PARTNERSHIP WITH BUSINESS PROJECT

 

This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop and implement the most innovative, creative, and effective partnership plan.  The purpose of this project is to learn about a business through communication and interaction with the business community.

This report describes activities designed to bring business leaders and FBLA members together in a positive working relationship through innovative programs.  The report should describe the planning and implementation of activities that build a partnership between business leaders and chapter members for the purpose of learning about a business. This event should not be a chapter fund-raising project.

 

ELIGIBILITY


State           Limited to one entry per charter that is on record in the FBLA/PBL state office as having paid state and national dues by December 15 of the current school year.

National    See publication:  Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.  NOTE:  At the national level this event has a presentation portion.  Be sure to read national guidelines if preparing for national competition.

 

REGULATIONS


•    The entry form found in the SLC registration packet and a hard copy of the written project must be sent to the State adviser's office received first-class mail by the date specified in the SLC registration packet.

•    General Report Guidelines
1.    Student members, not advisers, must prepare reports.
2.    Reports must describe activities of the chapter that were conducted between the start of the previous State Leadership Conference and start of the current State Leadership Conference.
3.    Penalty points will be given if the written project does not adhere to the report guidelines.

•    Report Cover Guidelines
1.    Report covers must be of a weight such as cover stock, index stock, or card stock and include both a front and back cover.
2.    Report covers are not counted against the page limit and may contain other information.
3.    Covers may not be in plastic binders, be laminated, or have a plastic sheet overlaying the printed cover. No items, such as labels or decals, may be attached to the front cover. Two- or three-ring binders are not acceptable report covers.
4.    Cutout cover stock covers are allowed, but the page containing the cover information is included in the page count.
5.    Front cover must contain the following information: name of the school, name of the state, name of the event, and year (20xx–20xx).
6.    All reports must be bound (e.g., tape binding, spiral binding).

•    Report Content Guidelines
1.    Include a Table of Contents with page numbers.
2.    Follow the rating sheet sequence in writing the report. If information is not available for a particular criterion, include a statement to that effect in the report.
3.    Pages must be numbered and must be standard 8 1/2” x 11” paper. Each side of the paper providing information is counted as a page. Pages must not be laminated or bound in sheet protectors.
4.    Reports must not exceed 15 pages (a title page, divider pages, and appendices are optional and must be included in the page count).
5.    Copies should be sent rather than important original documents. No items may be attached to any page in the report.

•    Report must be prepared by student members, not advisers.  Local advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the report is well organized, contains substantiated statements, and is written in a business style.

•    Projects described in the report cannot be submitted in any other event except in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report.  A project that previously placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at a previous SLC is not eligible for this event.

•    Report must describe activities of the local chapter that were conducted between the previous State Leadership Conference and the current State Leadership Conference.

•    Reports judged in state competition will be returned to the respective chapter adviser.  Reports judged at the national level become property of FBLA-PBL, Inc.  These reports may be used for publication or reproduced for sale by the national association.

 

PROCEDURE


Report format must follow the same sequence shown on the rating sheet.  If information is not available for a particular criterion, an appropriate statement should be included in the report.  The report must be similar to that of a business report with substantiated statements in a clear and concise format.  Creativity through design and use of meaningful graphics is encouraged.

 

JUDGING


Reports will be reviewed by a screening committee to determine if chapters have complied with event eligibility and regulations.  A panel of judges will select the finalists before the State Leadership Conference. All decisions of the judges are final.

 

AWARDS


State awards for the top five (5) places are presented at the State Leadership Conference during the Awards Assembly.

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference.  The maximum number will be ten (10.)