies of Huntsville, the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network’s Small Manufacturer of the Year for 2013, has received an Air Force Research Laboratory contract for $1.5 million to build a Very Large Inflatable Satellite Dish, GATR said in a release. GATR Technologies, for …

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