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Membership Recognition

The national center determines winners in the Membership Recognition events after an audit of the membership records. The figures used in determining the winners will be the number of paid members on record in the national center at the close of business on October 20 (Fall Membership Awards) and April 15.

These awards presented by the national office recognizes members who actively recruit other friends and students to join their local PBL chapter.

The following fall membership awards are presented for PBL chapters at the National Fall Leadership Conference. One (1) national award for PBL chapters is presented in each category.

  • Largest Local Chapter

  • Largest Local Chapter Membership-Professional Division (by affiliation)

  • Largest State Chapter

  • Largest Increase in State ChapterMembership

  • State Recruitment of Chapters (may be FBLA, FBLA-Middle Level, or PBL)

  • Largest State Chapter Membership-Professional Division (by affiliation)


The following end-of-the-year membership awards are presented/announced for PBL chapters at the NLC.

  • Largest Local Chapter Membership-top two (2) local chapters in each region and one (1) national winner

  • Largest Local Chapter Membership-Professional Division (by affiliation)-top (2) local chapters in each region and one (1) national winner

  • Largest State Chapter-top two (2)state chapters in each region and one (1)national winner

  • Largest Increase in State ChapterMembership-top two (2) state chapters in each region and one (1) national winner

  • State Recruitment of Chapters-top two (2) state chapters in each region and one (1) national winner

  • Largest State Chapter Membership-Professional Division (by affiliation)-top two (2) state chapters in each region and one (1) national winner

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