The abundance of local and family-owned small businesses are what make Montgomery County so special. Ranging from professional dance companies to real estate and beyond, our local community is full of thriving Montgomery County entrepreneurs. Let’s hear it for this year’s Happening List winners!
2022 Winner: Laura Taylor, Mingle Mocktails
Years ago, Laura Taylor made the decision to give up alcohol and felt left out at social events. She created Mingle for anyone who gives up drinking for the night, week or as a lifestyle but still wants to feel included in the occasion! The drinks are created with natural and clean ingredients and are low calorie, making for a guilt-free indulgence.
Winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award
Larry Bordon, Aardvark Mobile Tours
Larry Borden, Founder and CEO of Aardvark Mobile Tours was named winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Great Philadelphia Award. Aardvark Mobile Tours is a performance-driven one-stop-shop mobile tour vendor serving some of the world’s largest brands and their agencies.
Founder of Largest Independent Comedy Production Company on the East Coast
Joel Richardson, SoulJoel’s
Joel Richardson, founder of Soul Joel Productions, founded SoulJoel’s Comedy Club & Lounge in Royersford, PA, the first official home Joel made himself for stand-up comedy 13 years after he began producing comedy shows at various locations in the tri-state area. In 2009, Joel left his day job, cashed out his 401K and started producing comedy shows full time.