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: April 28-29, 2022

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

Retreat

2021 Family Business Retreat

August 11-13, 2021
Spend time away from the office working ON the business rather than IN the business. Bring your family to the exclusive, luxurious Paul Nelson Farm for this 3-day event to strengthen communication in your family-owned business.

Family Business Webinar

Are You Operating Your Business or is it Operating You?

Friday, August 27, 2021
Engage with family business leaders who are working on growing their business while also striving for a work and life balance. How can you put systems and tools to work for you? Two professional certified EOS® implementers, Kyle Kangas of VTH Works and Sara B. Stern of The Sage Pages, will lead engaging breakout rooms for you to discuss your top issues and opportunities with fellow family business leaders.

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.