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How to help those in Connecticut dealing with unspeakable tragedy

        Today our hearts are breaking over the loss of so many innocent lives that ended today in unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Let us all offer our thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families involved in this horrifying tragedy. …

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Tuscaloosa Businessman Elected Chairman of BCA

For Immediate Release Contact: Nathan Lindsay – (334) 834-6000 BIRMINGHAM—The Business Council of Alabama has elected new officers to lead the organization in 2013.  At the annual meeting of the BCA on Friday, December 7, 2012, Carl Jamison was unanimously elected as the 2013 chairman.  Jamison is a shareholder at …

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications & Nominations for 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business Award. This award honors America’s small businesses who embody the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. If you would like to nominate an Alabama business for this prestigious award, or apply on behalf of …

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Pre-K News from Around Alabama

OUR VIEW: Everyone on board with boosting pre-K The Gadsden Times Editorial Board “The program has gotten $19.1 million in state funding in each of the last two years. Business leaders, child advocates and educators want the Legislature to up that by $12.5 million in each of the next 10 …

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BCA Begins Process of Finalizing 2013 Legislative Agenda

For Immediate Release MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama began the process of finalizing its 2013 State Legislative Agenda during a two-day meeting last Thursday and Friday in Prattville.  Known as “Committee Leadership Days,” the annual event brings together members of BCA’s seven policy committees and state and legislative leaders.  Each …

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Seven Reasons to Vote for Jobs on November 6

By William J. Canary & Anita L. Archie On Tuesday, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to vote for several statewide amendments that will have a positive impact on the private sector, which in turn will provide a boost to the state’s coffers. The Board of Directors of the Business …

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November 6, 2012 Voter Education Guide

Download our interactive voter education guide here. This version will open on your PC, Mac, iPad, or iPhone and allows you to flip through the BCA-endorsed candidates and the positions on amendments the BCA has endorsed. This version has links to candidate websites (when available) and also explains each amendment …

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Jeremy Arthur Named Chair of Southeast Board of Regents of U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Institute for Organization Management Jeremy L. Arthur, IOM, Named Chair of Southeast Board of Regents of U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management WASHINGTON, D.C.—Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has appointed Jeremy L. Arthur, IOM, president of …

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BCA Resolution In Support Of September 18 Constitutional Amendment

RESOLUTION STATEMENT OF QUALIFIED SUPPORT FOR RATIFICATION OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT APPEARING ON THE STATEWIDE BALLOT OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION, AUTHORIZED BY ACT # 2012-490. BE IT RESOLVED By the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama, as follows: We, the members of the Board …

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