Prairie Family Business Association

Family-owned fuel stop, C-store chain shares insight on workforce success

Spend even a little time on the road in South Dakota this summer, and chances are you’ll be stopping at this multigeneration family business.

3 weeks ago

Worldwide industry leader experiences unprecedented growth as it enters third generation

First, they built trophies. Then, they built an incredible business. Inside the multigenerational success at JDS Industries, you’ll find plenty of lessons for others in business.

3 weeks ago

From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power

The family started its business selling typewriters and evolved with the times into Time Management Systems, a terrific under-the-radar success story now in its second generation.

2 months ago

Family business offers one-of-a-kind shopping experience

From an expansie selection of Native American art to botanicals and herbs, and the one of the world’s largest collections of Italian glass beads, this family business is a favorite of locals and a must-stop for any visitor in Rapid City.

2 months ago

Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success

“He really learned how a bank could be a tool to do good.” Enjoy this story of a banker who’s far from typical and a family business success with lessons for all.

3 months ago

Third-generation Coca-Cola bottling family helps share best practices with others

From a bottle sorter to a business owner, this multigenerational family business shares its “secret formula” for success.

3 months ago

National tutoring business leader to offer advice on managing change

The nation’s top revenue-producing tutoring franchise is a family business going through big changes. Huntington Learning Center’s second-generation leader will share her experience next month in Sioux Falls.

4 months ago

Best-selling author to offer ‘Back of the Napkin’ advice

Want to tackle a problem in business? Draw a picture. That simple but powerful approach to gaining clarity has to an international best seller. Its author comes to Sioux Falls in April.

4 months ago

Family business builds back after devastating tornado thanks to foundation of strength

One week after celebrating its 70th anniversary, this Iowa family business was hit by a tornado. What happened next shows the strong foundation they had built underneath the rubble.

5 months ago

Stupid things leaders do: A guide to not ruining your culture

“Instead of talking about the topic of leadership and culture in glowing, aspirational terms, we get real and share some of the biggest mistakes we see organizations making.” These brothers are bringing their expertise to family businesses this spring.

5 months ago

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