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August 23, 2021
In this issue, you will find:

Welcome Back to School!


Welcome back to school! I know that “school” may look different across the state again this year, but we will continue to find creative ways to embrace and integrate our beloved FBLA into this academic year. Meanwhile, please know that FBLA is open for membership and will be operating in the most conducive fashion possible given these unique circumstances. I cannot wait to see how your #SuccessStartsHere this year!
 
 
Best regards,
 
Steven J. Mitchell,
State Adviser

Calendar of Events

Find important dates, deadlines, and destination information relating to Tennessee FBLA here.

Regional Leadership Conferences (RLCs) 2022

This year, our Tennessee FBLA regional competitive events will be held virtually in January 2022. Last year, our Tennessee FBLA virtual competitive events helped prevent travel restrictions from being barriers for students to participate. We were also able to heavily recruit industry professionals outside of our regional and state areas to assist with evaluating the students virtually. Our Tennessee FBLA regional-level and state-level events have been updated here, for planning purposes, and should be reviewed as soon as possible. Additional information regarding the logistics for these Tennessee FBLA virtual regional competitions will be shared in the coming weeks.

State Leadership Conference (SLC) 2022

We are actively planning to host our Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference in person on April 3-6, 2022, in Chattanooga.

Competitive Events by Conference 2021-22

Click here to download the chart below.

State Membership Campaign for 2021-22

Last school year was a challenging year for membership growth for Tennessee FBLA, and we want every chapter to reach new heights this year by participating in our state membership campaign. This year, our goal is to exceed 6,000 members in Tennessee FBLA, and we cannot achieve this goal without you. Please remember there are great incentives and awards in place for increasing your chapter membership by December 1. The Tennessee FBLA State Membership Campaign will certainly help you reach your chapter goals.

National Chapter Challenges for 2021-22

FBLA Champion Chapter is a series of membership engagement-focused challenges that chapters may complete for national recognition. By completing activities, chapters accrue points. Completing activities across four sections (to accrue points) will result in Champion Chapter recognition, with a banner for the adviser’s classroom/meeting space or school award case. Additional incentives such as ribbons at conferences, national recognition in publications, and plaques are available.

  • Champion Chapter is open to all active chapters. FBLA chapter advisers may access the activity list for each section within the Leadership Community.

FBLA Middle Level Merit Award is a membership engagement-focused challenge that chapters may complete for national recognition. By completing activities, chapters work toward filling out a “BINGO” card. In addition, Middle-Level chapter advisers may explore a monthly choice board (found in the Leadership Community) created to offer additional activities. Additional incentives such as ribbons at conferences, national recognition in publications, and plaques are available.

  • Merit Award is open to all active chapters. FBLA Middle Level chapter advisers may access the activity list for each section within the Leadership Community.

New State & Regional Officers for 2021-22

The 2021-22 Tennessee FBLA state officers are eager to connect with your chapter this school year. Learn more about our student leaders and how they can engage with your chapter here.

Chapter Membership Is Now Open for 2021-22

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is for high school students, with over 196,950 members and more than 5,200 chapters. FBLA-Middle Level (FBLA-ML) for junior high and middle school students, with over 21,900 members and more than 750 chapters. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for college students, with over 8,000 members and more than 350 chapters. Professional Division (PD) for FBLA-PBL alumni, business professionals, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association, with over 3,900 members.

FBLA membership is open year-round; however, Tennessee FBLA encourages all chapters to activate their chapter by submitting initial membership by November 15 to ensure your chapter continues to receive communications, publications, and services from FBLA-PBL and Tennessee FBLA. The deadline for members to be eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference is March 1. Click here to submit your chapter membership.

#SuccessStartsHere with the 2021-22 FBLA Adviser Welcome Guide

Are you familiar with the FBLA Adviser Welcome Guide and/or FBLA-Middle Level Adviser Guide? If not, please review the appropriate guide for your chapter to be aware of key guidelines and resources, such as:

  • The Core of FBLA-PBL
  • FBLA Quick Start
  • Adviser Duties
  • Fundraising
  • National Calendar
  • Conference Opportunities
  • Service Programs
  • Membership Programs
  • Education Programs
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Partner Programs

Bookmark the guide in your web browser to be easily accessible throughout the year for all of your FBLA-related questions.

#SuccessStartsHere with the FBLA-PBL Leadership Community

The Leadership Community provides the opportunity for FBLA-PBL leaders and advisers to network, collaborate, and gather online to work together toward our shared mission of forming students into community-minded business leaders. Click here to learn more about FBLA-PBL’s newest member benefit that provides an online space for you to build your network and create new connections.

Tennessee Titans Learning Lab for FBLA

Whether your chapter is returning or you have never experienced a Titans Learning Lab, please see the details about this opportunity below.

2021 Tennessee Titans Learning Lab Dates
 
Tuesday, October 12                                                 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT
Tuesday, October 26                                                 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT
Tuesday, November 9                                               9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT
 
What to Expect
-Q & A with Titans Executives
-Discussion Topics: Marketing & Sponsorship, Media Relations & Public Relations, Field & Turf Management, Team & Stadium Operations, Ticket Operations and Pursuing a Career in Sports
-Locker Room Tour
 
The cost is $30 per person, which includes the event, a Learning Lab gift, and a game ticket against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. CT. All game tickets will be mobile-only.

To reserve your spot for this program, please e-mail MMango@titans.nfl.com with the following information:

  • Preferred Learning Lab date
  • School name
  • Group contact name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Estimate of how many attendees.

Please note that only an estimated number attending is needed now to reserve space for your group. A final head count and payment will not be needed until two weeks prior to the Learning Lab date.  
 
Nissan Stadium is now a mobile-only venue and all game tickets will be mobile-only. Printed tickets will no longer be available. The Titans will provide additional information and instruction to all participating schools on how to access and transfer tickets to the students electronically.
 
If you would like to register for a date, or you have any questions, feel free to call 615-565-4206 or email MMango@titans.nfl.com.

National Fall Leadership Conferences

ORLANDO, FLORIDA
November 5-6, 2021

 MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
November 19-20, 2021


FBLA-PBL in coordination with the host states, is excited to debut a new conference format that highlights the opportunity to:
  • Learn about local business and industries
  • Hear from alumni FBLA members that are pursuing their careers
  • Explore new skills with focused blocks of experiential practice and workshops
  • Visit the college and exhibitor booths
  • Enjoy dedicated time to explore the cities and area attractions
  • Meet and network with other members of FBLA

The plan is to operate in a cohort model so that every attendee can safely experience each of the aspects of fall conferences while still allowing plenty of time for chapter exploration and learning. Unlike the previous NFLCs programming will start in the morning versus afternoon of the first day.

REGISTRATION
Registration and housing blocks for these conferences will open by September 15. As we navigate a safe return to in-person conferences, both events will have registration caps of 1,400 members and advisers.

Registration Cost: $90/attendee

HOUSING
Housing Costs (tax and fees included):
Orlando Hilton $182
Milwaukee Hilton $173

Attendees are expected to stay in the contracted hotel blocks.

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