Marx Bros. Café is an icon in the Anchorage dining scene, which is a result of both their long history of quality and their ongoing drive to innovate and surprise. Co-owners Richard “Van” Hale and Jack Amon are part of the 2020 class of laureates inducted into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame.
Six outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January.
Milton W. Odom came to Alaska as an ambitious young traveling salesman and built Odom Corp., one of the state’s leading wholesale distributors of meats, produce, soft drinks, and liquor.
As children, there never was any amount of doubt that Bill, Jim, and John Odom would work in the family business.
Richard Strutz has always valued people over dollars. That mindset helped him work his way up through the ranks of the National Bank of Alaska (NBA), from teller to president.
John Binkley has had long and varied involvement in different businesses in the Last Frontier.
Rick Morrison entered the world of business at the tender age of five, when he went door to door charging a 5 cent “delivery fee” for free-sample bottles of Tang.
Growing up, Connie Yoshimura had no role models to look up to—so she became her own.