Join the premier resource for family businesses in the Midwest

PFBA Membership

Our memberships are designed to benefit 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

Family business programs are offered throughout the year for members to gain education on family business topics, learn best practices, network with other families, and plan for the future of their business.

The premier educational and networking event in the region featuring national and local presenters. Offered both in-person and virtually. 

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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.

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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.

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The Board Bootcamp is a program  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.

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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.

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One of the top benefits of membership. Gain access to a network of families in business who face the same situations as you.

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

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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.

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

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

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30 Years of Helping Family Businesses

A Suite of Resources & Programs


Why Join? Hear it from our members.

Why join pfba?

I greatly appreciate the connections with other next generation members. Conversations with those who share similar opportunities, challenges and experiences is encouraging.

– Lindsey Phillips

Haskins Family LLC – Pierre, SD

"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 – Lake Norden, SD

"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, 1st Generation

Oh My Cupcakes! – Sioux Falls, SD

2023 PFBA Snapshot

Company Size

2023 infographic company size


2023 infographic membership

Affinity Peer Groups

affinity peer group participants 2023

Membership by State

2023 infographic membership by state

The PFBA Membership Experience

Stage One

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Stage Two

stage two of pfba process

Membership Options


  • Member Newsletter
  • Webinars (6 per year)
  • Live Case Study
  • Affinity Peer Group
  • Retreats
  • Conference


$2,990 PER YEAR
  • Member NewsletterIncluded
  • Webinars (6 per year)Included
  • Live Case StudyIncluded
  • Affinity Peer Group$1,250/person
  • RetreatsMember Rate
  • Conference4 included


$405-975* PER YEAR
  • Member NewsletterIncluded
  • Webinars (6 per year)Included
  • Live Case StudyIncluded
  • Affinity Peer Group$1,250/person
  • RetreatsMember Rate
  • Conference$999/person


Variable PER EVENT
  • Member NewsletterNot Included
  • Webinars (6 per year)$25 / Webinar
  • Live Case StudyNot Included
  • Affinity Peer GroupNot Included
  • RetreatsNot Included
  • Conference$1,599/person

*Basic Membership costs are determined by number of full-time employees: 1-20: $405,  21-50: $705,  51+: $975

Professional Advisor Membership

$1,499 / year

Membership For:

Attorneys, consultants, insurance professionals, financial advisors, business consultants, etc.

Includes Access:

Two representatives from your organization can access ALL educational programs, including participation in Live Case Studies.

Annual conference:

Any firm member can attend the annual conference at the member rate.

300+ family businesses

Access to our private membership directory, attend member socials, and benefit from 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.

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