The Stanly Community College (SCC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter commemorated "National Free Enterprise Awareness Day" on November 15 with a campus display and tours of local business-related organizations.
Phi Beta Lambda is the college level of the secondary organization Future Business Leaders of America, and the two groups use American Enterprise Awareness Day particularly to call attention to the freedom of career choice our economic system allows.
A campus display in the SCC library lobby included a matching game of new career titles and descriptions, along with pictures of over 20 jobs that no longer exist, including bowling alley pin-setters, gaslight lighters, human alarm clocks, elevator operators, telegraph deliverers, cigarette girls in restaurants and theaters, human computers, and door-to-door salesmen.
Members of PBL, which emphasizes leadership in businesses of all areas, also met with Downtown Development Corporation Main Street Manager Joy Almond, Albemarle City Human Resources Director Dana Chaney, and Chamber of Commerce Interim CEO and President Sandy Selvy-Mullis for tours and information on those business-related agencies.
The SCC PBL was named a 2019 National "Gold Seal Chapter." Membership is open to all students interested in developing a variety of business leadership and career planning skills.
"The chapter appreciates the willingness of these community leaders to share insight about their careers and the business agencies they lead," commented SCC PBL President Monica Chang. "Such activities as these visits are extremely valuable additions to our classroom learning."
SCC PBL Officer Allison Smith, an Associate in Arts student from Albemarle, enjoys looking at the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory with Interim CEO and President Sandy Selvy-Mullis during a tour as part of the group's "American Enterprise Awareness Day" activities.