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September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020 – SIOUX FALLS, SD – Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA), the premier resource for family businesses to grow, engage, transition, and prosper, is excited to announce its partnership with EOS Worldwide (the …

PFBA and EOS® Worldwide Announce Partnership to Help Family-Owned Businesses Survive and Thrive Read More »


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September 8, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Prairie Family Business Association will host the 28th Annual Family Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020. The highlight of the conference is learning directly from family business owners who share their …

2020 Family Business Conference Features Three National Success Stories Read More »


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August 31, 2020

Attend a virtual winery introduction at the J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, learn the family’s success story and even partake in a virtual wine tasting at the upcoming Prairie Family Business Association annual conference. Since …

Virtual winery introduction at J. Lohr Vineyards, wine tasting to cap off upcoming business conference Read More »


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August 26, 2020

I know what you’re thinking.  Do I have time? I can’t step away from my business for a day and a half! Is now the right time? Does my family even need this? Don’t just take our …

Why attend the conference? Hear it from our members. Read More »



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August 19, 2020

The Steffes family knew it was time to start working on transitioning ownership of its business, Steffes Corp., to the third generation. But the family had concerns: how to cash flow it, minimize tax and …

Family firm helps family businesses navigate transitions, planning Read More »



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August 19, 2020

Post by Stephanie Larscheid, Executive Director This is way more than a webinar. This is an experience that will last for your family. Click and view on September 10th and 11th. 1. Your family can …

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



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August 4, 2020

It’s a good time to be in the e-commerce business – but not exactly an easy time. “We didn’t think a global pandemic would be good for e-commerce, but it’s been fantastic for our business,” …

This approach helps e-commerce company thrive during COVID – and it can work for you too Read More »



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July 21, 2020

City government holds many meetings – but they have never been run like this. For specific amounts of time, the city of Sioux Falls’ department heads first give updates on previously set goals. From there, …

Organization, accountability lead to results for businesses using this proven approach Read More »



Posted in: PFBA, Q&A

July 8, 2020

With nearly three decades of financial advising behind her, Mary J. Howard knows a lot about helping others navigate uncertainty and plan for the future. Her daughter, Megan, is now learning the same alongside her …

Mother-daughter team draws on ‘wealth of experience’ to help clients through uncertain times Read More »


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June 17, 2020

Inspiration had struck, and Melissa Johnson was going with it. “As I’ve grown older, I can’t say I’ve necessarily grown wiser. I know there is a whole lot I don’t know,” she wrote in a …

When cupcakes met COVID: How one family business pivoted to sweet success Read More »



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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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 »