Campbell Joins Blueprint Alaska
Blueprint Alaska welcomed Cassi Campbell as Blueprint Alaska’s first Account Executive. Campbell will work for the agency’s clients in a variety of capacities, including managing social media, writing and editing content, providing event support, and media relations.
“Cassi is an up-and-comer, and we’re looking forward to putting her energy and skills to work for our clients,” said Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska president.
Campbell, a born-and-raised Alaskan, graduated from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications with concentrations in broadcast journalism and psychology in 2011 and is scheduled to complete her master’s degree in strategic communications in December 2019 from Purdue University. Her professional work experience brings unique industry knowledge to the firm after working with Matanuska Electric Association from 2012-2019 and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Matanuska Susitna College from January-September 2019.
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.