U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., left, receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Sisson. (Contributed)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mobile this week conveyed a Spirit of Enterprise Award to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. U.S. Chamber Southeast Region Manager Brince Manning conveyed the award to Sen. Shelby, R-Ala., at a Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Tuesday.
“Alabama’s congressional delegation is second to none, and the Business Council of Alabama is proud to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in recognizing our members of Congress who are committed to ensuring that American businesses can continue to operate and succeed in a free enterprise system,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said. “The Business Council of Alabama commends Senator Shelby for his extraordinary contributions, his dedication to our national security, and his service to the state of Alabama, its economy, and most importantly, its people.”
Manning also presented the award to Rep. Roby, R-Montgomery, on Wednesday during a Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast on Wednesday. Canary and Montgomery city and county officials participated in the ceremony.
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber Southeast Region Manager Brince Manning, third from right, during the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast on Wednesday. From left are: Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean; Business Council of Alabama board member and Power South Energy Vice President for External Affairs Horace Horn; Rep. Roby; Manning; BCA President and CEO William J. Canary; and, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. (Contributed)
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer was presented the award last month. On April 4, Manning and Mark Colson, BCA senior vice president of governmental affairs and chief of staff, presented Rep. Palmer, R-Hoover, with the Spirit of Enterprise Award, at a combined meeting of the chambers of Greater Shelby County, Homewood, Hoover Area, Montevallo, South Shelby and Vestavia Hills.
The U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise awards are based on a member of Congress’ business voting record on key business votes set out in the chamber’s annual publication, How They Voted.
Votes included in the rankings are Chamber-designated “key votes” – recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities by the chamber’s board of directors, on which the chamber communicates its position prior to the vote.