Aditya Dhere and Anes Dracic got their idea for a yogurt company when they couldn’t find what they wanted on supermarket shelves.
The recent MBA graduates of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business ate a lot of yogurt and enjoyed making up recipes with fruit and nuts, but they wanted an organic, high-protein option.
“By being both active and engaged in physical activities … (we) thought, ‘Hey, why not give food a try and change the landscape a bit?’ ” Dracic said. “So we came up with our own brand.”
Naturi, based in the Strip District, was incorporated in February. The pair envision their yogurt as an artisanal alternative to Stonyfield, Chobani, Fage and Yoplait Greek yogurts filling grocery shelves. It tastes better, they said, because it is made with milk from grass-fed cows.
After 57 months, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Area is no longer dead last in the unemployment rating for Pennsylvania Metropolitan Areas. After expanding the eligible metro areas from 14 to 18, Johnstown and East Stroudsburg have pushed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre out of last place. If nothing else, psychologically it gives the beleaguered Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area a lift.
Perhaps the Wilkes-Barre metro area parties too much.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area ranked as the fourth-most indulgent metro in the United States by the personal finance website badcredit.org. The website used data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and credit information from Experian, a credit reporting bureau, to analyze how indulgent residents are in 105 metro areas.
Blue Bell, PA — Montgomery County Community College will hold its annual spring Career and Internship Expo on Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Physical Education Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Parking is available in the Cathcart Road lot. The Expo is free of charge and is open to the community.
A wide range of companies and institutions will be on hand to recruit applicants for diverse employment opportunities, including full-time, part-time, internships and seasonal. Over 100 recruiters are anticipated to attend. Starting March 25, a list of confirmed employers will be available at facebook.com/MC3CareerServices.
The list will also be available to MCCC students and alumni who register with the College’s job posting site at CollegeCentral.com/MC3, where they can view job opportunities year round.
Questions can be directed to the College’s Office of Career Services at 215-641-6619.