Virginia Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) began in 1942 when a local FBLA chapter was chartered at Spotsylvania High School. The first Virginia Phi Beta Lambda chapter was chartered at Saint Paul's College in 1945. In 1950, Virginia was chartered as the eleventh state chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. Virginia FBLA-PBL is part of the national structure of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;
- FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;
- Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and
- Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.
FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisers, and advisory councils (including school officials, businesspeople, and community representatives) guide local chapters. State advisers and committee members coordinate chapter activities for the national organization. (Virginia FBLA Website)
The local FBLA chapter at Colonial Forge was chartered in 1999. Forge’s members have participated in local, regional and state competitive events. Member dues are $20. Please see your business teacher or Ms. Ingram for more information.
Business students are invited to attend the FBLA Recruitment/Pizza Social on Tuesday, November 13 at 2:30 in Room 221. See your business teacher for more information, or Ms. Ingram in Room 221.
Join FBLA and March of Dimes for “Purple Out Day”!!!
Did you know that in the United States 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year, and a total of 5 million world-wide? That’s 1 out of every 10 babies that is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Babies who survive often have long-term health problems such as cerebral palsy, blindness and hearing loss? Thanks to the research and support of the March of Dimes, many premature babies survive and live healthy lives. Won’t you join FBLA and March of Dimes to support prematurity awareness?