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A few weeks ago, the SBA Wellness Committee held our very first Healthy Potluck. For weeks beforehand, people were buzzing about this event, and it was well worth the wait.

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Around noon on June 25th, people started gathering in Left Field, our rooftop meeting space that also houses a full kitchen. As a member of the wellness committee and a participant, I was already there as the rest of the food began to arrive, and some of the dishes were works of art.

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There were about 15 or so mouthwatering dishes that ranged from salads to chili, each with its own healthy twist and bursting with flavor.

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Unintentionally, the event coincided with the US vs. Germany World Cup soccer match, so while we enjoyed our diverse lunch, we played the match on every screen. The room hummed with conversation punctuated by random shouts and cheers.

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Everyone was able to vote for their top three dishes by placing a raffle ticket in to voting cups near to each dish. The biggest complaint was that we could only pick three, but ultimately, a decision was made. The first-place winner was Dave DiNuzzo with his hearty Farro, Grilled Beet, and Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing.

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Our runners up included Kaitlyn Kline’s savory-sweet Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad, and Jaymie Hill with her crowd-pleasing Vegetarian Taco “Cupcakes”. (Apologies to Jaymie, we didn’t get a photo of these, but trust us when we say they were amazing.)

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With just a little time and space donated by the agency, we experienced some quality team-building time, swapped some incredible healthy recipes, and discovered that SBA is full of great home chefs. Kudos to Nora DiNuzzo for conceiving of and organizing the event, and a huge thank you to our participants, without whom this event would have been nothing.

Until next time, bon appétit!

More Healthy Potluck Photos

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Josh Clarke
Josh Clarke
Digital Strategist

From a young age, Josh recognized that his passion floated somewhere between artistic and analytical thinking, but it wasn’t until his family bought their first Internet-connected computer that he saw a glimmer of how that might turn into a career.

Fast-forward to today; he has found that sweet spot that he recognized so long ago. As the SBA Digital Strategist, Josh fuses his intuitive eye for design intent and human behavior with his experience working closely with businesses as a designer, front-end developer and freelance business operator. This provides a holistic perspective from which he can develop a strategy for our clients’ digital properties—including a range of tactics, from content strategy to digital CRM—to produce a unified user experience that empowers brands to produce a lasting and mutually rewarding relationship with their customers.

Josh’s career has exposed him to brands both large and small, including Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Nestlé Skinny Cow, Bigelow Tea, 9Lives, First National Bank, Mine Safety Appliances, Management Science Associates, Schering-Plough, Pert Plus, The Pittsburgh Zoo and Zone Perfect.

In addition to his role as Digital Strategist, Josh volunteers for the SBA Wellness Committee, an internal group that coordinates events related to employee health and well-being, where he edits their internal wellness newsletter.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Prior to his current career, he spent six years in the U.S. Army as a Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer.