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BCA Introduces ‘Small Business Game Changer’ Partnership With Auburn Athletics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama will award one small business in the state of Alabama a complimentary 2016 Auburn Athletics partnership by Auburn IMG Sports Marketing, Auburn University Athletics’ multimedia rights holder, announced today. The BCA has aligned with Auburn IMG Sports Marketing to create “Small Business …

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BCA to Award One Small Business Complimentary 2016 Alabama Football Sponsorship

Business Council of Alabama Introduces First Opportunity of its Kind to Begin Sept. 1 Montgomery, Ala. (Sept. 1, 2015) – An unprecedented initiative offers one small business in the state of Alabama the opportunity to be awarded a complimentary 2016 Alabama football sponsorship by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) …

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Business Council of Alabama’s 2015 Book, The Next New Start, Released

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2015 book of state and federal activities, The Next New Start. The Next New Start chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of last year’s book, The Capstone of Progress. Prepared by the BCA staff …

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BCA Endorses Bolin and Wise for Alabama Supreme Court

POINT CLEAR, Ala. – The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed two statewide judicial candidates who are up for election in 2016.  Both are currently associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court: Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael F. Bolin …

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Alabama, Florida and Georgia Join Forces to Fight Government Overreach

ATLANTA – July 14, 2015 – Managing water resources in southeastern states has, for too many years, been a contentious and divisive issue.  Rarely have there been opportunities for state chambers of commerce from Alabama, Florida and Georgia to unite in support of a water resource management issue that will …

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BCA mourns passing of Rep. Dan Williams of Athens

The Business Council of Alabama issued the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. Dan Williams of Athens, who died today: “Dan was a dedicated member of the Alabama House of Representatives and before that an advocate for the citizens of Athens whom he served as the mayor of Athens …

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Sen. Cam Ward Receives “First” Business Champion Award

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today presented Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, with the “first” Business Champion Award.  BCA President and CEO William J. Canary presented the award at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s “Community Luncheon” held today at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena …

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BCA Praises Legislature for Reversing Alabama Supreme Court’s “Innovator Liability” Decision

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today praised the Alabama Legislature for giving final passage to SB 80, by Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, which overturns the Alabama Supreme Court’s adoption of a novel legal theory that could have could have hurt Alabama’s businesses and the state’s business climate. …

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BCA Comments on Senate Committee Vote to Repeal Alabama’s Education Standards

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following the 5-3 vote of the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee to favorably report SB 101 by Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, that would repeal Alabama’s College and Career-Ready Standards: “This issue was …

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American Hero to Headline BCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner

MONTGOMERY—The chairman of the Business Council of Alabama today announced that Robert O’Neill will be the keynote speaker at the BCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner that will be held on October 6 in Birmingham. “Robert O’Neill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time, and we are …

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