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Prairie Family Business Association announces advisory board additions

May 4, 2022

Prairie Family Business Association announces three additions to its advisory board. Megan Howard, second generation family member of The Howard Group in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has joined the advisory board. Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, first generation […]


Chick-fil-A chairman to keynote upcoming family business conference

April 21, 2022

Chick-fil-A Inc. chairman Dan Cathy will share his experience growing a family business at next week’s Prairie Family Business Association annual conference in Sioux Falls. Cathy, who will speak via videoconferencing at the event April […]


Has your family business considered using EOS? This is the best way to start

April 6, 2022

Shea Peffly was convinced to make a career change when she saw firsthand how effective the Entrepreneurial Operating System, or EOS, could be. Developed by Gino Wickman and described in his bestselling book “Traction: Get […]


Five reasons why you should come to the 2022 virtual family business conference

March 25, 2022

The family business conference will unite your family through real family business lessons and strategies that can help your business live on for the next generation. Why should you join us on April 28th and […]


People, planet, profit: 3 elements that lead toward true sustainability in business

March 23, 2022

It is possible: Creating sustainable practices in business can lead to retaining people and increasing profits. And Heidi Sanborn is someone who helps businesses make it happen. The California-based founder and executive director of the […]


Struggling with culture in your business? Their strategies will help

March 9, 2022

Ask family businesses – or any businesses, for that matter – what could be improved, and increasingly culture is at the top of their list. “This is a hot topic for our members,” said Stephanie […]


Syverson Tile & Stone marks 90 years of family business success

February 25, 2022

As the story goes, Ray Syverson Sr. arrived in Sioux Falls with not much more than a bucket of tools. He’d learned the tile business from family in Wisconsin and then saved up enough train […]

Joseph Astrachan

Family business expert to address family dynamics, best practices

February 16, 2022

With more than 40 years of experience working with family businesses – plus his own – Joseph Astrachan has vast expertise in helping families navigate the unique environment that’s created when work and family intertwine. […]


Entrepreneurial strategist to help address business issues in real time at upcoming event

January 19, 2022

Mike Michalowicz has definitely lived the ups and downs of business. By his 35th birthday, he founded and sold two multimillion-dollar companies. Confident he had identified the formula for success, he became a small-business angel […]


Family bank takes progressive approach to succession, governance

January 6, 2022

If you want to know what other CEOs will be doing in the years ahead, look at what Craig Larson is doing now. “He’s such a futuristic person; he thinks way ahead of the game, […]