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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.


HudsonAlpha Featured in American Graduate Day Broadcast

Business Council of Alabama member HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s Vice President for Educational Outreach, Neil Lamb, PhD, and Director of Informatics Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, were featured in a national television broadcast, “American Graduate Day,” to raise awareness of programs and institutions focusing on education. “American Graduate Day” was sponsored by …

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Verizon Wireless Encourages Donations of Unneeded Phones to Support Domestic Violence Victims

To observe national Domestic Violence Awareness Month this month, Business Council of Alabama member Verizon Wireless is encouraging Alabamians to get involved with local organizations that are dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse. One easy life-saving act can be to donate old cell phones to the HopeLine® from Verizon …

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BCA Member Mercedes-Benz Vance Plant Has Begun $1.3 billion, 300-job Expansion

Eighteen years after the first Mercedes-Benz rolled off the Vance assembly line, the automaker is still going strong, announcing a $1.3 billion, 300-job expansion, a project that will only grow Alabama’s vibrant export market. The expansion at the Tuscaloosa County plant will increase total investment at the plant to about …

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Toyota Alabama Team Members Have Built Four Million Engines

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Business Council of Alabama member Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama made engine No. 1 in 2003. On Monday the plant completed engine No. 4 million. “It was an exciting day,” said Jim Bolte, president of Toyota Alabama. “This is a testament to our team members – they are dedicated …

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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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