ACTE Region 5 Post-Secondary Business Student of the Year

Meet the 2016 ACTE Region 5 Post-Secondary Award Winner  Mark Creech- Central Arizona College Family is a big motivator in Mark Creech’s life. He credits Phi Beta Lambda with providing him with opportunities to show his grandchildren that education and hard work lead to professional success. Mark served as the PBL President of Northern Arizona University EC and was a major reason why the chapter experienced tremendous growth both in membership and member involvement. Mark is currently attending Central Arizona College and has been working with the CAC PBL chapter adviser to increase their membership, develop chapter professional and community service activities and increase member participation.             This year, Mark is also serving as the National Western Region Vice President and is working with National Officer Team to develop and improve programs that will benefit PBL members across the country. Mike… Read the rest

AZ PBL state officers attend NFLC in Dallas,TX

  from left to right Scott Chilleen, Nicholas Livengood, Tirso Tonche and Brendan Mak Five (5) Arizona Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state officers attended the 2016 FBLA-PBL National Fall Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, from Nov. 17-20. Your state officers participated in various motivational sessions and the state officer leadership track in order to develop their leadership skills. The officer track helped Arizona PBL state officers develop “A Legacy of Leadership” with FBL-PBL state officers from all over the nation. The entire conference focused on the 2016-2017 national theme, which encourages members to build a legacy of leadership Mark Creech PBL WRVP Central Arizona College’s Mark Creech, who also serves as the 2016-2017 PBL Western Region Vice President and his fellow FBLA-PBL National Officers facilitated the “State Officer Track” Mark stated “It was nice to see so many future business… Read the rest

Arizona PBL 2016 Toy Drive

2016 TOY DRIVE Arizona Phi Beta Lambda is collecting toys for Phoenix Children Hospital December  1-16, 2016   GIVE A CHILD A SMILE – AND HOPE! Help children and parents who are in the hospital during the holiday season. Donate new unwrapped toys in original packages. Please collect the toys during your chapter meetings. Then contact Mark Creech -mac589@nau.edu to arrange pickup of your toys. This is an Rise to Top Chapter event that earns tour chapter 10 points per toy collected. For more information please call 1.520-450-8149 Suggested Items Stuffed Animals- Baby Dolls- Transformers- Hot Wheels- Card Games -New Movies- Action Figures PlayDoh Markers/Crayons Colored Pencils Coloring Books  Video Games Reading Books Legos Craft Kits Jigsaw Puzzles Light Up Toys- Baby Rattlers- Pop-Up Toys        … Read the rest

December 10, 2016 Phoenix Street Cleanup

  Phoenix Street Cleanup sign up link     Tirso Tonche -Executive VP  invites everyone to the street clean up event on December 10, 2016 at 11 am. We will be meeting on 7th Ave and Osborn in front of the Peter Piper sharply at 11 am. We will then clean the street up towards 7th Ave and Indian school down to Thomas and meet up on Osborn again.  All chapter and community volunteers are welcomed to come by. Tirso will be providing 1 pizza for each chapter that attends and two game tokens for each member.  Trash bags will be provided. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking for a mile. Gloves will also be provided. After the street has been cleaned will be posing for a group photo to send to the city… Read the rest

PC Gives Event

Phoenix College Phi beta Lambda  recently volunteered on November 18th where we partnered with the Business Department in their first annual PC Gives event. There we handed out fruits and vegetables to the community: 1056 Seedless Watermelons,480 Honeydews, many mini potatoes,totaling to well over a ton of produce. Our volunteers were assigned the task of bagging and giving the fresh produce donated by The St. Mary’s Food-bank to over 300 community members, students, and college staff for upcoming holidays. Also present was the Nursing Department promoting health and doing blood pressure checks. The Dental Department giving information about dental care and providing dental hygiene products. As well as our massage therapists and the Estrella Mountain fire science program was able to bring a fire engine, fire-fighting suits, tools, and information to educate the community on their job and fire safety.… Read the rest

CAC Mile of Dimes

2016 Central Arizona College PBL Fundraiser March of Dimes—Prematurity Awareness “Wear Purple Competition” A fund drive event for the March of Dimes to support their efforts to end prematurity world-wide.  We chose to hold a contest that allowed donators to “vote” for their favorite staff member by their donations of dimes (or any money) into the collection boxes.  Staff members were asked to wear a purple outfit to support MOD and their photos were attached to donation boxes and info/progress boards.  Donation boxes were available to staff and students in the Computer Lab, with candy and stickers to entice our donators. Katie and Alma also circulated throughout the campus with our donation display to present a face-to-face opportunity for donors to participate.  The competition was active from 11/11 to 11/17. On Thurs. 11/17 the winner was announced at a modest… Read the rest

2016 McGala Event

  November 12, 2016, Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members volunteered for the “A McNight to Remember” fundraiser. This was RMHC 10th annual gala, and was attended by more than 550 influential members of the Valley’s business and philanthropic community. The event was held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona Phi beta Lambda members worked the silent auction portion of the event. Attendees bid on 100+ auction items/packages such as: exquisite dinners, luxury gift item, kid-friendly gifts and activities, stay-cations and out-of-town getaways. Fifteen (15) Arizona Phi beta Lambda members attended, with Phoenix College leading the way with twelve (12) volunteers, Central Arizona College two(2) and Northern Arizona University EC one (1). A great time was had by all and many of the members said they would return next year to help out. This is the second year… Read the rest

Fall Leadership Conference 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall Leadership Conference last Saturday at Phoenix College! The event ran very smoothly and even included a Salsa Dancing & Communication workshop  led by the State Officer Liaison John Tyler. Overall membership is on the rise and the result is more competitive events. Arizona Phi Beta Lambda has already accomplished a lot this year and the future is bright. The Winter Conference will be hosted by Central Arizona College in February, hope to see you all there! Don’t forget about the NASCAR fundraiser, street clean up and McGala community service opportunities in the next few weeks and have a great Halloween!… Read the rest

Business Tour with TTI SUCCESS INSIGHTS

    Hello AZPBL members,  We cordially invite you to come meet us! Who are we you ask? Here’s a little description of what we do at TTI Success Insights: When companies need to hire people who will exceed performance standards, they rely upon TTI SI assessments and our network of over 7,000 associates worldwide to deliver. When CEOs and CHROs need to build a bridge to attract and develop the best talent, they use TTI SI assessments to connect and understand the people who sit on the other side of the desk. Please join us for an office tour, refreshments and a live presentation on “Are You Naturally Wired to be a Leader?” In this session you’ll learn about your own leadership tendencies and those of others. Prior to attending this session, you must complete an executive assessment all… Read the rest

Tolleson High Career Day

  The TUHSD College & Career Fair was held October 27, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm at Tolleson Union High School,  We got to meet FBLA members, high school students and their parents. The Tolleson Union High School District’s Career & Technical Education Department and Guidance Advisors are committed to excellence in our education programs. I would like to thank Elena Sobampo and her FBLA members for being such great host and allowing us to share a little about collegiate Phi Beta Lambda. Read the rest