Recognizing & Honoring Family Business
The PFBA Annual
Excellence In Family Business Award
The PFBA recognizes several exemplary family businesses each year with an “Excellence in Family Business Award".
At least two generations are currently working in the business, or the business has already transitioned from one generation to another within the family.
- Contributions to community
Contributions are made through leadership roles, volunteer service and/or financial support.
Integrity and honesty are values of the family business.
The business genuinely cares for the personal well-being of employees and recognizes their contributions to the success of the business.
Proven success and growth of the family business since its founding.
This award is presented each year to a family business that has been in business for 75 years or longer.
Started by farmer Fred Beskow September 1, 1920, Reliabank is celebrating its 100th year in business. Reliabank's mission is to provide innovative banking solutions in a changing world. Headquartered in South Dakota, Reliabank offers big bank products with hometown service while relying on a united employee team.
Business of the Year Award
The recipient of this award is selected from the annual local award winners. This prestigious award, in memory of Vicki Clarke, is presented at the annual conference.
Bismarck Aero Center
Bismarck Aero Center was founded in 1990 by Bob Simmers and specialized in aviation consulting, specialized flight training, aircraft storage, and pilot services. It is currently in its second generation of family business, filled by Bob's son, Jonathan.