31st Annual

Family Business

Conference Recap

April 27-28, 2023

Helping family businesses through generations.


Nationwide Reach

500+ participants from 25 states, three countries and as far as Portugal gained wisdom from a powerful line-up of family business owners, consultants and experts

Virtual Convenience

Easy virtual access was given for those who couldn't make it in person; the ability to stream sessions ended 30 days after the conference.

Dedicated Space & Time

Hundreds of families in business together took time away from the daily grind and left inspired! They learned from some of the best, in order to be their best.

Family Business Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Awarded to: A family who has made significant and meaningful contributions to the PFBA and its members; Presented to: Craig and Pat Lloyd, owners of Lloyd Companies in Sioux Falls, SD

  • Lloyd All In Award

    Awarded to: A family who “leans all into their family business and to PFBA; Presented to: Craig and Kristin Snyder of VIKOR Teleconstruction

  • Heritage Award

    Awarded to: A business that has thrived for multiple generations for at least 75 years; Presented to: CorTrust Bank, founded in 1930, marking 93 years in business

  • Vicki Clarke Prairie Family Business of the Year Award

    Awarded to: A business that makes valuable contributions to the community, demonstrates pride in the family business, Shows genuine caring for the personal well-being of employees, and demonstrates proven success and growth; Presented to: The Steffes family, owners of Dickinson, North Dakota-based Steffes Corp.

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CorTrust Bank
vikor telecommunications lloyd all in award
VIKOR Teleconstruction

Featured Speakers

Alan Beaulieu

Alan Beaulieu

ITR Economics

Casey Brown

Casey Brown

Boost Pricing

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Douglas Box

Family business advisor, author and public speaker


Keni Thomas

U.S. Army Rangers Veteran of “Black Hawk Down” Mission

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Matt Nielsen

Third Generation Owner of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Ken Stibler

Ken Stibler

Strategic Integration

2023 Conference Numbers


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Messages Sent


Sponsor Impressions





Hear it from our family businesses:

Business Owner Reviews:

"Really interesting and thought-provoking sessions, great flow to the conference and importantly, engaging from a virtual perspective."

– Russ H., 1st Generation

United Kingdom – Professional Services

"The conference was rejuvenating and inspiring. Valuable information and practical tools were provided by quality presenters."

– Sandra M., 1st Generation

Rapid City, SD – Manufacturing

"I appreciated the diversity of topics and speakers. I can get into a rut, same thinking, the entire conference caused me to question or rethink thoughts on specific topics."

– Jeff S., 2nd Generation

Sioux Falls, SD – Professional Services

"The conference always renews my commitment to focus on the systems that will keep us a family business for future generations."

– Christie E., 2nd Generation

Sioux Falls, SD – Construction

Visionary Sponsors

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