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Manufacturers Outline How to Compete and Win

Boldly looking into a future that promises a business renaissance, the National Association of Manufacturers is setting a new agenda that will overcome many of the policy decisions of the last eight years that have been extraordinarily difficult for manufacturers. “It’s up to us to #BeTheSolution. After all, it was …

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BCA Supports Regulatory Reform Effort

The Business Council of Alabama this week joined hundreds of similar organizations, chambers of commerce, and businesses nationwide in urging House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., to quickly pass the Regulatory Accountability Act that would alter the onerous federal regulatory process. Nearly 400 entities in a letter from the U.S. Chamber …

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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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Senate Judiciary Plans Swift Sessions Confirmation Process

The United States could get a new attorney general and Alabama a new U.S. Senator as early as January. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Senate Republicans are planning to move quickly on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as attorney general under the Donald Trump …

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President-Elect Trump Wants Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as AG

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who jumped aboard the Donald Trump train long before he sewed up the Republican nomination, on Friday accepted the offer for attorney general, Fox News confirmed. Sessions, 69, who advised President-elect Trump on immigration during a bruising campaign, was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of …

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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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House Sends 10-Week Stopgap Spending Bill to President

Congress this week avoided a government shutdown – at least until early December – by passing a 10-week budget extension. The House late Wednesday voting 342-85 sent the measure to President Obama for his signature in order to avoid a government shutdown after today. The Obama administration said it supported …

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The NAM Says Obama Overregulation will Cost Nearly $82 Billion, 155,000 Jobs

The National Association of Manufacturers on Thursday released a study that outlines the destructive legacy the Obama Administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees, and their communities. Regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union elections, and injury and illness reporting will cost …

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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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