Inside the modern L.G. Everist Inc.: Fifth-generation business moves into new downtown headquarters

2017-12-21T12:08:00+00:00 December 21, 2017|Member News, PFBA|

Inside the modern L.G. Everist Inc.: Fifth-generation business moves into new downtown headquarters When L.G. Everist Inc. became the first business to move into the downtown Sioux Falls Washington Square development this week, it marked the latest in a series of pioneering moves for the more than 140-year-old family business. It was founded in 1876 [...]

Montgomery’s approaches 130 years with eye toward sixth-generation leadership

2017-11-14T11:57:20+00:00 October 24, 2017|Awards, Member News, Success Stories|

Montgomery’s approaches 130 years with eye toward sixth-generation leadership Alexandria was where the train line ended in Dakota Territory and a business began in 1888. The passenger, George H. Montgomery, had gotten on board in his native Wisconsin and gotten off when he could go no farther. A woodworker, he used his skills to start [...]

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

2017-10-12T18:10:15+00:00 October 12, 2017|Awards, Local News, Member News|

Rapid City Family Receives Regional Family Business Award October 9, 2017 - Rapid City, South Dakota The Patnoe Family of Liberty Superstores was presented the 2017 Coca-Cola Excellence in Family Business Award in Rapid City, South Dakota, on October 9.  Liberty Superstores was founded in 1931 by Ernest Patnoe. Now with the third and fourth generations [...]

Cloverdale Foods evolves to meet changing market

2017-11-14T11:46:32+00:00 September 20, 2017|Member News, Success Stories|

Cloverdale Foods evolves to meet changing market Cloverdale Foods in Mandan, N.D., has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 years. But just because it’s the same family doesn’t mean it has always been the same business. Adaptability has been key for the meat processing and packaging company, said President and [...]

Family learns to strike balance — while running a business that responds to emergencies

2017-11-14T11:46:49+00:00 September 8, 2017|Member News, Q&A|

Family learns to strike balance — while running a business that responds to emergencies Stacey Thomas’ father, Jerry, started their family business with one van, a few air movers and dehumidifiers. Since 1992, Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc. has grown into a second-generation family business in Bismarck, N.D., managing projects over $2.5 million. It occupies [...]

Muth Electric builds on decades of success with plan for the future

2017-11-14T11:47:04+00:00 August 31, 2017|Member News, Success Stories|

Muth Electric builds on decades of success with plan for the future  It was somewhere in Vietnam – likely while driving a U.S. Army truck or on guard duty – that Dick Muth made a life-changing decision. When he finished his Army service and returned home to Ethan, he resolved he would learn a trade [...]

Brothers combine skills to build Human Systems Consulting

2017-11-14T11:47:22+00:00 August 10, 2017|Member News|

Brothers combine skills to build Human Systems Consulting Brothers Bryan and Keith Miller learned organizational leadership at a young age. Their father was the academic vice president — akin to the chief operations officer — of a small college in their Nebraska hometown, where he and his wife worked for 51 years. Every immediate family [...]

Innovative auto mechanic ends up building international business

2017-11-14T11:58:11+00:00 July 28, 2017|Member News, PFBA, Success Stories|

Innovative auto mechanic ends up building international business It’s a classic entrepreneurial story: Identify a problem, create a solution, build a business. Dillon Moffatt Dillon Moffatt wasn’t thinking about founding a company back in 1954. The self-taught auto mechanic from Minnesota was just trying to see better under the hood of a car. [...]

First National Bank: Behind-the-scenes of a CEO transition

2017-09-08T10:47:18+00:00 July 19, 2017|Member News, Q&A|

First National Bank: Behind-the-scenes of a CEO transition How does a more than 130-year-old family business transition to its first generation of nonfamily leadership? With a lot of careful planning and clear communication. The First National Bank in downtown Sioux Falls The First National Bank in Sioux Falls was founded in 1885 and is one [...]