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 [...]

Are you a family business transitioning to a new generation? She’s an expert in it

2018-08-14T13:13:04+00:00 August 14, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Are you a family business transitioning to a new generation? She's an expert in it Next-generation family business members will be able to step away from day-to-day work and access a panel of experts at an event next month put on by the Prairie Family Business Association. It will be held at the Buffalo Ridge [...]

Father-son team leads insurance benefits company into future

2018-07-27T10:30:28+00:00 July 27, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Father-son team leads insurance benefits company into future Matt Halvorson never had a career backup plan. The family business calling was that strong. After coming to the office as a kid with his dad, Dave, he knew the insurance business was for him. Since 1985, North Dakota-based Halvorson Company has helped small to midsize businesses [...]

Next-generation family business leaders: This event is for you

2018-06-28T11:27:36+00:00 June 28, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Next-generation family business leaders: This event is for you Next-generation leaders in family businesses will find enormous value at a two-day event in September. Prairie Family Business Association will hold its annual Next Generation Retreat on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Buffalo Ridge Resort & Business Center. This event is geared for those who [...]

Our new leader brings broad experience with businesses

2018-06-07T15:03:38+00:00 June 7, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Our new leader brings broad experience with businesses Laura Schoen Carbonneau is used to working with businesses of all ages and sizes. She has spent the past 12 years leading the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce and began her newest role as the executive director of the Prairie Family Business Association this week. We caught up [...]

Approaching 100 years, Johnson Feed looks to future

2018-04-19T12:04:09+00:00 April 19, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Approaching 100 years, Johnson Feed looks to future  Johnson Feed Inc. knows how to adjust with the times. The business began 98 years ago in Fairview as a dray service delivering coal and other supplies to farmers and townspeople by horse and wagon. It expanded into Johnson Hatchery in the 1940s, selling and delivering commercial [...]