Triangle-East Region

Hello Triangle East Region!

My name is Rachel Cobb, and I am your 2017-2018 Triangle East Region Vice President. I am a senior at Fike High School in Wilson. I would like to thank all of you for electing me to lead this wonderful region. I am extremely excited for all we are going to accomplish this year.


2017 National Fall Leadership Conference

The National Fall Leadership Conference will be held in three locations this fall: Buffalo, New York, on November 3-4; St. Louis, Missouri, on November 10-11; and New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 17-18. Your state officer team will be attending NFLC in St. Louis, Missouri.

Regional Competitive Events Conference

The Triangle East Regional Competitive Events Conference will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Fike High School in Wilson. Further information will be emailed to chapter advisers closer to the time of the conference. I look forward to seeing you all there!

BAAs and Chapter Challenges

The Business Achievement Awards (BAAs) is a leadership development program that is cocurricular and aligned with the career clusters, NBEA standards, and FBLA goals. The program has four levels: Future, Business, Leader, and America. Students can work at their own pace to complete each level, and each level becomes increasingly harder. BAAs are a great opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and earn awards. If interested, please go to for more information.

FBLA offers many opportunities for local chapters to participate in membership drives and chapter challenges. Super Sweeps is open from August 1 to October 20. Non-Stop November is open from November 1 to December 10. For more information, go to

Community Service Day

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, North Carolina FBLA will have a Statewide Community Service Day. Local chapters are encouraged to participate in a service project within their community. Project ideas are organizing and shelving food items at a local food bank or picking up trash at a park. This is a competition between regions. More details will follow closer to February.

Chapter of the Month

I would like to start recognizing and showing my appreciation for the outstanding local chapters in our region by choosing a Chapter of the Month within our region starting in October. In order to do this, I will need information from all of you. If your local chapter has done something that is outstanding, such as a service project or a monumental increase in membership, all I ask is that one person from your chapter email me at and let me know what your chapter has accomplished. Pictures are also appreciated!

Please feel free to contact me if you or your chapter have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with all of you this year. Together, we can and will continue to grow our region.

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse to have never tried to succeed.”


January 2016