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. And yet, owners also 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.

Membership Benefits

Annual Conference

A premier educational and networking hybrid event featuring family business experts: Save the Date: April 29-30, 2021

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

Put in the Work: Get a Stronger Business

October 29 | 9-10am CT 
Presented by: Sara B. Stern
We all have conflict in our family businesses and many of us are afraid we're the only ones. No theories. No mushiness. No confessions. Gain simple, practical tools to help you address conflict in your family business. 

Family Business 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.