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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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BCA Speaks in Support of Alabama’s High Academic Standards

“Here we are again, asking you to not repeal something that our children need, our teachers want, the military demands and Alabama business leaders require.“ MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified today before the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee regarding SB …

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BCA Comments on Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Affirm State’s Right-To-Work Status

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified today before the House Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections Committee regarding, HB 37, the proposed constitutional amendment to ensure Alabama is a right-to-work state. The amendment declares that the right to work may not be denied or …

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BCA Applauds Pro-Business Initiatives in House GOP Caucus Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 28, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 BCA Applauds Pro-Business Initiatives in House GOP Caucus Agenda MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today applauded several pro-business measures in the 2016 regular legislative session agenda released by the Alabama House of …

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AAIA and BCA Coordinate Efforts for Aerospace Initiative

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Aerospace Industry Association and the Business Council of Alabama announce their agreement to work together for the aerospace industry in Alabama. Each organization individually supports the growth of Alabama’s aerospace industry and has for many years. The agreement signed Dec. 4 by AAIA Chairman Al …

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New Ozone Rule Will Inflict Pain on Alabama Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons, and Neenah Enterprises, Inc. President and CEO and NAM Small and Medium Manufacturers Group Chair Tom Riordan, who represent manufacturers and business across the United States and …

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Sen. Phil Williams Receives Business Champion Award

  MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama along with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama today presented Sen. Phil Williams, R-Gadsden, the Business Champion Award for his commitment to improving Alabama’s economic development and industrial recruitment. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary presented the award to …

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