As the founder of Logical Mix, I’m proud––and humbled––to receive the Todd Skinner Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019.

Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) hosted the annual Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards on November 21 at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Ajax. It was an engaging and inspiring event.

Peter Perry, one of the founders of the Town of Whitby, is both an icon and an inspiration for business owners in Durham. While being massively business savvy, he was deeply dedicated to building his community. His alignment of values and work ethic resonate deeply with me.

WCC presents seven Peter Perry & Business Achievement awards every year in the following categories: Business Achievement: 1-15 Employees, Business Achievement: 16-49 Employees, Business Achievement: 50+ Employees, Todd Skinner Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Not-for-Profit of the Year.

I want to give a huge shout out to all the finalists and winners of these distinguished awards. Each one of you deserves recognition for your unique and valuable contributions. Thank you for all you do. 

The Todd Skinner Award specifically was named to recognize young self-starters who work with ambition, leadership, and insight to reach new heights in business innovation while motivating their community. Hot damn! That makes receiving this award a double honour! 

I share this achievement with the additional two nominees for the Todd Skinner Award: Andrew Neary, owner of Drinks & Dragons and Rebecca Munn of Rebecca Munn Design Studio. I’m honoured to have been considered alongside their entrepreneurial genius. 

Check out Andrew and Rebecca here:

Success is not achieved in isolation. It takes a village to raise a child and a community to build a business. I am hugely fortunate to be surrounded and supported by incredible people. My wife for starters. Nothing great can happen without her rock solid belief in me. My family and friends’ ongoing encouragement. 

On a business front, I owe a massive thanks to the organizations and people of the Town of Whitby and Durham Region for recognizing and rewarding my efforts. 

I’m incredibly grateful to every business leader and organization in Whitby who has supported me, Logical Mix, and Render Developments throughout our journey. Specifically, Spark Centre, Trent University, 1855, Community Innovation Lab, and countless other local enterprises that have extended me the privilege of contributing to some fantastic projects.

I’m extremely grateful to be a part of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. They truly care about businesses in our community.

Finally, thank you Todd Skinner. I will channel your spirit of entrepreneurialism into the greater good for all those around me.

Thank you Whitby!

Joel Davies,

Logical Mix