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NC FBLA Central Region

Welcome Central Region FBLA Members and Advisers! 

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Guten Tag Central Region!


I am always excited to post a new update on what I have been doing as your Central Region Vice President as I always have so much to share! First and foremost, I would like to extend my thoughts and condolences to those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. My own hometown, Kinston, had a significant amount of flooding and has displaced many residents of my town. I wish you all the safest of travels and urge you to be as safe as possible during the hurricane, afterwards, and throughout any more natural disasters our great state may face. Please, stay safe and Central region, please let me know if there is anything I can do within my limits for each of your chapters and each of you as individuals.


Secondly, moving into FBLA business, I would like to ensure that each of you, your chapters, and your members have received your chapter registration packets for the 2016 NC FBLA Central Region Competitive Events Conference! If you have not received a packet (in email form) from Tracy Abbott or Gina Cousins, please notify me at my email address listed below or either of them at their respective emails (tracy.abbott@carteretk12.org) and (gcousins@lenoir.k12.nc.us). It is imperative that you act upon this as soon as possible, because as of writing this post, there are only 20 days to send in the completed packets and dues to their respective locations!

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Third, I would like to include all the information I have drafted for the regional conference as of today. Below under ‘Regional Conference Information’ is important information about the Central Region Competitive Events Conference. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the conference or any questions about NC FBLA; I would be more than happy to answer any question you have!


Last, but certainly not least, I would like to extend my services to all of NC FBLA. I am available to attend chapter meetings, host inductions, help with fundraisers, and grow your chapter and your knowledge of NC FBLA. Please do not hesitate to contact me; I promise I will email back in a timely manner and work with your chapter’s schedule and with their individual needs!


Regional Conference Information

This is the information section that contains all plans that are in place for the RCEC in December! This will be updated for a final version on November 11th, 2016!


The 2016-2017 Regional Competitive Events Conference in the Central Region will be held on December 3rd, 2016 beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m.

The RCEC will be held at Kinston High School in Kinston, North Carolina located at 2601 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28504.


7:30 A.M. – 7:45 A.M.  – Students begin arriving at Kinston High School

  • Buses should plan to enter the Performing Arts Center (PAC) circle located off the N. Queen St./Hwy 58 Entrance. Buses will be directed after dropping off students to the Student Parking Lot located off the N. Heritage St. Entrance to the school. There is an access point from the PAC circle to this parking lot. Appropriate signage will be posted!

8:00 A.M. – Kinston High School Performing Arts Center Opens

  • Students/Advisers will be able to enter the Preforming Arts Center at this time. Schools should plan to arrive earlier than 8 am, especially if students are competing in Job Interview, Public Speaking I & II, and FBL. This events tend to fill quickly and are popular events that need to start early so the schedule’s integrity is maintained.

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. – Registration will begin ——– @ Kinston High School Performing Arts Center Lobby

  • Advisers will be able to pick-up registration packets which will include schedules, performance information, and a map, as well as other information and goodies. Once a chapter is registered, they should report to the PAC Auditorium and find a seat for the opening session. If a student in a popular event in your chapter is needed to report elsewhere, they will be notified at the registration table.

9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. – Opening Session ——– @ KHS Performing Arts Center Auditorium

  • This session is mandatory for conference attendees. Useful conference information and opening regards will be given here.

9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.  – Competitive Events & Workshops Will Begin——– @KHS “Main Building”

  • Competitors should report to their appropriate locations at this time, and chose workshops that are interesting and related to their business education.

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. – Lunch ——– @ KHS Cafeteria

1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. – Entertainment ——–  @KHS PAC Auditorium ¹

  • A break in conference to allow judges time to deliberate, scores to be tallied, and final sheets to be printed for the awards program.

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. – Awards of Excellence Program ——– @KHS PAC Auditorium ²

  • The awards ceremony for competitors, testing candidates, and a recognition of all chapters and members of NC FBLA.

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This schedule is tentative, though it is in it’s final stages, though the times may change slightly to accommodate the various programs throughout the day.

A final schedule will be sent by November 3rd, 2016 to each Central Region chapter and the November regional post (Nov. 11) will also contain this schedule Please plan accordingly.

The competitive events offered at the RCEC are as follows:


High School Events

Middle School Events

Accounting I (Objective Test) Business Math (Objective Test)
Business Calculations (Objective Test) Career Exploration (Objective Test)
Business Communication (Objective Test) FBLA Creed (Performance Event)
Computer Applications (Objective Test/Home Site Test) Introduction to Business Communication-Formerly Proofreading & Editing (Objective Test)
Database Design & Application (Objective Test/Home Site Test) Public Speaking (Performance Event)
Business Leader (Performance Event)  High School Events
Introduction to Business Procedures (objective test) 9th & 10th Grade only  Networking Concepts
Introduction to Information Technology (objective test) 9th & 10th Grade only  Public Speaking I (Performance Event)
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (objective test) 9th & 10th Grade only  Public Speaking II (Performance Event)
Job Interview (Performance Event)  NCBEA Outstanding Student (pre-judged packets and Performance – Interview)
Spreadsheet Applications (HS) Objective Test/Home Site Test)  Word Processing  (Objective Test / Home Site Test)

*Middle Level Events are colored in blue*

Adviser Information

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Advisers, you will be receiving a second email from me containing important regional information when we begin to assemble registration packets. Please feel free to email me with any concerns you may have such as student registration errors, food allergies, questions, and any program suggestions you would like to see at the RCEC. I will do my best to accommodate each chapter as I am able.

Advisers, if you have not received any emails or correspondence from me, please email me as soon as possible so that I may catch you up on our region’s happenings.





Please let me know if you have any questions on any of these events, or if you would like to see some of your State Officer team at your events!



I anticipate hearing from all of the chapters in the Central region and I hope to share your many successes in NC FBLA!



Thank-you so much,

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Brandon Standley
Central Region VP


Useful Information and Dates


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  • October 20th 2016: First National Dues Deadline! (Sent to National Office)

  • October 21st 2016: NFLC Dallas – Early Bird Registration Deadline

  • November 1st 2016: Central Region Competitive Events Conference Forms Due to their Respective Recipients 

  • November 5th & 6th – NFLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

  • November 11th & 12th – NFLC in Daytona Beach, Florida 

  • November 18th & 19th – NFLC in Dallas, Texas

  • December 3rd 2016 — RCEC (Regional Competitive Event Conference) at Kinston High School

  • December 17th 2016 — RCEC (Regional Competitive Event Conference) at Kinston High School [MAKEUP DATE IF NECESSARY]


Brandon Matthew Standley

Central Region Vice President

If you have any questions, feel free to email me


Instagram: @branstan

Twitter: @branstans

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