Phi Beta Lambda
Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda is the largest business student organization in the United States. There are currently over 215,000 secondary members; 20,000 middle school members, and 11,000 post‐secondary members (PBL). Additionally, there are more than 3,000 professional members.
Members of the organization have the opportunity to participate in national and community projects; gain valuable leadership skills and knowledge; complete activities for individual achievement awards; and compete in a variety of business‐related competitions. See www.fblapbl.org for information about the mission and goals of FBLA‐PBL.
The Emporia State chapter has been in existence for over fifty years. Members of the local chapter help with a variety of events, including the annual Kansas District VII FBLA contest held on the ESU campus. In January 2012, a 5‐6 grade basketball tournament was held with some of the proceeds being used to purchase books for the Reading Grade School Library—the school was damaged in the May, 2011, Reading, Kansas, tornado.
Several members have attended the National Leadership Conference in the past four years and have placed in the “Top 10” nationally in a variety of competitive events.