Returning family business leader shares vision for the future

2019-10-02T08:54:06-05:00October 2, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Returning family business leader shares vision for the future Stephanie Larscheid enjoyed being executive director of the Prairie Family Business Association enough that when the opportunity came to return, she seized it. Larscheid, who led the association from 2015 until early 2018 before returning to her native Iowa, returned to the job last month. We [...]

Lloyd Cos. honored among 30 exceptional family businesses

2019-10-02T08:50:59-05:00October 2, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

Lloyd Cos. honored among 30 exceptional family businesses Summer break is a little different for the third generation of Sioux Falls-based Lloyd Cos. The six kids, who range in age from 6 to 12, have been known to spend part of their time away from school learning in a real-world way within their family business. [...]

Master workplace coach to share insight at upcoming event

2019-09-16T12:51:26-05:00September 16, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Master workplace coach to share insight at upcoming event When it comes to business coaching, Pete Walsh – literally – is a master. The owner of Peak Performance Coaching is a former corporate executive who has been coaching others in business since 1997. As a master-certified coach by the International Coach Foundation in 2001, his [...]

New Executive Director Announced for Prairie Family Business Association

2019-08-30T08:56:37-05:00August 30, 2019|PFBA|

Vermillion, SD – The Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA), a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business outreach program that serves family businesses in the Midwest, welcomes Stephanie Larscheid as its executive director. “We are delighted to welcome Stephanie to the Prairie Family Business Association,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the USD Beacom [...]

Hitting their stride: Family business goes global with Strider balance bikes

2019-08-19T15:24:44-05:00August 19, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

Hitting their stride: Family business goes global with Strider balance bikes Two-year-old Bode McFarland was the talk of the town on two wheels – a little Black Hills bicyclist who started turning heads back in 2006. “Parents and grandparents were surprised at this tiny boy who could rip around on a bike so well,” his [...]

Born entrepreneurs: Canfield family evolves, expands through decades of business growth

2019-08-07T15:47:18-05:00August 7, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

Born entrepreneurs: Canfield family evolves, expands through decades of business growth If life had taken a different path, Larry Canfield could have found himself – literally – digging into business ownership. “We were ditch diggers,” he said. “We did water and sewer and trenching, underground work, in Sioux Falls.” His father, Robert, and uncle, Claude, [...]

Family business helps companies promote their brand, reward employees

2019-08-07T15:51:20-05:00August 7, 2019|Awards, PFBA, Q&A|

Family business helps companies promote their brand, reward employees Showing appreciation is among the best ways to improve performance and customer satisfaction in the workplace. That’s the premise for a family business that has found a unique niche helping businesses brand themselves and reward their workers. Stec’s Advertising Specialties and Safety Awards began in 1981 [...]

Family-owned fuel stop, C-store chain shares insight on workforce success

2019-07-02T08:39:21-05:00July 1, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Family-owned fuel stop, C-store chain shares insight on workforce success Spend even a little time on the road in South Dakota this summer, and chances are you’ll be stopping at this multigeneration family business. Dakota Dunes-based Heinz Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores Inc. began serving truckers in 1981 with a store [...]

Worldwide industry leader experiencing unprecedented growth as it enters third generation

2019-07-01T21:51:40-05:00July 1, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

Worldwide industry leader experiencing unprecedented growth as it enters third generation Whatever lessons in business might follow likely will be no more memorable than the summer assignment Nathan Sletten scored at his family business around the age of 14. “I started in the warehouse, and a bunch of trophies had come in wrong from the [...]

From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power

2019-06-06T08:17:03-05:00June 6, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power Chances are anyone who began in business selling typewriters isn’t still in business today without the ability to evolve with the times. Fittingly, tracking time itself happens to be an ingredient behind the success of Time Management Systems, which has grown into a multistate organization [...]