and a handful of other area cities, regions and businesses, Best Buy will officially become part of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community network during an award ceremony Friday, Veterans Day.
The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign aims to connect community leaders and organizations in order to provide support to military veterans and their families.
By becoming Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company, Best Buy will demonstrate a public business commitment to supporting military employees and local communities.
In addition, in honor of Veterans Day, more than 600 Best Buy employees are spending Thursday afternoon and Friday morning prior to the ceremony assembling 3,300 care packages that will be sent to the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard. The unit is currently deployed in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
The award will be presented by Gov. Mark Dayton at 2 p.m. at the Best Buy Corporate Campus, 7601 Penn Ave. S.