Prairie Family Business Association

Naval commander: ‘The more control I gave up, the greater command I got’

He was 36 – the youngest commander in the fleet – and leading a ship plagued with low morale, high turnover and terrible performance evaluations. No one expected much improvement. Except Mike Abrashoff.

2 years ago

Global expert shares advice for family businesses

Hear from Charlotte Lamp, a third-generation family member and shareholder in Seattle-based Port Blakely Cos. who has done global research on family-business governance and will speak March 30 in Sioux Falls.

2 years ago

Tabasco CEO shares ‘secret sauce’ behind family business

Meet Tony Simmons, the CEO of Tabasco-maker McIlhenny Co., who will speak March 30 at Prairie Family Business Association’s annual conference.

2 years ago

Jiffy Mix CEO: ‘Retro hip’ business was built on reputation

Meet Howdy Holmes, CEO of Michigan-based Chelsea Milling Company, the maker of Jiffy Mix and its 19 varieties of muffin, cake and biscuit mix.

2 years ago

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