Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America


State President Picture

Cheyenne Mackai
State President

Hello, Wisconsin FBLA!


It was great to see so many of you at one of our three Fall Leadership Labs held across the state in Eau Claire, Appleton, and Madison. Keynote speaker Shannon Oleen gave great advice on being true to ourselves and making our own personal brand. We also held workshops on the Business Achievement Awards & Personal Development, and the Community Service & the Community Service Awards. Overall, members had a great time and enjoyed their experiences at all the lab locations.


Coming up this month is the National Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Iowa FBLA is hosting this conference, and it is an experience for members from many states in our region. Workshops will be hosted by businesses from within the region, as well as by state officers and their advisers. Tours will also be available to the surrounding areas for attendees.


Over the next few months you will be hearing about the CTSO Collaborative Community Service Project. This is a competitive program, and Chapters can submit a proposal for a design decal to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving, and to remind students to put away their phones before they drive. Each proposal will be scored by professionals in the area of Teen Traffic Safety. Funding of up to $500 will be offered based on the strength of the proposal.


Project proposals must be submitted to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/267RG37 before November 21st to be considered. Chapters must then complete the project as proposed between December 1, 2014 and February 10, 2015, and submit the final report and funding form by February 11, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please email crossroadsteendriving@chw.org, or contact a State Officer. Full details can be found on this flyer.


Now is the time to get your chapter involved by beginning preparation for competitive events! The Regional Leadership Conferences are being held on February 7th, 2015 at each Regional Vice President’s high school. New competitive events this year include: 3-D Animation, Sales Presentation, and Social Media Campaign. There have been updates and modifications made to the following events: Emerging Business Issues, Electronic Career Portfolio, and Local Chapter Annual Business Report. Check out the new edition of the Competitive Event Guidelines & Adviser’s Handbook here.


Also new this year, Middle Level members will have their very own RLC! Middle Level Regional’s will be held this year in Madison, WI, hosted by members of Phi Beta Lambda and the FBLA-PBL Foundation. We look forward to seeing all Middle Level students on February 14th, 2015!


As always, your Wisconsin FBLA state officers are excited to hear from you! If you have any questions, comments, or need advice on a chapter activity, please feel free to contact any officer using the contact information found on the Officers & Staff page of the Wisconsin FBLA website.



I hope to see you all in Minneapolis!



Cheyenne Mackai

2014-15 Wisconsin FBLA State President

Connect with FBLA!


 Click on the top right symbol to access the full screen version of this map! 


David Thomas
FBLA State Adviser
Email: david.thomas@dpi.wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-2348
Contact your 2014-2015 Officers and Advisers Here!

What's New in Wisconsin FBLA

The Wisconsin FBLA State Meeting at the NFLC in Minneapolis, MN will be held in the following room: Symphony III-IV at 6:15 pm-7:15 pm on Friday November 14th.   
October is Charity Choice Month! Download the flyer for more information Charity Choice Flyer  
 2014-2015 Competitive Event Guidelines & Adviser’s Handbook is now available!  

The Wisconsin FBLA eBulletin for September 2014 is here! http://fbla.dpi.wi.gov/fbla_news


Design the 2014-2016 Wisconsin FBLA Trading Pin!  Download the Flyer [79K, 1 page] to promote this opportunity. Complete the Submission Form [376K, 2 pages]—Due by October 1.  The winner will receive $50, and his/her chapter will receive $100. Only one submission is permitted per chapter.


Complete the 2014-2015 Local Chapter Information Contact Form to update our records. The state office will use this information to update adviser information on the Google Map, send regional newsletters/state bulletins, and provide your officers with a ballot in October to vote on the Wisconsin FBLA Trading Pin design.


FBLA Super Sweeps is in full swing. Advisers--please register your chapters now! 


The Official Calendar for Wisconsin FBLA 2014-2015 is now available for your planning needs in the coming school year. This calendar can also be found in the Wisconsin FBLA Competitive Event Guidelines & Adviser Handbook that was just released in October 2014.  

You can download the calendar from the Wisconsin FBLA Calendar Page!


The National Leadership Conference 2014 TOP TEN Wisconsin Winners have been posted here: http://fbla.dpi.wi.gov/NLC/EventWinners


Collaborative all CTSO Community Service Project  

  • The Milwaukee Bucks partnered up with members from Wisconsin DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA for a collaborative community service project. Five outstanding school districts conducted school and community campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of operating a mobile device while driving. See the videos here.

Adviser Mentor Program

You may access the WI FBLA New Adviser Mentor Program form online at:



If you are a veteran adviser that would be willing to assist in the mentoring of a newer adviser, then please click on the following link that will take you to a Google Doc where you can enter your contact information on the same line as one our new advisers. 



National Officer Programs of Work. Find out what your FBLA National Officer Team planned for the upcoming year.

View the FBLA National Officer Program of Work


 Future National Fall Leadership Conference

  • NFLC 2014:      
  • Nov. 7-8 Washington D.C.
  • Nov. 14-15 – Minneapolis, MN
  • Nov. 21-22 - New Orleans, LA
  • NFLC 2015
  • Nov. 6-7 – Omaha, NE
  • Nov. 13-14 – Charleston, SC
  • Nov. 20-21 – Baltimore, MD


As a reminder, our theme this year is Step Up to the Challenge. Download the logo artwork package for all your promotional needs.

 To find your regional affiliation on the new state map, please click here

Request a Google Hangout with a member of our WI FBLA State Offer Team to learn more about opportunities in FBLA with your local chapter. Plan an online meeting by making a request today!

To learn more about the Business Achievement Awards, please click here.

To help students prepare for FBLA competitive events, please click here for a sample study guide resources page. Also, see the new Competitive Events Mobile Reference Guide.

Interested in starting or reactivating an FBLA chapter? Please see the two-page Chapter Organization Packet, which includes an application form.
New advisers, here is helpful guidance from the FBLA-PBL National Office regarding your Role as an FBLA Adviser.

Follow us at:
Basic Information Resources

About FBLA
WI Middle Level FBLA
FBLA Calendar
Officers & Staff
Photo Gallery

National FBLA-PBL

Competitive Events
         Competitive Event Study Guides (updated October 2013)
Chapter Resources
Community Service Opportunities
WI FBLA e-Bulletin
Awards & Scholarships
         Business Achievement Awards
Running for State/National Office


Users must have a PDF reader installed and configured on their web browser to view PDF files. The Acrobat reader is available free at Adobe's web site.


For questions about this information, contact David Thomas (608) 266-2348