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BCA Comments on Injurious Legislative Tax Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today commented on a proposal by the Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus to seek new taxes through a process known as Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting. “The Business Council of …

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Business Champion Award Goes to Right-to-Work Sponsor

BCA Vice President for Political Affairs, Regional Operations and Executive Director of ProgressPAC Nathan Lindsay, left, and Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past Chairman Paul Rogers, NobleBank & Trust, right, present state Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, with the Business Champion Award. (Contributed) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 25, 2017 …

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Business Council of Alabama Announces Staff Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today announced new titles and duties for BCA staff members. “I am pleased to announce new position titles and responsibilities for five BCA staff members who hold key positions and make …

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Decatur Senator Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2017 DECATUR, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama along with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce today presented state Sen. Arthur Orr the Business Champion Award for his commitment to improving the lives of Alabamians by …

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BCA Mourns Death of former Labor and Revenue Commissioner Tom Surtees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 24, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. ­ Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued a statement following the news of the death of former Labor and Revenue Commissioner Tom Surtees: “We at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) are saddened at the death of …

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Business Council of Alabama Elects Its Slate of Officers for 2017

Business Council of Alabama 2016 Chairman Tommy Lee, left, ceremoniously passes the BCA chairman’s gavel to 2017 Chairman-elect Jeff Coleman at the BCA-Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama annual meeting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 5, 2016 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama board of directors has elected Dothan …

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BCA-CCAA Names Small Business and Emerging Business Award Winners

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 2, 2016) – The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama today announced the three “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year” award winners during the BCA-CCAA annual meeting here. The winner in the 1-10 employee …

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Abby Hodge Joins Business Council of Alabama Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Oct. 11, 2016 Abby Hodge has joined the Business Council of Alabama as Executive Assistant to the President and Governmental Affairs Coordinator, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary announced. “We are pleased to have Abby join our staff after a successful term as a BCA intern,” …

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BCA Honors Congressman, Past BCA Chairman, and State Senator

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept. 22) – The Business Council of Alabama’s annual Chairman’s Dinner held Wednesday at the Sheraton Birmingham included recognition of outstanding federal and state legislators and a former BCA chairman. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, was the recipient of the Robert “Bubba” Lee Political Courage Award, and 2013 …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2016 Book Unfinished Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2016 book of state and federal activities, Unfinished Business, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of The Next New Start last year. Prepared by the BCA staff and published by the BCA Press, …

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