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AT&T’s McCallum Voted BCA 2014 Chairman at annual meeting in Birmingham

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama officers elected For Immediate Release: December 6, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama AT&T President Fred McCallum was elected chairman of the Business Council of Alabama for 2014, succeeding Carl Jamison, shareholder, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC in Tuscaloosa. The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama also elected …

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Statement by BCA President and CEO William J. Canary on the passing of Chuck Spurlock

MONTGOMERY – BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement on the passing of Chuck Spurlock, state director for U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions: “All of us at the Business Council of Alabama are mourning the loss of a great man. Chuck Spurlock dedicated his life to public …

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BCA President Comments on Vote to End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 17, 2013 SEOUL—William J. Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama who is currently visiting with Hyundai officials in Seoul, South Korea, released the following statement on actions taken by Congress and the president to fully reopen the government and raise the debt …

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Innovator Liability, Take Two

The Wall Street Journal Innovator Liability, Take Two A state supreme court takes a needed second look at bad precedent. The Alabama Supreme Court put businesses on edge in January when it endorsed a theory of innovator liability that would allow plaintiffs lawyers to sue manufacturers over products they didn’t …

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Montgomery Advertiser Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education

The Montgomery Advertiser Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education “The quality of public education has enormous implications for Alabama’s economic prospects, so a serious, committed alliance of education and business interests could be a great asset for the state. We hope the organization being formed by the …

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Morton and Love to Lead New Education Reform Foundation Backed by Business Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  AUGUST 17, 2013 POINT CLEAR — Former State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton and former State Rep. Jay Love were announced as the leaders of the Business and Education Alliance (BEA), a new, non-profit education reform foundation that was unveiled at the Business Council of Alabama’s annual …

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BCA Endorses Judicial Candidates in Five Statewide Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 16, 2013 POINT CLEAR—The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed five statewide judicial candidates who are up for election in 2014.  All five are current members on one of three appellate courts:   ·         Supreme …

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BCA President Comments on Departure of Senior Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary today praised the significant work of Anita L. Archie, BCA’s senior vice president for intergovernmental affairs and advocacy and legal advisor.  Archie, who joined BCA in January 2010, will be leaving to serve as executive assistant to …

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BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision

BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement following the announcement by the White House to delay the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act: “This delay is a common …

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BCA President Praises Pre-K Expansion Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Following the announcement by Gov. Robert Bentley this morning that Alabama’s highly successful pre-kindergarten program was expanding to more than 1,500 4-year olds around the state, BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement in support of the expansion: “Alabama’s voluntary First Class Pre-k …

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