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.

Upcoming Events

Click on a month to see what events are coming up!

Pertinent Chapter Information:

What's in your Briefcase?

This Month:

September 1 @ 8:00PM – Zoom meeting with Adam Krause, a past state officer, current Nebraska PBL partner, and professional division member

September 10th @ 7 pm – Video release by Kelsey Mick from our partner, Sandhills Global. Learn more about Sandhills in this business tour!
September 15th @ 8pm – Zoom meeting with Kevin Kraft, a business representative from our partner, Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska. Learn about building your network and learn new networking tips during this session.

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 24th @ 7 pm – Video release by Dawson Brunswick, a current professional division member and past state president, sharing tips on how your chapter can connect with businesses!
September 29th @ 8 pm – Zoom meeting with Britney Davis, a professional division member who will be sharing her interview tips.

September Member of the Month (MoM) Submissions

Deadline: October 2 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
  • This could be a head-shot or a formal picture.
  • Drop files here or
    This could be pictures of the member in action or a document describing why they are being nominated.

National Center Media Request

Request from 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 by Thursday, September 3 to coordinate interviews!

Don’t Forget:

Please, cc Jennifer Claus and/or Kendra Beller 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.

Orders Due:
October 15

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:
October 15

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:

  1. Follow the collegiate level link to sigh up.
  2. Update your profile with an image of yourself.
  3. Add Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) under the Memberships section and request the Membership Badge within the Badges section of the platform.
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.