Northwest Region


Taylor Faherty

Northwest Region Vice President 

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more then simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. 



It’s turkey time! November is such a wonderful time of the year because you get to spend time with family and friends over great food! But I also know that November can be an especially stressful time, because of school, exams, college essays, and approaching FBLA events! It is important to remember that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and to take all your activities one day at a time. Make a schedule, write important deadlines down, and I promise you will succeed! All your hard work will show in your grades and hopefully at the upcoming awards ceremonies!

This past weekend your state officer team had the wonderful opportunity to travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference! Over the years I have attended a lot of different conferences; and, by far, this was one of the best experiences I have had. While we were there we were able to meet and reconnect with new and old state officers from across the nation. We attended workshops, and participated in the State Officer Track where we all learned valuable information that I hope to bring to our region! Finally, the state officer team was able to really bond during this trip. Together, we got to go to the top of the Gateway Arch (tallest man made monument in the US), take a riverboat tour, visit the St. Louis Zoo and try lots of different local cuisine. At the upcoming RCEC/SLC feel free to ask me or your state parliamentarian, Emma Godwin, any questions you may have about the Gateway Arch because I feel confident we will have an answer! On this trip I learned so much about FBLA and about the city of St. Louis!


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

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

Well, you can be in your competitive events by working hard and preparing diligently!

But in addition to your competitive 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 receive, 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

Have you ever been walking around a State or National Leadership Conference and noticed students with a lot of different ribbons on their nametags? Do you want this to be you?

Well, if so, then here are a few great ways to get your chapter recognized at SLC and NLC!

This month is quickly coming to a close but there is still time to complete Non-Stop November! This is the 2nd part of the 3 part chapter challenge! The deadline for Non-Stop November is 12.10.17 – to complete this activity you can go to and register your chapter! Then as a chapter you can complete the 3 required activities and two chose activites! Then, at the NLC your chapter can be recognized!

In addition, make sure to check out Action Awarness! This is the final part of the chapter challenge and will be due March 1st! Good luck to all the chapters, and I hope to see you all recognized at SLC and NLC!!

In addition to awards, remember that FBLA is also very focused on service. This month is National Prematurity Awareness Month; have your school wear purple a day or do a mini walk! Little things like this can make a huge difference to this life changing organization!

There are many other service projects that your chapter can do. This year NC FBLA is having a community service day that I hope to see all of you involved in!

Finally, each region will be collecting non-perishable food items and hygiene items for veterans in our area. Please make sure to bring these goods to our RCEC on December 2nd! Any donations will be greatly appreciated!



Regional Leadership Conference

This year the Regional Leadership Conference for Competitive Events will be held at Fred T Foard High School on December 2nd (bad weather date is the 9th). The event will cost $20 per person which helps to cover lunch and competitive event materials needed. Check in will begin that Saturday at 8 am. Registration has closed, and I look forward to seeing all of you in attendance! Remember that it is never too early to start preparing for your event! There are so many resources online, so please study hard so we can see you on the podium! I know our region will represent us well at SLC! Good luck to all of those competing and I can’t wait to see you there!

Dates to Remember

November 15th – American Enterprise Day

December 1st – Receipt Deadline for Adviser of the year, NC FBLA Executive Board, and Business person of the year

December 2nd Northwest Region RCEC!

December 10th Non-Stop November Closes

January 1st – Action Awareness Begins

January 15th – A TON OF STUFF IS DUE!! Many SLC competitive event projects need to be received to Mrs. Thomas by this deadline! Make sure you know if your event requires material to be mailed in by this deadline!!!!! 


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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