Northwest Region


Taylor Faherty

Northwest Region Vice President 

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something that we love is called passion.


Fall is in the air and school is back in swing! I hope everyone has had a great start to their school year and that your teachers haven’t assigned you too much homework, yet. But, if they have and you’re feeling stressed, just remember to breathe; and, know that you can do absolutely anything you set your mind to!

As you work your way into the school year routine, I also hope you make FBLA a part of that routine! We have a great year ahead of us, and FBLA provides so many wonderful opportunities for you to succeed! Please remember that if you need any help with your chapter or upcoming events to reach out to me! I am here to help, and I want to spend my school year working closely with all of you!


2017-2018 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 three or more chartered or reactivated chapters to our region
  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 then last year
  5. Use forums such as Remind 101 and email to get current information out and received by all members
  6. Have multiple chapters participate in the Statewide Community Service Day on February 24th

In addition to these goals I have a personal one for myself – My goal as your state officer this year is to come to at least one meeting at each chapter within our region.

As a state officer it is my job to stay connected to the chapters and members. and so this is the best way I can think of doing that. If you have a big event that is coming up or just a meeting you’d like me to attend or help conduct, please click the button below!

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!

Welcome to Our Region

I would like to give a huge Northwest Region welcome to –

Lake Norman Charter School and Stateville High School

We. as a region, are always very excited to have new schools, advisers, and members join in our region, and we cannot wait to see what our new members achieve this year!

In addition, if you are interested in starting or reactivating a chapter, please contact me or go to to fill out a Chapter Organization Packet!

I would like to try to bring our members together from across the region so each month I plan on doing a featured member of the month! Since this is new this month, I’d like to share a little bit about myself!

My name is Taylor Faherty and I am a senior at Fred T Foard High School.

10 Facts About Me

1. Fall is my favorite season because the leaves change colors; I can wear sweaters; and because football is on all the time.
2. I swim on a club swim team, and my favorite stroke is breast stroke.
3. Everytime Harry Potter comes on Freeform I end up binge watching the movies all weekend even if I just saw them the weekend before.
4. My favorite color is yellow, but I would never paint my room that color because I heard that it can make you go insane.
5. I play the ukulele, not well, but I really enjoy it.
6. I am currently trying to learn how to cook mostly because I have recently started watching a lot of Chopped on the Food Network.
7. I would like to go to either UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilimington, University of South Carolina, or Auburn next fall, pending that I get accepted of course.
8. The day before the State Leadership Conference I walked into a wall and broke my toe so for the first two days of the conference I wore Crocs while walking around and only wore business shoes when I absolutely had to.
9. At the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, I got stuck in the elevator at our hotel by myself so for the rest of the Conference I took the stairs, and told everyone I saw to do the same.
10. This is my seventh year in FBLA, and I have absolutely no idea where I would be without this organization; I met my best friend through FBLA; I have gotten to travel across the country; I have met so many amazing people and grown as a person, which is why I love FBLA so much.

Want to be featured next month?! Then fill out the form below and maybe you will be!

Want to get on stage at SLC or be recognized at Nationals?

Well, you can be in your competetive events by working hard and preparing dilegently!

But in addition to your competative event, there are other opportunities to be recognized as well!

1. Business Achievement Award – This is a great way to get you and other members active in FBLA. There are four different levels, and fun, informative tasks to complete at each level. Once you complete a level you get a pin, and if you complete all four you are recognized at SLC and NLC!

2. Community Service Award – Do you volunteer a lot? Well, if you do, you can be recognized for it! There are three levels, which can be completed with different hours of service.

3. Membership Madness – There are lots of membership awards that your chapter can recieve, that are going on now! If your chapter completes them you will get a ribbon at States for your achievements!

Check out more information on this awards at

Dates to Remember

Online Membership Registration is open NOW!

October 18th – Early bird registration deadline for St. Louis NFLC 

October 20th – Membership dues need to be in the mail!  

November 1st – Non-Stop November begins

November 1st – Receipt deadline for Regional Competitive Events

November 10th-11th – National Fall Leadership in St. Louis, Missouri (state officers will be in attendance)

November 15th – American Enterprise Day

The tentative date for the Regional Competative Events is December 2nd – More information on this event will be sent out soon!

Click HERE to access the Calendar of Activities for 2017-2018, this calendar is super useful, and I highly recommend that you print a copy!


Thank you for all that you do for NC FBLA!

Good luck with your first semester of school!

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!



Taylor Faherty

Northwest Region VP


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