ABOUT US

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions: 


  1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;

  2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;

  3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and

  4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support 
       the goals of the association.  


FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisers, and advisory councils (including school officials, businesspeople, and community representatives) guide local chapters. State advisers and committee members coordinate chapter activities for the national organization.


The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University. The first high school chapter was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3, 1942. In 1958, the first PBL collegiate chapter was chartered in Iowa. The Professional Division, originally the Alumni Division, began in 1979. Joining FBLA-PBL in 1994 was the FBLA-Middle Level for students in grades 5-9.


The national board of directors is comprised of local teachers, state educators, business leaders, and the division presidents. 


Competitive Events Program
FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.


Publications
These publications bring fresh ideas, new direction, and network-building news to FBLA-PBL members and advisers. Published four times a year, Tomorrow's Business Leader is the exclusive publication for FBLA and FBLA-Middle Level students and advisers. Distributed three times a year are the FBLA Advisers' Hotline for high school teachers, FBLA-Middle Level Advisers' Hotline for middle school teachers, and PBL Advisers' Hotline for college advisers, and  P BL Business Leader for PBL members. The Professional Division receives the The Professional Edge.


Conferences & Seminars
FBLA-PBL sponsors conferences and seminars for members and advisers. These programs are designed to foster the development of business leadership skills.


National Leadership Conference
FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.


Institute for Leaders
Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference, this high-energy, intensive, two-day seminar is a focused-leadership experience for state and local chapter officers, as well as members and advisers.

National Fall Leadership Conference

Each fall, new leaders and advisers from chapters across the nation gather for one of four conferences designed to guide and motivate their success for the year. This includes workshops, seminars, exhibits, and general sessions, as well as the benefit of networking among their peers from other cities and states


 
 
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President Elise Heesch

Our year is winding down fast. Soon this year will be over. I would like to take this time to say what an honor it has been to serve as your 2018-2019 state president and past parliamentarian. The memories I have made are the most valuable ones I have. I have met remarkable people along the way and traveled to even more remarkable places. To my current state officer team- this year you have all touched me in small ways. You each brought

something to the table and worked to make this year the best one yet! While I am very

sad to say goodbye to FBLA once and for all, I know it has successfully prepared me for

my future. Thank you FBLA and its members for everything you have given me. Okay

now that that is done let’s talk about what is coming up. If I am correct this is the last

report I will be writing- forever. SLC is fast approaching, so I hope you are all prepared

and excited. Also, if you didn’t know nationals is in San Antonio, Texas June 29- July

2. I’m excited to see you all at state- especially at the dance!!! The officer team is still

working out a few more workshops and such to offer at the conference. Other than that

everything is planned and ready to go. We have an amazing group of people running

for election this year. I wish them the best of luck. Overall, that is all I have to tell you

guys. Good luck and I will see you all soon.

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