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Our Corporate Partners
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon companies’ and organizations’ efforts are an ongoing commitment to supporting military employees and communities, building a stronger, more compassionate, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

What is a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company/organization?
A BTYR company/organization is a broad, organizationally structured company with national, regional, and statewide influence. It must also have essential areas, including a Human Resources Recruiting and Human Resources Policy and Procedures Department, Training and Development, and Community and Employee Outreach and Support. A BTYR company/organization creates a comprehensive network that unites, connects, and coordinates these areas throughout the company/organization to proactively support our military community.

What if a company/organization doesn't meet the above criteria?
Companies without broad organizational structures to include the above key areas or national, regional, and statewide influence can partner with a local BTYR community network. BTYR community networks in cities and counties across the state support their local military community through volunteering, hosting special events, sending care packages to deployed military members, and other important activities. Companies/organizations can also offer services and/or discounts for members of the military community.

Why become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company/organization?
Since 9/11, thousands of Minnesotans have served our nation. By developing a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network within a company/organization, key areas can collaborate to honor and embrace those affected by past and present military service. This support can enable a successful transition into the workplace for service members and creates support systems for employees affected by military service.

Impact of BTYR partnership
- Minnesota companies and communities united and working together to support our military community.
- Synchronized and connected resources
- Enduring relationships
- Focused networks of support
- Synchronized communication
- Locally accessible resources
- Shared best practices
- Model for community capacity building

Impact Report - 1st quarter 2024

For more information, follow Beyond the Yellow Ribbon on Facebook or @BTYRmn on Twitter, or e-mail Taylor Kristoffe-Jones, BTYR corporate outreach coordinator, at


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BTYR Community Network

BTYR Events Calendar
* Every 4th Monday Burger Night - Hugo BTYR
* Sept. - May
- Dinner - Farmington BTYR
* May 16 Resource fair- Hibbing-Chisholm BTYR
* May 16 
- BTYR proclamation - Fairview Health Services
* June 2 - Fundraiser - Owatonna BTYR
* June 11
- BTYR proclamation - Replenex
* June 27
- BTYR proclamation - U.S. Steel
* July 27 - Bike run - Pine City BTYR
* Aug. 12
Golf - Rosemount BTYR
* Aug. 29
- BTYR proclamation - Medica
* Sept. 26
- BTYR proclamation - Children's Hospital
* Sept. 28 - Ribs for the Ribbon - Big Lake BTYR

BTYR Bulletin
January 2024
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April 2024
May 2024

Solider & Family Readiness Team


BTYR companies & organizations

A - G


ALLETE/Minnesota Power

Allianz Life

Ameriprise Financial

Anderson Windows & Doors

Best Buy

Blaze Credit Union

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Boston Scientific

Capella University

Capital One


Center Lakes College

Cleveland Cliffs

Dakota County Technical College

Deluxe Corporation

Donaldson Corporation



Faelon Partners

Fairview Health Services

General Mills

Great River Energy



H - M

Hennepin Technical College

Hibbing Community College

Hormel Foods Corporation

Inver Hills Community College

Land O'Lakes

Mall of America

Marvin Windows & Doors

Mayo Clinic

McGough Construction


Metropolitan Council

Metropolitan State University

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota Sports & Entertainment

Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council

Minnesota State College Southeast

Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota Twins Baseball Club

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Minnesota Wild

N - S

Normandale Community College

North Hennepin Community College

Northwestern Mutual-Bohannon Group

Prime Therapeutics, LLC

Prudential Financial Inc.

Rasmussen College

Regions Hospital

Rochester Community & Technical College


Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Saint Paul College

Securian Financial


South Central Community College

Southwest Minnesota State University

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

St. Paul River Centre

Superamerica - Northern Tier Energy

T - Z

Target Corporation

The Goodman Group

The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Thomson Reuters

Tokyo Electron Ltd.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

U.S. Bank



Wells Fargo

Xcel Energy Center

YMCA of the North