Here to help your family business thrive through generations.

We’ve spent the last three decades assisting family businesses in all stages as they lead, plan, and grow into the next generation.

Succession Planning    |    Education    |    Family Governance    |    Strategic Planning    |    Family Harmony    |    Leadership & NextGen Development

Succession Planning   |   Education   |   Family Governance   |   Strategic Planning
Family Harmony   |   Leadership & NextGen Development

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Family + Business

You’ve come to know that working in a family business offers a unique set of opportunities and advantages. Yet sometimes this close-knit dynamic can also give rise to a host of challenges that may not be as prevalent in non-family enterprises.

Have you ever found yourself asking?:

  • How can we all get on the same page about the future and the vision for the next generation?

  • Can my children afford to buy the business from us?

  • Who will take over the business, and when?

  • How can we set aside personal biases or conflicts and make strategic choices for our company?

At Prairie Family Business Association, we make it our mission to help your family business plan for the next generation so your business and your family can thrive before, throughout, and after the transition.

At Prairie Family Business Association, we make it our mission to help your family business plan for the next generation so your business and your family can thrive before, throughout, and after the transition.

Hundreds of families rely on us for:

Hundreds of families rely on us for:

improving communication.succession planning.leadership harmony.navigating transition.

improving communication.succession planning.leadership harmony.navigating transition.

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Member families range from 1st – 6th

  • 1-25 Employees

  • 26-50 Employees

  • 51-100 Employees

  • 101+ Employees


If you are a family business member who is searching for help or answers, you are in the right place.

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How We Help Your Business Thrive

Access a suite of programs specifically designed for family businesses. Educational resources, events, and large network of leaders are curated to help both your family and your business – no matter your industry, size, or generation.



Topic-oriented, educational webinars and forums featuring experts and family businesses


Events & Retreats

Family business retreats, next generation leadership events, one-day bootcamps, and more



Learn & share experiences in a peer group, gain wisdom from our family business advisors



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Get to Know PFBA

Our expertise is in helping family-run businesses across the nation navigate familial dynamics, balance personal relationships with professional responsibilities, improve communication, address succession planning and much more.


We’re a supportive community dedicated to the long-term success and sustainability of your family business. As a member, you’ll get access to our network of family businesses, educational resources, and ample opportunities for growth and learning.

  • Reason #1 – Connect with Other Families

    Building relationships with other family-owned businesses who are in the same situation as you.

  • Reason #2 – Education & Knowledge Sharing

    Whether it’s joining a peer group, attending a webinar, participating in our annual conference, or going on a retreat, you’re sure to receive the support you need.

  • Reason #3 – Access to Professional Advisors

    If it’s guidance you need, our network of professional advisors are all highly-experienced and focused on serving family-owned enterprises.

Established in 1955, Baker Boy is a manufacturer of premium bakery products for foodservice, bakery, C-store and private label customers. 

Founder Marvin Moos grew up in New Salem, North Dakota, and served as a baker in the Navy during World War II. Afterward, he studied baking at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.

Marvin worked for other bakeries until opening the first Baker Boy in Hebron, North Dakota in 1955, and moved the business to Dickinson, North Dakota two years later. The bake shop prospered, and branched into other retail businesses, including a diner, pizza house and “The Donut Hole” donut shop.

Recognizing the need for a regional provider of quality dough products for the baking industry, in 1979 the Moos family built a 3,000-square-foot facility to manufacture frozen dough products. Production averaged just 40 cases per week but demand for the products grew quickly. Today, our 135,000 square-foot complex houses a sophisticated production facility capable of producing over 50,000 cases of product each week.

Marvin Moos passed away in 2004. His son, Guy Moos is now president of the company.
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Hear from our members.

Prairie Family Business Association brings people together who are similarly situated but may never have met without it.

It's comforting to hear the perspective of others who are going through similar issues, who can help us reflect on how far we've come and who can give us a glimpse of what's to come.

– Megan Weiler Green, Weiler

Prairie Family Business Association has been an important organization in helping us successfully transition our family business from the 1st to the 3rd generation.

The organization and its members are the best! We continue to see solid value in our membership and the activities we participate in.

– Jay Bender, Falcon Plastics, Inc.

I would say that joining Prairie Family Business Association is of great value.

You get access to several resources 'all-in-one' and you get to hear and learn from other family businesses who are going through or have gone through something similar.

– Esteban Trejo, SYOXA

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