About Prairie Family Business
Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, is the premier resource for family businesses to grow, engage, transition and prosper. We provide family businesses with the tools to succeed through high quality education and collaboration. Family businesses are provided a platform to achieve harmony and longevity.
An innovation center for family businesses, Prairie Family Business Association serves members across the region including in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. We are proud to support more than 200 family businesses and their advisors, helping them survive and thrive in their second and third generations and beyond. We recognize family businesses are vital to our local economies and are honored to help them succeed today and plan for the future.
Our Mission & History
Your resource network for family business success.
To build relationships and offer high-quality educational programs that promote successful businesses and healthy families. Our purpose is to provide a safe place for family businesses to grow, transition, engage and prosper.
Prairie Family Business Association was founded in 1993 as South Dakota Family Business Initiative through the School of Business at the University of South Dakota. The mission of the association is to enhance the long-term survival and success of its family business members. Today, some of the founding members of the association are still active – as are the next generation of those founding families.