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

2019-07-02T08:39:21+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Family business offers one-of-a-kind shopping experience

2019-06-06T08:17:48+00:00 June 6, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Family business offers one-of-a-kind shopping experience There’s no shopping experience in South Dakota quite like Prairie Edge and Sioux Trading Post. From an expansive selection of Native American art, botanicals and herbs to the one of the world’s largest collections of Italian glass beads, it’s a favorite of locals and a must-stop for any visitor [...]

Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success

2019-05-01T15:36:38+00:00 May 1, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success Frank Larson was not a typical banker. First, he was a lawyer, who bought his first bank at age 40. Second, while his portfolio of banks grew, he never worked in the business day to day. Instead, Larson set the tone, vision and values of Starion Bank with the power [...]

Third-generation Coca-Cola bottling family helps share best practices with others

2019-04-19T14:54:21+00:00 April 19, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Third-generation Coca-Cola bottling family helps share best practices with others L.E. “Mike” Messinger had a work ethic from his very first experience in business that would lead him to build a multigenerational family company. In 1927, at the age of 16, he started working as a bottle sorter for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Spirit [...]

National tutoring business leader to offer advice on managing change

2019-03-21T09:18:27+00:00 March 21, 2019|PFBA|

National tutoring business  leader to offer advice on managing change When Anne Huntington arrives in Sioux Falls next month to share her family business story, she will be in the midst of living the topic of her speech: “When it’s time for change: How to keep your team motivated and invested.” Huntington, who’s only half-joking [...]

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 [...]