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AZ PBL Stock Market Challenge

How The Market Works 2018 Arizona PBL Stock Market Challenge Trading Period: January 17, 2018 to March 31, 2018 Currency: USD Starting Cash: 200,000.00 Commission: 10.00 Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members will explore the fundamentals of personal finance and investing, while competing against their classmates or fellow PBL members. You will form teams with 1-4 members and work together to build and manage an investment portfolio in a real-world scenario. The top three teams and all individuals participating will be recognized at our 2018 State Leadership Conference during opening session. The Conference will be held April 13-14 at Arizona State University. (main Campus) Follow the Link Good luck to all Arizona PBL teams and please share with your members… Read the rest

Happy Holidays

Your Arizona Phi Beta Lambda State Officer Team wishes you and your family a happy holiday season. We anticipate great accomplishments in 2018 for Arizona PBL This has been a very good year for Arizona PBL. We placed in  13 events at Anaheim nationals and Mark Creech was re-elected as Western Region Vice President. We added Eastern Arizona College to the Arizona PBL family. Our September local officer training had a record number of attendees. We had 10 members attend the Nola NFLC. Arizona PBL was awarded a certificate for start the most new chapters and Arizona FBLA-PBL collaborated to collect the most food items at all of the NFLC locations. Mark Creech was name 2017 Region 5 ACTE  Business Student of the year. Katie Daley was chosen to serve on the PBL Western Region Action Council. We have had… Read the rest

Phoenix Children Toy Drive

Arizona PBL third annual toy drive to benefit Phoenix Children hospital  is underway.We encourage all chapters to set up boxes on campus (if permitted) to collect donations. All toys must be new and unwrapped. Last year Arizona PBL collected 160 toys for Phoenix Children Hospital. Our Goal this year is 250 toys. Please contact Nicholas Livengood at or Mark Creech at to turn in your collected toys. Toy drive ends December 17th 2017 #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Read the rest
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CAC dominating rise to top contest again!

The 2017-18 membership year “Rise to top Chapter” contest is being dominated by Central Arizona College again! Each chapter earns points based on activity, attending conferences,community service, national programs and membership recruitment. December and January events such as Phoenix Children toy drive, Stock Market Game, FBLA regional conference judging opportunity, and the ongoing financial literacy series. Good luck to all the chapters and thank you Central Arizona College PBL members for your dedication to keeping the trophy on our campus. Read the rest
National Programs

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