Balancing act with layoffs: Profits vs. people by Jim Stratton for the Orlando Sentinel

Excerpt from a larger article posted January 26, 2014 But the notion that they must try to squeeze profit out of every dollar — reducing staff whenever possible, for example – “is the mantra of the business world,” Henderson said, “not a legal obligation.” It’s a mantra that makes Julie Norris uncomfortable. Like Sharp, Norris is … More Balancing act with layoffs: Profits vs. people by Jim Stratton for the Orlando Sentinel

Business Values Highlighted in Sentinel

Dandy recently got some great coverage in the Orlando Sentinel about our socially consciously approach to doing business. We are grateful for the positive recognition from the media, and it also gives us permission to address a commonly made, but inaccurate assumption. Many believe our patrons are a caricature of liberalism (whatever that is) but … More Business Values Highlighted in Sentinel

Interview for Happy Cow

This article was originally publishedon  AUGUST 18, 2011 in for HappyCow, read the original article here. Owner or Chef’s Name: Julie Norris (her blog) Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Our greatest success has been from the relationships that have formed over the years with … More Interview for Happy Cow

The Solo Sessions

Front Porch Radio is my favorite little hobby. Every once in awhile, there is an episode where I have no guest & no co-host, just little ole me sitting alone in my rocking chair telling tall tales. Today was one such day. Inspired by an article I just completed for an upcoming Velocity Magazine edition, … More The Solo Sessions

My Natural Journey, Published in Playground Magazine

Playground magazine recently hit the stands, flinging myself back to the preggo days. I had almost forgotten I did this photo shoot at 36 weeks for my newest must-have parenting magazine. This edition is green-themed and features articles on Flexitarianism (Part Time Veg, pg 58), the “Green Block” covering Dandelion (my cafe) (You Are So … More My Natural Journey, Published in Playground Magazine

The Local Lie: How Big Stores are Pretending to be the Little Guy by Stacy Mitchell for Jackson Free Press

When billboards proclaiming “Buy Local Orlando” first appeared in Orlando, Fla., Julie Norris, a café owner who last year co-founded Ourlando, an initiative to support indie businesses, was excited to see the concept getting such visibility. But she soon realized that the city-funded program, which provides businesses who join with a “Buy Local” decal, seminars … More The Local Lie: How Big Stores are Pretending to be the Little Guy by Stacy Mitchell for Jackson Free Press