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
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