Clark Bihag SBA Senior Area Manager for Fairbanks
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) Alaska District Office announced the promotion of Clark Bihag to Senior Area Manager for the SBA Fairbanks Office, which serves Interior Alaska.
In his new role as senior area manager, Bihag plays a part in supervising SBA activities and connecting current and aspiring entrepreneurs with resources to start, grow, expand, and recover their businesses throughout the respective region.
“As the Fairbanks North Star Borough continues to grow, we need strong and effective leadership to continue to support this dynamic region,” SBA Alaska District Director Nancy Porzio said. “We are fortunate to have someone of Clark’s caliber and executive business experience to step into this role.”
Bihag has been with the SBA Alaska District Office as a business opportunity specialist since 2015. During the past five years he has been responsible for supporting the SBA government contracting and business development programs, as well as developing and conducting outreach and training to strengthen and improve business opportunities for both procurement agencies and eligible small businesses.
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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.