Northrim Bank Promotes Jason Gentry, Hires Jonathan Tibbs
Northrim Bank has hired Jonathan Tibbs as VP, Commercial Loan Officer–Fairbanks and promoted Jason Gentry to VP, Lending Branch Manager–Ketchikan.
Tibbs joins Northrim with more than fourteen years of experience in lending in Alaska. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Brigham Young University. A lifelong Alaskan, Tibbs is originally from North Pole and is very involved in the Fairbanks community. He volunteers as a Chaplain for the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, is the vice-chair on the Education and Workforce Development Committee for the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, and is a board member for the United Way of Tanana Valley.
Gentry has been with Northrim Bank for one year and has more than seven years of experience in the financial industry. A longtime Alaskan, he grew up in Utqiaġvik and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gentry and his family have made Ketchikan their home for the past nine years, and he volunteers his spare time within the Ketchikan youth athletic community.
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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.