Kendall Auto Alaska Hires John Guintu
Kendall Auto Alaska hired John Guintu as its Community Relations Manager. In his new role, Guintu is responsible for managing the organization’s community engagement initiatives and charitable giving. He brings with him more than eight years of experience working in community development and nonprofit management. Guintu holds a BBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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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.