2020 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Event Sponsors

FBLA-PBL is thankful to our event sponsors whose generosity makes our National Awards Program cash prizes possible. Please take a moment to learn more about these sponsors.

*FBLA-PBL Strategic Partner

KPMG* is one of the world’s leading professional services firms in the United States.  Our Global network of 189,000 professionals serves clients in 152 countries, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations.

KPMG is also widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career.  KPMG is consistently named one of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine.

Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, the environment, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. Learn more at KPMGcampus.com.

FBLA-PBL is pleased to announce our new partnership with Facebook Education*. The partnership will provide FBLA-PBL advisers access to the Facebook Blueprint Educators Portal which includes access to information, materials, and content that easily integrates into curriculum planning for stating, executing and measuring digital marketing campaigns.

The partnership between FBLA-PBL and Facebook Education is part of the pilot program of the Educators Portal. FBLA-PBL will be among the first educators to have first-hand access to the Educators Portal and will be able to provide direct feedback to Facebook to refine and revise the content throughout the remaining academic year. The partnership will continue into the 2020-2021 academic year allowing advisers ample time to integrate the content into their curriculum plans.

Educators interested in participating should visit the educators portal for more information. Educators can also find out more information at our National Leadership Conference June 29—July 2 in Salt Lake City at the Facebook-sponsored Adviser Lounge.

Tallo* is an online platform connecting the next generation of talent with colleges and companies across the country. Members can join and create a digital profile showcasing their skills, talents, and accomplishments. From there, they can share their profile, link up with mentors, and request a Digital Badge to be recognized as an official FBLA-PBL Member on Tallo.

Tallo users also gain access to free resources, tools like our automatic resume generator, members can join for free today by visiting the following links: FBLA-MLFBLAPBL.

Knowledge Matters* is sponsoring the Virtual Business Finance Challenge, a newly recognized official competitive event. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Personal Finance Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own financial lives and will compete against students across the country.  Members will experience real world financial issues such as budgeting, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.

Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead4Change* is a FREE, fully funded leadership program reaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead4Change provides teachers with lessons aligned to Standards, 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning. All Teacher and Student lessons, Pacing Guide and Project Ideas are all available online. The lessons are leadership driven with activities centered on the challenge of solving any community service need (your March of Dimes project qualifies). Student teams can enter the Lead4Change Leadership Challenge to win prize money for their non-profit organizations and technology products for their school. Learn more: Visit www.lead4change.org to register.

FBLA-PBL MarketPlace is the only authorized manufacturer licensed to use the logo in emblematic products for sale. Developing any products for sale with the logo by companies other than FBLA-PBL MarketPlace is a violation of FBLA-PBL’s copyrights and trademarks. For quotes on custom state or local chapter FBLA-PBL merchandise, contact fbla@apisource.com.

Local and state chapters may use the national logos to produce items, provided the items are not sold for profit.

AICPA via StartHereGoPlaces.com®, introduces students to careers in accounting and helps them envision the steps to becoming a CPA. Students can access testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, create their FutureMe, explore potential universities and even create customized resources through a personalized College Checklist.

Start Here, Go Places also provides supplemental resources to assist educators and further engage students in accounting. We offer educators an exclusive portal to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans. We have even created an interactive game called Bank On It™ to put the accounting principles students are learning in the classroom to the test.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA supports students through leadership opportunities, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, networking, IMA’s Student Leadership Conference, IAHS (IMA Accounting Honor Society), and more.

More: Visit www.imanet.org/students
Phone: 800.638.4427
Email: ima@imanet.org

Alabama FBLA-PBL is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today’s students for success in business leadership. With over 70 years of developing future business leaders, Alabama FBLA-PBL develops members’ leadership potential and business content knowledge, preparing them for college and career. FBLA is an important partner in the success of school-to-work programs, business education curriculums, and student leadership development.

Competition University Helps Students Shine at Competition!
CU’s online courses have the specific content FBLA competitors need to help them advance in their role play events and objective tests. CU’s Prep Track courses contain lessons, glossaries, games, quizzes, cases, and practice exams, making FBLA preparation a mouse click away, conveniently accessible at any time. Students who dive into the course created for their competitive event will build confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed at competition. Learn More about Individual & School enrollment. Watch this overview. Visit CompetitionUniversity.com to see the growing list of courses, find the order form or enroll directly into a course.
* If CU’s content conflicts with the FBLA Competitive Event Guidelines, the Guidelines prevail.

Country Meats is a healthy fundraiser that features fresh-smoked snack sticks that everyone loves! 45% profit! Sells for $1!

For FREE samples call 800-277-8989 or visit Country Meats.

Crimson Education is a global education company that provides a full-suite of first-class university consulting services to help students achieve their maximum potential. Since its inception, it has helped countless students secure offers from Top 50 universities, including every Ivy League school and Oxbridge, and receive over $68M worth of financial aid and scholarship funding.

Crimson takes a holistic approach to college consulting, offering students academic & standardized tutoring, extracurricular and leadership mentoring, and application assistance to stand out in an increasingly competitive admissions environment. With a network of over 2,500 mentors and tutors around the world and a technology-driven model, Crimson connects students with experts that fit their unique background and interests.

Whatever your goals for college and beyond, Crimson can provide the guidance and resources necessary to connect you to success. Visit crimsoneducation.org and learn more about how Crimson can help you achieve your dreams!

DormCo, the leader in College Dorm Supplies, offers FBLA fundraising with guaranteed $200 cash for distributing FREE DormCo.com gift cards to graduating seniors along with posting an online link to DormCo.com. Contact: FBLA@DormCo.com.

EDGE Productions is dedicated to producing the ultimate production experience by utilizing the most talented people who are committed to integrity, innovation and excellence.  Working nationwide, EDGE produces events for student organizations, associations and corporations.  EDGE is known for its show design, creative services, quality equipment, and well-trained on-site staff.  Three of the four owners at EDGE are former FBLA-PBL National Officers.  To learn more about EDGE and view their event gallery, go to www.gowithedge.com.

The Foundation for Economic Education is an educational nonprofit offering engaging onsite classroom workshops and webinars, as well as top-rated summer seminars for high school students. Educators, parents, and students get free access to entertaining teaching videos, online lessons with quizzes, and relevant daily articles that inspire discussion and educate future leaders in the principles of market economics, finance, ethical entrepreneurship, strong character, and personal responsibility. Visit FEE.org/classroom or email seminars@fee.org to book a program.

Lessons From My Grandfather shows how you can achieve success and fulfillment in life by following 15 timeless principles handed down by the authors grandfather.

An Ellis Island immigrant, Charlie left his country at just 16 with nothing but a bag full of dreams, his wits, and the desire to succeed. Through his steadfast willingness to work hard, and a determination to control life rather than allowing it to control him, Charlie succeeded on his own terms, finding happiness and financial security.

Demetriou tells Charlie’s inspirational story, then applies his lessons to today. The result provides both clarity and vision for helping you recognize your unique talents, along with lifelong principles that will allow you to identify and reach your goals in life and business.

Johnson and Wales is one of the first colleges founded by two women, Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales,  and is a progressive, experiential education, approach to learning is at the core. Since 1914, our goal has been for students to make the most of their time —to bring out their potential and turn it into a career.  You will be immersed in a curriculum specifically targeted to your field, paired with a diverse liberal arts balance to prepare you in a range of professional fields.

A private, nonprofit, accredited institution with 13,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Providence, North Miami, Denver, and Charlotte, we have cultivated a supportive environment where students and faculty work to bring out the best in each other.

FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. Complete an application to JWU and indicate FBLA membership to be automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program.

Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City, Chicago or Atlanta.  Sponsoring a business related tour to any of the any of these cities is the best way to boost the enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter.  Junior Tours will arrange an all-inclusive tour packages at an affordable price. Chaperones travel free.

LifeSmarts is a national educational competition focused on personal finance and consumer topics. It complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. This free program, open to 6th-12th-grade students in the United States, quizzes students about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website where they will have the opportunity to win monthly “TeamSmarts” challenges and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship each April.

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America’s pioneer consumer organization.

Note: This program is a separate activity from the LifeSmarts competitive event.

Phone:
202-835-3323

MBA Research & Curriculum Center supports high school and college business administration teachers.  We are a not-for-profit consortium of state departments of education pooling resources to efficiently develop business-based standards, curriculum, assessments, and PD for educators. See our FBLA page for crosswalks and resources that align to FBLA events. Also, to prepare for remote or in-school learning this fall, check out the MBA Learning Center LMS, which comes pre-loaded with 300+ lesson modules. Reduced pricing is available to support teachers during the pandemic. Other teacher-recommended resources (many of which are free) are available here.

Men’s Wearhouse a longtime FBLA-PBL sponsor offers FBLA advisers a classroom seminar program, “Hot to Dress for Success, First Impressions are Everything.” For more information email, partnerprogram@menswearhouse.com.

MyOptionsTM, a non-profit education organization, is the nation’s largest free online college and career planning program. Through our specialized voluntary platforms such as MyCollegeOptions®, myOptions offers free assistance and valuable resources to millions of students, their families, educators, and mentors nationwide.

All participating high school students receive a free college planning account, which links them to colleges, universities and scholarships that fit their individual needs and interests. They will also have access to valuable information about different types of colleges, career paths, paying for college, free ACT/SAT test prep, college application process, and much, much more.

Educators that participate in the program will have access to a district report, school report and individual student reports, which reflect student post-secondary plans.

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA-PBL and other CTSO members while awarding over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, encourages the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in CTE programs across the country.
NTHS partners with FBLA-PBL to provide scholarship opportunities to students who are current members of both organizations.
Start an NTHS chapter today!

At the Opus College of Business, our mission is to unlock the talent of future problem solvers and prepare students to be highly principled, global business leaders. The Schulze Innovation Scholarship Program and GHR Fellows Program both offer four-year, full-tuition scholarships for students who share that same passion.  Residing in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, the Schulze Innovation Scholarship Program helps entrepreneurial students harness their passion for innovation. A full range of supporting services – including access to seed capital, mentorships and internships, free legal advice and business plan competitions – complement the classroom experience. Designed for future business leaders with a vision of making the world a better place, the GHR Fellows Program immerses business majors in real-world learning. Customized programming delivers transformational leadership skills, including a fully funded study abroad experience, professional coaching and prestigious internships.

The rate of change in our global society is unprecedented, and students and teachers require the mind-set, skill set, and tool set to thrive in it. Pitsco Education’s scalable STEM resources enable students to practice the collaboration, creative problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills they’ll need no matter their path after school – all while integrating STEM disciplines in real-life, practical scenarios. This combination gives students a competitive advantage as they enter college or the workforce.

TestOut is the leader in end-to-end online training courseware and performance-based certifications. With quick and easy setup, our award-winning lab simulations give students virtual hands-on experience configuring hardware, setting up and administering secure networks, managing operating systems, and using desktop applications to prepare them for a job and future career.

Tom-Wat Fundraising offers a wide variety of fundraising programs that are easy, profitable and work well for all chapters. Choose from Holiday Gift Catalogs, Popcorn, Cookie Dough Mixes, Candles and Flower Bulbs. In addition to their catalog fundraisers, they offer a great variety of quick and easy sell-out kits: Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Covered Pretzels (an FBLA fav), Lollipops, Fortune Cookies and more.  Call 800-243-9250, email sales@tomwat.com or visit www.TomWat.com. We are here to help!

Find out the real price of unreal goods. The Unreal Campaign gives you the facts about the dangers of counterfeit products and the importance of trademarks and intellectual property.

FBLA members know the value of a brand—brands help successful businesses to market themselves to consumers and allow those businesses to stand out among competitors. You may know that there are companies out there selling counterfeit goods, but did you know that counterfeiting extends to car parts, cell phones and computer accessories, and even household goods like batteries, makeup, and toothpaste?

The sale of counterfeit goods entails more than just a consumer being scammed—counterfeits degrade public safety, violate workers’ rights, and weaken national economies. Learn how to make smart purchasing decisions—visit the Unreal Campaign website or check us out on social media (@unrealcampaign).