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April 7, 2021

In business, every day is showtime. But is your performance hitting the mark? Michael Allosso is the No. 1-rated speaker for Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO-enrichment organization, bringing his 25-plus years as one of …

Top-rated speaker offers path to ‘you on your best day’ Read More »


Leinenkugels red script

Posted in: PFBA, Success Stories

March 25, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. March 25, 2021 — Prairie Family Business Association will host the 29th Annual Family Business Conference in a hybrid format on April 29-30, 2021. This is the second year that Prairie Family …

Hybrid 2021 Family Business Conference Featuring the Fifth and Sixth Generations of the Leinenkugel Family Read More »



Posted in: Awards, PFBA

March 22, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – March 22, 2021. The 2021 Aberdeen Area Family Business of the Year Award was presented at the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Prairie Family Business Association to …

Jensen family of Jensen Rock and Sand receives Aberdeen area excellence in family business award Read More »



Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

March 17, 2021

Sell your business – or part of it – to family and avoid taxes. Does it sound like a potential path for you? Then you’ll want to draw on Andrew Knutson’s expertise at the upcoming …

When it’s time to sell the family business – including to family – keep tax strategy in mind Read More »


dr gustavo

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March 10, 2021

Like many business owners, Mark Moffatt has heard a lot of speakers. But this one was different. “I joined a Sioux Falls Vistage peer group awhile back and heard Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky speak in February …

Highly recommended family business speaker to share how ‘culture trumps everything’ Read More »


PFBA-5 Reasons Post

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March 5, 2021

This isn’t your regular Zoom meeting. This is an experience your family will talk about all year. Join us on April 29th and 30th. 1. Keep your family a family and your business a business. …

Five reasons why you should come to the 2021 virtual family business conference Read More »


board room

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February 17, 2021

Whether your business uses a board of directors, is thinking about starting one or if you serve on a board, an upcoming Board School could be for you. Prairie Family Business Association’s Board School is …

Optimize your business’ board: Attend this upcoming Board School Read More »



Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

February 8, 2021

Jolene Brown brings a few nontraditional tools when she meets with family businesses. The veteran professional speaker and family business consultant starts with a mirror. “Most people want me to work with them to fix …

‘Stop fighting on the way to the funeral home’ with this family business strategy Read More »


Reliabank-l to r Dave Johnson, Jan Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Reid Johnson, Jessi Haugen

Posted in: Awards, Member News, PFBA

January 28, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – January 28, 2021. The 2020 Watertown Area Family Business of the Year Award was presented by the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Prairie Family Business Association to …

Johnson family of Reliabank receives 2020 Watertown area family business of the year award Read More »



Posted in: Member News, PFBA

January 25, 2021

A lot of family business leaders likely can relate to what happened at the Hamlin Building Center. “The founder was getting ready to retire, and us younger guys were taking over, and there was a …

Is your business considering EOS? This will get you started Read More »


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January 5, 2021

Creating a plan to transition family business leadership is one thing – executing it is another. What does retirement really look like? Should you use a board of directors? And how should it be structured? …

When business owners retire: Well-known entrepreneurs share strategies to life after role as CEO Read More »



Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

December 30, 2020

The end of the year is a great time for taking stock of your business and looking toward the future – especially if you’re a family business. That often takes the form of a family …

Family business meetings: What to do, what to avoid Read More »



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December 14, 2020

Put simply, the hotel business sells the commodity of time. Nights in a room. Event days. Weeklong stays. “We can’t sell lost time,”  said Paul Hegg, CEO of Sioux Falls-based Hegg Cos. “In our business, …

Family hotel company: ‘We’re just trying to be creative in any way’ Read More »



Posted in: Awards, Member News, PFBA

November 30, 2020

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – November 30, 2020. The Mitchell Area Family Business of the Year Award was presented by the Prairie Family Business Association to the Paulson Family of Paulson Air in recognition of …

Paulson Family of Paulson Air Receives Mitchell Area Family Business of the Year Award Presented by Prairie Family Business Association Read More »