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Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards Are Scheduled April 12

The deadline is Dec. 18 for nominations for Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards presented by the Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama. The ATN and BCA announce the Manufacturers of the Year in the small, medium, and large categories at the annual Manufacturer of the Year …

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BCA Participates in Governor’s Veterans’ Hiring Summit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama recently participated in a summit with veterans groups and employers to encourage the hiring of military veterans and to showcase resources for potential employers and for veterans who seek jobs. The Governor’s Summit of Alabama Employers for Veterans coincidentally fell on the …

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The Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards Are Scheduled April 12

Nominations for Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards presented by the Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama are being accepted now and until the Dec. 18 deadline. Manufacturers of the Year in the small, medium, and large categories will be announced at the annual Manufacturer of the …

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Alabama Delegation, U.S. House send Ex-Im Bank Renewal to Senate

Alabama’s U.S. House members who voted to renew the charter of the important Export-Import Bank of the United States are to be commended for their forward-looking initiative to keep Alabama’s export economy even that of other nations. The House voted overwhelmingly 313-118 on Tuesday to send the legislation to the …

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Recent Eleventh Circuit Opinion Exposes Alabama Businesses to Class Action Liability

A recent opinion from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals threatens to subject Alabama businesses to an increased number of questionable class actions under the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act. These lawsuits are likely to be expensive to defend and difficult to defeat. In Lisk v. Lumber One Wood Preserving …

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BCA Sponsors Large Business Ethics Award to Jackson Thornton

The Business Council of Alabama on Monday sponsored the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Award in the large business category to Jackson Thornton & Company P.C. at a noon luncheon in Montgomery. The award was presented to Jackson Thornton by retired Montgomery County Presiding Circuit Judge Charles …

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BCA Applauds Court’s Stay of EPA-COE Waterways Rule

The Business Council of Alabama today joined a chorus of voices applauding Friday’s ruling by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocks the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Corps of Engineers’ provision of the federal Clean Water Act that gives unprecedented control over private …

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Blind Side ‘Mother’ Challenges AUM Breakfast Audience

Leigh Anne Touhy, the real-life Memphis mother who was portrayed by actress Sandra Bullock in the hit movie The Blind Side, delivered an inspirational, heartwarming, and entertaining message at today’s Auburn Montgomery Outreach Business Breakfast Series in Montgomery. The AUM Outreach Business Breakfast Series, partly sponsored by the Business Council …

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Long-time Member of BCA Staff is Mourned

The Business Council of Alabama mourns the passing of a long-time employee, Julius C. Wilson of Montgomery, who died Oct. 4. “For 21 years Mr. Wilson was a dedicated and valued member of the BCA family,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said Thursday. “He was a caring advocate …

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Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh Receives Business Champion Award

The Business Council of Alabama along with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce today presented Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh with the Business Champion Award for his commitment to improving Alabama’s economic climate and education system. BCA President and CEO …

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