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Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

June 1, 2020

We know recent months have been tough in multiple ways. This expert has some great insight to help you take stock and move forward.


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Posted in: PFBA, Success Stories

May 19, 2020

As soon as people nationwide began staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they began watching movies. And then, they started popping popcorn. That has been a bright spot amid the pandemic for JOLLY …

Business is ‘popping’ during the pandemic for fifth-generation popcorn company Read More »



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May 11, 2020

The days of conventions, big corporate meetings, in-person fundraisers and social events might be on hold, but any true event planner knows how to pivot. That’s what Addie Graham-Kramer and her team at The Event …

Event planner offers strategies to organizations forced to adjust Read More »


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April 28, 2020

After 132 years in business, you learn how to adapt. So when COVID-19 forced Montgomery’s to cancel its annual four-day auditorium sale in Madison, the furniture retailer figured out how to sell the merchandise anyway. …

Family businesses flex their creativity, capacity during COVID-19 Read More »



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April 23, 2020

There’s probably never been a time of more uncertainty for business owners — and that can be especially acute if you’re a family business. The Prairie Family Business Association is stepping in to help one-on-one, …

Is your family business trying to figure out the future? This one-on-one approach can get you there Read More »



Posted in: Member News, PFBA

March 31, 2020

Family businesses: You are not alone. And you can use this crisis to tap into your entrepreneurial spirit while accessing resources to help you cope both at work and home. Those were some of the …

Family businesses can navigate crisis, resolve conflict with this approach Read More »


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Posted in: Member News, PFBA

March 19, 2020

The Prairie Family Business Association has opened up its resources to any family business dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes a weekly call, with the next one scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 20. …

Family businesses: Here’s how to access resources for you Read More »


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Posted in: PFBA

March 10, 2020

You’ve probably heard of OtterBox – or maybe it protects your phone – but behind the business is a powerful strategy. An expert will soon share how it can help your organization too.



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Michael Hyatt Best Year Ever on September 19, 2018 in Franklin, TN

Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

February 12, 2020

He has led marketing campaigns for 16 New York Times best sellers and has a message he’ll be sharing soon in Sioux Falls: It’s possible to win in both life and business.



Posted in: PFBA, Success Stories

January 17, 2020

Eric Weisser learned the basics of the distribution business as a teenager in the 1990s by selling sports cards on eBay. There never seemed to be enough Kirby Puckett baseball cards for fans of the …

From baseball cards and Beanie Babies to a nearly $100M business: Weisser family keeps building Read More »



Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

January 15, 2020

Have you heard of an “Entrepreneurial Operating System?” This expert can help your business implement one – which can make a huge difference.


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December 23, 2019

2019 is a year that will stand out in the nearly 45-year history of Falcon Plastics, a family-owned company bringing its custom products to clients worldwide. Founded in 1975 by Don and Carol Bender, Brookings-based Falcon …

Falcon Plastics wraps up history-making year Read More »


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Posted in: Awards, PFBA

December 17, 2019

It’s a third-generation family business that literally has helped build Sioux Falls and beyond, and just won a big honor. Enjoy the story of Fiegen Construction.



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November 27, 2019

Carolyn Thompson had one final message, and she was determined to deliver it. On Sept. 12, two weeks after she was told her cancer had recurred and would soon take her life, Thompson stood in …

As cancer closed in, law firm focused on its future Read More »