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 [...]

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

2019-06-06T08:17:48-05:00June 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 [...]

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

2019-04-19T14:54:21-05:00April 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 [...]

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

2019-03-14T10:02:02-05:00March 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

2019-03-14T10:08:00-05:00February 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

2019-02-21T10:48:13-05:00February 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

2019-02-21T10:54:35-05:00January 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

2018-12-31T11:53:18-05:00December 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

2018-08-14T13:13:04-05:00August 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 [...]