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BCA Names Andrea Hutchings as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce that Andrea Hutchings has joined our team as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. Her primary roles will include coordinating logistics and strategic operations for the President and CEO serving as a liaison to the BCA Board of Directors, coordinating …

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Congratulations to the 2019 Small Business Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Alabama Small Business of the Year finalists who were selected from nominations made by local Alabama chambers of commerce. They were judged in four categories: community involvement, chamber participation, business success, and overall deservedness. Of the finalists, winners where chosen in four categories based …

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BCA Announces 2020 Judicial Endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 6, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 BCA Announces 2020 Judicial Endorsements MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed five statewide judicial candidates who are running for election in 2020.  The candidates …

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BCA Names Kellie Hope as Director of Regional Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The Business Council of Alabama today announced Kellie Hope has been named director of regional affairs. Her primary focus will be to better serve its membership in south Alabama. Her responsibilities will span from membership services to governmental affairs and will include …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Van Smith in House District 42 Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC, the Business Council of Alabama’s political action committee, has endorsed farmer and retired educator, Autauga County Commissioner Van Smith in the Alabama House District 42 special primary election scheduled August 20, ProgressPAC Chairman John Mazyck …

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Quinvarlio “Quin” Kelly is serving as a BCA Summer 2019 intern

The BCA is pleased to announce Quinvarlio “Quin” Kelly is serving as a summer 2019 intern. Quin is a 2018 graduate of Stillman College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. As a student, he served as president of the Student Government Association and was selected by his …

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Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday after completing a four-day week and concluded its 28th legislative day. Last week, Governor Kay Ivey held two bill signing days and publicly signed many bills, one being the bill to lower the age to obtain a commercial drivers license. It was a busy …

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Sherry Wu Joins BCA for Summer 2019 Internship

The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce that Sherry Wu will be joining us for the Summer 2019 term. Sherry is a rising junior at Yale University double majoring in global affairs and economics, with a specific interest in education and healthcare equality. She serves as an undergraduate admissions …

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Week 10 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 24th legislative day this week. Emotions ran high as time is running out to pass critical bills. The lottery bill failed in the House, and the General Fund Budget has been sent to conference committee to negotiate the Children’s Health Insurance Program …

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Week 9 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 21st legislative day this week. In what is believed to be one of the final weeks of the session, several bills made their way to the governor, including a bill to lower the age for commercial truck drivers. By the end of …

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