A U Albany Alum started Chobani way back in 2005, leading the trend in Greek Yogurt, and now, the company is worth several billion dollars.

Some companies know the value of having good employees, and Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya announced on Facebook Live on Tuesday that he will thank his employees by offering shares worth up to 10 percent of the company when it goes public or is sold.

The amount of share employees will receive will be based on how long they have been at the company.  So, as you can imagine, some employees will be making baaaaannnk!

Usually food companies don't do this kind of thing.  This is more of an internet startup move, done by companies like Google or Facebook.

Congrats to the loyal employees who have been with Chobani since the beginning!  You're about to find out that sometimes loyalty and hard work really does pay off!

Chobani is headquartered in New Berlin in central New York, which is about an hour and 45 minutes west of Albany.

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