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Business Council of Alabama Votes to Create New Governance Structure; Departed Companies Return

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has approved a plan that strengthens the organization’s governance structure to include a range of business leaders. The BCA board of directors approved the plan today and named a new executive committee to help lead the …

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BCA’s Canary Announces Departure, Accepts Position at U.S. Chamber

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 6, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary announced today that he is leaving the BCA and has accepted a position as senior fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “I am announcing today that I am …

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BCA Plans for it’s Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 25, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors met via conference call today to be apprised of the ongoing work of its Executive Committee the last several months to implement its plan for the transition and succession of executive leadership at …

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Manufacturers Gain on Better Joint-Employer Standard at the NLRB

In a win for manufacturers, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring said the NLRB will conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking to set a more workable joint-employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act, the National Association of Manufacturers reported. Ring wrote senators who had challenged his perceived opinion that “at the …

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BCA Participates in U.S.-Canada Trade Conference

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary participated in the Alabama-Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces trade summit this week in Mobile that featured Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore of Atlanta and Alabama’s secretary of commerce. “Trade between Alabama and Canada amounts to billions of dollars for the country and …

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BCA Statement on the Death of J.B. Brand, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2018 Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued a statement following the news of the death of J.B. Brand, Jr., a co-founder of the BCA: “We at the Business Council of Alabama are deeply saddened at the death of J.B. Brand, …

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President Trump Signs Dodd-Frank Rollback

President Trump on Thursday signed a bipartisan bill that was voted favorably on by Alabama’s members of Congress to loosen key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. It was the first major change to President Obama’s landmark banking law. Two days after the House of Representatives including all of …

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Statement from the BCA Chairman on “Planning our Future”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Executive Committee and Officers of the Business Council of Alabama met today in a face-to-face discussion entitled “Planning our Future.”  Now is the time for our organization to create its own plan of action for our future governance and leadership.  …

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BCA and 400 Groups Urge Action During Sixth Annual Infrastructure Week

The Business Council of Alabama joined its national partners and some 400 organizations this week to urge Congress to invest in our infrastructure. “Not only is infrastructure the No. 1 issue facing Alabama but it’s the major issue nationally as we seek to keep our avenues of commerce open, up-to-date, …

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Landmark Bill Would Reveal Secretive Lawsuit Funding

Remember in the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the manipulating Wizard who then said, “Pay no attention?” Well, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced legislation on Thursday to pull back the curtain …

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