NASHVILLE, TN — More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 29–July 2. Over 10,000 participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Upon placing 1st at the WI state level of competition in April, Tucker Teige earned the opportunity to represent Wisconsin and Colfax High School at the national conference in an event called Virtual Business Challenge. In this event, students were given a business to run for a simulated time period. Their goal was to make decisions that would make their businesses most profitable in comparison to their competitors. This was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Teige placed in the top 16 out of 400 competitors in his event.In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational general sessions.
Kara Zutter, Adviser for Colfax High School, attended the conference with Teige and was recognized for 25 years of service with Colfax High School FBLA.
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. 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, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.fbla-pbl.org.