Student Certificaton Series

Posted: October 2, 2015 in Advisors, Membership

If you are unable to see the original video for the Student certification series, click on this link to view the archived version.

Here are a few opportunities to participate in that will apply towards a Chapter Activities Award of Excellence.

Tweet-a-Thon beginning October 2nd at 8pm for 24 hours! The national officers are hosting this event, at @National_BPA and participation allows your chapter to earn the BPA Cares Social Media Award.

National BPA Chapter Social Week Challenge is coming up November 9-13 – this event also will serve as participation in a social activity which is a requirement of the Chapter Activities Award of Excellence. You are encouraged to take pictures and share at #BPASocial and #OhioBPA.

BOB is the 2016 NLC mascot, his name stands for “Best of Boston.” BOB is beginning his trip around the Region 17 Presidentstate of Ohio. Look for him at a meeting or school near you and be sure to share your pictures with Ms. Burris at or follow BOB at @BPABOB or #BPABOB.

Here is BOB with the Region 17 officer team:
President – Aston Gerber – D. Russel Lee – Tom Newman
Vice-President – Braden Pruski – D. Russel Lee – Tom Newman
Secretary – Phillip Gandy – Fairfield High School – Steve Chambers
Treasurer – Mario Gonzalez – D. Russel Lee – Tom Newman
Parliamentarian – Joseph Kennedy – D. Russel Lee – Tom Newman
Historian – Bradley Cunningham – Springboro High School – Justin Deeter

Region 17 Officer Team with Bob

Advisors, please be aware that there are many important dates approaching.

Friday October 2 2015 – intent to screen forms due email to
Tuesday October 6 2015 – orders for Blue Jackets Career day due email to
Friday October 9 2015 – call for proposals for FLC presenters (looking for parli pro team, teaching students how to complete torch awards and bpa cares topics) email to
Tuesday October 13 2015 – officer candidate application and forms due email to
Wednesday October 14 2015 – orders for Cedar Point Career day due email to
Monday October 19 2015 – State Officer Screening appointment times will be assigned
Monday October 19 2015 – Registration for Fall Leadership Conference opens
Tuesday October 20 2015 – Blue Jackets Career Day
Friday October 23 2015 – Pin Design Contest due email to
Friday October 23 2015 – Cedar Point Career Day
Week of October 26 – 30 2015 – Preliminary Voting of Pin Designs  

Cedar Point Career Day

Posted: September 23, 2015 in Career Day

A new career day opportunity has just become available. Cedar Point is sponsoring a career day at their Sandusky park. Please check out these forms for more information!

Business Professionals of America Career Day at Cedar Point

Ohio BPA Order Form

Fall Leadership Updates

Posted: September 23, 2015 in FLC, Membership

Please be sure to check out the Fall Leadership Page for updates on the breakout sessions. Information is being posted as quickly as possible so that when the registration system opens on October 19, 2015 you will be able to register your students for the best sessions for them.

Blue Jackets Career Day

Posted: September 10, 2015 in Advisors, Career Day

October 20, 2015 is the 5th Annual BPA Columbus Blue Jackets Career Day. Please check out the documents tab to find the Invitation and Order Form for this event.

Call for Presentations

Posted: September 8, 2015 in Advisors, Call_for_Proposals, FLC

The 2015 Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association Fall Leadership Conference call for presentation is now open. If you are interested in presenting at the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio please click on the “Call for Proposals” link below. The areas of interest that are being sought are BPA Cares, Torch Awards program, and Parliamentary Procedure.

This is an excellent opportunity for you or your students to highlight your expertise and showcase your successful and innovative programs to your peers and BPA members. Proposals will be accepted until October 9, 2015. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

Call for Proposals

I know that you are in the middle of registering students so I wanted to get this out there ASAP. There is a new address to send payments to for NATIONAL BPA. Please immediately update your Board Offices with the new REMITTAL ADDRESS of:

Business Professionals of America
National Center
PO BOX 729
Westerville OH 43086

The day your students have been begging for has arrived. Today the new WSAP handbook was published with the new competition topics for the 2015-2016 school year.

Don’t forget the new Style and Reference guide along with Torch Award and BPA Cares handbooks have been released as well.