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AT&T Expands Access to Gigabit Speeds to Businesses in 20 Alabama Communities

Business Council of Alabama member AT&T is expanding business access to gigabit Internet speeds in 20 Alabama cities with more AT&T Business Fiber installations. AT&T said this means that more Alabama AT&T business customers can enjoy download and uploads up to 1 gigabit per second. “We are accelerating deployment of …

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Alabama’s Southern Research is Central to Zika Virus Vaccine Research

Business Council of Alabama member Southern Research of Birmingham has been awarded a contract of more than $900,000 with a chance at a larger contract over two years in the race to combat the Zika virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of …

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Alabama Power Company CEO Mark Crosswhite: No Slide Rule Needed in Climb to Top Job

Mark Crosswhite never owned a slide rule as past CEOs and presidents of Alabama Power have who were engineers. That’s because history majors and law students don’t need the tools engineering students need. It’s worth noting that fact to appreciate how Crosswhite – one of the few non-engineers to reach …

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Children’s of Alabama is Among Top Pediatric Hospitals

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings of hospitals said Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama is among the best children’s hospitals in the nation, Children’s announced Tuesday. Eight of Children’s pediatric specialty services – cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, pulmonology …

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Intuitive Racking Up Recognition As A ‘Best Place to Work’

Business Council of Alabama member Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) of Huntsville is once again named a best place to work. Fortune magazine recently announced that the firm was No. 38 in the list of 50 Best Places to Work for New College Grads. Hired just a year ago after …

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Hope Inspired Ministries to Expand its Workforce Prep to Birmingham and in Montgomery

Hope Inspired Ministries is expanding to Birmingham in January and plans to grow its presence in its home base of Montgomery, HIM Founder and Executive Director Michael Coleman announced. Now in its fifth year, Hope Inspired Ministries serves low-skilled, poorly educated, and/or chronically unemployed men and women by preparing them …

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Volkert, Inc. Goes International With Formation of Volkert Global

MOBILE, Ala. – Volkert, Inc., a leading 91-year-old full service, multi-discipline engineering services firm, has created Volkert Global, an independent international affiliate that extends Volkert’s ability to serve its growing international client base. Volkert, a Business Council of Alabama member headquartered in Mobile and with offices in 14 states and …

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Made in Alabama Airbus Takes to the Sky

MOBILE, Ala. – Last week the first Airbus A321 passenger plane produced in Mobile for American Airlines took flight and today the first actual delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. manufacturing plant took place. On April 19, test pilots Mark McCullins and Bruce Macdonald and accompanied by Flight …

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Alabama-Made Toyota Engines Head to Career-Tech Classrooms

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama donated 45 V6 engines produced at the Huntsville plant to tech schools in six counties. Shown here are Toyota Alabama President Jim Bolte and school representatives from Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman counties. (Contributed) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tech students in six North Alabama …

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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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