The premier resource for family businesses

We provide family businesses with the tools to grow, engage, transition, and prosper through high quality education, networking, and collaboration.

Family businesses are the backbone of society.

It takes hard work, persistence, and determination for family businesses to succeed. As family business owners and next generation leaders navigate the unique challenge of overlapping family and business systems, we are here to help.

 

Prairie Family Business Association provides a resource network for family business success to help family businesses thrive through generations.

Membership Benefits

Annual Conference

A premier educational and networking hybrid event featuring family business experts: April 27-28, 2023

Networking

One of the top benefits of membership - connect with others who have similar work environments, learn from each other

Affinity Peer Groups

Share experiences and learn from your peers in facilitated group discussion, seek advice on confidential issues and opportunities

Upcoming Events

Family Business Webinar

The People We Don't Talk About Enough: Spouses of Family Business Owners

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 
In many family businesses the spouses of the owners have a huge influence on the business. The things they influence are often the things that make it possible to continue a business in the next generation. Their participation (whether they work in the business or not) often increases or decreases the success of the family business. Despite this huge role, family business research and writing rarely talks about them - unless they are talking about what happens if you divorce them. Learn more about how to partner with your spouse to increase the likelihood that your family business will succeed.

Family Business Retreat

2022 Next Gen Retreat

October 6-7, 2022
In beautiful Deadwood, SD, this retreat will get you thinking about your future in your business, connecting with other leaders and have some fun too. Build your peer network and learn alongside other Next Gen leaders. Whether you are already leading your company or won't be stepping into leadership roles for several years, you will find value at the Next Gen Retreat.

Family Business Member Testimonials

We find the most value in the Affinity Peer Groups and the Annual Conference. The diversity of the companies involved adds so much value to a member. It’s hard to quantify the value of the PFBA; I can tell you that after four years of being in it I find myself asking how I could live without it.

Tiffany Anderson

A-Ox Welding Supply

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

Erica Limoges

Limoges Construction - Sioux Falls, SD

PFBA has allowed our company to work through the tough topics in family business and has provided opportunities to network with others who are in the same situations. The PFBA is invaluable to a small family business.

Mallory Minor

Mills Property Management - Brookings, SD

If you are involved in family business, you can’t afford to miss their great conferences and events. It is never too early to start, and this will help move your family business in the right direction, it did with our family.

Jay Bender

Falcon Plastics, Inc. - Brookings, SD

We're here to help you succeed!

Ready to take the first step on membership? Or need more information? We'd love to chat with you more about the benefits your family business will receive.