West Alabama Chamber Executive Receives Prestigious Thompson/Seymour Award
Birmingham, Ala. (Dec. 2) – The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama President & CEO Jim Page was the recipient Friday of the Business Council of Alabama’s prestigious Thompson/Seymour Leadership Award at the BCA’s and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama’s combined Annual Meeting.
The award was presented during the BCA’s Annual Meeting with The Partnership that was created to unite Alabama’s grass roots chambers of commerce with the BCA’s presence in the State House and on Capitol Hill.
BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said Page embodies the six principles of the award: challenge the status quo, seek advice from individuals outside your inner circle, dream the impossible, work with others who have the ability to think outside the box, be humble yet decisive, and be honest.
“Jim is truly a visionary who continues to ‘fly the flag’ for the continued Partnership between the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama,” Canary said.
Page, the 2014 CCAA Chairman, has been the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Commerce of West Alabama since January 2012. In addition, Jim is a graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa, Leadership Alabama and the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management. In 2011, Jim earned the professional designation of Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
The award is c0-named after the BCA’s 2003 Chairman, Mike Thompson, and CCAA’s 2003 Chairman John Seymour. “They are the visionaries who initiated the formal partnership between the Chamber of Commerce Association and the Business Council of Alabama,” Canary said.
The BCA is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. 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. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers