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Prairie Family Business Association to Award Boyd Hopkins, Sr. Award to Sinclair Family of Montgomery's Furniture

Oct 17, 2017

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – October 17, 2017 – Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, will host the fifteenth annual Boyd Hopkins, Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award and Legacy Tour in Sioux Falls, SD, on November 30. The legacy tour will begin at 4:15 pm at A-OX Welding Supply where the Elliott Family will provide a tour of their facility and share their family business success story.

Following the legacy tour, an award reception will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, located at 201 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls. A social will begin at 5:15 pm with dinner and the award presentation to follow.

The Sinclair Family of Montgomery's in Sioux Falls, Madison and Watertown, will be honored as the 2017 Boyd Hopkins, Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award recipient. The Montgomery Family founded the business in 1888 with 1 employee and the family business now has 100 employees with fifth generation family members working in the business. The family believes in investing in their employees as well as each of the local communities where their business resides through service involvement in local organizations as well as financial gifts.

The Boyd Hopkins, Sr. Excellence in Family Business Award was established in 2003 to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of family-owned businesses to the economy and the region. This award recognizes multi-generational family businesses with practices and policies that positively impact local business, as well as the neighboring community. It has been named in honor of Boyd Hopkins, Sr. since 2010.

To purchase tickets, please visit Prairie Family Business Association's website www.fambus.org or call 605-274-9530.

About Prairie Family Business Association
Prairie Family Business Association was founded in 1993 as a South Dakota family business initiative through the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business with the mission of enhancing the long-term survival and success of its family business members.

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Prairie Family Business Association Contact:
Contact: Stephanie Larscheid
Prairie Family Business Association
605.274.9531
stephanie.larscheid@usd.edu

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