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The Thomson Reuters Eagan campus was recently honored as a Yellow Ribbon Company. Maj. Gen. David J. Elicerio, commander of the 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division of the Minnesota Army National Guard, presented the award in a ceremony Friday, Dec. 16.

Rick King, chief operating officer, Technology, Thomson Reuters, accepted the award on behalf of the company. “Being recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company is a tremendous honor for Thomson Reuters, but the true recognition goes to all the veterans and active-duty service members and their families,” he said.

“We value excellence in everything we do at Thomson Reuters and there is not a better source when we are looking for team members than from the ranks of the United States Armed Forces. These men and women have leadership skills and a strong work ethic that contributes to making Thomson Reuters a successful company and a great place to work,” added King.

The Yellow Ribbon proclamation recognizes the long-standing and continued support Thomson Reuters has provided to service members and their families. The numerous veterans, military reservists and National Guard members who work at the Eagan campus are represented by the Veterans Employee Resource Group, which was the driving force behind pursuing the Yellow Ribbon recognition.

“Thomson Reuters has and continues to be a tremendous supporter of our nation’s service members and their families,” said Annette Kuyper, director of Military Outreach, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. “By becoming a Yellow Ribbon Company, they are not only demonstrating their continued commitment to our service members and their families, they’re setting a stellar example for other employers in the community.”

A Yellow Ribbon Company unites key areas within its structure, such as human resources, recruiting, training and community outreach departments, to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates these areas throughout for the purpose of proactively supporting service members and military families.