Are you a family business transitioning to a new generation? She’s an expert in it

2018-08-14T13:13:04+00:00 August 14, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Are you a family business transitioning to a new generation? She's an expert in it Next-generation family business members will be able to step away from day-to-day work and access a panel of experts at an event next month put on by the Prairie Family Business Association. It will be held at the Buffalo Ridge [...]

Father-son team leads insurance benefits company into future

2018-07-27T10:30:28+00:00 July 27, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Father-son team leads insurance benefits company into future Matt Halvorson never had a career backup plan. The family business calling was that strong. After coming to the office as a kid with his dad, Dave, he knew the insurance business was for him. Since 1985, North Dakota-based Halvorson Company has helped small to midsize businesses [...]

Next-generation family business leaders: This event is for you

2018-06-28T11:27:36+00:00 June 28, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Next-generation family business leaders: This event is for you Next-generation leaders in family businesses will find enormous value at a two-day event in September. Prairie Family Business Association will hold its annual Next Generation Retreat on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Buffalo Ridge Resort & Business Center. This event is geared for those who [...]

Our new leader brings broad experience with businesses

2018-06-07T15:03:38+00:00 June 7, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Our new leader brings broad experience with businesses Laura Schoen Carbonneau is used to working with businesses of all ages and sizes. She has spent the past 12 years leading the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce and began her newest role as the executive director of the Prairie Family Business Association this week. We caught up [...]

Approaching 100 years, Johnson Feed looks to future

2018-04-19T12:04:09+00:00 April 19, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Approaching 100 years, Johnson Feed looks to future  Johnson Feed Inc. knows how to adjust with the times. The business began 98 years ago in Fairview as a dray service delivering coal and other supplies to farmers and townspeople by horse and wagon. It expanded into Johnson Hatchery in the 1940s, selling and delivering commercial [...]

Shipshape or shipwreck – How would you rate your business?

2018-03-07T09:47:45+00:00 March 7, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Shipshape or shipwreck – How would you rate your business? The USS Benfold’s performance ranked it near the bottom of the Navy’s fleet when Capt. Mike Abrashoff became its leader. As part of changing the culture, Abrashoff would ask his crew: “What would you do? It’s your ship.” “I found that the more control I [...]

Consultant offers ‘no-BS family business planning’

2018-02-13T10:34:16+00:00 February 13, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Consultant offers ‘no-BS family business planning’ “Our family business crisis and how it made us stronger.” “The top nine reasons family businesses fail – and the eight building blocks for creating a sustainable closely held business.” “You don’t have to die to win – success and succession for family business.” If these sound like themes [...]

Mills Property Management entering third generation

2018-01-10T14:03:08+00:00 January 10, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Mills Property Management entering third generation Mary Jo Minor’s business revolves around people, from tending to residents’ needs to overseeing property for owners and working with her own family. Based in Brookings, Mills Property Management was born out of her father’s construction and development companies founded in 1949. Mills Property Management became its own entity [...]

Father, son build on legacy in plumbing, heating business

2017-12-01T12:47:19+00:00 December 1, 2017|PFBA, Q&A|

Father, son build on legacy in plumbing, heating business Through more than 70 years and multiple generations, Redlinger Bros. Plumbing & Heating Co. has navigated through both family and industry transitions. In post-World War II Watertown, brothers Clark and Howard Redlinger reopened the family plumbing and heating business originally started by their father, Orson. [...]

Strategies for handling conflict especially key in family businesses

2017-11-20T12:44:31+00:00 November 8, 2017|Q&A|

Strategies for handling conflict especially key in family businesses There’s likely no such thing as a workplace without conflict. That can be especially true in family businesses. But there are strategies for how to identify, prevent and resolve it. Gayle Ver Hey, founder of Volt Strategy, will co-present with Reid Holsen, a Human Resources Manager/Labor Relations, a Lunch [...]