Bruna Tavares@brunadtavares

💙 @fbla_pbl National Secretary
💛 @hobyilcs 2016

Super excited to announce this amazing opportunity for members! Apply to serve as an #NLC18 Social Media Ambassador! 👔📲Ambassadors will represent FBLA-PBL via social media, our national website, and more! Click the link in our bio to apply by May 15th. More information can be found at Questions? Don't hesitate to DM us!


Had an amazing time in Massachusetts at their State Leadership Conference! From making new friends and memories with @sarahfriedlander_ and @javidkasraiefbla, to seeing friends and family, like @eurowangfbla and @nlazar33, and spending time with some of my greatest inspirations, like Ryan Paul and Blake Reynolds, Massachusetts was by far one of the greatest trips! Thanks for treating me well, Massachusetts FBLA! Also, thanks to Eu Ro Wang for featuring me in your #SixtySecondSunday! Keep doing great things! Can’t wait to see all the Massachusetts FBLA members in Baltimore at #NLC18 in just 74 days! 💙💛 #ElevateYourFuture


Thank you, thank you, thank you is all I can say to Illinois FBLA, especially after an AMAZING-beyond-words State Leadership Conference! Never did I imagine I would be where I am today and who I am today, and none of it would be possible without Illinois FBLA and the motivation and inspiration it provides me with each and every day! Thank you so much to Corbin Robinson (@cmrobinson18) for inspiring me to step up to the challenge in FBLA! Thank you to my amazing sister, Julia (@juliatavares1), for always being by my side every step of the way! Thank you to our State Chairman, Mrs. Darlene Shannon, for always bringing out the best in me and pushing me to Elevate My Future! Thank you to my local chapter for the support and encouragement! Thank you to last year’s state officer team for the great times and memories and to this year’s state officer team for making all the hard work this past weekend worth it! Thank you to Trisha (@trisha.nairr) for literally being there for me through some of the best and worst times-love you so much, girl! I’m so extremely proud of Maddison (@medorsey) for growing so much as a young lady and leader this past year, and I cannot wait to see what your bright future holds and to be there for you every step of the way! Thank you to my Illinois FBLA nationals campaign team members for literally being the best people ever! Thank you to our production and stage team for being AMAZING to work with! Thank you to Adrienne (@adry_herbert) for always supporting me! And most importantly, thank you to the members and advisers of Illinois FBLA for not only being my inspiration each and every day but for also being my home and family for the past four years! I would not be who I am without each and every member in our state chapter, and while I’ll never be able to repay you, I can truly say you make each and every moment so, completely worth it! Can’t wait to see all of you #ElevateYourFuture at #NLC18! 💙💛


eighteen is definitely sweeter in the Windy City // happy bday to my big sis/older-twin-by-one-minute too ;) luv ya so much, girlie! thx for a great 18 years, & here’s to many more! ✨🎂 (p.s., thanks for the sweet birthday messages, everyone!)


thursday nights are for the girls (especially during spring break) // happy birthday, K! luv ya, little sis! 🎂


It was an honor to be invited back to Dunlap Valley Middle School to present a workshop on cyber bullying and how to use social media for positive change to 75 middle schoolers tonight at their Teens Against Bullying, Drinking, and Drugs’ Night Out! Thank you so much to their administrative staff for this amazing and super fun opportunity! 💚


Thank you so much to Vermont FBLA for the great time and great memories at your State Leadership Conference! It was an honor to help out and get to meet your state officers and members! You’re all so amazing and inspirational, and I can’t wait to see you take on and change the world! Congratulations to the new state officers (@ethanduncanvt, @ronnie.bryan12, and @noah.lemieux), to all competitive event participants, and to all advisers! I can’t wait to see some of you #ElevateYourFuture at #NLC18FBLA! Also enjoyed meeting the amazing keynote speaker, Odell A. Bizzell II; thanks for the inspiration, and I can’t wait to see where your amazing future takes you! 💙💛 Only 15 days until Illinois FBLA’s SLC!


I can’t believe tonight was my last Business Hall of Fame as a Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Student Ambassador! For the past three years, this event has never failed to leave me inspired, in awe, and energized! Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and the three laureates inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight! Thank you all for teaching me that you can control the effort you put into things, so always put in as much possible, to always have tenacity and never give up, that you should speak through your gift because your gift is your ability to speak out, to stay steadfast in your yearnings and always develop yourself with the help of others, that what you learn from failures is what will make you the most successful entrepreneur in the future, to take time to listen and learn from things around you to create change, and that everyone has a calling and you should take advantage of opportunities to find it. Thank you to Ernst & Young for sponsoring me at your table as a Student Ambassador tonight and to all of the Junior Achievement staff, volunteers, and supporters who make this event and many other wonderful opportunities possible for students like me! I’m so glad I got to share tonight with so many amazing and inspiring community leaders and the other Student Ambassadors! Thank you, Junior Achievement! 💚


Words will never describe everything FBLA-PBL has done for me and how amazing this journey has been, but I will always proudly say that #IAmFBLAPBL! Our organization is made up of members from ALL POSSIBLE walks of life, and these are just some that inspire me each and every day with their talents, abilities, and ambitions! I could not #ElevateMyFuture without any of them! Yesterday, today, and always, #IAmFBLAPBL! @fbla_pbl @illinoisfbla 💙💛 #FBLAPBLWeek #ElevateYourFuture


Where does one even begin to describe the story that changed her life? It’s officially #FBLAPBLWeek (aka one of the best weeks of the year), and I couldn’t be more proud to share my FBLA-PBL story. I first joined during my freshman year of high school thinking it was just like any other business organization. An area conference later, I realized it was so much more than that, and after my first State Leadership Conference, I knew I was in for a life-changing journey. FBLA has truly transformed me into the person I am today. When I first joined, I could barely speak in front of 200 people, and at this past year’s National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, I was honored to speak in front of 13,000 people. I have always had a passion for business, and FBLA has allowed me to explore the vast world of it and given me the tools to succeed not only in business but also in life. I’ve had the opportunity to travel the country through this organization; it has taken me on adventures in places close to home and in the world’s most remarkable places. Everyone in our organization shares a different story, but we are all connected through our passion for it and through how it has transformed us. As I reflect on my past four years in our organization, I could not be more thankful for the lifetime memories and family it has given me. Every single person and member in FBLA-PBL is a daily inspiration to me, and I have no doubt that every single one will go on to impact the world in amazing and positive ways as leaders and as humans. To everyone in FBLA-PBL, thank you for not only making this organization one of the most amazing parts of my life but for also making it my family and home. 💙💛 #ElevateYourFuture


It’s hard to believe that I just had my last Illinois Central Area FBLA Conference. Not enough words can be said to thank Illinois Central Area FBLA for all it has done for me! From serving as your 2014-2015 Secretary to being able to represent our area at the national level, I could not be more proud to say that my FBLA career truly started in our area and to call our area home. Thank you to all members for your constant encouragement and support during these past four years; I can’t tell you all how much it means to me! Thank you to our advisers for bringing our local chapters together every year at our area conference. Thank you to my local chapter of Dunlap High School for all of the amazing memories! I’m so proud of each and every one of my local chapter members and our area members! Seeing everything everyone has accomplished these past four years and at this year’s conference has been amazing! Congratulations to everyone on great competitive events results and to everyone who ran for office! I wish you all the best of luck as you prepare for SLC, and I can’t wait to see you there! It was an honor to represent my local chapter by placing in competitive events, and I’m super proud of our chapter for winning Battle of the Chapters and being the team the will represent the Central Area in Battle of the Areas at SLC! Congratulations to everyone on your accolades, and thank you, Illinois Central Area FBLA, for an outstanding four years! I couldn’t be more proud to call our area home and our members family! 💙💛


Help support the mission of FBLA-PBL TODAY on #GivingTuesday! Support innovation and give back by helping us further the strategic priorities of FBLA-PBL. The states home to the largest contributions are competing for a chance at the top of the #GivingTuesday Leaderboard. All donors will be recognized for their dedication to the future of the organization. Visit for more information and to make your donation! (Link in bio) 💙💛


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