1st of the Day, LLC
Johnie I. Drake III – Founder
Johnie I. Drake, III, was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and is an esteemed alumnus of Cass Technical High School. He graduated high school in 2001 with a degree in Business Administration and earned a track & field scholarship to Central Michigan University. Johnie furthered his academics and athletics at Central Michigan University, earning his B.S.B.A. in Business Management and became one of the fastest men on the planet. While competing as a Chippewa, he ran the fastest 60m time in the World in 2006. Johnie has since competed on the professional level, coached various teams, and now runs his own personal coaching business. In 2015, he received his Masters degree in Coaching & Athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine.
The idea to turn the family toast into a business came after years of working and helping others develop their ideas. It dawned on him that he was capable of starting a company, so he took the leap of faith to enter the entrepreneur world. Formed in 2014, officially trademarked in 2015, 1st of the Day, LLC is a one of a kind business with plans to add a new way of toasting.
“1st of the Day, LLC was established to share the fun, joy, and laughter the toast brings to my family with the world. I pride myself on keeping my family and friends together; we celebrate many occasions big or small and always toast to our “1st of the Day!”