FBLA/DECA Night with the Hawks

Save the Date! This year, you don’t want to miss out on the FBLA/DECA Night with the Hawks! There will be 4 dates offered this year:

Friday, December 13th- Hawks vs. Pacers,

Tuesday, January 14th- Hawks vs. Suns

Friday, February 28th- Hawks vs. Nets

Wednesday, March 11th- Hawks vs. Knicks

The event will be held at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. There will be a sports marketing/management speaker series starting at 1PM. Further details will be released to FBLA advisers at a later time for the competition. If you have any questions, please contact the state adviser, Monty Rhodes, at monty@georgiafbla.org.



October Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month

This month’s Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month is under the Publicity header of the Public Relations Activities section of the Chapter of the Year entry form. With these activities, your chapter can earn up to 75 points for promoting your chapter’s activities through various media. For example, chapters can earn 2 points for each article appearing in the school/school system newspaper/website. Chapters can also earn 5 points for developing and publishing a chapter website about your current year’s activities. Developing and maintaining a social media page (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) can also earn you 5 points! Georgia FBLA wishes you luck on spreading the word of your chapter and if you have any questions related to Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser Monty Rhodes at monty@georgiafbla.org.


October Classroom Integration Idea of the Month

This month’s classroom integration idea of the month involves holding mock interviews. No matter what future students may pursue, interviews are sure to be part of their future. Mastering the art of an interview can help prepare them for a successful future and allow them to gain the soft skills necessary for a competitive work place.

Interview topics can range depending on the situation. Some interviews may be for college and scholarships, while others are for jobs. Practicing handshakes, interview etiquette, and having students wear professional dress are all great ways to implement this idea into the classroom. Good luck!



How To Submit Articles On the Georgia FBLA Website!

Submitting articles for the Georgia FBLA website is an excellent way to share your voice with the rest of the state organization. Here, you’ve probably noticed you can find State Officer articles, and articles published by local chapters! Best of all, submitting is a very straightforward process!

Submitting is easy. First, open the home page and click the profile icon at the top right of the page. Click “login”, and log-in using your designated adviser user an password. A WordPress banner will appear at the top of the screen with various options. Hover your mouse over on the “New” option and click “Post”.

The previous steps should have taken you to the New Post submission page, where you can type the title and body of your article. Make sure to add tags and a thumbnail to make your article appear polished and categorized.

Once you’ve finished composing your post, click on “Submit for Review”. Your article will be reviewed by a state officer and published soon after!

Happy writing!

Meeting Tip of the Month – October

It’s finally October, meaning the season of spooks and candy-bingeing is right around the corner! In FBLA, October is a pivotal time for chapter growth. No need to be afraid, though: with this month’s tip, there’s no need to be afraid.

FBLA is a huge organization with so many different opportunities and experiences– unfortunately, that means it’s easy for members to feel lost or overwhelmed. That’s where chapter leaders come in; they’re there to guide and give members a sense of direction.

Chapter members are only one part of the puzzle, however. This month, get other active members to speak to the chapter about their experience. This can be helpful when you have members with specific experiences no one else has (say, a select few have been to Nationals!). This is another way to deliver information, but it’s infinitely more engaging than having chapter officers deliver everything.

Spread the love! More speakers mean more interested members. Take this month to rethink how your chapter gives out information.

Good luck!