As we have continued to evolve with the ever-changing media industry, one thing that has remained consistent throughout the last 10 years has been our commitment to our people. That commitment has resulted in a tight knit family with a culture of fun, tradition, collaboration and questions. Our cultural DNA is something that has always been extremely important to Stephanie Noris, Norbella Founder and CEO.To understand where we are going as an agency it’s helpful to understand where we came from.
It’s no secret that agency work can be demanding. But at the heart of what we do in the media industry is people and their ability to connect with one another, If we don’t take the time for that human connection, what’s it all for?
A truly positive and productive work environment starts with one thing: the people. We are fortunate to have a leadership team who cares about the passions, interests, and needs of employees and acts to be sure those needs are met. Norbella was caring far before Norbella Cares was founded. This initiative's purpose is to organize volunteer opportunities so that as a team we can go out, take action and do our part to give back.
Colletey’s is a local small business founded by Collette Divitto, a woman with Down Syndrome. When Collette moved to Boston, she struggled to find a paying job. Because she was determined not to let rejection stop her from earning a living and doing meaningful work, Collette decided to turn her passion for baking into a business, and founded Collettey’s Cookies. The Norbella team volunteered in Collettey’s kitchen to help make batches of her famous (and delicious), “Amazing Cookie”.
Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Norbella volunteers in their kitchen, helping to prepare and serve dinner, in addition to supporting Rosie’s through an annual holiday gift drive.
The One Mission Buzz Off is an unforgettable event where passionate people come together to shave their heads in honor and support of kids with cancer; kids who don’t have the choice to lose their hair. Each year, the Norbella team sends a group of volunteers to help with all day-of logistics from selling merchandise to checking in the “buzzes”.
We take fun seriously. As people get to know each other, they feel more at home. They talk and work together more effectively, and our best work as individuals and as a company are achieved.
We are at home in the South End, a neighborhood we love and enjoy. Our building originally a tool and dye factory. An original door stamped with “Boston Manufacturing Company” is on display at the front of our office. Some even believe that our old building is haunted.