Here is the schedule for the upcoming State Leadership Conference being held March 17-18, 2016.

Location: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Columbus
                 Crowne Plaza, Downtown Columbus
                 Greater Columbus Convention Center, Downtown Columbus
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Arrive at the Hyatt Regency to register
  • 10:30 am Opening Session
  • 11:15 am Competitive Events begin
  • 12:00 pm Men’s Wearhouse Dress for Success session
  • 12:00 – 4:00 pm Day of Service Activities
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm Statesman Award Ceremony
  • 8:00 pm Alumni Meeting
  • 9:00 – 11:30 pm Entertainment options

Location: Mershon Auditorium, OSU, Columbus
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

  • 10:30 – 1:00 pm Awards Ceremony
  • 1:00 pm National Contestants’ Test Review

Check out the new educational video posted by the State Officer team on how to get some last minute Torch Award points. The deadline is drawing near!

Due dates are approaching for gaining the recognition your chapter deserves. What does my chapter need to do to earn these awards? Check out the planning sheets below.

Each one of these awards needs to be submitted using the BPA online BPA Cares submission system.

  • Here is a link directly to the Special Recognition Awards site.
  • This link will take you to the Service Learning Awards site.

Find the award you are working towards and click on its application. It’s that easy!

Chapter Activities of Excellence Award Worksheet

Ohio Professional Cup Worksheet

A huge Ohio BPA congratulations to Austin Pearce and Kevin Kennedy for being named semi-finalists for the 2015 CTE Presidential Scholar program. Both young men and their advisors will be recognized at a ceremony in January. Check out more details about these young men by visiting

Honorary Life Membership Nomination

Posted: December 4, 2015 in Membership

Due date is quickly approaching to submit your nominations for the Honorary Life Membership Award. December 18, 2016 all nominations need to be submitted to

2016 BPA Honorary Life Form  Word document
2016 BPA Honorary Life Form  PDF Fillable


Posted: December 4, 2015 in Membership

The Ohio Association Scholarship packet is now posted. The due date to submit the scholarships is January 15, 2016.


Empowerment Series

Posted: December 4, 2015 in Advisors, Membership, NationalBPA, WSAP

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

The Empowerment Series offered as a resource of National BPA great idea to use in your class for a bell ringer activity or even class research/discussion. Please visit these concise, but powerful, training pieces.

Public Speaking
Job Search

State Internship Documents

Posted: November 24, 2015 in Membership

The new State Internship program was revealed at the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference. The required documents  for the Internship can be found on the website under the documents tab.

Documents need to be completed and submitted by December 18, 2015. Links are located below.

Intern Application Process
Ohio Association Internship Code of Conduct

2016 State Pin Design Winners

Posted: November 21, 2015 in Membership

Congratulations to Delaware Area Career Center and Diamond Oaks CTC on creating the two winning designs.

“I declare this meeting of Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association adjourned!” Those words spoken by our new president, Michaela Frank, rang through the Exhibit Hall at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

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That concluded a day of exciting breakout sessions, fantastic speeches and campaigns by officer candidates, farewell of the 2014-2015 officer team and a HUGE welcome to the new 2015-2016 officer team.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to this wonderful event – thank you for “taking care of business!”