Wela Whip For The Week Of November 30th


Not So Freaky Fast They are considered to be Freaky Fast, but Jimmy Johns will not be considered a publicly traded company at this time. After setting the stage to go public for the past two years, the CEO and founder of the sandwich shop pulled back from going public. Saying his wheelhouse isn’t Wall Street, it's small-town America. He ain’t lying… his hometown and where he opened the first Jimmy Johns has a population of only 22,000. Gotta love a man who is true to his word and roots… Read More

A New Take on an Old Classic Are you having trouble this year finding that perfect gift for the person who seems to have everything? Well, good news...we've got you covered. The Selfie Toaster. Yes, you heard that right. This is a toaster that brands its owner's image onto a slice of bread. No longer will you wonder, whose toast is this? The evidence will be staring right back at you. Just when you think you've seen it all, the millennial generation goes and infiltrates your kitchen appliances!... Read More

This Christmas May Make You A Lumberjack Well, that’s if you don’t get yourself a nice Christmas tree soon. It looks like Christmas trees are in short supply this season. One of the largest Christmas tree farm owners says that nearly all other tree farmers he talks to are sold out or close to it. The 7-year growing cycle for fully grown Christmas trees can put pressure on projecting demand… and it's showing. Your pockets may be burning as well… it looks like prices for Christmas trees may be up 5% this year in some areas… but you know what price is flat? The handsaw's… time to get cutting!... Read More

The Zuck-anthropist Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced this week, in a letter they wrote to their newborn daughter, that they’re pledging 99% of their wealth to philanthropy. Currently valued at $45B, this puts them in the ranks of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, and Zuck is still in his early 30’s. While the current plan is to give away about $1B per year for the next three years, the commitment of $45B would be enough to create the largest U.S. foundation. I guess he wasn’t kidding when he said his goal with Facebook was to change the world!... Read More