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Avoid ‘the Fredo effect’ in your family business with this expert insight

February 21, 2024

If it hasn’t happened in your family business yet, someone eventually is bound to play the role of Fredo. The fictional member of the Corleone family in “The Godfather” is seen as the weakest of […]


Behind the dynasty: Duck Commander CEO to share family business success story in Sioux Falls

February 15, 2024

Willie Robertson, the dynamic and affable CEO of Duck Commander, is not just a television personality — he’s a living success story. From humble beginnings in the Louisiana bayou to becoming a household name through […]


Give your family business brand a checkup – and a plan to accelerate– at this upcoming workshop

January 31, 2024

“It’s hard to read the label on your own bottle.” If you and your family business can relate to that thought from a fellow CEO, a workshop coming up will help you gain an enhanced […]


For ag families, family businesses, communication tools can help reduce conflict

January 23, 2024

For family and ag businesses, communication, adversity and conflict can be inherent struggles – but also manageable ones. Siblings Megan Hammond, Jackson Hegerfeld and Amanda Lauer have lived it both in their own family businesses […]

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Roddel Family of Auto Body Specialties receives 2023 Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award

January 2, 2024

The 2023 winner of the Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award is the Roddel family of Auto Body Specialties. For 20 years, the Prairie Family Business Association—an outreach center of the Beacom School […]


Family business roots lead to entrepreneurship, perfect role supporting others

December 27, 2023

Callie Tuschen knows what life is like as a family business owner. Tuschen, co-owner of a local business in Hartford, grew up on a cattle ranch in northwestern South Dakota. She went to school in […]


Prairie Family Business Association leader details new offerings for family businesses this year and beyond

December 21, 2023

More families are finding the resources they need to evolve and thrive by connecting with the growing Prairie Family Business Association. This year has seen strong growth in the association’s membership, programs and resources — […]


Texas family business finds help with generational transition connecting in South Dakota

November 28, 2023

How does a Texas-based family business connect with resources available in South Dakota as it transitions to a new generation? It’s all about relationships. SYOXSA is a leading distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, […]


One family business honors another as both find recipe for success

November 9, 2023

Edward Shorma was a serial entrepreneur before the term had taken off. A North Dakota farm boy and son of immigrant parents, Shorma was a shoe cobbler, and “as he had children, he had to […]


New business development manager brings passion for supporting family businesses

November 6, 2023

Making genuine connections, enhancing the member experience and building partnerships are among the goals for the newest member of the Prairie Family Business Association team. Mason Van Essen recently became the organization’s business development manager. […]

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