Herman Finklea

Mission Statement
The FBLA Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


FBLA Creed
I believe education is the right of every person.

    I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational

institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

    I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on the occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

  I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, community, and family life.

    I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation and that this right should not be denied because of race, color, creed, sex, or handicap.

    I believe every person should take the responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

   I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

FBLA Dress Code
All FBLA-PBL members and advisers should develop an awareness of the image one's appearance projects. The purpose of the dress code is to uphold the professional image of the association and its members and to prepare students for the business world. Appropriate attire is required for all attendees - advisers, members, and guests - at all general sessions, competitive events, regional meetings, workshops, and other activities unless otherwise stated in the conference program. Conference name badges are part of this dress code and must be worn for all conference functions. For safety reasons, do not wear name badges when touring.

Professional attire acceptable for official FBLA-PBL activities include:
    Males· Business suit with collar dress shirt, and necktie or· Sport coat, dress slacks, collar shirt, and necktie or· Dress slacks, collar shirt, and necktie.· Banded collar shirt may be worn only if sport coat or business suit is worn.· Dress shoes and socks.
    Females· Business suit with blouse or· Business pantsuit with blouse or· Skirt or dress slacks with blouse or sweater or· Business dress.· Dress shoes and nylons.

Inappropriate attire, for both men and women, includes:· Jewelry in visible body piercing, other than ears· Denim or chambray fabric clothing of any kind, overalls, shorts, skorts, stretch or stirrup pants, exercise or bike shorts· Backless, see-through, tight-fitting, spaghetti straps, strapless, extremely short, or low-cut blouses, tops, dresses, or skirts.· T-shirts, Lycra™, spandex, midriff tops, tank tops, bathing suits· Sandals, athletic shoes, industrial work shoes, hiking boots, bare feet, or over-the-knee-boots· Athletic wear, including sneakers· Hats or flannel fabric clothing· Bow ties

Please the FBLA-PBL website at http://fbla-pbl.org/