Judy Wicks signing at the Stockton Market

Judy Wicks will be at the Stockton Market signing copies of her book Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer. An international leader and speaker in the local-living-economies
movement, Judy Wicks is former owner of the White Dog Cafe, acclaimed
for its socially and environmentally responsible business practices. She
is also cofounder of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living
Economies (BALLE), as well as founder of the Sustainable Business
Network of Greater Philadelphia and Fair Food -- both incubated at the
White Dog Cafe Foundation and supported by the restaurant's profits. In
her retail career, Judy was founder and owner of Black Cat, which
featured locally made and fair-trade gifts for twenty years. In 1970,
Judy cofounded the original Free People's Store, now well known as Urban
Outfitters. Her work has earned numerous awards, including the James
Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, the International
Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award and the Women
Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award.She lives in
Philadelphia. Continuing her work to build a new economy, Judy mentors
the next generation of entrepreneurs and consults for beautiful
businesses. She can be reached at www.judywicks.com

Event date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:01pm
Event address: 
19 Bridge St
08559 Stockton
Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933392240
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 20th, 2013

It's not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends
up reviving a community and starting a national economic-reform
movement. But that's what happened when, in 1983, Judy Wicks founded the
White Dog Cafe on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian
brownstones in West Philadelphia. After helping to save her block from
demolition, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat
restaurant-one of the first to feature local, organic, and humane food.
The restaurant blossomed into a regional hub for community, and a
national powerhouse for modeling socially responsible business. Good
Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an
entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also
change her world-helping communities far and wide create local living
economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make
communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also
resilient. Wicks recounts a girlhood coming of age in the
sixties, a stint working in an Alaska Eskimo village in the seventies,
her experience cofounding the first Free People store, her accidental
entry into the world of restauranteering, the emergence of the
celebrated White Dog Cafe, and her eventual role as an international
leader and speaker in the local-living-economies movement. Her
memoir traces the roots of her career - exploring what it takes to marry
social change and commerce, and do business differently. Passionate,
fun, and inspirational, Good Morning, Beautiful Business explores the
way women, and men, can follow both mind and heart, do what's right, and
do well by doing good.

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603585057
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - April 3rd, 2013



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