Nebraska FBLA-PBL was formed as a single organization in 1962. The chapter began with the following state officer positions: President; High School and College Vice Presidents; Corresponding and Recording Secretaries; Treasurer; and Reporter. The first State Leadership Conference was held in March 1962 where three FBLA chapters, four PBL chapters, and delegates from four other schools were represented. The first PBL chapter was the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which received its charter from the Kansas State Teachers College from Emporia on October 25, 1962.

Nebraska PBL can be found in over 14 Nebraska Secondary Institutions including two year and four year colleges and universities. Members in Nebraska PBL have the opportunity to attend both the Fall and the State Leadership Conferences held in Lincoln and Kearney respectfully. With over 250 members, Nebraska PBL has always had great success in competitive events which can be attributed to the state’s focus on business. These events range from Job Interview, to Sports Marketing and Management, to Macroeconomics, and Web Site Design. Members in NE PBL have the chance to grow their leadership abilities, serve in community service projects, and build valuable business experiences.

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National FBLA-PBL Information

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:

  1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;
  2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;
  3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and
  4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support
    the goals of the association.


FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with over 20,000 student members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members. Over 11,000 advisers round out the group. Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal and chapter development opportunities.

Competitive Events Program

FBLA-PBL’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.