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Law firm marks 20 years helping businesses evolve for the future – including its own

May 22, 2023

The team at Thompson Law has learned in an intensely personal way over the last few years the value of planning for the future. The Sioux Falls estate and business planning firm lost its founder, […]

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Prairie Family Business Association announces advisory board additions

May 12, 2023

Prairie Family Business Association announces two additions to its advisory board. Stephanie Taylor is a third-generation family member of Sydell, Inc. Sydell is headquartered in Burbank, South Dakota, and specialized in steel equipment for sheep […]


At this retreat, life-changing conversations help family businesses address their future

May 3, 2023

Take three days away from working in the family business to work on the family business? That wasn’t easy for the Sioux Falls owners of Interim Health Care – but it proved invaluable. “There was […]

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New Lifetime Achievement Award among honors presented to family businesses

May 2, 2023

A Sioux Falls family with a half-century history of business success has been named winners of the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prairie Family Business Association. For the first time in the organization’s 31-year […]


Get ‘taste’ of family business cuisine at upcoming event

April 6, 2023

Tim Meagher is a self-described city boy. His wife, Megan, grew up visiting both sets of grandparents’ farms in northeast South Dakota on weekends. Now, their business, Vanguard Hospitality, the restaurant group they co-own with […]


Sweet spot: Global family vanilla business to share strategies behind its success

March 28, 2023

The family business clearly was in Matt Nielsen’s blood early. “During the summer or school vacation, I would ask my dad if I could come to the office for the day,” he said. “We were […]

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The No. 1 state for family businesses? South Dakota!

March 22, 2023

By Matt Villano – Written for Family Business Magazine South Dakota is home to a greater percentage of family businesses than any other state in the nation.   At least, that was the takeaway from a […]


Family business Thermo King of Sioux Falls enters third generation of leadership

March 15, 2023

As the Thermo King motto goes: “If it heats or cools, we can fix it.” The Sioux Falls authorized dealership offers the sales, service and parts needed to keep trucks, trailers, buses and rail cars […]


Leading at Scale: Family creamery, branding firm to detail strategies that led to growth

March 2, 2023

The owners of Sweet Grass Dairy had reached an inflection point. Second-generation owners Jeremy and Jessica Little recently had purchased the Georgia-based creamery from Jessica’s parents, Desiree and Al Wehner, and it literally was time […]


Nation’s oldest economic forecasting firm to share insight at upcoming event

February 15, 2023

What if you could forecast economic and market conditions precisely enough that businesses could use that data to make timely adjustments? ITR Economics is the nation’s oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting […]

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