Meaningful Capitalism Awards

The Meaningful Capitalism Awards celebrate businesses that are financially successful, privately held, free market enterprises benefiting all of their stakeholders in significant ways.

2024 HONOREES

This year’s honorees are (Large Company category) Delta ModTech, of Ramsey, Minn.; and (Small and Medium Companies category) Irish Titan, of Minneapolis; Mytech Partners, of New Brighton, Minn.; and The Prouty Project, of Eden Prairie, Minn.

Years ago, in a message to the Platinum Group team, our founder, Dean Bachelor, summarized a mission for the firm Meaningful Capitalism.TM  In short, Dean’s passion was to bring significant meaning to the stakeholders of every client Platinum worked with and to drive the economic engine – capitalism – which is the foundation of our great country.

In 2021, Dean passed away, leaving Meaningful Capitalism as his legacy. Neither element of the mission took priority over the other as Dean lived this every day. Capitalism was never prioritized over what was best for our clients and their stakeholders, and no individual was prioritized over all the stakeholders involved.

To honor Dean’s legacy, we have created the Meaningful Capitalism Award to celebrate businesses that serve the best interest of their company’s stakeholders while building financially strong, sustainable enterprises that benefit individuals, families, and communities in tangible ways.

The 2024 Meaningful Capitalism Awards’ finalists are:

  • Br8kthru, Minneapolis, MN
  • Contract Production Services, Little Canada, MN
  • J&B Wholesale, St. Michael, MN
  • Life Floor, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rove Pest Control, Oakdale, MN
  • True North Family of Companies, Minneapolis, MN

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

This year's Meaningful Capitalism Awards ceremony will be held on May 7, 2024 at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley.

SAVE THE DATE

This year's Meaningful Capitalism Awards ceremony will be held on May 7, 2024 at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley.

The Awards Program

In May 2024, three Upper Midwest businesses will be recognized for their proven ability to build financially strong, sustainable enterprises that benefit individuals, families and communities in tangible and special ways.

These outstanding companies will be honored during an awards reception featuring hors d’evours, beverages and brief remarks from each honoree. The reception will serve primarily as a means for an anticipated 200 guests to visit with each award recipient and other attendees passionate about Meaningful Capitalism.

The reception will be held May 7, 2024 in Golden Valley.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Publicly extend your commitment to values-based, purpose-driven leadership.
  • Celebrate the ability of free market capitalism to help individuals, families, communities and society.
  • Gain additional exposure to like-minded business owners and leaders across Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Affiliate your brand with other highly respected brands as this program is marketed to the media and directly to 5,000+ business owners and leaders.

Insights from previous MCA nominees!

Click here to watch videos from a 2023 finalist and two of our first award honorees.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Publicly extend your commitment to values-based, purpose-driven leadership.
  • Celebrate the ability of free market capitalism to help individuals, families, communities and society.
  • Gain additional exposure to like-minded business owners and leaders across Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Affiliate your brand with other highly respected brands as this program is marketed to the media and directly to 5,000+ business owners and leaders.
Ways to Participate

Sponsorships available – Now Open!
Nominations available – Now Open!
Awards ceremony – May 4, 2023

Ways to Participate

Sponsorships available – Now Open!
Nominations available – Now Open!
Judges select honorees – January 2023
Awards ceremony – May 2023

WHY

In 2021, Dean Bachelor, our friend and the Founder of Platinum Group, passed away, leaving Meaningful Capitalism as his legacy. Neither element of the mission took priority over the other as Dean lived this every day. Capitalism was never prioritized over what was best for our clients and their stakeholders, and no individual was prioritized over all the stakeholders involved.

To honor Dean’s legacy, we have created the Meaningful Capitalism Award to celebrate business owners who serve the best interest of their company’s stakeholders while building financially strong, sustainable enterprises that benefit individuals, families, and communities in tangible ways.

JOIN US

We invite you to join us in celebrating successful business owners through the Meaningful Capitalism Awards ceremony being held May 4, 2023. Your support will demonstrate the value of creating meaningful relationships and caring connections with people and communities as a means of driving the economic engine of our great country.

Click here to explore 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities! If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact Bill English at 952-259-3217.

WHO

We are seeking nominations for business owners and companies who exemplify the heart of Meaningful Capitalism. We hope to partner with like-minded sponsors who would like to celebrate and bring honor to those business owners and companies striving to serve their employees and communities.

WHEN

We will begin accepting nominations in January 2023, for our first annual Meaningful Capitalism Awards ceremony. Sponsors are welcome to join us and will receive a variety of benefits!

JOIN US

We invite you to join us in celebrating successful business owners through the Meaningful Capitalism Awards reception being held May 4, 2023 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley.

Purchase your tickets today! Your support will demonstrate the value of creating meaningful relationships and caring connections with people and communities as a means of driving the economic engine of our great country.

Finalists

Br8kthru

Br8kthru is a marketing and technology firm that solves complex problems to unlock growth. We are guided by a core value of Michelin-Star Standards—both in terms of the quality of work we deliver, and the level of service we provide. We are on a mission to be the best in the USA, and the only Michelin-Starred digital agency in the world by 2033.

Brooksource

Brooksource offers personalized talent solutions that bring the best technical talent to fit your culture, initiatives, technologies, and goals. Brooksource is a trusted services provider that specializes in delivering Engineering and IT initiatives for Fortune 500 organizations through Experience-Driven Staffing, Professional Services, and Elevate, our Workforce Transformation program.

Evolve Systems

Evolve Systems is a full-service digital, creative, and technology agency that is driven by the passion to evolve our clients' businesses. Our suite of digital services, including branding, website development, and marketing, is developed using data-informed and business-specific strategies to provide a return on time.

Prouty Project

The Prouty Project is a strategic planning, leadership development boutique consulting firm. We start with a blank sheet of paper and co-create a solution that best serves your business. We elevate your clarity on vision and purpose, create alignment in your strategy to achieve your vision, and gain commitment to execute.

Purpose Restaurants

Purpose Restaurants is a restaurant management company that focuses on concept development, mentorship and tutelage of other aspiring restauranteurs and provide consultation and management services.

The Bailey Group, Inc.

The Bailey Group offers Executive Coaching and Leadership Development services. We are a boutique firm of experienced coaches with training and experience in business and psychology. TBG empowers leaders to transcend their functional excellence and become exceptional leaders of people and organizations.

Tolerance Tool, LLC

Tolerance Tool, LLC is an innovative mold manufacturing company that is committed to meeting the high demands of today’s molding industry. We design and manufacture complex, bridge and multi-cavity high volume production thermoplastic and silicone injection mold tooling for discriminating customers.

JOIN US

We invite you to join us in celebrating successful business owners through the Meaningful Capitalism Awards reception being held May 4, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley.

Purchase your tickets today! Your support will demonstrate the value of creating meaningful relationships and caring connections with people and communities as a means of driving the economic engine of our great country.

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The Awards Program

In May 2023, three Upper Midwest business owners will be recognized for their proven ability to build financially strong, sustainable enterprises that benefit individuals, families and communities in tangible and special ways.

These outstanding individuals will be honored during an awards reception featuring hors d’evours, beverages and brief remarks from each honoree. The reception will serve primarily as a means for an anticipated 200 guests to visit with each award recipient and other attendees passionate about Meaningful Capitalism.

The reception will be held May 4, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Publicly extend your commitment to values-based, purpose-driven leadership.
  • Celebrate the ability of free market capitalism to help individuals, families, communities and society.
  • Gain additional exposure to like-minded business owners and leaders across Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Affiliate your brand with other highly respected brands as this program is marketed to the media and directly to 5,000+ business owners and leaders.

JOIN US

We invite you to join us in celebrating successful business owners through the Meaningful Capitalism Awards reception being held May 4, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley.

Purchase your tickets today! Your support will demonstrate the value of creating meaningful relationships and caring connections with people and communities as a means of driving the economic engine of our great country.

Why ‘Meaningful Capitalism?’

In 2021 Dean Bachelor, our friend and the Founder of Platinum Group, passed away, leaving Meaningful Capitalism as his legacy and the core value of Platinum. Dean wrote and trademarked the following definition:

Meaningful, because the work we do as business owners have significant meaning to their shareholders, investors, boards of directors, officers, employees, customers, partners and vendors. Meaningful, because we know ethical business owners care about these stakeholder groups. Meaningful, because profits not only enrich the owners, but they provide job stability for employees and their local community. In addition, employees are encouraged to grow their skills and talents to become all they can be. Products and services are produced ethically, which allows the community to flourish. And philanthropy demonstrates a selflessness which is sometimes uncommon in today’s business environment.

Capitalism, because it is the engine that provides economic freedom in the United States, the greatest country on earth, a country based on “freedom and liberty for all” through the development and preserving of the free enterprise system. We understand that the opposite—socialism—has failed miserably throughout the world. Capitalism, although imperfect, still provides the best way for people to hold their heads high with pride in the fruits of their labor, earning a fair wage. In addition, Capitalism, often leads to the accumulation of wealth, which can benefit both the individual as well as their communities.

To honor Dean’s legacy, we have created the Meaningful Capitalism Awards.

2023 HONOREES

Evolve Systems is a full-service digital, creative, and technology agency that is driven by the passion to evolve our clients' businesses. Our suite of digital services, including branding, website development, and marketing, is developed using data-informed and business-specific strategies to provide a return on time.

Purpose Restaurants is a restaurant management company that focuses on concept development, mentorship and tutelage of other aspiring restauranteurs and provide consultation and management services.

Tolerance Tool, LLC is an innovative mold manufacturing company that is committed to meeting the high demands of today’s molding industry. We design and manufacture complex, bridge and multi-cavity high volume production thermoplastic and silicone injection mold tooling for discriminating customers.

2023 FINALISTS

Br8kthru is a marketing and technology firm that solves complex problems to unlock growth. We are guided by a core value of Michelin-Star Standards—both in terms of the quality of work we deliver, and the level of service we provide. We are on a mission to be the best in the USA, and the only Michelin-Starred digital agency in the world by 2033.

Brooksource offers personalized talent solutions that bring the best technical talent to fit your culture, initiatives, technologies, and goals. Brooksource is a trusted services provider that specializes in delivering Engineering and IT initiatives for Fortune 500 organizations through Experience-Driven Staffing, Professional Services, and Elevate, our Workforce Transformation program.

The Prouty Project is a strategic planning, leadership development boutique consulting firm. We start with a blank sheet of paper and co-create a solution that best serves your business. We elevate your clarity on vision and purpose, create alignment in your strategy to achieve your vision, and gain commitment to execute.

The Bailey Group offers Executive Coaching and Leadership Development services. We are a boutique firm of experienced coaches with training and experience in business and psychology. TBG empowers leaders to transcend their functional excellence and become exceptional leaders of people and organizations.