Approaching 100 years, Johnson Feed looks to future

Approaching 100 years, Johnson Feed looks to future  Johnson Feed Inc. knows how to adjust with the times. The business began 98 years ago in Fairview as a dray service delivering coal and other supplies to farmers and townspeople by horse and wagon. It expanded into Johnson Hatchery in the 1940s, selling and delivering commercial [...]

2018-04-19T12:04:09+00:00 April 19, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Culver’s co-founder shares family business success story

Culver’s co-founder shares family business success story Craig Culver thought he’d found an ideal recipe for a successful restaurant. Start with the vanilla frozen custard he’d loved from a neighborhood stand as a kid. Add “ButterBurgers,” a concept a friend shared while they were discussing childhood ice cream spots. "Frozen custard and ButterBurgers. Can’t go [...]

2018-03-20T15:05:47+00:00 March 20, 2018|PFBA, Success Stories|

Shipshape or shipwreck – How would you rate your business?

Shipshape or shipwreck – How would you rate your business? The USS Benfold’s performance ranked it near the bottom of the Navy’s fleet when Capt. Mike Abrashoff became its leader. As part of changing the culture, Abrashoff would ask his crew: “What would you do? It’s your ship.” “I found that the more control I [...]

2018-03-07T09:47:45+00:00 March 7, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Hayzlett builds multifaceted business with help from second generation

Hayzlett builds multifaceted business with help from second generation It likely didn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knew him that Jeffrey Hayzlett issued a news release back in 1986 when his daughter, Lindsey, was born. “We don’t expect to get much work out of her in the first 18 years,” he remembers writing [...]

2018-02-22T17:54:07+00:00 February 22, 2018|PFBA, Success Stories|

Consultant offers ‘no-BS family business planning’

Consultant offers ‘no-BS family business planning’ “Our family business crisis and how it made us stronger.” “The top nine reasons family businesses fail – and the eight building blocks for creating a sustainable closely held business.” “You don’t have to die to win – success and succession for family business.” If these sound like themes [...]

2018-02-13T10:34:16+00:00 February 13, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

New ownership takes over at Sioux Corp.

New ownership takes over at Sioux Corp.  For almost two decades while driving to the airport before returning home to California or Nevada after Christmas, Jack Finger would broach a tough topic: working at his family’s business, Sioux Corp. in Beresford. It never worked out. “After receiving a mechanical engineering degree in 1974 from SDSU, [...]

2018-01-15T15:06:30+00:00 January 15, 2018|PFBA, Success Stories|

Mills Property Management entering third generation

Mills Property Management entering third generation Mary Jo Minor’s business revolves around people, from tending to residents’ needs to overseeing property for owners and working with her own family. Based in Brookings, Mills Property Management was born out of her father’s construction and development companies founded in 1949. Mills Property Management became its own entity [...]

2018-01-10T14:03:08+00:00 January 10, 2018|PFBA, Q&A|

Inside the modern L.G. Everist Inc.: Fifth-generation business moves into new downtown headquarters

Inside the modern L.G. Everist Inc.: Fifth-generation business moves into new downtown headquarters When L.G. Everist Inc. became the first business to move into the downtown Sioux Falls Washington Square development this week, it marked the latest in a series of pioneering moves for the more than 140-year-old family business. It was founded in 1876 [...]

2017-12-21T12:08:00+00:00 December 21, 2017|Member News, PFBA|

Building the ButterBurger brand: How Culver’s took root in Sioux Falls

Building the ButterBurger brand: How Culver’s took root in Sioux Falls In the early days of his restaurant career, a slow lunch crowd meant it was time to hit the road. Nick Magera would leave his Culver’s at 2509 S. Louise Ave. about 2 p.m. with to-go menus and coupons for free food, and start [...]

2017-12-07T12:51:50+00:00 December 7, 2017|PFBA, Success Stories|

Sinclair Family of Montgomery’s Receives Boyd Hopkins, Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – December 7, 2017 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 Business Award and Legacy Tour in Sioux Falls on November 30 to the Sinclair Family of Montgomery’s Furniture. This award [...]

2017-12-19T15:59:41+00:00 December 7, 2017|Awards|