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Tomorrow`s Business Leader - FBLA-PBL
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National Board of Directors
National Staff
Karen Heslep, Chair
Deb Parman
PBL Adviser
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
[email protected]
Southern Region
PBL Adviser
Colorado Mesa University
[email protected]
Mountain Plains Region
ADMINISTRATION
Jean M. Buckley
President and CEO [email protected]
Lisa Weeks, Chair-elect
Kelly Wilkerson
Elena R. Daly
Executive Assistant to the President
[email protected]
FBLA-PBL State Adviser
Alabama State Department of Education
[email protected]
Southern Region
FBLA Adviser
Warren Township High School
[email protected]
North Central Region
Elizabeth A. Garofalo
FBLA-PBL Division Presidents
FBLA Adviser
Canastota High School
[email protected]
Eastern Region
Lee C. Marcoux
José Espinel
FBLA National President
[email protected]
Georgia
FBLA State Director
Connecticut State Department of Education
[email protected]
Eastern Region
Karthik Krishnan
Stacee Yardley McIff
Blake Reynolds
PBL Adviser
Snow College
[email protected]
Western Region
Stacy M. Nahas
KPMG LLP
[email protected]
Business & Industry Representative
Shea Padilla
FBLA-PBL State Chair
Arizona Department of Education
[email protected]
Western Region
PBL National President
[email protected]
Maryland
Professional Division National President
[email protected]
Massachusetts
Ex-Officio Members
Ted L. Harshbarger, Past Chair
PBL Adviser
Peru State College
[email protected]
Mountain Plains Region
Jean M. Buckley
FBLA-PBL
President and CEO
[email protected]
Piera Palazzolo
Dale Carnegie Training
[email protected]
Business & Industry Representative
FBLA National President
Pope High School (GA)
[email protected]
Josie Luptak
FBLA National Secretary
Harrison High School (IN)
[email protected]
Ashtyn Rottinghaus
FBLA National Treasurer
Wellsville High School (KS)
[email protected]
Vanessa Ting
FBLA National Parliamentarian
Parsippany Hills High School (NJ)
[email protected]
Mary Ait
Staff Accountant
[email protected]
Colin Murphy
Customer Service Associate
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP
Troy D. White
Director, Marketing & Membership
[email protected]
Lisa Smothers
Membership Director
[email protected]
Tom Payne, CPA
Director, PBL College/University Relations
[email protected]
Ashley Witherspoon
Customer Service/Database Associate
[email protected]
CONFERENCE
Richard Bowen
Conference Director
[email protected]
Robert Smothers
Conference Manager
[email protected]
2015–16 FBLA National Officer Team
José Espinel
Becky Grant, CMP
Programs Coordinator
[email protected]
Hirsh Sisodia
FBLA Eastern Region Vice President
Souderton Area High School (PA)
[email protected]
Keaton Erickson
FBLA Mountain Plains Region Vice President
Carrington Area High School (ND)
[email protected]
Nicolas Ferguson
FBLA North Central Region Vice President
Turpin High School (OH)
[email protected]
Alexis Crane
FBLA Southern Region Vice President
Saraland High School (AL)
[email protected]
EDUCATION
OPEN
Education Director
[email protected]
Stephen Lock
Education Associate
[email protected]
COMMUNICATIONS
Laura Morgan
Communications Manager
[email protected]
FBLA-PBL
1912 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1591
P 703.860.3334
F 866.500.5610
fbla-pbl.org
Grace Ramstad
FBLA Western Region Vice President
Centennial High School (OR)
[email protected]
Tomorrow’s Business Leader Fall 2015 Volume 46, Issue 2 (ISSN 0279-9685). Published quarterly (summer, fall, winter, and spring) by Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta
Lambda, Inc. Periodicals postage paid at Herndon, VA and at additional mailing offices. SUBSCRIPTION: $1.25 of the national dues pays for a one-year subscription. Editorial and
advertising sales offices at FBLA-PBL, 1912 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1591 703.860.3334. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Tomorrow’s Business Leader, 1912
Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1591. Materials may be reprinted with prior permission of the editor. Editorial submissions are encouraged and should be addressed to the
editor. All FBLA-PBL publications use the Chicago Manual of Style. Publisher: Jean M. Buckley. Editor: Laura Morgan
Calendar of Events
DECEMBER
10 Non-stop November ends
15 Dues deadline to receive winter
publications
18 Fall Stock Market Game ends
NFLC 2015
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CONNECT with Recognition
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JANUARY
1 Action Awareness begins
15 March of Dimes Grant:
application deadline
25 Spring Stock Market Game begins
Choosing Your Competitive Event
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President’s Message
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National Programs
FEBRUARY
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CONNECT with FBLA Recognition
1–28 National Career and Technical
Education Month
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CONNECT with FBLA-Middle Level Recognition
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Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Insurance
7–13 FBLA-PBL Week
8 National Presidents’ Forum
9 Each One Reach One Day
10 Adviser Appreciation Day
Professional Attire Day
11 Career Awareness Day
12 FBLA-PBL Spirit Day
13 Community Service Day
@FBLA_National
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Choosing the right FBLA competitive event for YOU!
NFLC 2015
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10–12 National Sponsors & Partners
13 National Fundraisers
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Recruitment, Recruitment, Recruitment!
15–16
Chapter News
Back
FBLA-PBL Week 2016
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President’s Message
by FBLA National President José Espinel
Greetings, FBLA members and advisers!
It is my pleasure to welcome our new and returning members to FBLA! We are off to a great start in
what is shaping up to be an unforgettable membership year.
Thanks to your outstanding recruitment efforts, our national membership has increased by 3% over last year at this time,
introducing us to over 4,000 young leaders ready to kickstart their careers in business.
Our National Fall Leadership Conferences in Omaha, Charleston, and Baltimore hosted thousands of members and advisers
and showcased the revamped State Officer Track and the new FBLA Foundations track.
For over 70 years, FBLA has brought business and education together through innovative leadership and service activities,
conferences, and our competitive events program. Let’s take a look at some of the opportunities available as we continue to
CONNECT this year:
• Competitive Events: Choose from over 60 competitive events spanning a diverse array of business disciplines and earn
national recognition! State Leadership Conferences (SLCs) are right around the corner in the spring of 2016, with our
National Leadership Conference (NLC) this summer in Atlanta.
• Business Achievement Awards (BAA): Complete activities relating to FBLA’s various programs to earn the Future, Business,
Leader, and America awards.
• Connect Ten: Keep recruiting throughout the year to earn national recognition for your local chapter! Chapters that
increase membership by 10 or more over the previous year’s number are awarded exclusive ribbons at the NLC in Atlanta.
I invite you to visit the redesigned fbla-pbl.org for more information on these programs and the many others available to
members this year.
Members and advisers, you truly are leading the charge toward FBLA’s success. I encourage you to remain active and
recruiting as we continue to CONNECT in 2016.
José Espinel
FBLA National President
[email protected]
FBLANatPres
@FBLAPresident
FBLA-PBL swept the ACTE Outstanding Business Education
Student Awards in the secondary and postsecondary divisions for
the second straight year! Congratulations to these FBLA members
earning national recognition.
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Region I
Hirsh Sisodia
Souderton Area High School (PA)
Region II
José Espinel
Pope High School (GA)
Region III
Josie Luptak
Harrison High School (IN)
Region IV
Blaine Derbigny
St. Augustine High School (LA)
Region V
Cody McCain
Tri County High School (NE)
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National Programs
Congratulations to the top 10 states earning Super Sweeps recognition!
1st Place—Iowa (9,089)
2nd Place—Nebraska (6,578)
3rd Place—Massachusetts & Wyoming (5,845)
4th Place—Kansas (4,343)
5th Place—Puerto Rico (3,373)
6th Place—Indiana (2,727)
7th Place—Ohio (2,556)
8th Place—South Carolina (2,199)
9th Place—North Dakota (2,153)
10th Place—Alabama (2,118)
It’s almost time for your chapter to complete Action Awareness! This third step in the
Chapter Challenge runs January 1–March 1.
Chapters are required to complete one task for each day of FBLA‑PBL Week, one task
for CTE month, and participate in America Saves to promote awareness of FBLA-PBL
programs. All chapters that complete Action Awareness will receive ribbons at the NLC.
Open to all FBLA chapters, the Chapter Challenge encourages recruitment, retention, and member
involvement. NLC delegates from chapters that complete Super Sweeps, Non‑Stop November, and Action
Awareness receive a pin in their NLC registration packets.
To preview activities, visit go.fbla.org/challenge.
Note: The Chapter Challenge is not available to FBLA-Middle Level chapters.
Community Service Awards
by FBLA Mountain Plains Region Vice President Keaton Erickson
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of
others” – Mahatma Gandhi.
As one of the three words on the FBLA-PBL crest,
service is an important part of our organization.
Each member has a duty to set aside time for
community development.
The Community Service Awards (CSA) program
recognizes members with extraordinary
commitment to community service and consists
of three levels: Community (50 hours), Service
(200 hours), and Achievement (500 hours). Each
level earns recognition and must be completed
before moving to the next level. 500 hours of
service may seem daunting, but the hours are
cumulative, allowing members to add to their
total throughout an FBLA career.
There are many opportunities to incorporate
service into daily life in every community, big or
small! Local food pantries are always searching for
volunteers. Although intimidating, organizing a
food drive at a school or in the community can be
extremely helpful.
At the end of the school year, collecting unused
school supplies may assist some students at the
beginning of the next year. Another possibility
is partnering with a local charity that is already
established and organizing a regular working
schedule.
Service doesn’t have to be individual work.
Working in a group can be a lot of fun, and help
more get accomplished. I encourage you to find a
group of FBLA members to connect with to make
your service experiences memorable, productive,
and enjoyable.
If you are interested in participating in CSA, your
local adviser can register you online. The deadline
for the Community and Service awards is March 1,
and the deadline for the Achievement level is
April 25.
Community and Service award
winners will receive an online
certificate to print and Achievement
award winners will be awarded a pin
at the NLC.
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CONNECT with FBLA Recognition
Looking to earn national recognition for you and your chapter? Below are national programs you can
use to recruit and retain members and earn awards at the national level. See the awards chart on page
28 of the online FBLA Chapter Management Handbook for deadlines, awards earned, and application/
information links.
Membership
MembershipAwards
Awards
Chapter
ChapterRecognitions
Recognitions
Local Chapter
• Largest Local Chapter
• Market Share Award
• Largest Local Chapter Membership—Professional
Division
Connect Ten—NEW
Local chapters increase membership by ten or more
members over last year’s number.
State Chapter
• Largest State Chapter
• Largest Increase in State Chapter Membership
• Largest State Chapter Membership—Professional
Division
• State Recruitment of Chapters
Individual
IndividualRecognitions
Recognitions
Membership Madness
Recruit five new members.
Membership Mania
Recruit 10 new members.
Business Achievement Awards (BAA)
Leadership development program that focuses on
Service, Education, and Progress. Four levels: Future,
Business, Leader, and America.
Community Service Awards (CSA)
Recognizes members with extraordinary commitment
to community service. Three levels: Community,
Service, Achievement.
Who’s Who
Nominated by state chair, recognizes most outstanding
member in each state.
Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser
Nominated by state chair, this award recognizes a local
adviser who makes an outstanding contribution at
local, state, and national levels.
Adviser Service Recognition
Recognizes local and state advisers for years of service
(5, 10, 15, etc.).
Adviser Wall of Fame
Recognizes advisers and state chairs with 20 or more
years of service to FBLA-PBL.
Businessperson of the Year
Nominated by state chair, this recognizes a business
leader who contributes to the success of FBLA-PBL on
the local, state, and/or national level.
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Big Ten (September 1–April 1)
Largest ten chapters in the nation are listed on
fbla-pbl.org.
100 Percent Class Participation
Local chapters recruit 100 percent of a single class.
Membership Achievement Award
Local chapters increase membership over last year’s
total.
Chapter Challenge
Contest that encourages recruitment,
retention, and member involvement.
NLC delegates from chapters that
complete Super Sweeps, Non-Stop
November, and Action Awareness
receive a pin in their NLC registration
packets.
Super Sweeps (August 1–October 20)
Complete 10 tasks focused on recruitment and
retention.
Non-Stop November (November 1–December 10)
Complete five tasks focused on membership
involvement. The tasks will be specifically related to
March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Day/Month
and American Enterprise Day.
Action Awareness (January 1–March 1)
Complete four tasks focused on FBLA awareness.
The tasks are specifically related to FBLA-PBL Week,
CTSO Month, and America Saves.
Outstanding Chapter
Local chapters complete a series of membership,
community service, and education activities.
Good Neighbor
Local chapters charter or reactivate any chapter (FBLA,
PBL, FBLA-Middle Level).
Gold Seal Award of Merit (Hollis and Kitty Guy Award)
Chapters are nominated by state chair. Local chapters
participate in projects and programs identified with the
goals of FBLA-PBL. Each state may select two chapters
or 15 percent of its total number of active chapters
(whichever is greater).
CONNECT with FBLA-Middle Level Recognition
Do you want to earn recognition as an FBLA-Middle Level (FBLA-ML) member? Below are national
programs you can use to recruit and retain members and earn awards for you and your chapter at the
national level. See the recognition section of the online FBLA-ML Chapter Management Handbook for
deadlines, awards earned, and application/information links.
Membership
MembershipAwards
Awards
Individual
IndividualRecognitions
Recognitions (continued)
Local Chapter
• Largest Local Chapter
State Chapter
• Largest State Chapter
• Largest Increase in State Chapter Membership
• State Recruitment of Chapters
Middle Level Achievement Program
(MAP)
This individual member program is
designed to reward FBLA-Middle Level
members who excel in their participation
in a variety of activities in the areas of
service, education, and leadership.
Individual
IndividualRecognitions
Recognitions
Chapter
ChapterRecognitions
Recognitions
Night of the Body Snatchers I
Recruit two new members.
Connect Ten—NEW
Local chapters increase membership by ten or more
members over last year’s number.
Night of the Body Snatchers II
Recruit four new members.
Outstanding Middle Level Member
This award honors FBLA-Middle Level members who
have contributed to the success of FBLA-Middle Level
on the local, district/regional, state, and/or national
levels.
Outstanding Middle Level Supporter
This award honors outstanding leaders from within
the school and/or the business sector who have
contributed to the success of FBLA-Middle Level on the
local, state, and/or national levels.
Outstanding Middle Level Adviser
This award honors FBLA-Middle Level advisers who
have contributed to the success of FBLA-Middle Level
on the local, district/regional, state, and/or national
levels.
Adviser Service Recognition
Recognizes local and state advisers for years of service
(5, 10, 15, etc.).
Adviser Wall of Fame
Recognizes advisers and state chairs with 20 or more
years of service to FBLA-PBL.
High 5
This leadership achievement program takes your
students on an adventure through five core leadership
areas: FBLA-ML Chapter, School, Business, Community,
and Career.
Big Ten (September 1–April 1)
Largest ten chapters in the nation are listed on
fbla-pbl.org.
100 Percent Class Participation
Local chapters recruit 100 percent of a single class.
Membership Achievement Award
Local chapters increase membership over last year’s
total.
Good Neighbor
Local chapters charter or reactivate any chapter (FBLA,
PBL, FBLA-Middle Level).
Outstanding Chapter Award of Merit
This award recognizes outstanding local chapters that
have actively participated in projects and programs
identified with the goals of FBLA-PBL.
Chapter Excellence Award
This chapter membership recognition program
recognizes a FBLA-Middle Level chapter’s participation
in a variety of projects and activities from the areas
of service, education, and leadership. This program
encourages local chapters to plan projects and
participate in activities in these areas to enrich the
experiences of chapter members, which in turn help
to increase local chapter membership. Chapters that
go above and beyond in their FBLA-Middle Level
participation are awarded with national recognition.
Go Green Project
“Go Green” FBLA-Middle Level’s national project is
a great way for our members to help preserve the
environment while simultaneously discovering the
tremendous influence energy and conservation can
have on the business world.
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National
Top 5 FUNDRAISERS
Reasons to Consider a Career in Insurance
With literally thousands of careers out there, it’s no wonder
that most students break into a sweat when asked what they
want to do when they grow up. With so many possibilities
to consider when you do think about your future career,
insurance might not cross your mind.
To help students like you discover the limitless career
opportunities in the risk management and insurance
industry, the educational platform “MyPath: Insurance. It’s
limitless,” powered by The Institutes, was created.
From actuaries and underwriters to agents and brokers,
there are endless positions in the industry that offer young
people exactly what they are looking for in a career: success,
rewards, and fulfillment. And while the majority of people
in this industry either have a family member in insurance or
fell into it by accident, many are pleasantly surprised to find
lifelong success.
Here are five reasons to consider an insurance career:
1. You’ll have a life outside of work. A career in insurance
offers a fulfilling work–life balance. Because most
positions involve the typical 40-hour work week, you can
plan to be productive during your work day and log out
at the end of the day to unwind and enjoy your personal
life—all while being rewarded for your hard work.
2. You’ll be able to help people and make a difference in
their communities. In the insurance industry, you help
people avoid risks and prepare for whatever happens.
From aiding a family struggling to rebuild after a disaster
to bringing peace of mind to a first-time business owner,
insurance is a great way to make a difference in the
world. It also allows individuals and businesses to take
risks they might not otherwise be willing to take, helping
us move forward as a society.
3. There is job availability and stability. Insurance is
often called the backbone of the economy because
all other industries use some form of insurance or risk
management to protect themselves, and it encourages
innovation and progress. In addition to this stability,
the industry is also growing. An estimated 400,000 job
opportunities will exist by 2020.1 This means that the
United States insurance industry needs to fill 70,000
positions per year!
4. You don’t need an insurance-specific major to fit in.
No matter your academic background, you can almost
assuredly find a perfect fit in the insurance industry
that enables you to use the education you already
have to become successful. The majority of positions in
insurance can be done by someone with any degree.
There are also positions available for those with more
specialized degrees.
5. You will never be stuck. With an insurance career, you
can always move around to a different function and try
something new. In fact, many companies encourage
their employees to gain additional experience in other
functions. To broaden your knowledge and qualify
yourself for other positions, our industry offers an array
of professional designations, which most companies will
support.
For more reasons to consider an insurance career, visit
the MyPath website, where you can read about young
professionals in the industry and access free, useful
resources, including:
• Information about the industry and collegiate studies
• Internship opportunities and career options
• Career videos and assessments
• Information about financial assistance and scholarships
Choosing a career doesn’t have to be difficult—discover your
options by exploring MyPath. Go to InsureMyPath.org to get
started on the right path.
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UNCOVER POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS
With MyPath, you can discover limitless career roles in the risk management
and insurance industry and access helpful resources, including:
Information about working in the industry
Collegiate studies
Internship opportunities and available career options
Career videos and assessments
Financial assistance and scholarships
Get started on the right career path today—
visit www.InsureMyPath.org
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National FUNDRAISERS
Choosing the right FBLA co
START
Would
you like to work on a
project or report that showcases
your business or technical
knowledge?
NO
YES
Events that require a project
or report developed on a
given topic or competencies.
Chapter Event
American Enterprise Project
Community Service Project
Local Chapter Annual Business Report
Partnership with Business Project
Individual Events
Desktop Application Programming
Electronic Career Portfolio
Sales Presentation
Individual or Team Events
3D Animation
Business Financial Plan
Business Plan
Computer Game & Simulation Programming
Digital Video Production
E-business
Graphic Design
Mobile App Development
Public Service Announcement
Publication Design
Social Media Campaign
Website Design
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Do you feel comfor
front of a sma
YES
Would
you like to
work as part of
a team?
Individual Speaki
Impromptu Spea
Public Speaking I (9t
Public Speakin
Interview Ev
YES
NO
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Job Interview
Interactive Role P
Client Service
Help Desk (test a
Team events requiring
a role play type
performance covering a
variety of topics.
Business Ethics
Emerging Business Issues
Also require a written test
Banking & Financial Systems
Entrepreneurship
Global Business
Hospitality Management
Management Decision Making
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Network Design
Parliamentary Procedure
Sports & Entertainment Management
Written events open to any
grade level covering a variety
of topics.
Accounting I
Accounting II
Agribusiness
Business Calculations
Business Communication
Business Law
Computer Problem Solving
Cyber Security
Economics
Health Care Admininistration
Insurance & Risk Management
Networking Concepts
Personal Finance
Securities and Investments
ompetitive event for YOU!
HERE
LifeSmarts (2 member team)
Virtual Business Management Challenge
rtable speaking in
all audience?
NO
ing Events
Do you use one or more
pieces of office application software
well (Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Access, etc.; OpenOffice—Writer, Calc,
Impress)?
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th/10th)
ng II
vents
r (test also)
w
NO
Play Events
YES
e
also)
Are you
in 9th or 10th
grade?
NO
Try
YES
Computer Applications
Database Design & Applications
Spreadsheet Applications
Word Processing
9th & 10th Grade Written Events
FBLA Principles & Procedures
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business Communication
Introduction to Business Presentation
Introduction to Business Procedures
Introduction to Financial Math
Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
For more information, visit go.fbla.org/FBLA_CEreference
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2015 NFLC
FBLA-PBL members and advisers across the country
CONNECTed at this year’s National Fall Leadership
Conferences (NFLCs). More than 5,000 attendees met
in Omaha, Nebraska; Charleston, South Carolina; and
Baltimore, Maryland in November.
Opening keynote speaker Patty Hendrickson
(@PattySpeaks) told attendees “Don’t cheat the world
out of your wonderful.” Hendrickson, national partners,
business professionals, and state leaders helped
members enhance their skills through interactive and
informative workshops. Each city also featured résumé
review for attendees performed by members of the
FBLA-PBL Professional Division.
Attendees at all three conferences had the opportunity
to network with members and exhibitors, meet national
officers, vote on the 75th anniversary membership
theme, and bid in the pilot online auction.
The Omaha NFLC included business tours and an
exclusive track for state officers and closing keynote
speaker Aaron Davis (@acdavisco). Charleston
highlighted the FBLA-Middle Level Program, the state
officer track, and closing keynote speaker Alex Sheen
(@becauseisaidiwould). Baltimore hosted the
PBL Pathways program, state officer track, the pilot FBLA
Foundations track, and closing keynote speaker Johan
Khalilian (@Johanneus).
Each conference ended with the March of Dimes Blue
Jeans for Babies Dance. Attendees donated $5,434.74
to help save babies.
The 2016 NFLCs host cities are:
• Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 4–5)
• Daytona Beach, Florida (November 11–12)
• Dallas, Texas (November 18–19)
Fall Membership Awards
Largest Local Chapter
Largest State Chapter
State Recruitment of Chapters
Largest Increase in State Chapter Membership
Largest Local Chapter—Professional Division
Largest State Chapter—Professional Division
Warren Township High School (IL)
Georgia
Florida
Arizona
Divide County High School (ND)
Georgia
NFLC Attendance Awards
Omaha, Nebraska
Charleston, South Carolina
Baltimore, Maryland
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Largest Local Chapter Delegation
Mundelein High School (IL)
Otterville R-VI High School (MO)
Wallkill Valley High School (NJ)
Largest State Chapter Delegation
Nebraska
North Carolina
Maryland
National Sponsors & Partners
For over 30 years, the mission of the National
Technical Honor Society has been to recognize and
honor top students in career and technical education.
NTHS and FBLA-PBL are natural partners. We believe
innovative leadership combined with educational
excellence cultivates future leaders and strengthens
communities.
Scholarships totaling over $225,000 are being awarded
to NTHS members in 2016, a powerful incentive
for FBLA-PBL students to become NTHS members.
With over 3,800 chapters nationwide, NTHS brings
business and education together by opening career
opportunities in career and technical fields.
As FBLA-PBL prepares
students for careers
in business, why not
join NTHS at your
school? Celebrate your
achievements with NTHS
and FBLA‑PBL.
Discover NTHS at nths.org.
FBLA-PBL is excited to
partner with Uber to
provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20).
How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/
Blackberry 7 app, you can request a pickup, and a car
driven by a professional driver will show up in minutes.
Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and
there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash.
You can even see the car coming toward you on a map!
Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:
1. Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/
Blackberry 7 app (or sign up at get.uber.com/go/
FBLAPBL)
2. Enter your information in the Uber app and use
promo code FBLAPBL when you sign up.
3. Request a ride 5–15 minutes before you need one.
$20 will be applied toward your first ride on uberX,
UberBLACK, or UberSUV (excluding uberT).
Announcing:
FBLA and
Lead2Feed
working together
to build student
leaders for life!
Lead2Feed is the nation’s leading and fastest
growing free service learning program, which aims
to solve any social or cultural problem by teaching
leadership skills to students. Since its inception in
2012, nearly a million students in 3,500 schools
participated across all 50 states donating more
than 22,000 volunteer hours. Students work with
a public nonprofit (i.e., help
FIVE (5) FBLA Winners in the 2014–15
an existing charity or create
a project in their community,
Lead2Feed Challenge!
statewide or nationally) and
enter their project to win up to
Two First Place winners received $25,000 for their charity organization
$25,000 for their charity AND
and $20,000 in technology products for their schools.
up to $25,000 in technology
Odessa High School (Odessa, WA)
products for their school.
Join the leadership movement
today! Learn more and register
now at Lead2Feed.org. For
questions, email Debby Dodge,
Lead2Feed Grant Manager, at
[email protected]
Grassfield High School (Chesapeake, VA)
Two Second Place winners received $10,000 for their charity partners.
North Sanpete Middle Level School (Moroni, UT)
Menchville High School (Newport News, VA)
One Third Place winner received $5,000 for their charity partner.
Atlanta High School (Atlanta, LA)
Fall 2015
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National Sponsors & Partners
Conover Company
Developing leadership skills is a major reason you chose to join FBLA. Research has
shown that successful leadership is a combination of knowledge (cognitive) and
interpersonal (emotional) skills.
“According to a study conducted by Leadership IQ, 46% of newly‑hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only
19% will achieve unequivocal success. But contrary to popular belief, technical skills are not the primary reason why new
hires fail; instead, poor interpersonal skills dominate the list, flaws which many of their managers admit were overlooked
during the interview process” (Mark Murphy, Leadership IQ, 2005). Interpersonal skills are also known as emotional
intelligence.
Want to know more about your emotional intelligence? Visit our FBLA site: conovercompany.com/fbla.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to
fantastic discounts and services at home and around the world. It
is the only internationally-recognized student ID. For over 60 years,
ISIC cardholders have been members of a truly global club. Every
year, more than 5 million students from 133 countries use their
student card to take advantage of offers on:
• Travel
• Entertainment
• Shopping
• Transportation
• Accommodation • Insurance
• Food
The ISIC Association is a member of the World
Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel
Confederation, a nonprofit organization which brings together
world‑leading specialists in student and youth travel services.
The ISIC card is endorsed by organizations such as UNESCO,
the European Council on Culture, and the Andean Community
of Nations. The card is recognized by universities, academic
institutions, student organizations, national governments, and
ministries of education around the world.
FBLA-PBL students receive a $5 discount off the $25 cost of the ISIC
card by visiting myisic.com/orders/FBLA-PBL and entering promo
code FBLA-PBL$5.
Life University offers a
variety of revolutionary
Undergraduate and
Graduate programs rooted
in innovation and purpose,
along with the world’s
most extensive and philosophically sound
Chiropractic program. Life University is breaking
boundaries in multiple disciplines across the
health and wellness spectrum by impacting and
inspiring future leaders to become life-changing
revolutionaries. We encourage our students
to think freely and embrace reformative ideas,
allowing the student to maximize their innate
potential.
Life University is an international institution
committed to advancing the vital health
revolution through education, social and clinical
research, and serving as a think tank for global
conversations enhancing the human experience.
For more information visit LIFE.edu or call
800.543.3202.
Apply for a full freshman year tuition scholarship to a new, innovative undergrad program
The world is changing but universities are not. Will the traditional approach provide you
the intellectual and personal growth required to lead and innovate in an evolving world?
The Minerva Schools at KGI is a new, innovative, university program designed by a former
Harvard dean and successful entrepreneur to train students to solve complex global problems.
Minerva students live in up to seven of the world’s greatest cities during their four years of
college, studying exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout. Minerva has created a full freshman year tuition
scholarship for an FBLA student—learn more and apply by January 15th, 2016, at minerva.kgi.edu/fbla.
Over 430,000 students took certification testing leading up to the 2015 Certiport MOS National Championship held in
June in Orlando, FL. We’re proud to announce that the following FBLA students placed in that competition:
Second Place Winners
Word 2013: Shayla Miller—Nashville Junior HS (Nashville, AR)
Excel 2013 : Ryan Decker—Timpanogos High School (Orem, UT)
PowerPoint 2010: Andrew Dutton—Walla Walla High School (Walla Walla, WA)
Third Place Winners
Excel 2013: Thomas Lin—Shaw High School (Columbus, GA)
Word 2010: David Fuerst—Patriot High School (Nokesville, VA)
Congratulations to all of the students and their advisers!
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Tomorrow’s Business Leader
National Sponsors & Partners
Dorm Company Corporation, the leader
in college dorm supplies, provides your
FBLA chapter with a guaranteed $200
fundraiser. Distribute free $30
DormCo.com gift cards and post a
link online. No direct selling. No cost.
Easiest $200 fundraiser ever! Please have your adviser sign up at
DormCo.com/FBLA and email [email protected]
A little about DormCo.com—Dorm Company Corporation’s
founder was a high school FBLA member and actively believes
in the values that FBLA provides our future business leaders.
Beyond offering a guaranteed $200 fundraiser, the DormCo
program also provides 10% of referred online sales and other
ways to provide your chapter and associated school value.
Donations, giveaways, contests, and more! Partner with DormCo.
com and explore the possibilities.
Fall 2015
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National Fundraisers
Association Motor Club Marketing (AMCM) offers a roadside assistance
program that earns profit now and on renewals. Email [email protected],
call 605.254.8876, or visit amcmfbla.com.
Better World Collective provides a brand new and easy-to-use online auction
platform called Auction360. Visit betterworldcollective.com/fbla for more
information.
Chegg.com connects you with scholarships and best-fit colleges. Chegg will
donate $1 to your chapter for every member who signs up!
Country Meats features fresh, smoked snack sticks that everyone loves! Sell
for $1 and receive 45% profit! For FREE SAMPLES call 800.277.8989 or visit
countrymeats.com/samplepack.
DormCo.com guarantees $200 for distributing FREE $30 gift cards for graduating
seniors along with posting an online link to DormCo.com and also offers custom
T-shirts (non-FBLA). Contact [email protected]
Krispy Kreme Fundraising offers doughnuts, BOGO cards, certificates, and
coffee to help your chapter raise some dough! Visit krispykreme.com/fundraising,
email [email protected], or call 800.4KRISPY.
Ozark Delight lollipops are only available for fundraising. They do not sell to stores
or other retail markets. Call 800.334.8991 or visit ozarkdelight.com.
Popcorn Palace offers premium popcorn in lots of flavors guaranteed to be fresh
and delectable. Keep 50% profit upfront. To get your free information kit, call
800.873.2686 or visit popcornpalace.com/Home/Fundraising.
Schermer Pecans offers a delicious and healthy fundraising product.
Call 800.841.3403, email [email protected], or visit pecantreats.com.
School Spirit Coffee provides personalized packaging for their coffee fundraiser.
Call 800.570.1443, email [email protected], or visit
schoolspiritcoffee.com.
Tom-Wat Fundraising features multiple fundraisers from catalog sales to cookie
dough and much more. Call 800.243.9250, email [email protected], or visit
tomwat.com.
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Tomorrow’s Business Leader
Recruitment, Recruitment, Recruitment!
by PBL National Secretary Travis London
Zig Ziglar once said, “When you catch a glimpse
of your potential, that’s when passion is born.”
Many people think there’s a big secret to
recruiting new members and they’re right. The
secret is to share your experiences, and your
passion could convince them to join!
Every FBLA-PBL chapter should ensure that
each member is aware of the organization’s
involvement on campus and in the community.
Each student’s first impression is the best that it
can be. Flyers, informational emails, recruitment
booths in high-traffic areas, speaking in front of
classes, and social media usage are possible ways
to help recruit throughout the year. The most
valuable resource you have is current members.
Word of mouth is the most effective recruiting
tool, and your members are your secret weapon.
Getting people to talk about how great your
chapter is, how much fun they’re having, or how
much knowledge they’re gaining is necessary to
create excitement about your chapter.
To recruit new members each year, you have to
seek them out. Don’t expect potential recruits to
come to you—you must go to them.
Many chapters set up informational booths
in high-traffic areas to present students with
flyers about FBLA-PBL. If your school sends out
informational emails or school newspapers, try
to write up a little something about your chapter
and submit it for the school email or an article to
be published in the paper.
When potential members receive your flyers or
information, their first impression can make or
break their decision to become more involved.
They weigh the pros and cons of joining the
organization, so it is really important that your
chapter comes out on top!
When potential recruits actually become
members, it is important that they experience
every opportunity they can within the
organization so that they can enjoy every bit of it!
For more information on FBLA-PBL and
recruitment ideas, check out the online Chapter
Management Handbook at fbla-pbl.org.
Did you know that
you and your chapter
can earn recogntion
for membership
recruitment? Simply
complete the task and
submit the forms by
April 1—it’s that easy!
Membership Madness
Recruit 5 new members
go.fbla.org/membershipmadness
Membership Mania
Recruit 10 new members
go.fbla.org/membershipmania
Membership
Achievement
Increase chapter membership
over last year’s total
go.fbla.org/membershipachievement
Fall 2015
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Chapter News
WYOMING
Lusk, Wyoming was devastated by a flood
that swept through the town of 1,500 people.
Numerous businesses and homes were
destroyed and the bridge over a major highway
collapsed as a result of the flooding. Members
of Niobrara County FBLA in Lusk helped clear
debris and assisted business owners with
cleanup efforts as the water subsided that
morning.
The chapter also donated and served 150 Arby’s
sandwiches to the National Guard soldiers and
local volunteers on hand. During Homecoming
Week, the chapter held a Desk Dump and
collected over $500, which was donated to
the Enhance
Niobrara Fund
to help flood
victims.
NEW YORK
stered
Clymer FBLA fo
olding
patriotism by h
oring
a breakfast hon
s.
20 local veteran
cooked
FBLA members
each
cakes,
information for
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and served pan
s.
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l American Legio
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waffles, muffin
th
m
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d
was obtaine
ho
guest of honor
teran to learn w
ve
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st
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rved
ber adopted
ed, and if they se
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n
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t military bra
l, the veterans w
a
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m
they were, wha
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th
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ft
that
ce or war. A
ring a program
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in a time of pea
r
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ow.
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a certifica
on, and a slidesh
ti
ta
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presented with
a
,
a song, a speech
included poems,
WEST VIRGINIA
SOUTH CAROLIN
Preston FBLA helped out the Kingwood
Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) by
parking cars for their annual fundraiser
,
the Buckwheat Festival. The chapter rais
ed
over $1,000 to contribute to purchasing
and maintaining equipment. To thank
the
FBLA chapter, KVFD awarded a genero
us
$500 donation to help members attend
state and national conferences.
A
Nation Ford FBLA
has built and don
ated hundreds of
members visited
bears for Shriner
Shriners to under
s Hospital for Child
stand the purpos
ren over nine year
e behind South Ca
While at Shriners,
s. Chapter
rolina FBLA’s stat
tour guides show
e project.
ed members the
added to every le
different floors, th
vel, and the phila
e personal touch
nthropy behind Sh
also showed the
es
riners. The guides
Bear Club where
children can pick
and an outfit bef
out a bear
ore their surgery.
After a wonderfu
l few hours at Sh
riners in Greenville
members traveled
, chapter
to Build-a-Bear an
d built 50 bears to
donate.
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Tomorrow’s Business Leader
Chapter News
WISCONSIN
Seymour Community High FBLA members presente
d to all fifth graders at Rock Ledge Intermediate
school about why we
celebrate American Enterprise day, what FBLA is,
how FBLA can be beneficial to them, and what
it’s
like
to plan for and
create their own businesses.
FBLA members worked with the fifth graders to
create a business of their own. The young students
learned what the
differences between products and services are,
and determined what their company was
selling. They created signs and slogans for their
businesses and learned how big
companies use marketing to make sales, and why
it’s important.
Fifth grader Autumn Puylert said “I never knew
how exciting and fun business
could be!”
MISSOURI
Twin Day
Winston FBLA
celebrated
Prematurity
Awareness
Month with
ts
a spirit week. Studen
t
ributed flyers abou
st
di
d
an
s
er
st
po
hung
r
took place Novembe
at
th
ys
da
up
s
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dr
the
ld
PJ Day, Tuesday (Wor
as
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on
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20
–
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nesday
as Purple Day, Wed
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ay
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it
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em
Pr
irit Day,
sday was School Sp
was Twin Day, Thur
.
Jeans for Babies Day
and Friday was Blue
d social
announcements an
FBLA used the daily
out
s and awareness ab
media to spread fact
to top
arch of Dimes. And
prematurity and M
udents and faculty
st
ol
ho
sc
gh
hi
k,
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off the w
oto contest. In this
ph
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ba
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ha
rs
membe
guess who the baby
to
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yo
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contes
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no
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was
t
irit Week had a grea
Sp
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it
ur
at
em
Pr
k.
wee
ess was spread!
turnout, and awaren
VIRGINIA
Helm FBLA-Middle Leve
l
members sold 100
Passionately Pink pins in
honor of Mrs. Shirley Heim
and Mrs. Cheryl Mabardy
.
Proceeds were donated
to the
Susan G. Komen Cancer
Research
Foundation.
KANSAS
Ellinwood FBLA conducted a
“Rake and Run” community
service project with 48 students
raking the yard of 37 senior
citizens or residents with health
care needs. The afternoon was a
tremendous success, ending just
before it started to rain.
s
la.org/new
Submit your chapter news at go.fb
Fall 2015
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FBLA-PBL Week 2016
February 7–13, 2016, is FBLA-PBL Week. Chapters are encouraged to publicize
their activities, boost their membership, and gear up for spring events. FBLA‑PBL
Week also coincides with National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.
This is an excellent opportunity to inform the public about the purpose of
school‑to-work activities and programs.
Monday
February 8
National Presidents’ Forum
All three division national presidents (FBLA, PBL, and Professional Division) host a live Internet
broadcast to kick off FBLA-PBL Week. Register today at go.fbla.org/webinar_2-8-16
Tuesday
February 9
Wednesday
February 10
Each One Reach One Day
Talk to peers and community members about your FBLA-PBL
experiences. And, of course, ask them to join!
Adviser Appreciation Day/Professional Attire Day
Dress for success and share your appreciation for those that teach, lead, and mentor your chapter.
Thursday
February 11
Friday
February 12
Saturday
February 13
Career Awareness Day
Get involved with your Professional Division and
connect with community leaders.
FBLA-PBL Spirit Day
Show your FBLA-PBL spirit by posting a group photo on
Instagram and tagging @fbla_pbl
Community Service Day
Choose a community service project to support. Suggested activities include working
with the March of Dimes, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or conducting a blood drive.

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