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For more than a quarter century, the Business Council of Alabama has been working on behalf of business interests in our state and nation. In 2011, with the help of the Alabama Legislature, which for the first time was truly committed to addressing the concerns of business, the BCA was instrumental in securing passage of a number of real reforms in the areas of job creation, incentives for economic development, ethics reform and positive changes in our public education system. That’s why Alabama businesses and industries of all shapes and sizes have come to depend on the Business Council of Alabama as the state’s most powerful and effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature and in the U.S. Congress.

On the strength of our thousands of members who employ more than three-quarters of a million Alabamians, we are heard. Thanks to our strong and growing membership, BCA is the voice for business in Alabama.

Join the movement that is making Alabama better for business!

 

Sain Expands with Acquisition of Two-State Planning Firm

Business  Council of Alabama member Sain Associates of Birmingham has acquired Vision Engineering and Planning, a transportation planning and engineering firm with locations in Columbia, Md., and Atlanta, the company announced. With the acquisition, Sain Associates, a full-service consulting engineering firm, adds specialized travel demand forecasting, transit and freight planning, …

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Regions Financial Corp. Names New Board Chairman

Business Council of Alabama member Regions Financial Corp.’s board of directors this week named Charles D. McCrary as chairman of the board effective Jan. 1, 2019. McCrary, currently Regions’ Lead Independent Director, will succeed Executive Chairman O. B. Grayson Hall, Jr., who is retiring from Regions and from its board …

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Alabama Kenworth Truck Dealer Crashed into 40 Years of Business Success

Bob Mitchell’s late father, B.B. Mitchell, sat in the back seat of his Buick land yacht with the Kenworth Truck Co. official who would ultimately award their heavy-duty truck franchise in Alabama. B.B.’s son and future business partner, twenty-something Bob Mitchell, was behind the wheel of the huge Buick. “I …

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State CPA Firms to Complete Growth Plans on January 1

Business Council of Alabama member Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith will merge Jan. 1, 2019, with the Huntsville-based CPA firm of Hall Albright Garrison & Barnes, the company announced. Once the merger is completed, the company will have 29 partners, 94 certified public accountants, and about 225 employees. The two …

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Austal USA Celebrates Christening of the USS Kansas City

Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA at its Mobile shipyard on Saturday christened the nation’s 22nd Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Kansas City. The ship’s sponsor, Tracy Davidson, wife of Admiral Phil Davidson, USN, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, joined by local and national officials and Austal …

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Coca-Cola UNITED Names General Counsel and Vice President

Business Council of Alabama member Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc., has named Lucas B. Gambino General Counsel and Vice President. His appointment was effective Sept. 10. Gambino practiced corporate and banking law for more than 18 years with Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham. He previously worked in the Mobile office …

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Former BCA Chairman to be Honored for Years of Service Helping Low-Income Alabamians

Neighborhood Concepts Inc. in Huntsville will honor former Business Council of Alabama chairman Phil Dotts later this month in recognition of his three decades of service with the non-profit organization that works to solve housing shortages for low-income Alabamians. Sponsorships for the event on Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to …

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Dothan Business Hall of Fame Inducts Past Business Council of Alabama Chairman

Past Business Council of Alabama chairman and current BCA treasurer Charles Nailen Jr. was inducted into the Dothan Business Hall of Fame on Thursday. Nailen is president co-owner with his wife, Kay, of BBG Specialty Foods Inc. in Dothan, a Taco Bell franchisee in southeast Alabama. Nailen is the 2003-04 …

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AT&T Alabama Invests more than $1.2 Billion for Wireless and Wired Networks

Business Council of Alabama member AT&T Alabama said Wednesday that it invested more than $1.2 billion in 2015, 2016, and 2017 in its wireless and wired networks to improve reliability, coverage, speed, and overall performance for residential and business consumers. The investment also improves critical services that support public safety …

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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Torch Technologies One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies in Huntsville as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The ranking considered input from more than 434,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies, Torch said in a release. Rankings are based on …

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