Business Council of Alabama

Business Council of Alabama The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

Since our founding in 1985, with the merger of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Alabama, we have worked hard to improve Alabama’s business climate. On the strength of nearly three-quarters of a million working Alabamians, represented through our member companies, and 124 Chambers of Commerce across Alabama through The Partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Associa

Since our founding in 1985, with the merger of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Alabama, we have worked hard to improve Alabama’s business climate. On the strength of nearly three-quarters of a million working Alabamians, represented through our member companies, and 124 Chambers of Commerce across Alabama through The Partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Associa

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01/25/2022

Applications are open now, so apply today!

Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama announce the 2022 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The nomination process is now open. Nominate a company today! https://www.alabamamoty.org/

Here are today’s pro-jobs candidates running for reelection in the 2022 election cycle. Visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com...
01/21/2022

Here are today’s pro-jobs candidates running for reelection in the 2022 election cycle. Visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com to view the full list and learn more.⠀

Senate District 34 – Jack Williams, representing Mobile County⠀

House District 8 – Terri Collins, representing Morgan County⠀

House District 11 – Randall Shedd, representing Blount, Cullman, Marshall, and Morgan Counties⠀

House District 21 – Rex Reynolds, representing Madison County⠀

House District 71 – A.J. McCampbell, representing Greene, Marengo, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties⠀

House District 41 – Corley Ellis, representing Shelby County⠀

House District 6 – Andy Whitt, representing Limestone and Madison Counties

01/20/2022

Lt. Governor Ainsworth sat down with BCA’s Susan Carothers to discuss the ways Alabama is improving its workforce and his office’s involvement with the Small Business Commission.

BCA was in attendance today for a joint budget hearing on the appropriation of ARPA funds. One item of particular intere...
01/19/2022

BCA was in attendance today for a joint budget hearing on the appropriation of ARPA funds. One item of particular interest for businesses is the money being allocated to the Unemployment Trust Fund which will reduce businesses’ unemployment tax rate.

BCA was in attendance today for a joint budget hearing on the appropriation of ARPA funds. One item of particular interest for businesses is the money being allocated to the Unemployment Trust Fund which will reduce businesses’ unemployment tax rate.

Let’s meet more of Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates. As a reminder, we have shared and will continue sharing each endorsed ...
01/19/2022

Let’s meet more of Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates. As a reminder, we have shared and will continue sharing each endorsed candidate on all social channels. If you’ve missed any previous posts, you can visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com to view the full list.⠀

Senate District 1 – Tim Melson, representing Lauderdale, Limestone, and Madison Counties⠀

House District 19 – Laura Hall, representing Madison County⠀

House District 35 – Steve Hurst, representing Calhoun, Clay, and Talladega Counties⠀

House District 85 – Dexter Grimsley, representing Henry and Houston Counties⠀

House District 87 – Jeff Sorrells, representing Geneva and Houston Counties⠀

House District 90 – Chris Sells, representing Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, and Montgomery Counties⠀

House District 91 – Rhett Marques, representing Coffee County

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s Government Affairs Briefing day, and we were excited to host Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth ...
01/18/2022

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s Government Affairs Briefing day, and we were excited to host Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth for this morning’s briefing. A special thank you to Ted Hosp of BCBS of Alabama for joining us to introduce Gov. Ainsworth. If you missed today’s briefing, be sure to visit our page where you can watch a recording.

01/18/2022

BCA's Government Affairs Briefing - Week 2 - Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth

As we have announced, ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-jobs political affiliate, has endorsed a slate of state legislators who are...
01/18/2022

As we have announced, ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-jobs political affiliate, has endorsed a slate of state legislators who are running for reelection in the 2022 election cycle. We have shared several of these pro-jobs candidates and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. The full list of endorsed legislative candidates, along with previous statewide endorsements made by ProgressPAC for 2022, can be found at www.voteforalabamajobs.com.⠀

Senate District 18 – Rodger Smitherman, representing Jefferson County⠀

Senate District 22 – Greg Albritton, representing Baldwin, Clarke, Escambia, Monroe, and Washington Counties⠀

House District 5 – Danny Crawford, representing Limestone County⠀

House District 7 – Proncey Robertson, representing Franklin, Lawrence, Morgan, and Winston Counties⠀

House District 27 – Wes Kitchens, representing Blount, DeKalb, and Marshall Counties⠀

House District 79 – Joe Lovvorn, representing Lee County⠀

House District 96 – Matt Simpson, representing Baldwin and Mobile Counties⠀

House District 103 – Barbara Drummond, representing Mobile County

01/17/2022
It’s time to meet more of Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates endorsed by ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-business political affiliate....
01/13/2022

It’s time to meet more of Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates endorsed by ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-business political affiliate. To learn more, visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com.⠀

Senate District 29 – Donnie Chesteen, representing Dale, Geneva, and Houston Counties⠀

Senate District 35 – David Sessions, representing Mobile County⠀

House District 38 – Debbie Wood, representing Chambers and Lee Counties⠀

House District 66 – Alan Baker, representing Escambia and Baldwin Counties⠀

House District 75 – Reed Ingram, representing Elmore and Montgomery Counties⠀

House District 83 – Jeremy Gray, representing Lee and Russell Counties⠀

House District 98 – Napoleon Bracy, representing Mobile County

Here are today’s pro-jobs candidates running for reelection in the 2022 election cycle. Visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com...
01/11/2022

Here are today’s pro-jobs candidates running for reelection in the 2022 election cycle. Visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com to view the full list and learn more.⠀

Senate District 13 – Randy Price, representing Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, and Randolph Counties⠀

Senate District 27 – Tom Whatley, representing Lee, Russell, and Tallapoosa Counties⠀

Senate District 32 – Chris Elliott, representing Baldwin County⠀

House District 16 – Kyle South, representing Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar, and Tuscaloosa Counties⠀

House District 28 – Gil Isbell, representing Etowah County⠀

House District 97 – Adline Clarke, representing Mobile County⠀

House District 104 – Margie Wilcox, representing Mobile County

01/11/2022

Governor Ivey sat down with BCA following this morning’s briefing to answer a couple of questions and address the business community.

This morning, we were thrilled to resume our in-person Government Affairs Briefings with Gov. Kay Ivey kicking off this ...
01/11/2022

This morning, we were thrilled to resume our in-person Government Affairs Briefings with Gov. Kay Ivey kicking off this series of meetings. A special thank you to BCA members Miller Girvin of EDPA and Jason Isbell of Regions Financial for being a part of this morning’s briefing.

01/11/2022

BCA’s Government Affairs Briefing - Week 1 - Gov. Kay Ivey

01/10/2022

BCA is gearing up for a successful 2022 Legislative Session. Drew Harrell, BCA’s vice president of governmental affairs and executive director of ProgressPAC, shares some insight about what to expect when the Legislature convenes tomorrow. Be sure to check our website frequently throughout the session as we provide weekly updates on what’s happening in Montgomery.

Have you seen this month’s edition of Business Advocate? In it we feature the 2021 Alabama Small Business of the Year Aw...
01/10/2022

Have you seen this month’s edition of Business Advocate? In it we feature the 2021 Alabama Small Business of the Year Award winners. Visit our website at www.bcatoday.org/the-business-advocate to learn more about these incredible businesses and the work they are doing throughout their communities.

Have you seen this month’s edition of Business Advocate? In it we feature the 2021 Alabama Small Business of the Year Award winners. Visit our website at www.bcatoday.org/the-business-advocate to learn more about these incredible businesses and the work they are doing throughout their communities.

Let’s meet more of Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates. As a reminder, we will be sharing each endorsed candidate on all socia...
01/07/2022

Let’s meet more of Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates. As a reminder, we will be sharing each endorsed candidate on all social channels, or you can visit www.voteforalabamajobs.com to view the full list.⠀

Senate District 4 – Garlan Gudger, representing Cullman, Marion, and Winston Counties⠀

Senate District 8 – Steve Livingston, representing DeKalb, Jackson, and Madison Counties⠀

Senate District 20 – Clyde Chambliss, representing Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, and Tallapoosa Counties⠀

House District 44 – Danny Garrett, representing Jefferson County⠀

House District 46 – David Faulkner, representing Jefferson County⠀

House District 69 – Kelvin Lawrence, representing Autauga, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Wilcox Counties⠀

House District 86 – Paul Lee, representing Houston County⠀

House District 101 – Chris Pringle, representing Mobile County

BCA’s 2022 Reception Honoring Leaders of State Government will take place on February 9, and sponsorship opportunities a...
01/06/2022

BCA’s 2022 Reception Honoring Leaders of State Government will take place on February 9, and sponsorship opportunities are available. If you or your business would like to sponsor this event, visit our website at bcatoday.org/events to learn more.

We are thrilled to announce that ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-jobs political affiliate, has endorsed a slate of state legislat...
01/05/2022

We are thrilled to announce that ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-jobs political affiliate, has endorsed a slate of state legislators who are running for reelection in the 2022 election cycle. This is the first round of state legislative endorsements for the upcoming elections and more will follow at a later date. The endorsed legislative candidates, along with previous statewide endorsements made by ProgressPAC for 2022, can be found at www.voteforalabamajobs.com.

Throughout the coming weeks, we will be sharing each endorsed candidate on all social channels, so be sure to check back and get to know Alabama’s pro-jobs candidates.

Senate District 5 - Greg Reed, representing Fayette, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Lamar and Winston Counties

Senate District 9 - Clay Scofield, representing Blount, DeKalb, Madison, and Marshall Counties

Senate District 16 - Jabo Waggoner, representing Jefferson and Shelby Counties

Senate District 24 - Bobby Singleton, representing Choctaw, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties

House District 24 - Nathaniel Ledbetter, representing DeKalb County

House District 53 - Anthony Daniels, representing Madison County

House District 93 - Steve Clouse, representing Dale and Houston Counties

BCA is pleased to announce the return of our Government Affairs Briefings. These meetings will be held every Tuesday at ...
01/04/2022

BCA is pleased to announce the return of our Government Affairs Briefings. These meetings will be held every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the BCA offices during the 2022 Legislative Session.
Our first speaker is Governor Kay Ivey and we are looking forward to kicking off the 2022 Session with an update from her.
Covid-19 protocols will be in place, and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, January 11th!

BCA is pleased to announce the return of our Government Affairs Briefings. These meetings will be held every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the BCA offices during the 2022 Legislative Session.
Our first speaker is Governor Kay Ivey and we are looking forward to kicking off the 2022 Session with an update from her.
Covid-19 protocols will be in place, and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, January 11th!

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has announced our volunteer leadership positions for 2022. The new slate of BCA of...
01/03/2022

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has announced our volunteer leadership positions for 2022. The new slate of BCA officers, executive committee members and board of directors was approved at our recent annual meeting.

Mike Kemp has been elected as BCA’s 36th chairman, succeeding Gary Smith. Kemp is a longtime leader within BCA and has served as the organization’s first vice chairman, an executive committee member, and chairman of ProgressPAC, BCA’s political arm. He is also BCA’s first African American chairman.

Kemp is the founder, president and CEO of Birmingham’s KMS (formerly Kemp Management Solutions), a program management and consulting company. He is known throughout Alabama’s business community as an innovative, results oriented entrepreneur with a talent for bringing businesses of all sizes and sectors together to meet their objectives. He has planned and managed more than 1,500 construction projects valued at over $6.8 billion.

For the full release, visit our website. Link is in our bio.

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has announced our volunteer leadership positions for 2022. The new slate of BCA officers, executive committee members and board of directors was approved at our recent annual meeting.

Mike Kemp has been elected as BCA’s 36th chairman, succeeding Gary Smith. Kemp is a longtime leader within BCA and has served as the organization’s first vice chairman, an executive committee member, and chairman of ProgressPAC, BCA’s political arm. He is also BCA’s first African American chairman.

Kemp is the founder, president and CEO of Birmingham’s KMS (formerly Kemp Management Solutions), a program management and consulting company. He is known throughout Alabama’s business community as an innovative, results oriented entrepreneur with a talent for bringing businesses of all sizes and sectors together to meet their objectives. He has planned and managed more than 1,500 construction projects valued at over $6.8 billion.

For the full release, visit our website. Link is in our bio.

Happy New Year! We look forward to a successful 2022, continuing to serve our members and working on behalf of the Alaba...
01/01/2022

Happy New Year! We look forward to a successful 2022, continuing to serve our members and working on behalf of the Alabama business community.

Happy New Year! We look forward to a successful 2022, continuing to serve our members and working on behalf of the Alabama business community.

12/25/2021

From our families to yours, happy holidays!

12/16/2021

Have you seen December’s edition of the Business Advocate in Business Alabama magazine? This month, we were excited to feature Hargrove Engineers + Constructors and the incredible work they are doing in communities across the southeast through the Hargrove Foundation, the harGIVES non-profit, and the HAT Project. For more information and to read the full article, visit our website.
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Mark your calendars! BCA will be hosting 6 signature events in 2022, and you don’t want to miss them. Visit our website ...
12/14/2021

Mark your calendars! BCA will be hosting 6 signature events in 2022, and you don’t want to miss them. Visit our website to find out more about each event, and be sure to check back here to see more information as each event nears.
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Last night, BCA was welcomed in Tuscaloosa by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce to provide a governmental affairs upd...
12/14/2021

Last night, BCA was welcomed in Tuscaloosa by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce to provide a governmental affairs update to their public affairs council followed by a reception with area businesses. We are grateful to the West Alabama chamber and greater business community for their support of and partnership with BCA. A special thank you to the sponsors of last night’s event: Alabama Power, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, DT Freight, Parker Towing, Frazer Lanier, Hunt Refining, The University of Alabama System, and Ameriprise Financial (Plaster, Scarvey, and Shumaker).

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know the winners of the 2021 Alabama Small Business Awards. They truly represent the...
12/10/2021

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know the winners of the 2021 Alabama Small Business Awards. They truly represent the best in Alabama small business, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate them and their impact to our state. Last Friday's Annual Meeting and Small Business Awards Luncheon was a great way to celebrate a successful 2021 and look forward to 2022.

The Office of the United States Trade Representatives (USTR) reached out to BCA to assist in hosting a listening tour wi...
12/09/2021

The Office of the United States Trade Representatives (USTR) reached out to BCA to assist in hosting a listening tour with Alabama businesses to discuss the topics of technology, supply chain, and the issues concerning the business community. Today, BCA was thrilled to host representatives from 11 organizations who gathered for a great discussion, highlighting the strength and diversity of Alabama’s economy. BCA is proud to represent Alabama businesses that are leading the way in our country and around the world.

12/09/2021

Congratulations to the 51-100 Employee Small Business of the Year, Fras-Le North America!

Fras-le North America joined the Prattville business community with the purchase of its Autauga County facility in 2008. Since then, they have worked continuously to improve the location with respect to machinery, technology, work environment and many more innovative initiatives.

Fras-le also considers the Prattville Chamber part of their journey. From opening through expansion, the chamber has been an active partner during the best moments in the company’s history.

Community support runs deep for Fras-le, as well. Whether it is financial donations or donations of furniture and scholastic supplies to Autaugaville School, partnering with the Prattville YMCA, supporting the athletic boosters program at Prattville High School, or sponsoring the Coach-A-Child Scholarship Fund, Fras-le believes in giving back to the community. Recently, the Fras-le property has even become an e-learning location for the public school system.

Never one to rest on their laurels, Fras-le plans to invest $6 million dollars in new equipment, infrastructure, and enhancements to their Prattville facility over the next three years focusing even more on environmentally friendly operations, bringing new jobs to the community, and improving the overall work conditions for their current and future employees.

The other businesses recognized in this category were Jalapenos of Tuscaloosa, winning the Silver Award, and SPOC Automation of Trussville, taking home the Bronze Award.

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At the Business Council of Alabama, it’s our job to fight for business. We know you feel at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to meeting the mounting bottom line costs that result from costly regulations, frivolous lawsuits, rising health care costs, unfair labor laws and more. Our members tell us every day. That’s how we know where to focus our efforts at the State House in Montgomery and in Washington, D.C.

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Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama announce the 2022 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The nomination process is now open. Nominate a company today! https://www.alabamamoty.org/
Thank you David Cole and the team at Business Council of Alabama for an in depth update and discussion on the current legislative session. CCAA members are invited to join us every other Friday for our Capital Briefings. Watch News & Notes for the schedule and to register.
Over the last 11 years the economic policies we have put in place have made Alabama an AUsome business friendly state creating thousands of jobs. Great to be supported by The Business Council of Business Council of Alabama
Good morning from Alabama’s capital. Montgomery is abuzz as the 2022 Legislative session gavels in today. We were able to join Business Council of Alabama for the first Capital Briefing this morning to hear from Governor Ivey as she previewed this evening’s State of the State address.
Very proud of this endorsement. Thank you Business Council of Alabama. Business Council of Alabama
The Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to check out the recent edition of Business Alabama Magazine! You can subscribe by visiting their website at https://s.businessalabama.com/BAL/?f=paid. This edition featured a spotlight about the Prattville and Autauga County area. Additionally, it covered Alabama’s Top Small Businesses for 2021, which included some of our Chamber Members: Fras-le North America, Ellis Counseling, LLC, The Southern Refinery and Trustmark National Bank in Prattville were named as finalists in the “Alabama’s Small Business of the Year” awards, presented annually by the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Fras-Le North America was also recognized as the Alabama Small Business of the Year Gold Award (51-100 Employees) and Ellis Counseling, LLC was recognized as Alabama Small Business of the Year Bronze Award (1-10 Employees). These distinguished awards are reviewed by a panel of out-of-state judges who evaluate the businesses in areas including community involvement, chamber participation, business success and overall deservedness. #PrattvilleChamber #Community
Nominations will open for the 2022 Manufacturer of the Year Award on January 24!! Held in conjunction with the Business Council of Alabama, the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards program has grown into a prestigious annual celebration attended by Alabama dignitaries and manufacturing leaders. These annual awards recognize the state's top manufacturers for their accomplishments. Alabama manufacturers have the opportunity to convey their story of financial growth, manufacturing leadership, market leadership, leadership development, and workforce enhancement.
Eggs & Issues, Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. at Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center (WRC), Inc. Want to get a preview of the next session of the Alabama Legislature? Join us to hear from local Wiregrass legislators. Public policy is important to our business community. Southeast AlabamaWorks Grow Southeast Alabama Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation Henry County Economic Development Business Council of Alabama #commerce #business #community #development
The Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates Fras-le North America, Ellis Counseling, LLC, The Southern Refinery and Trustmark National Bank in Prattville for being named as finalists in the “Alabama’s Small Business of the Year” awards, presented annually by the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Forty-five small businesses were recognized as finalists and honored at the CCAA/BCA Partnership Annual Meeting/Luncheon at The Harbert Center in Birmingham on Dec. 3, 2021. Winners were also awarded at three levels including the Gold Award, Silver Award and Bronze Award in four different categories, Emerging, 1-10 employees, 11-50 employees and 51-100 employees. Fras-Le North America was recognized as the Alabama Small Business of the Year Gold Award (51-100 Employees) and Ellis Counseling, LLC was recognized as Alabama Small Business of the Year Bronze Award (1-10 Employees). These distinguished awards are reviewed by a panel of out-of-state judges who evaluate the businesses in areas including community involvement, chamber participation, business success and overall deservedness. These small business winners and finalists are considered to be the state’s very best small businesses based on a variety of civic and professional standards. The Prattville Chamber is honored to have these businesses in Prattville and Autauga County because they show how small businesses make a positive impact in our community. Help us congratulate our local businesses by dropping a comment below ⬇ #PrattvilleChamber #smallbusinessawards
Sharing good news is one of our favorite things! We are delighted to share that our client, Silver Ships Inc., has been named the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and they have also been named a finalist for the 2021 Alabama Small Business of the Year Award presented by the Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.
Help us congratulate our friends at The Shoppes at Coldwater for being named as a finalist for the Small Business Awards presented by the Partnership Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama / Business Council of Alabama! Winners will be announced at the CCAA Annual Meeting on December 3, 2021! YOU GO LADIES! 👏
2021 Best of Small Business winners highlights - Day four! We're thrilled to announce that The Hound is a FINALIST in the Small Business of the Year (11-100 employees) category! 🙌 What was once home to the Auburn Bulletin newspaper, the first printing press in Lee County, is a family-owned rustic-chic restaurant and bar with over-the-top American classics, an extensive bourbon selection, and large selection of craft beers on tap. Welcome to The Hound — featuring bacon from heritage breed pork as well as other organic and humanely raised meats. When owners Matthew Poirier and Jana (Caruthers) Poirier moved back to Auburn, they had the dream of opening a local watering hole featuring simple, delicious food with a focus on bacon, bourbon, community, and family. Jana, her brothers Ben and Brian Caruthers, and parents John and Susan Caruthers are Auburn alum that have all come together to make The Hound a family affair and new Auburn tradition. The historic building was refurbished and decorated mostly by themselves. For example, the host stand was initially built by Poirier’s father-in-law to be used as a bar at the couple's wedding. All of dining tables at The Hound were made themselves out of Eastern cedar and two of the 12 community tables were also built by Caruthers — from oak trees that had fallen on the Poirier’s property. The overall goal of the interior design was to feel approachable and comfortable which is more than true of this hidden gem. In addition to traditional seating, a lounge with leather and velvet sofas and chairs welcomes guests to relax and stay awhile. Under the warm glow of vintage style pendant lighting, this room delivers the feeling like you’re in a friend’s home – A perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer, or choose from the largest selection of bourbon in the state of Alabama. The Hound's delectable signature selections include low country shrimp & grits with domestically, wild-caught shrimp and meatloaf blended with wagyu beef and heritage pork among several others. Poirier said what has always been a big focus of theirs is to “deliver top notch service and top-notch quality food and drinks even though we’re not in a big city like Atlanta or Nashville.” The Hound’s core values are service, hospitality, and integrity being the primary focus. Poirier uses the example, a chair that has a broken leg is out of integrity and not working correctly — “Each part, whether you’re a host, or a dishwasher, or a server, or a cook, or a bartender – everybody has a role to play and it’s all really important.” The Poirier’s created an extensive training program to deliver excellent service to deliver “authentic warmth” to convey that they are “generally happy to have you there and give you best experience.” The Hound also gives generously to the Auburn community and surrounding area with time, labor, and product — having contributed to various community events such as Storybook Farms, local charities, Lee County Humane Society, hosted dinners for Nourish AL, and Circle of Care. Visit The Hound at 124 Tichenor Avenue in downtown Auburn and be sure to share your favorite meal in the comments! Winners will be announced Friday, December 3, at the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama/Business Council of Alabama Annual Meeting. Good luck! ➥www.thehound-auburn.com • • #auburnchambercelebrates #thehoundauburn #dineauburn Downtown Auburn, Alabama City of Auburn, AL - City Government Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama Business Council of Alabama