Membership

Join the premier resource for family businesses in the Midwest

We cater to family businesses in which:

  • The family has controlling interest in the firm

  • One or more family members work in the company

  • The family expects to continue management and/or control of the business

Programs & Resources

  • Annual Conference

    The premier educational and networking event in the region featuring national and local presenters. Offered both in-person and virtually. 2023 dates: April 27-28, 2023

  • Affinity Peer Groups

    Peer groups that meet regularly, allowing members to share experiences and learn from each other. The facilitated groups discuss and seek advice on confidential issues and opportunities.

  • Family Business Webinars

    Interactive presentations from family business experts and family business success stories. Join our webinars from your own personal computer.

  • Live Case Studies

    Receive a fresh look at your family business from a team of professional advisers. The Family Business Check-Up is a vital tool within the live case studies used to assess your family business needs and opportunities.

  • The Board Bootcamp

    The Board Bootcamp is a program coming in January 2023 that is intended for families who operate with a board, either fiduciary or advisory, and families who have interest in forming a board and wanting to learn more.

  • Networking

    One of the top benefits of membership.

  • Education

    Family business programs are offered throughout the year. Learn about family business topics and best practices through a variety of our programs, including webinars, Affinity Peer Groups, the Annual Conference, and more!

  • Professional Advisor Study Groups

    Meet with other professional advisors to discuss live case studies and learn from a multidisciplinary approach to family business advising.

  • Next Gen Program

    A unique program designed to help the next generation of leaders in a family business.

  • Retreats

    Two days with a national consultant and a small group of other business-owning families. Learn the process that will enable the family business to grow and prosper.

  • Awards and Legacy Tours

    Awards recognize local family businesses who have been committed to excellence throughout multiple generations. Award events include a tour of a local legacy family business.

Why join PFBA?

Participation in PFBA is an excellent way to interact with others in your same or similar family business situation. The value is in bouncing ideas off others, what has and has not worked, what might be unique, and learning how your ideas might help others.

Tom McDougall

High Point Networks

Prairie Family is true to the core with their passion of helping.  I have not gotten the feeling of being sold something I won't use.

Joe Homola

Hamlin Building Center

PFBA is a great resource for all things family business. From providing concrete strategies in daily operations to help navigating delicate situations that can sometimes arise within family dynamics, PFBA is committed to helping family businesses succeed.

Melissa Johnson

Oh My Cupcakes!

During my first year of membership, I have found the Prairie Family Business Association members and staff to be very welcoming and helpful. The staff goes above and beyond to deliver value to members. I have also greatly appreciated the connections with other next generation members. Conversations with others who share similar opportunities, challenges and experiences is encouraging.

Lindsey Phillips

Haskins Family, LLC

Participation in PFBA is an excellent way to interact with others in your same or similar family business situation. The value is in bouncing ideas off others, what has and has not worked, what might be unique, and learning how your ideas might help others.

Tom McDougall

High Point Networks

Prairie Family is true to the core with their passion of helping.  I have not gotten the feeling of being sold something I won't use.

Joe Homola

Hamlin Building Center

PFBA is a great resource for all things family business. From providing concrete strategies in daily operations to help navigating delicate situations that can sometimes arise within family dynamics, PFBA is committed to helping family businesses succeed.

Melissa Johnson

Oh My Cupcakes!

During my first year of membership, I found the PFBA members and staff to be very welcoming and helpful. The staff goes above and beyond to deliver value to members. I have also greatly appreciated the connections with other next generation members. Conversations with others who share similar opportunities, challenges and experiences is encouraging.

Lindsey Phillips

Haskins Family, LLC

2022 PFBA Snapshot

Membership

239 members of the pfba

Company Size

Asset 2@4x

Affinity Peer Groups

110 participants in affinity peer groups infographic

Membership by State

membership by state infographic

The PFBA Membership Experience

Stage One

Asset 7@5x

Stage Two

stage two of pfba process

Membership Options

Standard Membership

$405+ / Year

  • 1-20 employees: $405
    21-50 employees: $705
    51+ employees: $975
  • Attend Family Business Webinars at no cost
  • Attend conferences, socials and dinners at the member rate
  • Access to private membership directory, member socials, and a resource network of family business owners
All Inclusive Membership

$2,700 / Year

  • Access for unlimited family members to attend all educational programs
  • Includes four in-person tickets to attend the annual conference
  • Significant conference discount for additional family members or key employees
  • Access to private membership directory, member socials, and a resource network of family business owners
Professional Advisor

$999 / Year

  • Attorneys, accountants, insurance professionals, financial advisors, business consultants
  • Two representatives can access all educational programs
  • Any firm member can attend the annual conference at the member rate.
  • Access to private membership directory, member socials, and a resource network of family business owners

Sponsorship Options

A variety of sponsorship levels allow company representatives to attend educational programming and the annual conference. Sponsor logos and names are displayed on all Prairie Family Business marketing and promotional materials.