Professional Business Leaders
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Nebraska Partner of the Month
The Omaha Public Power District has been in operation since 1946. For the last 74 years, they have been providing affordable and reliable energy services to their customers. OPPD’s service territory covers 13 counties in southeastern Nebraska. This makes them one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the United States. Because they are publicly owned, OPPD cares more about their customers and communities than profit. They reinvest profits in their utilities and the communities that they serve.
OPPD will also be sponsoring the Nebraska PBL Fall Leadership Conference that will occur in October.
Click on a month to see what events are coming up!
Pertinent Chapter Information:
What's in your Briefcase?
September 1 @ 8:00PM – Zoom meeting with Adam Krause, a past state officer, current Nebraska PBL partner, and professional division member
September 17th @ 7 pm – Earnest Womack and Emily Todd from Tallo, one of our national PBL partners, will be releasing a video on building your personal brand. Don’t forget to check it out!
September Member of the Month (MoM) Submissions
Deadline: September 25 at 11:59PM CST
Nebraska PBL is excited to continue it’s Member of the Month (MoM) and Member of the Year (MoY) programs. These programs recognize the top members in Nebraska PBL! Each chapter will be able to nominate one person each month that they believe exemplifies the core values of Nebraska PBL through their actions both with PBL and outside of PBL. Out of all the nominees, a committee will decide on the Member of the Month. This PBL member will be recognized on social media as well as the PBL website via the Chapter Channel. A member can only win MoM once during the current school year.
Each member who wins MoM will be automatically nominated for Member of the Year, an award that will be announced at SLC and comes with a $250 scholarship. In addition, chapters may submit an additional member who did not win a MoM designation for MoY. Members who won MoM earlier in the year will be allowed to update their resume and portfolio for MoY.
Fill out the form below to nominate a member from your chapter for this month’s Member of the Month.
Member of the Month (MoM) Submission
National Center Media Request
Request from Money.com Reporter
Who they are looking for:
– Students up to ages 18 that have taken steps toward saving for retirement
Email name, age, email, and brief summary of how they are saving for retirement to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 3 to coordinate interviews!
Please, cc Jennifer Claus email@example.com and/or Kendra Beller firstname.lastname@example.org as well as your local adviser on all correspondence!
Nebraska PBL State T-Shirts
We are extremely excited to announce our official T-Shirt design for the year! This year’s T-shirt was designed to, in some ways, mimic the hit TV show, The Office. Please, click the button below to order your t-shirt. T-shirts will be further customized by having your schools name on the back.
Please, note there may not be a Spring sale so please get all orders in by October 15 to guarantee that you will receive your t-shirt.
Adult XS - Adult XL: $10.00
Adult 2XL - Adult 4XL: $11.50
Fall Leadership Conference
The annual Fall Leadership Conference is going virtual and will be hosted as a three-day event! The conference is designed to connect members with businesses and business professionals, train local officers and members, and share information on Nebraska PBL activities and goals. The kick-off of the conference will continue as normal with a guest speaker as well as local and state officer roundtables. This Fall Leadership Conference, unlike any other will include various competitive event competitions, so don’t forget to sign up! You can get a preview of the schedule by clicking the button below!
FLC Registration Due:
Link to the Registration Form Coming Soon
New to FBLA-PBL or haven’t jumped on board with Tallo? New users are eligible for a chance to receive a $250 gift card! Students that create a Tallo profile between September 2 and October 2, 2020 will automatically be entered to win a $250 gift card.
Create your profile in 3 easy steps:
Yes, that is it! One gift card will be awarded to an FBLA or FBLA Middle-Level student member and another to a PBL student member.