FBLA-PBL recognizes November 15 as American Enterprise Day. FBLA-PBL chapters salute and publicize the American free enterprise system. Chapters celebrate through activities, projects, and festivities.
Few restrictions are placed on business activities and ownership. Governments have minimal ownership. Limited restrictions on trade and minimal government intervention.
On August 8, 1980 President Jimmy Carter made a proclamation directing that American Enterprise Day be observed. Chevron Corporation contributed a grant called “Getting Involved” to FBLA.
Began in the 1700s. People wanted control of their own business without government interference. Ideas shifted to be associated with the Free Market System.
Advocates against restriction of the free enterprise system. Promotes fewer restrictions on businesses
Local chapters celebrate American Enterprise Day through a variety of projects like: Presenting ideas about business in the form of skits and songs to elementary school students. Preparing activity books for students in 8th grade Running an essay contest for high school students; the winning entry is published in the local newspaper.
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