Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Super Bowl LII Partners
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 CST 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) today announced the Minnesota and regional based businesses who will make it possible to host Super Bowl LII in the Bold North. The MNSBHC is charged with planning and hosting a safe, secure, and successful event for visitors and Minnesotans alike. With the support of its partners, the MNSBHC will welcome more than one million visitors during the 10-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LII, to be played February 4, 2018 in U.S. Bank Stadium.

“Super Bowl LII is another chance for Minnesota to shine on the world stage; to tell the story of why so many of us – including successful businesses -- choose to call the Bold North home,” said Maureen Bausch, CEO of the MNSBHC. “Our partners’ support allows us to host a world-class event that will create lifelong memories for Minnesotans; to showcase the Bold North to the world; and to create a positive economic impact in our community for years to come. Our partners are critical to our 10-day festival that will welcome fans of all ages with activities and celebrations open to the public.”

“What makes Minnesota unique is our strong sense of community, and there is no better example than the many companies who have stepped up to make it possible to bring one of the biggest events in the world to the Bold North,” said Bausch. “This is an opportunity to show the world why we choose to call Minnesota home. It is an opportunity for our employees to be part of a pre-eminent event, whether as a guest or a volunteer. And it is an opportunity for us to create a lasting community impact - on our economy, for our local charitable organizations, and for our status as a destination for travelers and businesses – for years to come.”

The MNSBHC is a 501c6 non-profit corporation charged with producing, coordinating, and welcoming the world to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII. Our partners are essential to the Committee’s ability to provide a positive experience for all Minnesotans and visitors to enjoy. In the coming months, the MNSBHC will unveil additional plans across Minnesota, culminating in the game on Sunday, February 4.

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About the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee: The MNSBHC is a 501©6 non-profit corporation charged with welcoming the world to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII. Our partners are essential to the Committee’s ability to provide a positive experience for all Minnesotans and visitors to enjoy. The Committee is counting down 52 weeks to Super Bowl LII across Minnesota, culminating in the 10 day festival leading up to the game in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Partners:

3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

Accenture
Accenture is a leading professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With more than 50,000 people and operations in 42 cities in the United States, Accenture serves 93 of the Fortune 100 and more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500. In the United States, Accenture has innovation hubs which bring together key elements of the Accenture Innovation Architecture – including labs, studios and innovation centers – to help clients develop and deliver disruptive innovations to drive growth and increase competitiveness. With an unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, Accenture is consistently recognized on 100 Best Companies to Work For and DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity lists. Visit us at accenture.com/US.

Ames Construction
Founded in 1962, Ames Construction is a full-service heavy civil and industrial General Contractor, self-performing throughout North America in: ENERGY: Power Plants, Refineries and Renewables. MINING: Development, Infrastructure, Leach Pads, Tailings Dams and Reclamation. TRANSPORTATION: Railroads, Bridges, Highways and Airports. WATER AND WASTEWATER: Dams, Reservoirs, Pipelines and Treatment. COMMERCIAL: Retail, Residential, Stadiums and Golf Courses.

Andersen Windows
Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by Andersen®, Silver Line® and American Craftsman® brands. Andersen was founded in 1903 and employs 11,000 people in locations across North America. Andersen is a privately held company. Visit us at andersencorporation.com.

Atomic Data
Atomic Data is Minneapolis’ premier IT service provider—creating custom solutions from private clouds to fully managed network monitoring, and everything in between. Atomic Data works with your IT department or as your IT department to design, equip, and maintain the solutions for today’s challenging and complex IT environments. Learn more at atomicdata.com.

Best Buy
Best Buy is a leading provider of technology products, services and solutions. The company offers expert service at an unbeatable price more than 1.5 billion times a year to the consumers, small business owners and educators who visit our stores, engage with Geek Squad Agents or use BestBuy.com or the Best Buy app. The company has operations in the U.S. where more than 70 percent of the population lives within 15 minutes of a Best Buy store, as well as in Canada and Mexico, where Best Buy has a physical and online presence.

Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.bostonscientific.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook.

Cargill
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries with 5,000 based in Minnesota who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com.

Caribou Coffee
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 263* company-owned stores and 50* Coffee & Bagels stores in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels, 142* domestic license locations in 19* states and 268* international franchise stores in 12* countries. Caribou Coffee provides high quality, handcrafted beverages and food options to fuel life's adventures, both big and small. Known for a commitment to sustainability, the Company was the first major U.S. coffeehouse to serve 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees and espresso. Caribou Coffee products can also be found in grocery stores, mass retailers, club stores, foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and online. To learn more about Caribou Coffee, visit its website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Carlson
Carlson is a privately held company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and operates in nearly 150 countries and territories throughout the world. The foundation of the Carlson portfolio is the world’s premier business travel and meetings management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Using business to do good is at the core of Carlson, exemplified through its commitment to anti-human trafficking efforts, mentoring, and workforce development. For more information visit www.carlson.com.

CHS
CHS is the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative and a Fortune 100 energy, grains and foods business headquartered in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Committed to helping its owners and customers grow, CHS has returned nearly $2 billion in cash to its farmer and cooperative owners over the past five years. CHS supplies grain marketing services, crop nutrients, foods, food ingredients, animal feed, Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and business solutions including cooperative consulting and financial products and services.

Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. As part of an Delta’s industry-leading global network, the airlines and its Delta Connection carriers offer more than 400 peak days departures to 134 destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world's most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in the banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources, and public-private project development sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.

Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab, Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab, LinkedIn at Ecolab or Instagram at Ecolab Inc.

Ernst and Young
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.ey.com/us/en/about-us.

Faegre Baker Daniels
Faegre Baker Daniels offers a full complement of legal services to clients ranging from emerging enterprises to multinational companies. The firm's 750-plus legal and consulting professionals handle the most complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Faegre Baker Daniels is one of the 75 largest law firms in the United States. Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, the firm’s advisory and advocacy division based in Washington, D.C., provides public policy, regulatory and technical services to key sectors of the economy. For more information, visit www.FaegreBD.com.

H.B. Fuller
For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.

Jostens
Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is a subsidiary of Newell Brands and can be found online at www.jostens.com.

KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.

Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is proud to be a farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with a distinctive farm-to-fork view of the food chain with its Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Feed and WinField United Crop Inputs businesses. Working each day to fulfill our purpose of Feeding Human Progress, we are leveraging our size and scale, identifying and developing top talent, actively doing good and telling our story.

Larkin Hoffman
Larkin Hoffman provides counsel to a wide variety of ‎organizations, from ‎small businesses and nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies, in many areas of practice including ‎corporate and governance matters, litigation, real ‎estate, government relations, labor and employment, intellectual property, ‎information technology, ‎franchising and taxation. The firm also serves the needs of individuals in many ‎areas ‎including trusts and estates, personal injury and family law.

Life Time®
Life Time® is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of February 2017 the company operates 122 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada.

Mall of America
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Café; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s largest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course. The Mall, a top tourist and vacation destination, opened in August 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org or newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

Minnesota Vikings
After joining the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960 and playing their first regular season game the following year, the Minnesota Vikings are entering their 57th NFL season in 2017. Under the direction of co-owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, the organization has three primary areas of focus: win a Super Bowl for the state of Minnesota, provide the best fan experience possible and be a strong community partner. Since joining the NFL the team has played in four Super Bowls, appeared in 28 playoffs and won 457 games. The Vikings are led by Head Coach Mike Zimmer, General Manager Rick Spielman and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren.

Pentair
Founded in St. Paul, Minn., in 1966, Pentair plc (www.pentair.com) is a global company dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world from the inside out. Pentair delivers industry leading products, services and solutions that help people make the best use of the resources they rely on most. Its technology moves the world forward by ensuring that water is plentiful, useful and pure, and that critical equipment and those near it are protected.

Polaris Industries Inc.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

The Schwan Food Company
The Schwan Food Company is a leading Minnesota-based business with thousands of employees who take pride in offering delicious, high-quality foods and reliable services to retail stores, food-service venues and home-delivery customers across the United States. Celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2017, we are proud of our long-standing commitment to driving economic growth and supporting communities in our home state. To learn more, visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.

Securian Financial Group
Since 1880, Securian Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation's largest financial service providers, Securian is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services.

Sleep Number
Thirty years ago, Sleep Number transformed the mattress industry with the idea that ‘one size does not fit all’ when it comes to sleep. Today, the company is the leader in sleep innovation and ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Mattresses” by J.D. Power in 2015 and 2016. As the pioneer in biometric sleep tracking and adjustability, Sleep Number is proving the connection between quality sleep and health and wellbeing. Dedicated to individualizing sleep experiences, the company’s 3,800 employees are improving lives with innovative sleep solutions. To find better quality sleep visit one of the more than 550 Sleep Number® stores located in 49 states or SleepNumber.com.

Target
Minneapolis-based Target (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,802 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of trusted news and information for professional markets. We provide our customers with the intelligence, technology and human expertise needed to find trusted answers. We are dedicated to bringing global insights on commerce and regulation and key business topics – from increasing risk and regulatory complexity to transformative technology. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). To learn more follow us on Twitter @ThomsonReuters. We are The Answer Company.

Thrivent
Thrivent is a fraternal benefit society that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its more than 2.3 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance around the nation. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their beliefs while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship.

Travelers
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $28 billion in 2016. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.

UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

U.S. Bancorp
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $446 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,106 banking offices in 25 states and 4,842 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com. Follow us on Twitter @usbank or Facebook at facebook.com/usbank.

Valspar
Valspar is a global leader in the coatings industry providing customers with innovative, high-quality products and value-added services. We deliver advanced coatings solutions with best-in-class appearance, performance, protection and sustainability to customers in more than 100 countries. Valspar offers a broad range of superior coatings products for the consumer market, and highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging, and transportation markets.

Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of thinkers, strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and powerful work, including being honored as an Ad Age A-List Agency for both 2014 and 2015, The Holmes Report’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, and winning 23 Cannes Lions together with its Prime unit since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named PRWeek’s International Consultancy of the Year and The Holmes Report’s Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World in 2013, in addition to earning numerous “best place to work” accolades. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit WeberShandwick.com.

Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit xcelenergy.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Additional partners will be added throughout the year ahead, as planning continues in the weeks and months leading up to game day, February 4, 2018.

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