Home / Uncategorized (page 6)

Uncategorized

Alabama BEST Champion to Visit White House

The 2014 Best of the Best Robotics Team Award recipient that was recognized by the Business Council of Alabama in February has been invited to participate in the White House Presidential Science Fair in Washington, D.C., on March 23. The Wetumpka High School BEST Robotics Team, representing Friends of BEST …

Read More »

Department of Labor to Host Seminar on Fair Labor Standards Act

The Alabama Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor have scheduled a training seminar in Montgomery on March 19 on proper employee classification and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Capitol Auditorium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The …

Read More »

BCA Chairman Abroms Attends Israel P.M. Capitol Speech

Business Council of Alabama Chairman and Florence businessman Marty Abroms watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a joint meeting of Congress today from the U.S. House gallery in the Capitol. “It was probably one of the most electrifying and sobering speeches in my lifetime and maybe one of the …

Read More »

BCA Joins 650 Organizations and Businesses to Boost Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

The Business Council of Alabama today joined 650 other organizations and businesses from 41 states in Washington, D.C., to urge lawmakers to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a crucial component of job retention in Alabama and across the nation. The bank, whose current charter would end June …

Read More »

U.S. Sen. Shelby Calls for Fewer Regulations on Smaller Banks

Alabama’s senior U.S. senator updated the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce today about domestic and foreign issues facing both the Senate and the United States. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, gave his perspective on politics, economics, national defense, energy security, and regulations at a Chamber Eggs and Issues breakfast that was …

Read More »

LPGA Golf Legend Nancy Lopez Says Her Positive Golf Attitude Helps in Business World

PRATTVILLE – Golf legend Nancy Lopez said her positive attitude formed early in life helped her on the LPGA Tour and now in the business world since retiring from top-tier tournament play. Lopez won 48 LPGA Tour events including three major championships and is a member of the LPGA Hall …

Read More »

Cyber Expert Says Business Needs to Protect Internal Operations

Ronald Burgess Jr. is a retired Army three-star general who has taken his cyber intelligence and defense expertise to the academic world and private sector. On Thursday Burgess spoke to the Auburn University Montgomery breakfast series about the need for a national debate about cyber security not only to protect …

Read More »

BCA’s Ronnie Boles Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Business Council of Alabama board of directors’ member Ronnie Boles of Huntsville has been honored with the highest award presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. Boles, who is co-chair of the BCA’s Manufacturing Advocacy Council and is the owner of General & Automotive Machine Shop in Huntsville, …

Read More »

BCA-Backed Tax Law Update Results in Grade Upgrade for State

The Council on State Taxation said Alabama’s tax administration score jumped from a “D” to a “B” in 2014 due to the Legislature’s passage of a single bill that was successfully backed by the Business Council of Alabama. In COSTS’s “Best and Worst of State Tax Administration” for 2014, the …

Read More »

NAM President and CEO to Address BCA’s MOTY Next Month

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons will be the keynote speaker at the Business Council of Alabama and Alabama Technology Network’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon on Feb. 19 in Montgomery. Timmons will deliver his 2015 State of Manufacturing address, NAM confirmed today. The MOTY event …

Read More »