2019 Annual Conference

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Name: 2019 Annual Conference
Date: April 11, 2019 - April 12, 2019
Registration: Register Now
PFBA Annual Conference
Event Description:
Join us for the 2019 Prairie Family Business Annual Conference April 11-12, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls.

​The conference is the highlight of the year, bringing together family members and a mix of professionals to bring out the best in your family business. This year's conference will focus on Leadership, Communication and Family Business Culture. We're bringing in an impressive line up of speakers who will resonate with attendees and provide plenty of tips and ideas to strengthen their family businesses. We'll also leave ample time to meet friends and reconnect with aquaintances.

Conference Agenda (tentative)

Thursday, April 11          

7:00 a.m.                           Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m.                           Welcome  Tura Synhorst, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country
                                            Advisory Board Chair
 
8:15 a.m.                           Keynote: Dan Roam, Founder and President of Digital Roam Inc.
                                            Back of the Napkin: Problem Solving with Pictures
 
9:45 a.m.                           Networking Break
10:15 a.m.                         Keynote: Brett and Blake Hoogeveen, Co-owners, Mindset
                                            Stupid Things Leaders Do – A Guide to Not Ruining Your Culture
 
Noon                                  Lunch
1:00 p.m.                           Success Story: Heide Vermeer – Quist, Director on Board of Vermeer Corporation, Co-                                    Founder and Family Business Consultant, VQ Consulting Confronting the Cutoff: Recognizing                                     Patterns, Re-establishing Structure & Process and Improving Communication
 
2:15 p.m.                           USD Research Findings
2:30 p.m.                           Networking Break
3:00 p.m.                           Rapid Fire: Family Business Lessons
                                    Speakers: Jarod Stec, Stec’s Advertising Specialties & Safety Awards LLC, Jordan Pope, Nexus                                     Innovations, Jan Johnson, Reliabank, Mark Moffatt, Moffatt Products, Inc., Carolyn                                     Thompson, Thompson Law, P.C
                                               
3:30 p.m.                          Networking Break
3:45 p.m.                          Breakout Sessions
                                   Option #1: Succession Planning in Real Life: Key Examples for Long Term Success
                                   Presented by Sandra McNeely, Abbey Legacy Management
 
                                  Option #2: Female Leadership Development in the Family Business
                                  Presented By Eide Bailly LLP
 
 5:30 p.m.                          Social
6:15 p.m.                           Dinner
7:00 p.m.                           Awards

Friday, April 12

7:00 a.m.                           Optional Roundtables and Breakfast
                                               
8:00 a.m.                           Keynote Speaker: Bryan Dodge, Owner, Dodge Development
                                             How Successful Family Businesses Lead and Grow
 
9:30 a.m.                           Networking Break
9:45 a.m.                           Breakout Sessions
                                    Option #1: Is There a Bad Apple in Your Bunch? Identifying and Dealing with Problem                                     Employees and Family Members
                                            Presented by Sam Ferguson and Meghann Joyce, Goosmann Law Firm, PLC
 
                                   Option #2: Is Your Family Governance Structure Fact or Fiction?
                                   Presented by Agatha Johnson, Generations to Generations LLC, A Multi-Family Enterprise                                  ​   Office
 
10:45 a.m.                       Break
11:00 a.m.                      Breakout Session
                                 Option #1: Grow Your Business through Critical Negotiation Skills: Learn the Importance                                    of Influential Communication
                                 Presented by Bryan Dodge, Dodge Development
 
                                 Option #2: The Five D’s of a Buy-Sell Agreement. Practical Advice When Life Throws You a                                      Curve Ball.
                                 Presented by Kurt Whitesel, B2B CFO, Emilee Boyle Gehling, Goosmann Law Firm,                                        PLC, Michael Sir, Principal Financial Group
 
Noon                            Box Lunch and Closing Success Story:  Anne Huntington
                               Vice President of Business Development and Board Member, Huntington Learning                                                    Center               
                                      When It’s Time For Change - How to Keep Your Team Motivated and Invested 
 
1:00 p.m.                     Conference Concludes
               
1:15 p.m.                 Facilitated Family Discussions (Optional)                                               




Please be sure to read the ​DIRECTIONS FOR REGISTERING before proceeding:
Directions for All-Inclusive Members:
If you are an All-Inclusive member, please be sure to chose the All-Inclusive rate. This rate is for up to 4 family members for the conference. Additional family members or attendees from your company should be registered at the reduced rate of $225 per person.  All-Inclusive Member discounts will be indated upon checkout.

Directions for Standard Members:
Select the option for Annual Conference Registration and proceed. Add in any names and email addresses for additional registrants.

Directions for Sponsors:
​Select the option for Annual Conference Registration and proceed. Add in additional attendees according to your sponsorship package. Discounts will be indated at checkout.
​Select the Annual Conference Registration 

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Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Sioux Falls, SD
201 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Special group rates are available for block of rooms until March 11, 2019 or until the room block is filled, whichever comes first. Reserve online or call 605-444-4700 to book your room!
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12
Contact Information:
Prairie Family Business Association 605-274-9530
Fees/Admission:
Early Bird Registration
(Through December 31, 2018)
​$0 for All-Inclusive Members (for up to 4 family members as part of your All-Inclusive Membership)
​$225 Additional Person registration for All-Inclusive Members only after 4 regular All-Inclusive Member Registrations have been added. 
$695 Member Early Bird Registration
$1100 Non-Member Early Bird Registration

Regular Registration
$0 for All-Inclusive Members (for up to 4 family members as part of your All-Inclusive Membership)
​$225 Additional Person registration for All-Inclusive Members only after 4 regular All-Inclusive Member Registrations have been added. 
$795 Member Registration
$1200 Non-Member Registration
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