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Pins Family of Creative Surfaces Receives Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award

November 16, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – November 16, 2021. Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, presented the Boyd Hopkins Sr. Excellence in Family […]

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Plan now for tax time, 2022

November 11, 2021

This year has brought changes in tax laws, which are resulting in higher taxes in many instances. Estate planning and business succession attorney Andrew J. Knutson of Thompson Law and Adam Sweet, who leads Eide […]

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Family business that embraces employee ownership transitions to fourth-generation leadership

October 27, 2021

At an age when most people would be retiring, W. Fredrick and Ferne Edney became business owners. It was 1951, and Fredrick had spent a career bringing wind power to rural homes that previously didn’t […]

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Bullinger Family of Western Products receives Edward Shorma Excellence in Family Business Award

October 26, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – October 26, 2021. Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, awarded the Edward Shorma Excellence in Family Business […]

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Entering third generation, family-owned Maguire Iron builds on national reputation for water tower expertise

October 19, 2021

*Part three of a series of stories about Prairie Family Business Association founding members in celebration of our 30th anniversary. If you’re going to work in the water tower business, it helps to appreciate the […]

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Family-owned oil company looks to next generation – as father and daughter go back to school

October 5, 2021

Freeman, South Dakota – population approximately 1,500 – isn’t the sort of place you might expect to discover a growing oil company. “There were other people that said the same thing,” laughed Scott Stern, who […]

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30 years and counting: Prairie Family Business Association helps family businesses evolve for future success

September 30, 2021

More than half of U.S. gross domestic product and domestic employment is generated by family firms, according to Family Enterprise USA. Nearly eight in 10 new jobs come from family-owned businesses. More than one-third of […]

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Generations of entrepreneurs celebrate 95 years in family banking

August 31, 2021

The first one in the door every morning at BankStar’s Elkton branch is 96-year-old Jack Hegerfeld. “He comes in about 6:30 a.m., opens up the door and prepares the bank for the day,” said Jack’s […]

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Three generations look inside South Dakota’s oldest homegrown accounting firm

August 30, 2021

*Part two of a series of stories about Prairie Family Business Association founding members in celebration of our 30th anniversary. Nelson & Nelson CPAS knows something about longevity. As the state’s oldest homegrown accounting firm, […]

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Prairie Family Business Association Executive Director Stephanie Larscheid One of Four to Win the Young Professionals Network 4 Under 40 Awards

August 12, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – August 12, 2021. Prairie Family Business Association’s Executive Director, Stephanie Larscheid, has been selected as one of the 4 under 40 award recipients. The Young Professionals Network of the Greater […]

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