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. 

Latest News

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Q&A with Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Mike Abrashoff

March 16, 2017|0 Comments

Few people – if any -- probably wanted Mike Abrashoff’s job. When the U.S. Navy commanding officer [...]

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An Inside Look into 25th Annual Conference Success Story: TABASCO & the McIlhenny Family

March 13, 2017|0 Comments

The locals call it Cajun ketchup. To the rest of us, it’s Tabasco sauce – the most [...]

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Jiffy Mix CEO: ‘Retro hip’ business was built on reputation

March 6, 2017|0 Comments

Howdy Holmes runs a company with an estimated 65 percent market share in his category. The Wall [...]

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.

Upcoming Events

PFBA Advisory Board: Annual Meeting

PFBA Advisory Board: Annual Meeting

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Joint Affinity Peer Group Session

Joint Affinity Peer Group Session

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Passing the Torch Society Event

Passing the Torch Society Event

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

25th Annual Conference

25th Annual Conference

March 30 @ 7:00 am - March 31 @ 12:00 pm

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