It’s Made to Sell – Not to Drink!

Long Time, Local Businessman Pens Autobiography

Valparaiso, Indiana – August 15, 2006W.F. “Bill” Wellman of Valparaiso is proud to announce the launch of his book “It’s Made to Sell – Not to Drink,” a colorful illustration of his life, love and times. The book includes anecdotes and tales from his life including serving his country in the armed forces during WWII to his relationship with Major League Baseball and of course his personal business ventures throughout Northwest Indiana.

The release of the book will officially take place at a booking signing and kick-off celebration on September 14th at the Indiana Welcome Center, located in Hammond at I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South. The Indiana Welcome Center book signing will be held from 5pm to 8pm. W.F. “Bill” Wellman will also be signing his book on September 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at the Valparaiso Barnes and Noble. The book is scheduled to be sold in local bookstores, the Indiana Welcome Center,, and

W.F. “Bill” Wellman is Senior Vice President of Communications for Whiteco Industries, a position which is the culmination of more than 5 decades of work in the entertainment, restaurant, and hospitality industries in Northwest Indiana.

“It’s Made to Sell – Not to Drink!” begins with stories of Mr. Wellman’s childhood, through adolescence, his “party time” during college, and during his stint as manager and barkeep of his family’s tavern.

Wellman gave himself his start in the hospitality and entertainment industry in Valparaiso after returning from World War II, when he helped his father “Guy” open “The Corral” in 1948. In 1972 he opened the Bridge VU Theatre, the first dinner theater in the area. With this experience behind him he then began a world wind of a life that would have him help with the plans and design of Star Plaza Theatre.

Throughout the book, Wellman tells stories of the characters he has met along the way. “Being in the entertainment industry for so long, there is always an inside story about each star,” Wellman commented.

Media wishing to review the book should request a copy by calling Author House at 888-280-7715.