I am incredibly grateful to reflect back on this past year at the treasure trove of guests I’ve welcomed to Front Porch Radio to share their wisdom, insights and talent. 2015 was a wonderful year for this program. In April, FPR was featured in Winter Park Magazine and the summer heat kept me inside revamping the branding & website, … More A retrospect of Front Porch Radio in 2015
There are three things I know: Magic happens when women gather. Revolutions begin in our living rooms. Always. I’m BLESSED to know a totally diverse cross-section of bad ass women (yes, YOU) with skilled smarts & bold hearts. You MUST meet each other. Like, immediately. We can’t wait a moment longer to share stories and swap some hard earned wisdom. … More Wilder Moon Sessions for Women Entreprenuers
Julie’s exit from Dandelion in May 2015 made headlines, after a decade of building a community ethos and cultivating the localist revival as an early architect of the movement. Her original announcement can be read here. Here is a roundup of those responses, click the images for the full article: Also announced in The Bungalower here.
Dear Community, It is with a light and liberated heart that I share the news that I am no longer an owner of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, having recently signed a settlement. The settlement stopped the lawsuit to dissolve the business. The incredible place I infused with so much of my heart, soul and essence will continue on to feed … More Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….
This article really captures the spirit of WPRK, which really IS the “Best in Basement Radio” Stumbling onto 91.5 while scanning the dial is like crash-landing in an alternative radio universe — a dimension of broadcasting in which every genre of music is honored, the DJs are unpolished and, in the spirit of non-commercial FM, … More “Best in Basement Radio” Front Porch Radio featured in Winter Park Magazine
In good company at East End Market with these local food champions: Back in the glory days, I was a UCF Business Administration major, which appears to have come in handy. Honored to be recognized along with my fellow compadres in the local food scene in the Fall 2014 Pegasus Magazine. So grateful Scott Joseph included “Growing a … More UCF Alumni’s recognized for work in local food
Julie Norris became a “proud single mother” in 2009, in a U.S. economic downturn that forced her to choose between having a home and keeping her 3-year-old business alive. The co-founder of Dandelion Communitea Café in Orlando, Florida, found a way to keep her company going by spending a few of those lean months sleeping … More Working Families Summit: For Many Small Businesses Offering Paid Maternity Leave Is Out Of Reach
I’m honored to be making Herstory on behalf of my community in Orlando and all my friends at the Working Families Summit today. This one is for you Maya Juniper Rose! Watch Live: http://workingfamiliessummit.org/
Julie Norris, University of Central Florida alumnae and owner of Orlando’s own organic and eco-friendly Dandelion Communitea Café, spoke to students about her business and work ethic on Wednesday afternoon. Her thoughts about starting a business and overcoming challenges are unique, authentic and interesting. Norris first began her career as a manager for Kinko’s in … More Knight News, Presentation at UCF is featured
Back in 2009, the city caught some local heat when the mayor announced Buy Local Orlando, a window-sticker and membership-card merchant promotion intended to encourage Orlando consumers to patronize local businesses, as many were suffering the effects of the recent recession. The problem was that the city wasn’t able (or, possibly, willing) to distinguish between … More The city’s Buy Local Orlando program runs off into the sunset by Billy Manes for the Orlando Weekly