Prairie Family Business Association

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.

9 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.

10 months ago

Nationally renowned speaker to share secrets to family business success

Bryan Dodge, one of the nation’s most requested event speakers, is coming to Sioux Falls with sought-after advice for family businesses.

10 months ago

Tax reform and the family business: What you need to know

Tax time will be a little different this year, as changes in the law could mean critical adjustments for family businesses. Here’s an easy way to get updated.

11 months ago

Bank CEO weighs in on local economy, business evolution

As a third-generation bank leader, CorTrust Bank president and CEO Jack Hopkins has his finger on the proverbial pulse of the area business community. We caught up with him to get the view from his CEO’s seat.

11 months ago

Family woodworking business finds steady growth in second generation

“We knew nothing about business, but … we knew if you worked all the time you should get somewhere. And we worked a lot.” From working out of a garage to growing a regional business, enjoy the success story of Patzer Woodworking.

12 months ago

Family businesses: Learn more about addiction challenges with this webinar

Family businesses aren’t immune to issues with addiction and mental health challenges. Here’s your chance to learn from experts how to handle them.

1 year ago

Pride Neon looks toward next generation with focus on family transition planning

Congratulations to Pride Neon, winners of this year’s Boyd Hopkins Sr. award from the Prairie Family Business Association, recognizing excellence in family business. Here’s a look inside their ongoing approach to transitioning their family business.

1 year ago

What makes a business a ‘best place to work?’ Three award winners share their secrets

“Most importantly, you are not just a number.” Wonder what it takes to become an award-winning place to work? These three businesses let us in on their secrets.

1 year ago

Multigenerational auto business focuses on transition planning

“It is always a family business’ dream that there will still be family members running our company for many years to come.” A well-known auto dealer shares the steps it has taken to ensure that kind of longevity.

1 year ago

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