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. 2020 dates: April 28-29

  • 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.

  • Lunch and Learn Webinars

    Interactive presentations from family business experts and family business success stories. Join others over lunch at a host site near you.

  • Live Case Studies

    Receive a fresh look at your family business from a team of professional advisers. The Family Business Check-Up and the Transition Preparation Assessment (TPA) are vital tools within the live case studies used to assess your family business needs and opportunities.

  • Networking

    One of the top benefits of membership.

  • Education

    Lunch and learn webinars offered throughout the year, view upcoming events.

  • 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?

We have been very fortunate to have been introduced to Prairie Family Business as our family was in the beginning talks of transition. I have personally found the conferences very useful in how to open up the family talks about transitioning and really getting to know how the entire family feels and what we need to talk about. We do take advantage of the lunch and learns for further education and transition education. I am a big advocate for joining a Peer Affinity Group as well, there is nothing like having a group to work through company and family business issues and having that safe place to discuss things you might not be able to with other employees or family. I can’t say enough to encourage others to join these groups, they provide so much support to Family Businesses.

Tiffany Anderson

A-OX Welding Supply - Sioux Falls, SD

PFBA touches all aspects of the business and family system, identifying the areas where better processes, shareholder and family education, communication and alignment will lead to better business performance and a stronger family. I have seen the benefits that PFBA has brought to families in business and what it has brought to not only the families and their business but communities as well. In addition PFBA is quickly to identify resources for families in business to reach out to.

Agatha Johnson

Generations to Generations - Sioux Falls, SD

Membership Options

Standard Membership

$385+ / Year

  • 1-20 employees: $385
    21-50 employees: $670
    51+ employees: $925
  • Attend Lunch & Learn Webinars at no cost
  • Attend conferences, forums 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 family members 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

$915 / 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


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.