SAN FRANCISCO, DATE – DotCom Magazine today announced that The Runningbear has been selected to join its annual Impact Company of The Year List For 2021. The DotCom Magazine Impact Company of The Year 2021 Award celebrates the most important segment of the economy – America’s privately owned companies whose Founders, CEOs and Amazing Team Members are making an important impact in the economy.
DotCom Magazine has honored Runningbear as making a positive difference in an incredibly unique year. The DotCom Magazine 2021 Impact Company of The Year Awards celebrates shapeshifting entrepreneurs and their companies. When a company makes an impact, not only are they helping their clients, but they are also helping the world become a better place.
Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “We appreciate the selfless commitment that leaders and entrepreneurs make to their brand. We are honored to award great companies our DotCom Magazine 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award. At DotCom Magazine, we believe entrepreneurs are the heartbeat of the world in so many ways. We believe it is a world where risktakers must be lauded, saluted, and respected. 2021 is an incredibly unique year in so many ways. Companies have so many ways to make an impact, and that’s why each company’s unique impact is so important than ever before. Our award winners have courage and an unyielding passion to grow and contribute in incredibly unique ways.
Jacob continues, “In 2021, everyone talks about uncertain times. In 2021, we believe it is the leaders of impactful companies that stick their head up above the crowd, and say “we can do this”, “we will get it done”, “we will make this happen”, “we are willing to pay the price, and “we will turn uncertainty into opportunity. Our award winners are selected for leadership. Their company leads and their business system leads, we consider our award winners lamplighters. We believe we need more courageous entrepreneurs bringing light into the world by building compelling companies that make a difference.
“It’s a distinct honor to be recognized among such a respected group of privately owned companies that are moving the needle on business strategy and making significant impact on the economy. We’d like to thank DotCom Magazine for recognizing how important it is to align profits, strategy and vision with positive impact that extends beyond board rooms and balance sheets,” said Runningbear, well-respected activist, philanthropist and fashion expert. “We’d also like to thank all of the organizations and individuals we’ve had the privilege of working with over the past year. In the spirit of partnership, Runningbear’s work is truly a shared collective that is empowered by our network of beloved clients and partners – who inspire business excellence every day and every step of the way.”
About The Runningbear: Runningbear balances a quiet-fire demeanor and easy charm with fiery dedication to his culture, and to affecting positive change. His character and life trajectories have been shaped by his upbringing.
Runningbear was born in Victorville, California, but he grew up in Highland on a reservation with his family and their tribe, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Today, his tribe is made up of 200 members, but back in 1891, when it was first officially recognized by the United States government, membership had dwindled down to 32, with the majority of the tribe having been killed off.
Maintaining community ties, but being able to affect change within larger populations has been a crucial lesson from Runningbear’s father. In 1998, when the California legislature passed Proposition 5 giving Native Americans the right to regulate gaming operations on their land, Runningbear’s dad was working in the front lines of political change. “He played a big part in that legislation getting passed,” Runningbear acknowledges. “I remember having dinner with governors and attending a lavish party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on the night of the vote. That was definitely the start of my own journey in influencing politics. My dad, to this day, is a big inspiration to me.”
At just 13, Runningbear became active within the tribe, and by 18 he had launched a successful campaign to secure a youth councilmen position. “I moved out at an early age, and I didn’t know what I was going to do, so that forced me to find a direction that resonated with me, and that was helping people,” he explains. When Runningbear was 21, he ran and won a position as a member of the Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health Board. From there, he branched out to joining the operating board for First Nations Experience (FNX), which is a television station specializing in content produced and/or directed by Native Americans.
Today, Runningbear continues to live in Highland, California with his husband. He’s actively pursuing his charitable work, and cultivating his presence in fashion. Thinking about the legacy of his work, Runningbear says: “I really want to let people know how much good Native Americans do for others, and I want to ensure our voice is properly represented for the tribal generations now, and for those to come.” For additional information, visit http://runningbearinc.com/
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About the DotCom Magazine Impact Company of The Year Awards: DotCom Magazine celebrates the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars — the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. At DotCom Magazine, we believe that the entrepreneurs of the world are the real superstars. We celebrate the risk takers that are committed to building a great company. From startups to more mature companies, from companies’ juts putting income on the books to companies with revenues in the millions and tens of millions, if a company is making an impact, DotCom Magazine is going to report on it. The 2021 Impact Company Awards are open to all companies for consideration. For more information visit www.DotComMagazine.com