Ryan Johns New Shareholder at Altman, Rogers & Co.
Ryan T. Johns, CPA, has become the firm’s seventh shareholder. Prior to his promotion, Johns was the firm’s senior tax manager in its Anchorage office since 2016. Johns is an accomplished tax accountant with expertise in many areas of taxation. He received his master’s degree in professional accounting from Western Washington University. Johns’ focus will continue to be serving the needs of the firm’s tax clientele as well as to extend the firm’s service offerings across the state.
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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.