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SLC CMAP member achievement recognition

The 48th Annual State Leadership Conference of Arizona Phi Beta Lambda will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 13 – 14. During Saturday’s opening session we will recognize all of the 2017-18 CMAP pin winners.Make sure that you are there and help us celebrate our fellow PBL members achievements. The Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP) is a comprehensive leadership and membership recognition program for college students. It utilizes PBL projects, goals, and programs to help college students develop their leadership and job skills, with a special emphasis on career development and preparation for the world of work. Members work independently through three integrated levels of CMAP: In 2015 Arizona Phi Beta Lambda began focusing on CMAP throughout the state.I believe we have turned the corner in Arizona.This is a great example of FBLA-PBL’s new mission statement. “FBLA-PBL inspires… Read the rest

State Leadership Workshops

Arizona PBL State Leadership workshops and special events Interviewing for the Dream Job – Presented by Mark Creech, AZ PBL State President and National Western Region VP. Saturday at 2:15pm You got the interview! Now what? Tips for acing the job interview.  This workshop will cover valuable tips to help you be prepared for the interview, as well as, go over a cover letter and basic resume writing. We will have a panel of experienced professionals there to answer your questions. Keys to Success – Business Models and Blockchain for a Digital Economy – Presented by Niraj Kohli, University of Phoenix.  Saturday at 4:50pm The workshop will address the keys to success in the Digital Economy, presenting the basics of business models (i.e. what makes a business model and its importance). The workshop will also share the components of Business… Read the rest

CAC Bowling 4 Babies

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2018 State Leadership

Arizona Phi Beta Lambda The 48th Annual State Leadership Conference of Arizona Phi Beta Lambda will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 13 – 14, at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. The conference will begin on Friday with the Opening Session and the first session for written objective tests and will culminate on Saturday evening with our annual Awards Banquet. The State Leadership Conference is the premier event in Arizona PBL, and all members and advisers are strongly encouraged to attend. All conference activities will be held on the Arizona State University Tempe Campus in the W.P. Carey School of Business, BAC building and the Memorial Union (MU), except for the optional social event on Friday night (TBA). Registration entry forms will be due from each chapter on March 9. The receipt deadline for payments for conference registration… Read the rest
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AZ PBL Stock Market Games

Hi everyone we are in week at the halfway point of the inaugural Arizona Phi Beta Lambda “How the Market Works” stock market challenge. Jordan Akana from NAU, is running away with the competition, using a  strategy similar to  “day trading” According Mr. Seth’s  article “10 Steps To  Becoming A Day Trader, “ A day trader actively buys and sells securities, often multiple times during the day, but without carrying any open positions to the next day. All buy/sell positions taken during a trading day are squared-off on the same day before the market closes”. (Seth) I want to share this quote from John Clifton “Jack” Bogle. He is an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is the founder and retired chief executive of The Vanguard Group “Your success in investing will depend, in part, on your character and… Read the rest
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Arizona PBL Stock Market Challenge

Arizona Phi Beta Lambda Empowering Future Business Leaders! The Arizona PBL Stock Market Challenge January 22,2018 to March 31,2018.  Open to all present and future Arizona PBL members. Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members will explore the fundamentals of personal finance and investing, while competing against their classmates or fellow PBL members. Members work to build and manage an investment portfolio in a real-world scenario. The top five performing portfolios will be awarded at our State Leadership Conference .April 13-14,2018 Its not to late to join in on this value added activity! To join use the link below!  … Read the rest
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Bowling 4 Babies Raffle

Raffle to Benefit the March of Dimes Raffle ends February 10,2018  2:00 pm To buy your raffle tickets contact: Josephine Vidal Katie Daley    Mark Creech … Read the rest

PBL Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are either offered by FBLA-PBL. PBL Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding PBL members for their activity and involvement in the association. The number of scholarships given depends on yearly contributions to the PBL scholarship fund. Application Receipt Deadline: April 1 Individual Award: Determined by amount collected. Eligibility: Open to PBL members who plan to continue to pursue a postsecondary or postgraduate education. Must be dues-paid members of PBL. Must have achieved the Director, Executive, or President level of the CMAP program. Application Procedure: Each application must be accompanied by a one-page cover letter summarizing PBL, business, leadership, and community activities; a resume outlining PBL activities, educational achievements, etc. and two letters of recommendation—one from a chapter adviser and the other from a business/community leader. Applications must meet all of… Read the rest

Judges Needed

Still in Need of Judges for the 2018 Regional Conferences! Greetings from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) – Arizona! FBLA Arizona will be hosting their 2018 Regional Conferences during January and February of 2018. At these conferences, our high school students will be competing in different performance events ranging from Public Speaking and Job Interview to Marketing and Entrepreneurship. In order for these events to happen, we need performance event judges at each of our conferences. That’s where you come in!   We would love to have you volunteer as a judge for one or more of the 2018 Regional Conferences. As a judge, you will use a rubric and instructions provided to either participate in a role play situation or judge a presentation. Lunch and orientation will be provided before the conference(s) begin. The time of these events… Read the rest