What is American Enterprise Day?

What is so special about November 15th? This date salutes and publicizes the American free enterprise system and teaches others about it! This is a great time to recognize how valuable our free enterprise system and get get involved in the celebration.

Check out the “Get Ready for American Enterprise Day” article for ideas!

We can’t wait to see how you and your chapter celebrate, so be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #GAFBLA!

Connecting the Bricks: Middle Level FLC

As middle level FBLA leaders, you want an event that you are able to learn more about leadership skills and be able to network with other middle level FBLA leaders. If that’s the case, the 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is the experience for you. At Middle Level FLC, you are able to connect the bricks that makes a great leader and you will be able to stack the dominos of leadership that you can bring back to your local chapter. Middle Level FLC will be held on November 15th at the elegant Classic Center in Athens.

When you walk into the exciting Opening Session on November 15th, you can expect to get overwhelmed by all the enthusiasm around you. At this conference you can sharpen your leadership skills! FLC has remarkable and informative speakers who give you pointers and tips on how to become a better leader! Each workshop will offer a lesson in a different leadership skill. Middle Level FLC is a great place to network and meet new people! You can take advantage of the fact that you are in a room full of other FBLA officers who have unique ideas for chapter activities that they are willing to share with you. Also, you will be able to meet peers from all over the state of Georgia who all have a passion similar to yours: FBLA!

The registration fee for this conference is $40. This fee covers access to myriad amounts of leadership training, a delicious Chick-Fil-A lunch with your state officers, an excitement-filled MONOPOLY® Tournament, and a Georgia FBLA souvenir t-shirt that will make your FLC an unforgettable experience. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly at 4:00 p.m. The registration deadline is October 6th, so contact your adviser today to get registered. The 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is when you can place your cornerstone to be an amazing leader and I want you to be a part of it!

FLC Ribbons

As the leaves start to fall and the wind starts to blow, you know that fall is in the air. When the temperature gets lower, the excitement for the 2017 Fall Leadership Conference gets hotter! I cannot wait for all of you to build bridges with members from all over the state. As you are getting ready and packing for this beautiful conference, I want to inform you of an item that will go perfectly with your uniform and nametag. What can this mysterious item be . . .ribbons! Ribbons are something that you should be proud of because they allow you to show all of your accomplishments that you have within our organization. In this article, I am going to show you all of the ribbons that you can receive at FLC. Do you want to be the coolest member at the conference? If so, then you should start collecting these ribbons!

The ribbons you that you can receive at FLC include:


Local chapter advisers registered for conference (Advisers automatically get a ribbon ).


Advisers who were members of FBLA in high school. (We will like to thank-you for being a proud member of FBLA.)


Members who have achieved the America level in BAA for the current year or in past years. (The organization will like to thank-you again for reaching the highest achievement in the BAA program.)

Battle of the Chapters

Members who participate in 2017 Battle of the Chapters. (We cannot wait to see how much knowledge you have of this organization.)

Chapter of the Year 

Members and advisers of 2017 Gold/Silver/ Bronze chapters. (We want you to celebrate your chapter’s accomplishments.)

Chapter President 

Local chapter presidents who attend FLC. (Thank-you for taking a pivotal role and leading your local chapter.)

Conference Sponsor 

Advisers of Future and Business level chapter sponsors or advisers and members of Leader and America level chapter sponsors. (Thank-you for supporting Fall Leadership Conference.)

Foundation Donor

Members and advisers who join the Georgia FBLA Foundation. (Thank-you for supporting the Georgia FBLA Foundation.)

Georgia Chapter of the Year 

Members and advisers of the 2016-2017 Georgia FBLA Chapter of the Year. (We will let you have one last chance to say that you are the best chapter in the state.)

Gold Seal Chapter of the Year 

Members and advisers of chapters that received the 2016-2017 Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit. (I hope you like being one of the top chapters in the nation.)


Individuals registered as chaperones at conference. (Thank-you for being a chaperone; your help is greatly needed to make this conference run.)

I Support the March of Dimes 

Members and advisers may purchase these ribbons at conferences to support the March of Dimes. (Thank-you for supporting the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, understanding and preventing premature birth, and lowing the infant mortality rate).

Industry Certified

Members and advisers of current Industry Certified chapters. (We will let show that your chapter is ready for the 21st century workplace.)

Member of the Month 

Members who have been nominated as a Georgia FBLA Member of the Month. (We will like to congratulate you for being an outstanding member.)

Membership Achievement 

Members and advisers of chapters that have increased paid membership over 2016-2017 final-membership totals. (Passing your membership goal? No problem.)

Membership Campaign

Members and advisers of chapters that have placed in a top three membership campaign. (We are so happy that you have more people building bridges towards leadership.)


Members who participate in the Monopoly Tournament. (Cannot wait to see who has the best monopoly playing-skills.)

New Chapter 

Members and advisers of chapters that have chartered or reactivated during 2017-2018. (Welcome to the amazing world that is Georgia FBLA.)

Official Dress 

Members and advisers who adopt full Georgia FBLA Official Dress at conference. (We love that you’re showing Georgia FBLA pride.)

Professional Division Members 

Advisers who are active paid members of the Professional Division. (Thank-you for being a business leader in your local chapter.)

Rally Participant

Members and advisers who attended the 2017 Fall Motivational Rally. (We are glad that you all had a great time at the kickoff of the new Georgia FBLA year.)

Region Officer 

Members who are currently serving as a 2017 – 2018 region officer. (Georgia FBLA congratulates you for proudly serving your region.)

Scholarship Basket 

Members and advisers of chapters that donate a Scholarship Basket. (Thank-you for contributing to the scholarship fund; I cannot wait to see how amazing the basket is going to be).

SLOTS Participant 

Members and advisers who attended the 2017 SLOTS. (Hope you learn more about being a fantastic leader for your local chapter this year.)


Members and advisers who placed at the 2017 NLC. (On behalf of Georgia FBLA, we will like to thank-you for showing your Legacy of Leadership in Anaheim and we hope that you can Elevate your Future for the 2018 NLC.)

50 Member Club 

Advisers of chapters that have 50-99 members. (We see you building bridges with people around your school).

100 Member Club 

Members and advisers of chapters that have 100-199 members. (Thank-you for being “100 members strong”)

200 Member Club

Members and advisers of chapters that have over 200 members. (We will like to celebrate your exclusive-organizational status)


Still looking for more ribbons to add your collection this conference? No problem! You are able to purchase ribbons at the Georgia FBLA marketplace. There, you will be able choose tons of ribbons so that you can have your ribbon collection dragging across the floor in Athens. So be pumped and excited for the 2017 Fall Leadership Conference because it will be a ride of a lifetime!










FLC Preview

Are you ready to build bridges to leadership? Are you ready to construct the dominoes that will lead you into your future career path? If Yes, 2017 Fall Leadership Conference is going to be a conference to remember. The Fall Leadership Conference will be held November 15th for the Middle Level chapters and November 15th-16th for High School chapters in Athens at the beautiful Classic Center.

On November 15th, FLC will kick off with its exciting opening session. Members can expect newly designed leadership tracks, comprised of informative leadership tracks to help build upon members’ personal networking and leadership skills. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to gain information and tips on competing through attending Competitive Event preparation sessions. Through all of the offered workshops, members will be able to meet other passionate FBLA students from across the state. At FLC, members and chapters have the chance to be recognized for their success and outstanding achievements. Members will also have the opportunity to raise money for the March of Dimes through the world’s largest MONOPOLY® Tournament. Battle of the Chapters competition begins, where teams from across the state compete for the top chapter title by knowing FBLA trivia and knowledge. Lastly Georgia FBLA members will have the chance to compete in Open Testing Preview, where members have a chance to test on Objective Tests before Region Leadership Conference to get a leg up on your competition! Coming back in full force, Georgia FBLA Statesman Award will recognize outstanding members who have a firm grasp on FBLA knowledge and facts. Members: if you score 90% or higher on the test, you will be awarded at the end of the conference with a Georgia FBLA Statesman certificate and lapel pin. The study guide will be available through LiveBinder in October.

Here is a few important things to remember, You must have your membership dues paid by September 22th. The registration deadline is October 10th. The registration fee for FLC is $40 for middle level and $50 for High School. The registration covers an amazing Chick-fil-A lunch and an awesome t-shirt. I hope to see all of you at this year’s Fall Leadership Conference because this conference is one for the books!

Parliamentary Procedure Tip of the Month #3

One great parliamentary procedure tip is to offer tips&tricks to enhance your members’ knowledge about parliamentary procedures. As previously stated, parliamentary procedures can be a very complex aspect. Before every meeting, have your local chapter parliamentarian prepare a brief presentation about the specific area to be focused on.  For example, if the topic at hand focuses on debating, the presentation should contain the definition, origin, and proper examples to explain the use.