2021 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 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.

BETA Camp is an intensive, hands-on virtual program, designed by industry professionals from world-renowned companies, for high school students who want to become future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

BETA Camp delivers a learning experience through in-house curriculum, interactive workshops, founder and career panels, personalized feedback, and building a revenue-generating startup to fast-track students in discovering their potential, finding clarity in their future path, and building a powerful network. All lessons are taught by professionals from top Silicon Valley and F500 companies like Google, Facebook, and McKinsey, while weekly startup guidance is led by founders and investors. Students have built monetized startups from a Yelp for Quant Trading to a marketplace for mental health resources.

No Job is Worth a Young Worker’s Life.  To this end, we have trained over 1.2 million students in hopes of alleviating all youth workplace fatalities and injuries.  CareerSafe® provides online safety training including OSHA 10-Hour training, cyber safety awareness training, and interview skills training courses.  We are committed to offering affordable, informative, and innovative online safety training so students may earn nationally recognized employment credentials and separate themselves from the pack. CareerSafe® courses are also designed to give educators the ability to implement our programs for their classroom needs.  Our courses are the lowest cost in the marketplace to ensure all students can learn our invaluable safety methods and teachings.  Funding and scholarship opportunities are available.  Don’t forget to select FBLA when checking out!

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.

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.

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.

Free Webinars for FBLA Students

Ideal for the ambitious, business-focused student and named by Forbes as a top high school program, FBLA advisers can now connect students with engaging professors from top universities presenting critical lessons in a fun and interactive way. These highly-rated, free-of-charge webinars help equip students with tools needed to succeed in the classroom and as leaders in the business world. Choose from topics including Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Pivotal Moments in American History, Economics and Government/Civics. Availability is limited, so reserve a 60-minute (or custom time slot) for your student webinar at FEE.org/classroom

Sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education FEE.org or email seminars@fee.org for details.

Members could save even more on GEICO car insurance with a special discount. Contact GEICO today for a quote and identify yourself as a “Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda” member. Go to geico.com, call 1-800-368-2734 or visit a local office. Be sure to have your current coverage information available in order to secure a comparable quote.

GEICO contracts with various membership entities and other organizations, but these entities do not underwrite the offered insurance products. Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. GEICO may not be involved in a formal relationship with each organization; however, you still may qualify for a special discount based on your membership, employment or affiliation with those organizations. Property insurance is written through non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, One GEICO Plaza, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2019. Privacy

Intuit believes every student deserves a prosperous life, but the path to prosperity is not easy for all. Half of small business fail in the first five years, and the majority of people live paycheck to paycheck, where even a small emergency can send a family into financial crisis.

Intuit Education is committed to changing the story by providing free financial and career readiness programs. Using real-world tools like TurboTaxMint, QuickBooks and Design for Delight, students gain the confidence to live the lives they want. Because at Intuit, we believe the world only prospers when everyone prospers.

Connect with us and together we will reimagine what school could be!

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.

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.

There will be two qualifying rounds held via the Internet during the school year:

  • October 22, 2019 (10:00 a.m.  EST) – November 15, 2019 (5:00 p.m.  EST)
  • February 3, 2020 (10:00 a.m.  EST) – February 28, 2020 (5:00 p.m.  EST)

The top 20 nationally ranked teams from each qualifying round will qualify to compete in a virtual final round to take place online in May. Only one team per state per round may qualify.

MoreRegister for the Virtual Business Finance Challenge.

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.

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.

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!

Power Speakers is a true example of how an idea takes shape. It was born in 2016 out of a firm belief that public speaking is an essential life skill and that each child is unique, has something to say, and wants to be heard. We believe that with the right opportunities, resources, and our specially designed public speaking Speech-Toolkit, we can enhance and aid the youth in unleashing their speaking potential. We cater our virtual public speaking programs to students in grades K-12. We offer both year-round and specialized programs covering public speaking, leadership, interview preparation, entrepreneurship and so much more! Power Speakers also offers certification tracks that tie together all student learning and presents a unique opportunity for the youth to accelerate their potential.

Do your students write emails like text messages?
Do your students freeze up when they need to speak on the phone?
Do your students struggle to make eye contact and hold conversations to advance themselves?

We’re here to help.

Rubin is a leader in online curriculum for business communication skills. Through its innovative “Emerge” digital platform, Rubin teaches students critical skills like email/phone etiquette, how to talk to new people and other, in-demand employability topics. Emerge is also ideal for competition prep and to train FBLA-PBL leadership teams.

We provide a library of activities, videos, quizzes, lesson plans, rubrics, digital badges and more — everything you need to teach hands-on employability skills. Plus, Emerge integrates to your LMS of choice, including Canvas, Schoology, Moodle and Google Classroom.

Go here for 11 free Emerge activities that teach email etiquette, LinkedIn and life skills!

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in more than 40 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning.

SCAD enrolls more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology and other learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications, and collaborative projects with corporate partners. In 2019, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the No. 1 university in the U.S. and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe for the third consecutive year. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. In a study of Spring 2019 SCAD graduates, 99% were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation.

For more information, visit scad.edu.

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.

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!

USA TODAY is a next-generation, digitally-lead media company that empowers communities to connect, act and thrive. We have over 500 jobs and internships across our USA TODAY network including 92+ media entities in the U.S., Guam, and the U.K., all focused on troubleshooting digital solutions to the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why nots’ of storytelling. Which means we need a whole lot of brilliant, intellectually proud minds to make that happen. Whatever your talents, we probably have a job that fits. And if we don’t, let’s invent it.