Northwest Region


Abby Key


Northwest Region Vice President 

“Its Haloween. Everyone is entitled to a good scare!”


This month I had the pleasure of meeting with Starmount High School! Thank you, Starmount for having me!

Happy October! It’s time for the final membership push. Membership registration must be turned in by October 20th!

Hard Work Pays Off!

I am at a loss for words! Since August 1st, our region has welcomed 7 NEW CHAPTERS!!!! This could not have been done without your hard work and determination. A big shout out to the following:

Crossroads Art and Science Early College 

Southeast Middle School

Pilot Mountain Middle School

Alleghany High School

Wilkes Central High School

Avery County High School

Mabel Elementary School

I can not wait to serve you all this 2018-19 FBLA season!


Sign Up For Remind

With this remind, you will be able to receive updates via text message from myself and Sereena Church, the 2018-19 regional adviser. Students and advisers are welcome to sign up!

Text @bbk38d to 81010 to sign up

Time to Get Members!

School has started back and it’s time to start recruiting members for your local FBLA chapters. Below are a few tips and tricks to getting new members. Membership registration is due by October 20th!!

  1. Have a business professional come and talk to your class about what it is like working in the business world. Let this conversation be the gateway to a conversation about FBLA.
  2. Use your social media platforms to show your friends how must you enjoy being in FBLA and how many opportunities there are for networking and growth.
  3. Set up a meeting during school hours for those interested in learning more about becoming a member.
  4. RECRUIT RECRUIT RECRUIT! Let’s make this year a year of growth.

2018-2019 Northwest Regional Goals


I want to use this year to truly grow and better the Northwest Region. Here are some of the things I would like to see happen!

  1. Add five or more chartered or reactivated chapters to our region – We did it!
  2. Increase our membership within current chapters – 
  3. Have 15 or more members compete at the Regional Competitive Event than last year – 
  4. Have 30 or more members compete at the State Leadership Conference than last year – 
  5. Use forums such as Remind 101 and email to get current information out and received by all members- We did it!

In addition to these goals I have a personal one for myself – My goal as your state officer this year is to attend at least 5 Free Food Friday meetings. I want you all to recruit as hard as you can this year! Let’s get some new or reactivated chapters!

As a state officer, it is my job to stay connected to the chapters and members. This form will also ask if you are requesting a Free Food Friday visit. Remember, you must have helped in the activating or reactivating of a local chapter in order to be eligible for one of these meetings. 

Northwest VP Visit Request

Once you have put in a visit request, I will get back to you via email and a time and date can be set up!


Dates to Remember

October 6, 2018 NFLC—Chicago, IL Early bird Registration deadline

October 9, 2018, Fall Stock Market Game Registration Deadline

October 11, 2018 Webinar: Connect at the NFLCs

October 13, 2018 NFLC—Albuquerque, NM Early bird Registration deadline (State officers will be in attendance)

October 16, 2018, LifeSmarts Fall Competition Begins

October 20, 2018, First National Membership Dues Postmarked. Mail state and national dues to the national office. This will give them time to be received and entered at National to qualify students for Regional Competitive Events. Membership deadline for fall publications and chapter/state Membership awards at NFLC’s (N) Super Sweeps ends NFLC – Charlotte, NC Early Bird Registration Deadline

October 24, 2018, Virtual Business Finance Fall Challenge Begins Virtual Business Management Challenge Begins


Click HERE to access the Calendar of Activities for 2018-2019; this calendar is super useful, and I highly recommend that you print a copy!


My Favorite Moments



Don’t forget to recruit!

YOU are why NC FBLA is so Great!


 Thank you for making NC FBLA GREAT!
 If you have any questions feel free to contact me!

Abby Key

Northwest Region VP


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