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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.

How does a company/organization become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company/organization?

• Contact the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon corporate outreach coordinator.

• Establish and maintain a centralized steering committee within the organization which meets regularly and includes active representation from:
- An executive-level leadership sponsor
- Human Resources and Recruiting
- Internal Communications
- Training and Development
- Community and Employee Outreach
- Other key departments needed to coordinate support efforts.

• Develop, implement, and maintain an action plan which, through organization leadership, actively recruits and supports current service members, veterans, and their families.

• Participate as a committee, with organization leadership, in:
- An annual review process.
- Defined, sustainable, ongoing training and awareness programs.

• Commit as an organization to supporting military employees through an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve statement of support.

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 ng.mn.mnarng.list.j9-beyond-the-yellow-ribbon@army.mil.

Visit the BTYR calendar for upcoming events.

BTYR companies & organizations

A - G

3M

ALLETE/Minnesota Power

Allianz Life

Ameriprise Financial

Anderson Windows & Doors

Best Buy

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Boston Scientific

Capella University

Capital One

Cargill

Center Lakes College

Cliffs Natural Resources

Dakota County Technical College

Deluxe Corporation

Donaldson Corporation

Ecolab

Experis

Faelon Partners

General Mills

Great River Energy

 

 

H - M

Hennepin Technical College

Hibbing Community College

Hiway Federal Credit Union

Hormel Foods Corporation

Inver Hills Community College

Land O'Lakes

Mall of America

Marvin Windows & Doors

Mayo Clinic

McGough Construction

Medtronic

Metropolitan Council

Metropolitan State University

Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Hiring Center for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Patrol

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

RSM US LLP

Securian Financial

South Central Community College

Southwest Minnesota State University

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Health Care System

St. Paul College

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

UPS

USAA

Wells Fargo

Xcel Energy Center

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