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From baseball cards and Beanie Babies to a nearly $100M business: Weisser family keeps building

January 17, 2020

Eric Weisser learned the basics of the distribution business as a teenager in the 1990s by selling sports […]

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Lloyd Cos. honored among 30 exceptional family businesses

October 2, 2019

Summer break is a little different for the third generation of Sioux Falls-based Lloyd Cos. The six kids, […]

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

August 19, 2019

Hitting their stride: Family business goes global with Strider balance bikes Two-year-old Bode McFarland was the talk of […]

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

August 7, 2019

Born entrepreneurs: Canfield family evolves, expands through decades of business growth If life had taken a different path, […]

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Worldwide industry leader experiencing unprecedented growth as it enters third generation

July 1, 2019

Worldwide industry leader experiencing unprecedented growth as it enters third generation Whatever lessons in business might follow likely […]

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From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power

June 6, 2019

From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power Chances are anyone who began in business selling […]

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Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success

May 1, 2019

Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success Frank Larson was not a typical banker. First, he was a lawyer, who […]

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Family business builds back after devastating tornado thanks to foundation of strength

February 28, 2019

In retrospect, it was a blessing that the 70th anniversary party for Vermeer Corp. in 2018 included a […]

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Family woodworking business finds steady growth in its second generation

December 24, 2018

It probably signaled the career that was to come for Tom Patzer when he was the only kid […]

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

October 22, 2018

What makes a business a ‘best place to work?’ Three award winners share their secrets It takes a […]

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