Taka Tsukada New President & CEO of Alaska Growth Capital
Alaska Growth Capital (AGC) bids a fond farewell to Logan Birch who served as the company’s president and CEO since 2017. Birch has accepted a new position as chief financial officer at ASRC Energy Services.
Alaska Growth Capital’s Senior VP and Lending Manager Taka Tsukada has been named the new President & CEO. He has more than twenty-one years of management experience in the financial services industry and has worked at AGC since 2017. Tsukada grew up in Kenai and graduated with a bachelor of arts from Bowdoin College in Maine. Tsukada later attended the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, where he graduated with honors.
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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.