When more than 4,000 members of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda are in Springfield April 11-14, local business leaders will have an opportunity to help the next generation of business leaders grow.

FBLA-PBL is seeking more than 200 volunteers to judge events that will give members a chance to represent Missouri at the national business competition in June in Chicago. The group needs people who can share their expertise and knowledge of real-world business applications. No background in FBLA-PBL or previous judging is required.

Times and days for judging are noon-4p.m. and 2:30-7 p.m. April 12 and 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 13. Events will take place at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. Volunteers who cannot attend the conference can help with prejudged events.

Competition categories include: accounting, marketing, management, finance, human resources, entrepreneurship and more.

To sign up, fill out the form at  https://mofbla.wufoo.com/forms/missouri-fbla-judges-information-form. Orientation will be available for all judges.

For more information about judging, contact Cara Nicole Gooch, judge coordinator and Missouri PBL president at pblpresident@missourifbla.org or call 417-298-8076.

FBLA-PBL’s goal is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members have worked hard all year to prepare for competition and have the opportunity to represent their school. For more information about the organization, call 573-751-8679 or visit www.missourifbla.org.

To learn more about this event and others brought to the city by the Springfield Sports Commission and the Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767. The nonprofit organizations are dedicated to boosting the local economy through increases in overnight travel to Springfield.