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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Apr. 12, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – April 12, 2016 – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the …

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Back Forty Beer Named First-Ever Recipient of Business Council of Alabama Initiative Award

AUBURN, Ala. (April 8, 2016) – Concluding an unprecedented initiative that began last summer, Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden has been named winner of the “Small Business Game Changer” by the Business Council of Alabama and Auburn IMG Sports Marketing, Auburn University Athletics’ multimedia rights holder. The BCA aligned …

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BCA Condemns Effort by Attorneys General to Police Climate Change Dissent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 31, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today condemned efforts by a coalition of attorneys general to criminally investigate companies that dispute the science behind climate change. “This week’s …

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BCA Commends Legislature for Passing Right to Work Constitutional Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today commended the Legislature for final passage of a proposed constitutional amendment that will further cement Alabama’s status as a right-to-work state. Voting one month ago today, …

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BCA Commends Committee Passage of Transportation Investment Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 17, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today lauded House committee passage of two bills designed to invest responsibly in Alabama’s infrastructure. The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee gave a favorable report to …

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Representative Terri Collins Receives Business Champion Award

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary, fourth from left, presents Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, the BCA’s Business Champion Award during a ceremony today at the State House for her leadership and commitment to improving Alabama’s economic climate and education system. From left: Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of …

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BCA Praises Rep. McCutcheon’s Bill to Invest in Alabama Roads and Bridges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 15, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 15, 2016) – The Business Council of Alabama’s leadership today praised the introduction of legislation designed to generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges. Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, introduced the legislation, …

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Senator Greg Reed Receives Business Champion Award

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, second from right, receives the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award, from left, BCA President William J. Canary and Bevill State Community College Dean of Students Kim Ennis, and Chamber of Commerce of Walker County President Linda Lewis, right FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March …

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BCA Applauds Governor’s Appointment of Nix to Lead New Office of Minority Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 9, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary applauded Governor Robert Bentley’s announcement today that he has created the Office of Minority Affairs and appointed Nichelle Nix as the first …

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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

March 2, 2016: State Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, second from left, is presented the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award at the entrance to the House of Representatives chamber. From left are: Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Poole; BCA President and …

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