Chapter Development

Virginia DECA Members Win $10,000 Investment for Their Company: Grow Greenly LLC

The group of four Virginia DECA members had made their pitch for a business they started, Grow Greenly LLC, at the 2018 IncubatorEdu National Pitch Competition on July 18th in Chicago, Illinois. The winning teams were about to be announced, and the only thing left to do was to wait.

Connecting the DECA Community – Power Trip and One DECA

Every month the Executive Officer team is hosting an opportunity through the video chat supporter on Zoom for student leaders to share ideas and get to know one another. Centered around a key topic for the month members share their experiences and ideas which are then documented for future generations of DECA association and chapter leaders. On December 18th at 10 PM EST, join the Executive Officer team as we discuss chapter fundraising.

Promote DECA Month with a Pro Poster

Mack Bucki | Airport DECA

As the PR (Public Relations) Manager of my chapter, my job involves promoting DECA throughout my school (and to newcomers), taking plenty of pictures, and spreading news from our chapter to the community. This October, I created a poster to promote the DECA Month Photo Competition (which begins November 1.) Are you thinking about making your own items to promote #DECAMonth?…

5 Fun Fall Fundraising Ideas

For DECA members, fall ameans that regional conferences are quickly approaching. This year, the Western Region Leadership Conference will be in Anaheim, the Central Region Leadership Conference will be in Detroit, and The Ultimate DECA Power Trip will be in Baltimore. For many chapters, attending a regional conferences is an expensive trip, but have no fear, fall fundraising tips are here!

10 Books to Read This Year

Today is #ReadABookDay, but books deserve more than just one day of love. In fact, if you want to be wealthy, successful, or just really smart, then you should read books. A lot of books. The average CEO reads four to five books per month, which is about one book per week. Whether you’re looking to hone your skills for your Role Play or jumpstart your journey to a corner office, we’ve got the books for you!

Nine DECA Students Receive Over $1 Million in Army ROTC Scholarships at 2018 DECA ICDC

Were you at DECA ICDC in Atlanta, Ga. in April? If so, you probably saw the U.S. Army at a variety of DECA events, including the warm-up session before the 5K run/walk, during the Executive Mentor Session, or you might have participated in the push up and pull up fitness challenge in the exhibit hall. But most importantly, you probably…

4 Ways to Stay Involved with DECA All Summer Long

Grace Agnew | Chatham Charter DECA

One of the hardest things about summer is getting back into the school year in the fall. Next thing you know, it’s time for local competitions! Here are a few tips to stay involved with DECA all summer so that when the time comes, you are #ReadyForIt.   Have a DECA buddy I’ve found one of my biggest struggles in…

Special Guest Appearance at 2018 DECA ICDC Grand Awards

DECA’s Grand Awards Session featured a special surprise guest on Tuesday evening. Optimus Prime took the stage to introduce Universal’s new marketing program. The 2019 DECA ICDC will be held in Orlando.

#DECAATTProject Students in Middle School Bring home Medals

Seeing the benefits to high school DECA members through the #DECAATTProject, Seventy-First High School DECA Advisor, Terri Peoples, inquired about assisting Seventy-First Classical Middle School establish a chapter. Denise McAlister Seventy-First Classical Middle School teacher was intrigued and on board and together she and Sharon Peterson began their journey. With mentoring from Seventy-First High School DECA members and Terri Peoples,…