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  • Minnesota Keystone Honored Company Award

  • 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 39th 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.



    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.

    If uncertain about eligibility, please contact Cheri Gengler at cgengler@minneapolischamber.org
    All winners will be celebrated at the Minnesota Keystone Awards Luncheon on December 10, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.


    Application Process is Currently Closed.

  • Past Honored Companies


    • Securian Financial
    • SALO LLC
    • Little


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


    • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota
    • Coughlan Companies
    • KTTC Television


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


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


    • Comcast
    • Gray Plant Mooty
    • Northeast Bank


    • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
    • PadillaCRT
    • Hennes Art Company


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


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


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


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


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


    • RBC Wealth Management


    • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota


    • General Mills, Inc.


    • Medtronic, Inc.


    • Target Corporation


    • Carlson

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