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South Dakota’s Retailer of the Year finds right fit with family-owned shoe business

June 30, 2022

To find a 28,000-square-foot shoe store in a community of about 22,000 people tells you this isn’t a […]

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Family-owned Auto Body Specialties grows into third generation

May 18, 2022

If you’re not familiar with the business, your first guess likely is that Auto Body Specialties is a […]

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Syverson Tile & Stone marks 90 years of family business success

February 25, 2022

As the story goes, Ray Syverson Sr. arrived in Sioux Falls with not much more than a bucket […]

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Family bank takes progressive approach to succession, governance

January 6, 2022

If you want to know what other CEOs will be doing in the years ahead, look at what […]

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As golf experiences unprecedented demand, third-generation Austad’s evolves with new offerings

November 22, 2021

The way Dave and Ryan Austad see it, the game of golf has stuck. “In 2020, everyone golfed […]

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Family business that embraces employee ownership transitions to fourth-generation leadership

October 27, 2021

At an age when most people would be retiring, W. Fredrick and Ferne Edney became business owners. It […]

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Entering third generation, family-owned Maguire Iron builds on national reputation for water tower expertise

October 19, 2021

*Part three of a series of stories about Prairie Family Business Association founding members in celebration of our […]

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Family-owned oil company looks to next generation – as father and daughter go back to school

October 5, 2021

Freeman, South Dakota – population approximately 1,500 – isn’t the sort of place you might expect to discover […]

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Generations of entrepreneurs celebrate 95 years in family banking

August 31, 2021

The first one in the door every morning at BankStar’s Elkton branch is 96-year-old Jack Hegerfeld. “He comes […]

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Building boom means business boom for longtime family companies

August 3, 2021

What would be the worst-case scenario? In 2020, the leaders of Hamlin Building Center asked that question. “We […]

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