Family businesses are the backbone of society.

It takes hard work, persistence, and determination for a family business to succeed with overlapping family and the business systems.

Prairie Family Business Association, the center for family business education in the Midwest, exists to help family business succeed for generations through quality education and networking.

Latest News

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Keeping a Family a Family and a Business a Business

May 24, 2016|0 Comments

By: Carolyn A. Thompson, Founder Thompson Law, PC, Sioux Falls, SD Every prudent business family should schedule [...]

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Executive director helps guide family businesses

May 24, 2016|0 Comments

Stephanie Larscheid This week’s Monday Q&A features Stephanie Larscheid, executive director of the Prairie Family [...]

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Franklin G. Larson Excellence in Family Business Receipents

May 13, 2016|0 Comments

Congratulations to H.A. Thompson & Sons, Inc. of Bismarck, North Dakota, for being selected as the 2016 Franklin [...]

Member Reviews

PFBA’s major impact on us has been to provide structure and resources that made it possible for us to add Family Business planning to our busy schedules. The webinars and reading suggestions have been enormously helpful to us and we’ve made huge strides.
The Schmidt Family, SIA Companies - Bismarck, ND
It was good for us to review the history of our business together and put in writing what exactly had allowed us to be successful. It was a helpful exercise to specify our business’s goals and values.
The Brockelsby Family, Reptile Gardens - Rapid City, SD
The NextGen program could not have come at a better time. I took away invaluable information and real-life situations that I brought to my family and management team to prepare for our future.

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn: Learning to Dare Greatly

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Family Business Retreat

August 25 - August 27

North Dakota Forum

September 13