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Best-selling author to offer ‘Back of the Napkin’ advice

2019-03-14T10:02:02+00:00 March 14, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Best-selling author to offer ‘Back of the Napkin’ advice Want to tackle a problem in business? Draw a picture. That simple but powerful approach to gaining clarity has led Dan Roam to become an international best-selling author. His signature work, "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures," which was named [...]

Stupid things leaders do: A guide to not ruining your culture

2019-03-14T10:08:00+00:00 February 21, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Stupid things leaders do: A guide to not ruining your culture Success in business starts with having the right mind-set. And often, it begins with the leader of an organization and trickles down from there. An Omaha firm has built its training and consulting practice around that theory, with impressive results for clients. Blake and [...]

Nationally renowned speaker to share secrets to family business success

2019-02-21T10:48:13+00:00 February 12, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Nationally renowned speaker to share secrets to family business success He has filled stadiums as a speaker, written books such as "The Good Life Rules: 8 Keys to Being Your Best at Work and at Play," and he’s coming to Sioux Falls. Bryan Dodge, one of the nation’s most requested event speakers, has three decades of [...]

Tax reform and the family business: What you need to know

2019-02-21T10:54:35+00:00 January 21, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Tax reform and the family business: What you need to know Tax time will be a little different this year as changes in the law could mean critical adjustments. Professionals from Eide Bailly LLP will share their insight during a Jan. 30 Lunch & Learn webinar presented by the Prairie Family Business Association. Members can [...]

Bank CEO weighs in on local economy, business evolution

2018-12-31T11:53:18+00:00 December 31, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

  Bank CEO weighs in on local economy, business evolution As a third-generation bank leader, Jack Hopkins has his finger on the proverbial pulse both of the area business community as well as what it takes to successfully transition through generations of family leadership. The president and CEO of CorTrust Bank has led the company [...]

Family woodworking business finds steady growth in its second generation

2018-12-24T09:39:57+00:00 December 24, 2018|PFBA, Success Stories|

Family woodworking business finds steady growth in its second generation  It probably signaled the career that was to come for Tom Patzer when he was the only kid in high school to spend every study hall in the shop classroom and his resulting projects were displayed in the window of the principal’s office. Fast-forward a [...]

Learn more about addiction challenges with this webinar

2018-11-21T09:47:45+00:00 November 21, 2018|PFBA|

Learn more about addiction challenges with this webinar Family businesses aren’t immune to issues with addiction and mental health challenges. They actually can experience them more acutely, as loved ones’ struggles impact both at home and at work. Prairie Family Business Association is connecting its members with valuable expertise through a webinar Dec. 6 from [...]

Pride Neon looks toward next generation with focus on family transition planning

2018-11-15T13:55:51+00:00 November 15, 2018|Awards, PFBA|

Pride Neon looks toward next generation with focus on family transition planning Until a few years ago, the leaders of Pride Neon Sign Co. didn’t have titles to correspond to their jobs. As family, it didn’t exactly seem necessary. Dick Menke, whose uncle bought the business in 1947, naturally gravitated to the business operations and [...]

What makes a business a ‘best place to work?’ Three award winners share their secrets

2018-11-06T11:56:03+00:00 October 22, 2018|PFBA, Success Stories|

What makes a business a ‘best place to work?’ Three award winners share their secrets It takes a workplace culture that inspires loyalty and enthusiasm among employees to be named one of the Best Places to Work by Prairie Business magazine. After nominations were received from more than 1,300 employees, 50 businesses in the upper [...]

Multigenerational auto business focuses on transition planning

2018-10-12T14:57:51+00:00 October 12, 2018|Awards, PFBA|

Multigenerational auto business focuses on transition planning When Black Hills-area drivers think Ford and Lincoln brands, the name McKie immediately comes to mind. The family-owned dealership McKie Ford Lincoln has served Rapid City and the surrounding area since 1979. There are two generations and three family members working in the business, which recently won the [...]