Oregon Business Education Association

Welcome to OBEA! Our mission is to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence in business disciplines and to provide networking and professional opportunities for our members.

President’s Welcome

Welcome to Oregon Business Education Association! I’m Corri Ellis the president of this amazing organization that wants nothing more than to support business educators in the state of Oregon.

We recently had our first professional conference in three years.  The conference brought current and retired business educators from high schools and community colleges together to learn, network, and improve student growth.  It was exciting to see the energy at the conference and your OBEA team is ready to keep that energy going. 

Whether you are considering becoming a member for the first time or renewing your membership, now is the perfect time to join. As business teachers, we often work in teams of one and OBEA is a place where we can meet up and work with others in the same discipline.  Even those that have teams larger than one can gather new ideas or share ideas with others.  

Oregon’s population is growing each year and the need for employees that can problem solve, communicate clearly, and multi-task is extremely important and that is where we, as business teachers, come in.  We have to continue collaborating to prepare these future business people for today’s working world.

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your OBEA President.  We are currently working hard to prepare this year’s conference.   You can also find us at the FBLA state conference in April.  A big thank you to all of the OBEA board and committee members. 

Corri Ellis

OBEA President


As a business teacher, you know how vital it is to stay current with trends and issues in education, business, and technology.

Being a member of professional organizations, such as OBEA, WBEA, NBEA and ISBE, provides you with numerous professional development and networking opportunities. Our organizations offer ways in which to communicate with your colleagues—from the state, the region, and the nation—regarding those issues and trends in business and education.


  • Receive award-winning newsletters containing current business education news, trends, ideas, and events.
  • Learn from and network with experts and leaders in business and education at state-wide conferences.
  • Improve your curriculum, instructional techniques, and effectiveness.
  • Enjoy opportunities to network with professional peers.
  • Update your knowledge of changes in business, education, and technology.
  • Experience leadership opportunities.
  • Nominate others and receive awards for excellence in education.
  • Earn continuing education credits.
  • Receive professional development credits.

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Western Business Education Association (WBEA)

Western Business Education Association as an affiliate of the National Business Education Association seeks to share educational experiences that will prepare individuals to excel as consumers, workers, and citizens in our economic systems and understand the workings of and opportunities to excel as they function in our competitive global economy.

National Business Education Association (NBEA)

The National Business Education Association is the nation’s leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today’s fast-changing society.

NBEA is committed to the advancement of the professional interest and competence of its members and provides programs and services that enhance members’ professional growth and development. Further, NBEA serves as a unifying agency among other groups dedicated to advancing and improving business education.

NBEA provides the vital link between the private and public sector. NBEA gives business educators an opportunity to stay on top of the changing skills required in today’s business world through its linkages with corporations and small businesses. In addition, NBEA’s Legislative Advocacy Committee keeps members involved with the ongoing national, state, and local efforts to further business education in our schools and communities.

International Society for Business Education (ISBE)

The International Society for Business Education’s mission is to form an interactive exchange network among individuals at the national and international levels to assist with the development of the globalization process as it applies to business education.

Latest News


Corri Ellis, Oregon City, Oregon, received the 14th annual Lammers Professional Development Scholarship given by the Oregon Business Education Association at the Annual Business Meeting in Lebanon, Oregon, on October 26, 2018. Corri will attend the National Business Education Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois, in April with assistance from this scholarship. Ellis is currently a …