Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs


Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

FBLA is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisors, and advisory councils (including school officials, business people, and community representatives) guide local chapters. State advisors and committee members coordinate chapter activities for the national organization.

The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University. The first high school chapter was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3, 1942.


  • Connecticut FBLA has two business conferences throughout the year. The Fall Leadership Conference features an amazing keynote speaker and valuable business workshops. The Spring Leadership Conference includes competitive events, officer elections, informative workshops, and a wonderful experience for students.

  • Connecticut FBLA honors the achievements and memory of our beloved friend and colleague, Claire DePersia. Her love of CT FBLA inspired a scholarship to subsidize the cost of attending the National Leadership Conference for an SLC winning applicant. This scholarship is made possible through the generous donations of friends and family of Claire DePersia.

  • Connecticut FBLA offers a wide variety of business and educational opportunities. We provide students with the opportunity to participate in business events, meet new business leaders, and prepare for a career. FBLA also offers the unique opportunity to travel across the country to attend various national leadership conferences.

  • We invite inspirational and influential leaders to deliver keynote speeches during our leadership conferences. Additionally, guest speakers travel to Connecticut to deliver workshops. Local chapters throughout the state also invite guest speakers to speak with their chapters about business.

  • Joining Connecticut FBLA offers many valuable opportunities to make connections with new students and influential business people. Local chapter activities and state conferences allow students to interact and grow their networks.