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National Programs

NATIONAL PROGRAMS Will Your PBL Chapter be an Outstanding Chapter this Year? How would you like to earn national recognition for your PBL chapter? You can with the Outstanding Chapter recognition program. Requirements Chapters complete a total of 21 activities from the three areas of Membership/Chapter Management, Community/School Service, and Education/Progress. Each area has seven activities that PBL chapters must do, but the selection comes from a variety of different projects. Planning and participating in projects in these different areas gives PBL members a well-rounded membership experience. The program is designed to  represent the three words on our PBL crest: Service, Education, and Progress. Membership/Chapter Management Required activities include:recruiting three-to-five new paid PBL members preparing a Program of Work for your chapter. Then, chapters can pick an additional five activities from a total of eight. There is heavy emphasis on… Read the rest

Arizona PBL attends NFLC New Orleans

Ten Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members  attended the 2017 National Fall Leadership Conference in New Orleans, LA. November 16-17. The conference is designed to help members,”Elevate Their Leadership”. FBLA-PBL offers national conferences that promote leadership development. The conference workshops, opening and closing sessions provided a  great place to network and develop your leadership skills. The members participated in motivational general sessions, professional development, and career planning workshops. For many  Arizona PBL members, this conference  provided an  affordable way to experience much of the education and excitement of a National Leadership Conference, but closer to home. Northern Arizona University  5 members, Central Arizona College 4 members and Phoenix College 1 members.    Read the rest

ACTE Region 5 Business Student of Year!

Arizona Phi Beta Lambda State President Mark Creech was selected ACTE Post-Secondary Region 5 Outstanding Business Education Student.  Mark is a two-time winner of this award. This award recognizes students who are exceptional business students and have excellent leaderships skills. Mark is a member of Future Business leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). Their mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Mark is a three (3) term state officer and this year’s state president. During his two years as our State Vice President of Programs and Chair of our State Activities Committee, Mark led our state officers in accomplishing many goals that have made Arizona PBL stronger and helped motivate members throughout the state. Mark planned and organized several successful statewide professional development and community service… Read the rest

Phoenix Suns Social Event

Arizona PBL Social Event!   Phoenix Suns are proud to be entering our 4th season hosting the Charity Challenge, an initiative where one local non-profit organization will receive a $25,000 grant from Phoenix Suns Charities simply by attending Phoenix Suns games using FREE TICKETS! Monday November 6, 2017  Come join us for the Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets, game starts at 7:00 Talking Stick Resort Arena 201 E. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 Located on the Southeast corner of 1st St & Jefferson in Downtown Phoenix. The Jefferson Street Garage is conveniently located next door, at 3rd Street & Jefferson. The garage is a six story, 1,450-space parking structure and is available for parking for all events at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. To reserve you tickets ( 5 ticket limit) please email Mark Creech To pick up you tickets  meet… Read the rest
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October 2017 -18 AZ PBL “Rise to top Chapter Contest

Our 2017-18 Rise to Top Chapter Contest is in full swing. This contest is used to determine the most active chapter in Arizona PBL. The contest started in 2016 with Northern Arizona University EC winning the event. In 2017 Central Arizona College took home the trophy. Every critical chapter building activities has been assigned points. These activities are include paying membership dues by Oct 20th, Conference attendance, fundraising activities, personal member development, community service, member recruiting, business tours and many more member enrichment activities. Who will win this years competition. Each month we will post the current leaders. How do you win? The more you do the more points your earn. Central Arizona PBL Vice President is very fond of the trophy. She has even given it a name “Goldie”! Good luck taking “Goldie” away for Central Arizona College.  Results… Read the rest

2017 McGala

CALLING ALL SUPER STAR GALA VOLUNTEERS!   A McNight to Remember — Under the Sea Gala on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. We’re searching the “depths of the ocean” for a great group of volunteers to help make this very special event an RMHC success. We hope our super stellar team includes you! Volunteers are so vital to the success of the Gala!   HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP  :   On Friday, November 10th (It’s the day before the Gala), we’ll need volunteers to unload the box truck, inventory auction items, and set-up and decorate the auction tables. If you are organized and have a knack for visual display, this is especially for you! 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort It’s all in the details! On Saturday, November 11th at… Read the rest
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Fast Track to Success

Arizona Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Fast Track to Success Open to all PBL chapters, this recognition program encourages membership recruitment and retention. This program is intended to help Arizona PBL earn the Connect Ten award at the 2018 NLC in Baltimore, Maryland. Arizona PBL chapters must complete a total of 10 tasks focused on membership recruitment and retention. Four (4) activities are required and six (6) are chosen from a list of optional activities. Recognition for Arizona PBL Chapter Fast Track to Success All chapters that complete this project will be listed o the state website: and will receive a certificate and special ribbons for all chapter delegates in attendance at our 2018 Arizona PBL State Leadership Conference. Deadlines for Arizona Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Fast Track to Success All tasks except where noted must be emailed to Arizona… Read the rest

Elevator Speech

                          An elevator speech is a clear, brief message or “commercial” about you. It communicates who you are, what you’re looking for and how you can benefit a company or organization. It’s typically about 30 seconds, the time it takes people to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator. Check out Arizona VP of Marketing Katie Daley and VP of Programs Nicholas Livengood as they illustrate the proper way to invite someone to a meeting.… Read the rest
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Humans of FBLA-PBL

Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members whats your story? What makes you who you are? Do you have a story you want to share with the world? Have you overcome adversity? Do you have a talent or hobby you are passionate about? Have you started a business or volunteered for a cause? Have you had an interesting experience while traveling? Do you have a story about an internship you have completed? What makes you, you? Please share with us a little bit about what makes you who you are. (Please refrain from sharing stories about your FBLA-PBL experience.) Humans of FBLA-PBL story submission linkRead the rest

Arizona PBL Street Clean-Up

Join us on September 30, 2017 for the local street clean up in partnership with the city of Phoenix Adopt a street program. We will be meeting in front of the Peter Piper Pizza on 7th Ave and Osborn to clean up the street and give back to the community! We look forward to seeing you there! Contact Tirso Tonche @ 602 403 7995 for more details! Starting location: 3403 N 7th Ave Phoenix, AZ  85013 United States Pizza will be provided after words.… Read the rest