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Family businesses are the backbone of society.

It takes hard work, persistence, and determination for a family business to succeed. Owners have the unique challenge of overlapping family and business systems, resulting in dynamics unlike any other type of organization. Prairie Family Business Association, the center for family business education in the Midwest, exists to help family business succeed for generations through quality education and networking. 

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Fargo Family Receives Regional Family Business Award

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October 12, 2017 - Fargo, North Dakota The Lillestol Family of Lillestol Research was presented the 2017 [...]

Reptile Gardens renews world record

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South Dakota often gets attention for its low unemployment rate or favorable business climate, but this No. [...]

Liberty Superstores and Patnoe Family Awarded Coca-Cola Excellence in Family Business Award

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Rapid City Family Receives Regional Family Business Award October 9, 2017 - Rapid City, South Dakota The [...]

Member Reviews

PFBA’s major impact on us has been to provide structure and resources that made it possible for us to add Family Business planning to our busy schedules. The webinars and reading suggestions have been enormously helpful to us and we’ve made huge strides.
The Schmidt Family, SIA Companies - Bismarck, ND
It was good for us to review the history of our business together and put in writing what exactly had allowed us to be successful. It was a helpful exercise to specify our business’s goals and values.
The Brockelsby Family, Reptile Gardens - Rapid City, SD
The NextGen program could not have come at a better time. I took away invaluable information and real-life situations that I brought to my family and management team to prepare for our future.