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Member Benefits

Take advantage of these BCA member’s only benefits designed to save you time and money! To enroll and start saving today, visit 1800members.com/bcal or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Save up to 36% on shipping services
Make the most of your membership and save up to 36% on UPS®shipping services. Save on a broad portfolio of services, including air, international, ground and freight. Put the power of logistics to work for you.

Save at least 75% with UPS Freight®
Members have exclusive access to UPS Freight shipping at a discounted rate. With solutions for regional, interregional and long-haul freight services, it’s easy to see why you should choose UPS Freight for all your LTL shipments greater than 150 lbs.

Save at least 70% on qualifying LTL shipments
Members can save at least 70% on qualifying LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments. YRC Freight offers flexible, efficient solutions, including comprehensive regional and national coverage with a full suite of guaranteed, expedited and specialized service.

Save on offices supplies and more!
Members benefit from savings on a wide variety of high-quality office supplies, including paper, organizational products, calendars and planners, ink and toner, computer accessories, cleaning and breakroom supplies, furniture and more.


Southern Company Buys Natural Gas Company and Creates Major Utility of Nine Million Customers

Membership Spotlight   Southern Company, parent of Business Council of Alabama member Alabama Power, announced today that it will buy AGL Resources, a natural gas utility company in a deal worth $8 billion in equity and an enterprise value of $12 billion. The boards of directors of Southern Company and …

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BCA 2015 was a tremendous success!

The Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Conference is an annual event that is always a favorite summertime gathering for lawmakers, business leaders and governmental affairs professionals. The weekend provides a unique networking opportunity to discuss politics and policy with friends and colleagues. The world-class conference offers both current topics …

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“Holy guanine, Batman!” Superheroes and genetic genius at the frontiers of science

Membership Spotlight   In a chilly room at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a multi-million dollar band of superheroes is solving genetic puzzles from around the globe. In the hands of Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his crack team of sequencing experts, these next-generation machines are a centerpiece of the UAB-HudsonAlpha …

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Magazine Ranks Children’s of Alabama Among the Best Pediatric Hospitals

Membership Spotlight Talk about national rankings, for the sixth consecutive year U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Seven of Children’s pediatric specialty services were placed among the top 50 in the United States in …

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Children’s of Alabama Brings ‘The Future of Children’ Lecture to Alabama

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama is teaming with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., to present The Future of Children lecture to Alabama on July 9 in Birmingham. The Future of Children …

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Hargrove Founder Is Recognized as ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’

Membership Spotlight Hargrove Engineers + Constructors President Ralph Hargrove started his business 20 years ago in an un-air conditioned attic in his Mobile home. Over the past two decades, this Business Council of Alabama member has grown from its start-up to one of the largest engineering firms in Alabama with …

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BCA Member to Harness the Power of the “Cloud” Thanks to Foundation Grant

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member The Baldwin Community and Economic Development Foundation is the recipient of a $10,750 grant from the Community Foundation of South Alabama, AL.com reported. The foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, will use the Economic Opportunity Priority Area grant …

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BCA member to help expand Navy’s anti-missile program

Membership Spotlight The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Business Council of Alabama member the Raytheon Co. a $559.2 million contract to produce at 44 anti-missile missiles that will receive final assembly at Raytheon’s facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, the company announced today. Raytheon will produce Standard Missile-3 Block IBs, …

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BCA Member Companies Come in Many Shapes and Sizes

Do you love kaleidoscopes? I do! I hadn’t thought of a kaleidoscope in years until a recent trip to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Artworks exhibit. There is a life size kaleidoscope where you walk into a tunnel-shaped structure and look up to view a large mirror and multi-colored …

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BCA Member Awarded Major State Park Restoration Contract

Membership Spotlight The State of Alabama has selected Business Council of Alabama member Volkert, Inc. for construction, management, and environmental compliance services for the Gulf State Park restoration, Volkert announced. The $85.5 million project will provide ecologically sensitive enhancements to Gulf State Park, a 6,150-acre park in Baldwin County, and …

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