New York State Future Business Leaders of America
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2011
For More Information, Contact:
Ryan C. Alo, NYS FBLA Media Liaison
For Immediate Release - Rochester, NY
New York State Future Business Leaders of America (NYS FBLA) to hold annual
leadership conference at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
On Wednesday, April 6 through Friday, April 8, 600 of New York State's finest high school
business students will arrive in Rochester, NY for the annual New York State Leadership
Conference and Competition. The three day event will include seminars, leadership training, and
heavy competition in dozens of categories. Students from around the state will gather to hear
dynamic speakers talk on a variety of business and leadership topics including ethics and
finance, as well as topics geared toward the individual chapters and FBLA growth at the local
The competitive events include both team and individual events. Of the many team events, a
sampling of them includes Marketing, Business Ethics, Emerging Business Issues, Parliamentary
Procedures, and Management Decision Making. Individual competitions include, but are not
limited to: Accounting, Business Law, Personal Finance, Public Speaking, Computer
Applications, Web Design, and Desktop Publishing.
In order to compete in many of these competitions, students first had to win at the district level.
Students were prepared for their respective competitions by their chapter advisors, in conjunction
with local business leaders and owners. NYS FBLA realizes the importance of involving local
business owners and entrepreneurs in the development of tomorrow's business leaders. Judges
for this year's competition includes business professionals from corporations across New York
Chartered in 1964, NYS FBLA now has 5,000 student members from across the state, ranging
from 7th to 12th grade. FBLA is a dynamic organization of young people preparing for success
in business, government, and community. Our mission is to bring business and education
together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development
For additional information about the New York State Future Business Leaders of America,
please contact our media liaison, Ryan Alo, or visit www.nysfbla.org.