Author Talk and Book Signing

Judy Wicks: Good Morning, Beautiful Business: Building a Caring Economy

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26
Conference Center Building at Penn State Great Valley
Free, open to the public.

Founder of the iconic Philadelphia restaurant, White Dog Café, Judy Wicks grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant featuring fresh local food and a national reputation for community engagement, environmental stewardship, and responsible business practices. Wicks will present “Good Morning, Beautiful Business: Building a Caring Economy,” and share highlights of her illustrious career. Copies of her latest book will be available for sale.

When Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Café in the first floor of her University City row home in 1983, she did not plan to start a revolution. The White Dog was one of the first restaurants to feature organic, locally sourced, and humane food as the centerpiece of its menu. Thirty years later, Judy Wicks remains a standard bearer for a number of movements that barely existed when she started, including socially responsible business, local living, slow food, and farm to table. In Good Morning, Beautiful Business, Wicks explains what it takes to do business differently.