Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success

Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success Frank Larson was not a typical banker. First, he was a lawyer, who bought his first bank at age 40. Second, while his portfolio of banks grew, he never worked in the business day to day. Instead, Larson set the tone, vision and values of Starion Bank with the power [...]

2019-05-01T15:36:38+00:00 May 1, 2019|PFBA, Success Stories|

Third-generation Coca-Cola bottling family helps share best practices with others

Third-generation Coca-Cola bottling family helps share best practices with others L.E. “Mike” Messinger had a work ethic from his very first experience in business that would lead him to build a multigenerational family company. In 1927, at the age of 16, he started working as a bottle sorter for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Spirit [...]

2019-04-19T14:54:21+00:00 April 19, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

National tutoring business leader to offer advice on managing change

National tutoring business  leader to offer advice on managing change When Anne Huntington arrives in Sioux Falls next month to share her family business story, she will be in the midst of living the topic of her speech: “When it’s time for change: How to keep your team motivated and invested.” Huntington, who’s only half-joking [...]

2019-03-21T09:18:27+00:00 March 21, 2019|PFBA|

Best-selling author to offer ‘Back of the Napkin’ advice

Best-selling author to offer ‘Back of the Napkin’ advice Want to tackle a problem in business? Draw a picture. That simple but powerful approach to gaining clarity has led Dan Roam to become an international best-selling author. His signature work, "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures," which was named [...]

2019-03-14T10:02:02+00:00 March 14, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Stupid things leaders do: A guide to not ruining your culture

Stupid things leaders do: A guide to not ruining your culture Success in business starts with having the right mind-set. And often, it begins with the leader of an organization and trickles down from there. An Omaha firm has built its training and consulting practice around that theory, with impressive results for clients. Blake and [...]

2019-03-14T10:08:00+00:00 February 21, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Nationally renowned speaker to share secrets to family business success

Nationally renowned speaker to share secrets to family business success He has filled stadiums as a speaker, written books such as "The Good Life Rules: 8 Keys to Being Your Best at Work and at Play," and he’s coming to Sioux Falls. Bryan Dodge, one of the nation’s most requested event speakers, has three decades of [...]

2019-02-21T10:48:13+00:00 February 12, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Tax reform and the family business: What you need to know

Tax reform and the family business: What you need to know Tax time will be a little different this year as changes in the law could mean critical adjustments. Professionals from Eide Bailly LLP will share their insight during a Jan. 30 Lunch & Learn webinar presented by the Prairie Family Business Association. Members can [...]

2019-02-21T10:54:35+00:00 January 21, 2019|PFBA, Q&A|

Bank CEO weighs in on local economy, business evolution

  Bank CEO weighs in on local economy, business evolution As a third-generation bank leader, Jack Hopkins has his finger on the proverbial pulse both of the area business community as well as what it takes to successfully transition through generations of family leadership. The president and CEO of CorTrust Bank has led the company [...]

2018-12-31T11:53:18+00:00 December 31, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Family woodworking business finds steady growth in its second generation

Family woodworking business finds steady growth in its second generation  It probably signaled the career that was to come for Tom Patzer when he was the only kid in high school to spend every study hall in the shop classroom and his resulting projects were displayed in the window of the principal’s office. Fast-forward a [...]

2018-12-24T09:39:57+00:00 December 24, 2018|PFBA, Success Stories|

Learn more about addiction challenges with this webinar

Learn more about addiction challenges with this webinar Family businesses aren’t immune to issues with addiction and mental health challenges. They actually can experience them more acutely, as loved ones’ struggles impact both at home and at work. Prairie Family Business Association is connecting its members with valuable expertise through a webinar Dec. 6 from [...]

2018-11-21T09:47:45+00:00 November 21, 2018|PFBA|