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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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Member Reviews

Through PFBA membership, we were introduced to many family business experts who always seem to know what our next hurdle will be.

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.

Upcoming Events

Buffalo Ridge Resort and Business Center

Next Generation Retreat

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - September 12 @ 3:30 pm

Coca Cola Excellence in Family Business Award

Coca-Cola Excellence in Family Business Award

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

— See full list of events.