The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Illinois State Leadership Conference was held April 5-6 in Effingham. Participants from across Illinois attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Students Nanette Upchurch of Iuka and Ben Koopmann of Carlyle both competed against students from other colleges/universities.
Upchurch competed in Desktop Publishing and Koopmann participated in Computer Applications and Help Desk.
Koopmann placed first in Computer Applications and second in Help Desk. By placing in these events, he earns the opportunity to compete against fellow students from across the United States at the PBL National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX from June 24-27.
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.