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Former NBA All-Star Urges Teamwork in Business at Montgomery Area Breakfast

Former NBA All-Star Mark Eaton in a dynamic motivational speech today to Montgomery-area business, political, and education leaders, said what makes a sports’ team successful works in business and in personal life. Mark Eaton, who played for the Utah Jazz professional basketball team, from 1982 to 1993, was named to …

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BCA-CCAA Partnership is Going Strong After 10 years

The Partnership between the Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama is going strong after a decade of representing and fighting for business interests at the local, state, and national levels. Charles Nailen Jr. of BBG Specialty Foods in Dothan, the 2003-04 BCA chairman, was a …

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Obama raising taxes, hurts economy, is weak on foreign policy, U.S. Sen. Sessions says in BCA conference call

The Business Council of Alabama’s Federal Affairs Committee hosted Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions in a conference call for BCA members today. Sessions, a strong supporter of Alabama’s business community, was a recipient of the BCA Chairman’s Award for 2013, along with U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa. Sessions spoke for …

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Congressman Mike Rogers speaks to River Region about D.C., world affairs

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers today updated Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues attendees about Washington, D.C., and international politics as viewed from his side of the aisle. “There are real challenges ahead of us,” said Rogers. Rogers is a Republican from Calhoun County and represents the Third Congressional …

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Legislative session was very good for BCA

The 2014 legislative session that began Jan. 14 and ended April 3 saw significant results for Business Council of Alabama members and the entire business community of more than 1 million employees, their families, and investors, topped by enactment into law of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation. For more …

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Democratic Mid-Term Pay Bill Filibustered by Senate Republicans

U.S. Senate Republicans today filibustered a Democratic pay bill that is backed by President Barack Obama and designed to attract votes in the mid-term elections. Sixty votes were needed to allow the bill to be debated on the Senate floor, but Republicans refused to allow the bill to come up …

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U.S. Representative expresses concern over OSHA auto-part supplier inspections

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has expressed concern that the Obama Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is targeting Alabama automobile plants for safety tours by inspection groups that will include union representatives. In a Thursday letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, Roby, R-Montgomery, said she is concerned about …

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BCA Calls On Congress To Pass Critical Transportation Investment

The Business Council of Alabama and 30 Chambers of Commerce and similar statewide business associations has signed a position statement urging Congress to pass critical transportation infrastructure legislation. Congress faces a critical crossroads as it begins to discuss both the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund as well as …

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U.S. Senator Sessions Gives View From Washington At Chamber Breakfast

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions today spoke to Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce members and guests on national and international issues including government debt, the slow economic recovery, immigration, Alabama’s military base presence, and the United States’ reaction to Russia’s intervention in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Sessions, R-Mobile, spoke at …

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CCAA’s Arthur Discusses Economic Impact of Early Childhood Education

Last summer, the Alabama Partnership for Children commissioned M. Keivan Deravi, Ph.D. and Professor of Economics at Auburn University at Montgomery, to determine the economic impact of the early care and education industry on the economy of the state of Alabama. Findings from the report and the implications for the …

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