Local Chapter Annual Business Report

Category: Report

Type: Chapter

Grade Level: 9-12

Deadline/Testing: March 1

Competitor Limit: 1 Entry per chapter

Event Guidelines

  • The report should include the chapter’s annual business.
  • Report formats must follow the same sequence given on the rating sheet. If information is not available for a particular criterion, include a statement to that effect in the report. The report must be similar to that of a business report with substantiated statements in a clear and concise format. Creativity through design and use of desktop publishing is encouraged. The report should describe the activities of the local chapter between the start of the previous State Leadership Conference and the start of the current State Leadership Conference. Projects used for other FBLA reports may be included.

Report Contents:

  • Reports must include a table of contents and page numbers.
  • Divider pages and appendices are optional and must be included in the page count.
  • Reports must be a minimum of 10 pages and not exceed 15 pages.
  • Pages must be numbered and formatted to fit on 8½” by 11” paper.
  • Reports may be single- or double-spaced.
  • Follow the rating sheet sequence when writing the report.

Report Covers:

  • A front cover is required.
  • Report covers must contain the following information: Name of the school, state, name of the event, and year (20xx-xx).
  • Covers are not counted against the page limit.

General Report:

  • Reports must be prepared by student members, not advisers. Local advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the reports are well organized, contain substantiated statements, and are written in an acceptable business style.
  • Reports must describe activities of the local chapters that were conducted between the start of the previous year’s State Leadership Conference and the start of the current year’s State Leadership Conference. (Include last year’s SLC and all activities up to the approaching SLC.)
  • A PDF of the Local Chapter Annual Business Report must be submitted electronically.
  • Save file as ABR_chaptername_year.pdf


Each local chapter may submit one report.


The reports will be reviewed by a screening committee to determine if chapters have complied with event eligibility and regulations. A panel of judges selects the winners. All judges’ decisions are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

National Gold Seal of Merit Award: In addition to recognizing places 1-8, the top 15 percent will receive an award. These chapters will also be nominated in the national association for Gold Seal Awards. The top three projects will be entered in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report at the National Leadership Conference.


Local Chapter Annual Business Report Rubric (updated 12/21/2021)