Social and Digital Media
Arie is responsible for providing a cohesive digital presence and facilitating online engagement via the Alaska Business website, digital app, e-newsletters, and social media platforms. Prior to joining Alaska Business, he worked in the digital marketing world, forming brand strategies and developing content. He graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing and management and currently serves on the board of the American Marketing Associations’ Alaska chapter. When Arie’s not behind a computer screen or a smart phone using his hands to cook up digital and social content, you can find him behind a guitar using his hands to make music (or at a local rink playing ice hockey).
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.