Mineral Point Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America members attended State Leadership Conference held in Green Bay at the KI Center on April 8th and 9th, along with 2800 FBLA members from around the state. The two day conference had workshops and tours for members to attend to increase their business knowledge as well as compete in their business events.

Members who had placed 1st through 3rd in their events at the Regional Leadership Conference held in February advanced to compete at the State level.  Competitors at the 2019 State Leadership Conference included: Zula Flanary, Zoe Hay, and Katie Wilson- Business Ethics, Karsten Bakken- Business Law, Ethan Mensen and Cole Wilson-Public Service Announcement, Garrett Ward-Securities and Investments, Lily Wong-Networking Concepts, Laney Finkelmeyer-Networking Concepts, Haydn Marr-Cyber Security, and Tatum Novak-Intro to FBLA. Members Ben Basting and Matthew Berg were unable to attend the conference despite qualifying to compete.

Karsten Bakken earned 6th place in the Business Law event and Tatum Novak earned 6th place in the Intro to FBLA event.

In addition, members of the Mineral Point Chapter competed in several State Leadership Conference only events: Brady Palzkill- Coding and Programming, Chloe Oberhauser, Skylar Martin, and Jenna Wiker- Community Service Project, and Mitchell Schaaf- Local Chapter Annual Business Report.

Brady Palzkill placed 6th in the Coding and Programming event and the team of Skylar Martin, Chloe Oberhauser, and Jenna Wiker placed 6th in the Community Service Project presentation.

Kelsie Toay, Caleb Wersal, and Hayden Bakken attended as member delegates for the FBLA Legacy Academy where students learned from professional motivational speaker, Patty Hendrickson, and interacted with Green Bay business professionals, toured local businesses, and developed leadership skills.

Zoe Hay and Cole Wilson earned Who’s Who in FBLA Awards for exemplifying leadership qualities and making outstanding contributions to our local or state chapter.

Cole Wilson also concluded his year as State FBLA Vice President.

The Mineral Point Chapter earned two significant awards at the State Leadership Conference. First, the Gold Seal Chapter of Merit Award for completion of the Gold Seal requirements for participation in projects and programs identified with the goals of FBLA.  Second, the chapter through its involvement and action also earned the National Outstanding Chapter Award which recognizes top achieving chapters through completion of activities which benefit membership, community, and education.

State Leadership Conference was a great learning experience for the Mineral Point FBLA members. Congratulations to all participants.