NBHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Faculty Sponsors:
Mrs. Ellie Chandler, Mr. Brandon Griffin, Mrs. Tina Jones
FBLA is a nonprofit education association preparing students for careers in business and business-related fields. FBLA's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
*Who can join? Any 9-12 graders interested in pursuing a business career or who wants to be more prepared for their professional career.
*When do we meet? The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in the business classrooms, at 7:40 AM.
*What does it cost? State dues are $6, National dues are $6 and additional costs from optional conferences and competitions. (Additional costs may be offset by fund-raising)
*What can I gain from joining FBLA? Learn & Compete, attend conferences, seminars, institutes and receive quarterly ideas through FBLA publications. Active membership looks great on a college application and on your personal resume!
*Who is eligible for competition? Any 9-12 grader can join, but to compete you must have a business or marketing class during that school year.
FBLA Goals:
~Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
~Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
~Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
~Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community. 
~Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
~Encourage and practice efficient money management.
~Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
~Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
~Facilitate the transition from school to work.
Important Upcoming Dates
  • *FBLA Chapter meetings 1st/3rd Wednesdays each month
    National Membership Dues Postmark deadline to qualify students for RCE, Nov. 4, 2016
  • Receipt deadline for RCE entry forms to regional board member, Nov. 4, 2016
  • *National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC), Daytona Beach, FL, Nov.11-12, 2016
    • *Western Regional Competitive Events (RCE), Franklin, NC, Dec. 2, 2016
  • *FBLA-PBL Week, Feb. 5-11, 2017
    • *NC FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC), Greensboro, NC, March 23-25, 2017
    • *March of Dimes Walk for Babies, April 2017
  • *National Leadership Conference (NLC), Baltimore, MD, June 28-July 1, 2017

Sign-up for NBHS FBLA messages through REMIND: Text "@nbhsfbla" to 81010 to join.