VBEA was established in 1976 for the purpose of advancing and improving business education in Virginia.  Members are afforded opportunities for professional development, leadership, training, and recognition.  Yearly teaching recognition and scholarships are awarded at the annual summer conference.  

The purposes of the Virginia Business Education Association are to advance and improve business education in Virginia.  The Association engages in a variety of activities to achieve these purposes including:

Research projects
Dissemination of information through newsletters, conferences/ workshops, and on-line resources

The sponsorship of professional conferences and workshops promoting "best practices" and state-of-the-art technology applications for teaching business courses

The sponsorship and granting of awards and scholarships to business educators

The promotion of  legislative issues of importance to business educators 

Cooperation with the Virginia Education Association, the Association of Career and Technical Education, the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education, the National  Business Education Association, the Southern Business Education Association, and Delta Pi Epsilon to advance and  improve the profession



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