Prairie Family Business Association

Family learns to strike balance — while running a business that responds to emergencies

Stacey Thomas’s father, Jerry, started their family business with one van, a few air movers and dehumidifiers. Since 1992, Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc. has grown into a second-generation family business.

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Muth Electric builds on decades of success with plan for the future

It was somewhere in Vietnam – likely while driving a U.S. Army truck or on guard duty – that Dick Muth made a life-changing decision.

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Nominate a family business for excellence award

Prairie Family Business Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Sioux Falls Area Boyd Hopkins, Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award. 

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Brothers combine skills to build Human Systems Consulting

Two brothers have designed a business to help leaders figure out and find solutions to challenges that are primarily “people problems.”

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Innovative auto mechanic ends up building international business

Dillon Moffatt wasn’t thinking about founding a company back in 1954. The self-taught auto mechanic from Minnesota was just trying to see better under the hood of a car. But his business, Moffatt Products, grew into something much bigger.

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First National Bank: Behind-the-scenes of a CEO transition

Chris Ekstrum is the first nonfamily member to lead The First National Bank in Sioux Falls in its more than 130-year history. Here’s the story of his CEO transition.

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Family businesses thrive with careful focus on transitioning through generations

Managing to transition a family business for multiple generations has proven impossible for all but a select few. Here’s a look at several Sioux Falls-area businesses that aren’t just surviving but thriving.

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Business blooms as Medary Acres Greenhouses enters third generation

Medary Acres Greenhouses has grown from a single small greenhouse to 12 greenhouses selling tens of thousands of hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and more.

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Brother-sister business owners navigate second-generation leadership

After starting more than 40 years ago in Bonesteel as a Redi-Mix plant, Divine Concrete Inc. has grown into a full-service concrete contractor in its second generation of family ownership.

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Next generation takes over leadership at J&L Harley-Davidson

Meet Jimmy and Joe Entenman — the new generation leading their family business, J&L Harley-Davidson.

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