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Alaskan Brewing Co.’s popular Smoked Porter added another medal to its long list of awards, taking silver at the European Beer Star Awards.
Summit Spice & Tea Co., Anchorage’s largest specialty food retail store, announced the purchase of ecommerce gift box and specialty food online store Alaska Artisanal.
Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall recently welcomed Go! Calendars, Games & Toys to its retail lineup.
Alaskan Hard Seltzer is brewed with an ingredient that should be familiar to fans of Alaskan’s ales: locally foraged Sitka spruce tips.
Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall announced the recent opening of Excalibur Alaska, retailing 100 percent authentic and officially licensed sports merchandise from apparel to jerseys to hats to home décor.
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TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), Hans Roeterink of Seattle.
Kristi Williams joined Calista Corporation as the Government Relations Manager this summer. Prior to her employment with Calista, Williams owned a consulting firm in Anchorage that specialized in Alaska Native tribal advocacy.
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The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
Altman, Rogers & Co.
National Cooperative Bank
PIP Marketing, Signs, Print
Arctic Office Products
AFF Global Logistics
Thomas Head & Greisen, PC
Alaska Safety Alliance
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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.