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


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 Award

2022 Edward Shorma Excellence in Family Business Award Luncheon

Friday, November 11, 2022 
Please join us to honor the 2022 recipient of the Edward Shorma Excellence in Family Business Award. The 2022 recipient is Wimmer's Diamonds. Congratulations, Wimmer Family!

Family Business Award

2022 Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Please join us to honor the 2022 recipient of the Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award. The 2022 recipient is A-OX Welding Supply. Congratulations, Elliott Family!

Family Business Member Testimonials

PFBA 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


Best personal and business decision we ever made was to get involved in the Prairie Family Business Association. We have met the best people we call friends (now for years) and have had access (and used!) the best business resources available.

Mary Jo Minor

Mills Property Management

I appreciate all the relationships that I’ve formed through PFBA. These relationships have taught me a lot and made me feel more connected to business leaders in our area.

Sarah Darnall

Medary Acres Greenhouse

If you don't know where to start in planning for the future of your family business, you need to join PFBA.

Tyler Van Liere

Industrial Machine & Engineering

The 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.

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.