Loveland Business Leaders
    Students are involved in competitive Marketing and Business events throughout the year, starting with practice competitions, then Districts, then possibly qualifying for State (Colorado Springs and/or Vail) in the spring. Our members come from all student body - anyone will fit into our group! Students benefit by learning how to communicate better, work in teams, be an advocate for themselves, and relate to the adult working world. Plus, this exposure may help students decide on a career!  

    There may be volunteer opportunities as well as fundraising. We try to give back to our community and state through various projects. Students are exposed to many types of activities and can be involved in various projects. The Marketing Research class (1st semester) is a great class to become even more involved in DECA. 
    Do you have an interest in sports and entertainment marketing, in the travel or hospitality business, in fashion, in a retail career, in advertising, in the restaurant trade? Activities and skills in these and any other marketing specialty are available to you through DECA. And along the way, you'll make friendships that will last forever! 
    In 1946, the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) organized around an ambitious goal: To improve educational and career opportunities in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship for students. In the years since, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation, working with the business community to integrate academic achievement with career and technical skills. Over time, the needs of our membership have changed, and we have changed to meet them. Yet the fundamental reasons we formed remain at our core: First, effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to pursue their dreams; and second, marketing education works best when it's part of an integrated education program linking classroom instruction with internship experience for career success.
    For over 55 years, DECA, the association of marketing students, has been leading talented young people toward real careers and lifetime skills. These days, DECA is more than keeping pace. Our Competitive Events Program amplifies what students learn in the classroom and even includes the Virtual Business Challenge, a business management simulation, and the 7-UP Challenge, a web design event. 
    See your marketing teacher to sign up. You won't find a better investment for your time and energy than - you guessed it - DECA!
    FBLA is the premier student business association. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.