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  • Minnesota Keystone Honored Company Award

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    The Minnesota Keystone Honored Company award recognizes three businesses that have done something extraordinary to make a difference within their community.
     
    In 1976, members of the Minneapolis business community established the 5% Club, an  organization that recognized for-profit companies that gave a percentage of their pre-tax earnings back to the community.  Now in its 40th year, the Minnesota Keystone Program grew from this original program and today honors companies across Minnesota that give at least two percent of their pre-tax earnings back to the community. Contributions may include any combination of volunteer time, in-kind donations, or cash donations.
     
    Each year, three companies are chosen from the ranks of Minnesota Keystone Members to be honored for their exceptional giving programs.  One honoree is chosen from each of three categories based on business size: small (1-75 FTE); medium (76-499 FTE) and large (500 +). The honored companies stand out for their levels and methods of giving within the community, and serve as a model for others to follow.

     

    Eligibility

    Eligible Minnesota Keystone companies have participated in the program for at least five years. Previously honored companies may apply, as long as they have not been honored in the past five years. Please contact Cheri Gengler at cgengler@mplschamber.com with any questions.

     

    Honored Company applications due Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 
     
    Honored companies will be celebrated at the Minnesota Keystone Awards Luncheon on December 13, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

     

    Apply today

     

  • Past Honored Companies

     

    2017

    • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    • The Opus Group
    • Winona National Bank

     

    2016

    • PwC
    • Minnesota Twins
    • Northeast Bank

     

    2015

    • Cargill, Incorporated
    • McGough Construction
    • Latitude


    2014

    • Securian Financial
    • SALO LLC
    • Little


    2013

    • Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    • Cardinal of Minnesota, Ltd.
    • Summit Brewing Company


     2012

    • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota
    • Coughlan Companies
    • KTTC Television


     2011

    • Mortenson Construction
    • Weber Shandwick
    • Standard Heating & Air Conditioning


     2010

    • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
    • Western Bank


     2009

    • Comcast
    • Gray Plant Mooty
    • Northeast Bank


     2008

    • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
    • PadillaCRT
    • Hennes Art Company
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    2007

    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Stinson Leonard Street
    • Stahl Construction Company


     2006

    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
    • Bolger Vision Beyond Print
    • Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc.


     2005

    • Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
    • Gopher Sport
    • Karlsson Consulting Group, Inc.


     2004

    • The Opus Group
    • Weber Shandwick
    • Jeane Thorne Inc.


     2003

    • U.S. Bancorp
    • Little
    • Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp.


     2002

    • RBC Wealth Management


     2001

    • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota


     2000

    • General Mills, Inc.


     1999

    • Medtronic, Inc.


     1998

    • Target Corporation


     1997

    • Carlson
     

     

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