Missouri FBLA welcomed 4,000 registered attendees from 354 chapters to the largest State Leadership Conference in the nation April 10-12, 2022. For the first time in two years, members and advisers gathered in person to expand their leadership, compete in various events, and connect with members from across the state. FBLA members competed in over seventy-five events ranging from Accounting and Agribusiness to Social Media Strategies and UX Design. The Top 10 individuals/teams in each event were awarded medals onstage at JQH Arena. The Top 4 in event took home trophies and will advance to the National Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago, IL.
The Macks Creek FBLA chapter excelled at the State Leadership Conference by participating in twelve events. Members included Cieanna Baker, Lowell Charlton, Brooklyn Duggan, Cameron Kates, Ashlee Klinksick, Caleb Phillips, Syrena Rector, Leanna Tower, and India Willis. Leanna Tower placed 10th out of 102 competitors in Introduction to Business Concepts and brought home a medal.
Throughout their time at the conference, members engaged in specialized leadership academies led by professional trainers in various topics such as mastering self-awareness, creating their elevator pitch for their career, learning how to lead high performing teams, strategizing time-management, and more. The Leadership Expo had nearly twenty exhibitors including universities and military partners for members to connect, leadership activities for members to engage, and tours of the College of Business at Missouri State Univeristy.
Missouri Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit 501(c)(3) student business organization with over 11,000 members making it the second large membership in the nation. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. For more information visit www.missourifbla.org.
Leanna Tower placed 10th out of 102 competitors in Introduction to Business Concepts.
From L-R: Lowell Charlton, Brooklyn Duggan, Cieanna Baker, Leanna Tower, Ashlee Klinksick, Syrena Rector, Cameron Kates, India Willis, Caleb Phillips