The Business Achievement Club is an honorary student organization. The Commerical Club was started in 1933 to honor typing and shorthand students. The club was renamed and reorganized to recognize outstanding business students in 1978.
The purposes of the Business Achievement Club are:
The September meeting is an organizational meeting. The advisors explain the roles of the officers and the purposes of the club and how programs are coordinated. The students nominate themselves for the October election of officers. Also, the members volunteer to coordinate program activities. We have had many wonderful guest speakers and field trips. Previous speakers or field trips have included: Dr. Barb Boeding, Dean Foods, Subway, Scheuth Ace Hardware, Tom’s Family Pharmacy, Vern Laures Auto Center, Soy Basics, First National Bank, Security State Bank, Tri State Signs, Jerry Pickar, Raleigh Hill Golf Course, Chaffs Restaurant with a presentation on business meal etiquette, Pinicon, Super 8, Mercy Medical Center, Progress Casting, The Crystal Ball, and the New Hampton Economic Development Director.We also have taken day field trips to larger cities such as Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, KWWL-TV in Waterloo, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Target Center in Minneapolis, Mall of America, Mayo Clinic, KTTC-TV in Rochester, the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines, Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, and the UNI Small Business Development Center in Waterloo.
The club also names an Outstanding Business Student each year. Criteria for this award includes the advisors tallying the number of classes and grade point average in each class. The club presents the student with a certificate and engraved Cross pen. In 2004, Ms. Hall presented the Outstanding Business Student a $250 “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship in honor of the BAC’s 25th anniversary. She plans to continue this scholarship.