By: Destiny Garza, FBLA Historian
The Webster County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter and adviser, Mr. Michael Baker were invited by South Georgia Technical College’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter to attend their American Enterprise Day Program. The program was held in Americus, GA at South Georgia Technical College on November 15, 2017. This program commemorated the establishment of American Enterprise Day.
While attending this program all our FBLA members shook the hand of the mayor of Americus, Mr. Barry Blount. Mayor Blount and Dr. John Watford, President of SGTC, and Mr. La’Keista Davis, President of Phi Beta Lambda, signed a proclamation that declared November 15th as American Enterprise Day in Americus, GA. After the signing of the proclamation, Dr. Andrea Oates, the Academic Dean, introduced the guest speaker.
The program’s guest speaker was Ms. Jessica Wright. Ms. Wright is a local entrepreneur. She spoke about how her and her sister started their business and the tactic the golden circle, which is based on three questions: what they do, how they do it, and the most important one which is…why they do it? After her speech she stayed after to take pictures and conversed with everyone that attended.
After the FBLA members met with Ms. Wright, Dr. Oates asked Mr. Davis to give the members a tour of the South Georgia Technical College campus. During the tour, the members visited several departments and met the cosmetology instructor, Mrs. Dorothea McKenzie. Mrs. McKenzie told us “Love what you do and success should follow.” This message was well received by the Future Business Leaders of America.