FBLA area meeting brings in new ideas

On Tuesday, November 28 the Fairbury FBLA chapter hosted an area meeting. They met with Tri

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FBLA leaders sit around tables to share ideas and some of their favorite FBLA memories. Photo courtesy: Logan Kats

County’s FBLA chapter and discussed their chapters involvement and shared ideas.

The chapters also had a guest speaker, Emma Bjork who is the FBLA state secretary and also the president of the Syracuse FBLA chapter.

“It’s an annual tradition for us and Tri-County to get together and talk about some of the activities each school does every year.” Business teacher and FBLA adviser Logan Kats said. The groups get a chance to bond and meet new people but also discuss activities and ideas from each chapter.

Every year the meeting starts with a meal. This year Fairburys chapter provided Fairbury brand hot dogs. After the meal, everyone gets a chance to introduce themselves and share what their favorite part of FBLA is. “My favorite part of FBLA is the American Enterprise Project that we do every year with the third grade students,” secretary Isaac Robertson ‘19 said. “We teach the third graders about starting and running your own business. Then we get to start our own cookie baking business with them, and finally get to sell the cookies they bake to the high school students and staff.”

This year 19 FBLA members and advisers attended the meeting. Kats said he was pleased with the turnout and looks forward to the state leadership conference in April, along with all the activities for the remainder of the year.