More than 2,200 top Future Business Leaders of America — Phi Beta Lambda students and their advisers from across the country gathered in Chicago, Illinois, at the National Fall Leadership Conference.
Members attending from the Fulton chapter were Cody McReynolds, Mason Crane, Tori Stiers, Breanne Pierce, Lexi Isom, Kiley Isom, Ashlynn Fleetwood, Shawna Stephensen, Alexeya Doerhoff and FHS Faculty member Jenna Brown.
This year's theme was: "Create. Lead. Inspire." With a conference full of workshops, networking, and corporate savvy, this conference had all the buzz and excitement of a high-powered corporate development brainstorming weekend. Based at the Hyatt Chicago, members attended workshops to hone their skills in leadership, community service, fundraising, career development, and competitive events. They attended general sessions, which opened and closed the conference, and featured marketing experts and motivational speakers Brandon Lee White and Carlos V. Spencer.
A "Blue Jeans for Babies" dance was featured on Saturday night where everyone contributed to the March of Dimes, a national partner of FBLA-PBL. In more than 35 years of working together, more than $17 million has been raised by FBLA-PBL.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 student business organization with close to a quarter million members and advisers. More than 15,000 high school and college chapters have been chartered world-wide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia outside Washington, D.C. Visit the web site at www.fbla-pbl.org.