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Regional Conference Attracts Hundreds of Future Business Leaders

FBLA members from Mansfield High School sing the national anthem during opening ceremonies in the Field House Region 7 President Ramón Martí, also from Mansfield, leads a wake-up cheer Members' hands are raised for the FBLA pledge Bradley M. Webb, coordinator of matriculation and retention for Penn College's School of Business and Computer Technologies, staffs an information table in the Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center atrium A group of students chooses which sessions to attend in the ATHS More than 700 students and their advisers from area schools traveled to Penn College’s main campus Thursday for the Future Business Leaders of America Region 7 conference. The group began its day with registration and opening remarks in the Field House, including introductions to candidates for regional office, before breaking into smaller sessions for presentations and competitions elsewhere on campus. Following lunch in the Susquehanna Room, the group returned to the Field House for an awards ceremony. The School of Business and Computer Technologies annually hosts the event in cooperation with the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office. With a quarter of a million members, FBLA is the largest student business organization in the world and is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business.

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