Vice President Sales
Charles is an Alaska Business veteran and all-star sales professional. Born and raised in Anchorage, Charles is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of our valued Alaska Business advertisers with more than twenty-five years of sales and marketing experience. When he’s not networking, attending conferences, meetings, and workshops, Charles enjoys sports. Lots of sports. Basketball, golf, skiing, fly fishing, and boogie boarding to name a few. He is passionate about cooking and enjoys spending time with his fabulous family. Before joining Alaska Business in 1998, Charles earned a bachelor’s in business administration with a marketing focus from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Go Seawolves!
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.