Young Business Leaders (YBL) exists to bring biblical principles to the business community in Birmingham.
Each YBL city plays host to 2 to 4 banquets a year. These “friendraisers” are for outreach, education, networking, and fellowship. Hosted quarterly in a professional setting, the dinner banquets feature a prominent Christian speaker (business leaders, professional athletes, and experts in their fields). The purpose of the banquets are not only to encourage Christians in their callings wherever they serve in the community, but as the primary entry point into a small group bible study and/or one-on-one mentoring relationships. Past banquet speakers featured include Mr. Jack Eckerd, founder of Eckerd Drugstore Chain, Mr. Dave Dravecky, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Adolph Coors IV, president of Coors Family Business Investments in Golden, CO, Dan Cathy CEO of Chick-Fil-A, John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves Pitcher, Captain Jeff Struecker, Task Force Ranger featured in the movie Black Hawk Down, and past Masters winner Zach Johnson.
This past year our cities have seen speakers such as Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin; Ronnie Andrews, President of Life Technologies; Zach Johnson, PGA Golf Pro and Master’s winner; former Congressman JC Watts; Major Jeff Struecker of Black Hawk Down fame; and Rick Burgess of the “Rick and Bubba Show.”
YBL is a support driven non-profit with several fundraisers a year. We’ve had 5K Fun Runs in Cincinnati, Sporting Clays shoots in Jackson and Birmingham, and Golf tournaments in Huntsville! Check our calendar for the next opportunity to get some friends together, support YBL, and have a great time doing it!