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WEEGO QUICKLY EMERGING AS THE #1 QUALITY PORTABLE POWER BRAND ACROSS MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES: AUTOMOTIVE, POWERSPORTS, MOTORCYCLE, OUTDOOR & MARINE

 Weego, innovator of portable jump starters and rechargeable battery packs, is quickly emerging as the premier portable power brand across specialty retailers throughout the U.S. The Weego Jump Starter Battery+ line, including accessories, are powering the automotive, powersports, motorcycle, outdoor and marine industries. Weego is the ideal tool for all drivers, bikers, off-road trailblazers, and boaters

by eliminating the need for jumper cables, bulky jump packs or calling for a tow. Worrying about dead batteries is a thing of the past – high-quality, ultra-convenient, portable power is in! And when we say power, we mean power, as in jumping a 500 cubic-inch, big-block engine.


Of the three Jump Starter Battery+ models available, the Professional model can jump start gas engines up to 9.6L (4.8L diesel). Now that’s big power! Plus, Weego jump starters are incredibly long-lasting – created to withstand 1,000 charging cycles and losing only 2 to 5 percent charge per month when stored. All models feature a built-in flashlight to help you see through the jump and the two largest models have SOS and strobe light functions for emergencies.
Outside of emergencies on the road or water, Weego is there no matter what. Jump Starter Battery+ will also charge anything with a USB port: phones, speakers, tablets, etc. And the two largest models also charge laptops. No more excuses traveling salesperson!
“Since launching in 2014, thousands of motoring enthusiasts, from mom to mechanic have been turning to Weego as the go-to jump starter for their power needs. It’s that kind of excitement that is helping us become a top brand in the marine, powersports, outdoor and auto markets,” said Gerry Toscani, CEO of Weego. “Consumers turn to us for the convenience, safety and reliability promised by our products. All of our Jump Starter Battery+ models are so compact, they can fit in your pocket, in your glovebox or under your bike’s seat. So with Weego, you can ‘ditch the cables Mabel’ and your heavy, bulky, jump pack. You’ll never have to call for a tow again!”
Weego is committed to safety and quality. Lithium battery products have been in the news a lot lately with all the frightening implications of transporting, storing and in general, simply using them. Lithium-powered jump starters are no exception, particularly since many have flooded the U.S. market in the past few years with sub-par, poor quality batteries and questionable safety protections. Good batteries aren’t cheap and cheap batteries aren’t good.  So why take chances?  Weego takes great pride in the overall quality of every one of their jump starters. Their in-house engineers and independent labs monitor the manufacturing process and test them to ensure they are made to the highest quality and performance standards. Weego products may not be the least expensive on the market, but they are guaranteed to be the best value around. This quality commitment is backed by their crazy-long, 18-month warranty.
Starting at $99 SRP, Weego Jump Starter Battery+ is very affordable, paying for itself with just one use. Weego is available throughout the U.S. in marinas, auto and motorcycle dealerships, boat service and supply shops, sporting goods and outdoor outfitters, in addition to online retailers.

About Weego
Weego is a brand of  portable power products including compact, lightweight, lithium-polymer jump starters for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs and more, complementary jump starter accessories, as well as rechargeable battery packs that charge phones, tablets, speakers, and more. Founded in 2014 by Paris Corporation, Weego has already received awards in product innovation and branding excellence in consumer electronics, auto and office supply channels. For more than 50 years, Paris Corporation has built a reputation on quality stationery products and excellent service and support, serving more than 30 years in the food, drug, mass, consumer electronics and hardware channels.

Paul Schmidt Joins Fresh Healthy Vending as CMO

San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending a pioneer in healthy vending recently announced that industry veteran Paul Schmidt has signed on as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer. Paul will oversee and lead all brand, strategy and marketing initiatives for the company’s two brands, Fresh Healthy Vending (FHV) and Reis and Ivry’s. “With such an impressive… Continue Reading

43,000 Pounds of Unified Grocers Food and Household Items Donated to Emergency Food Network

Unified Grocers hosted their annual Unified Sell-abration Pacific Northwest – a private selling show showcasing quality food and products available to their customers, suppliers, and brokers. The event was held on February 17 and 18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. This year, vendors were given the opportunity to donate products left over… Continue Reading

Finnish S-Bank takes fueling mobile

S-Bank is set on making everyday life easier by bringing a new mobile fueling feature to its award-winning S-Mobile iPhone app. The unique service now combines mobile fueling with mobile banking, a retail customer loyalty program, and targeted customer coupons. Mobile fueling features easy gas pump activation, invisible mobile payments, and navigation to the nearest… Continue Reading

The Home Team at KING 5 Launches a New Era

KING 5 raises the curtain on local news with a curbside studio in the heart of SoDo.   (you read this here first because this was release sent to us under ’embargo’ and we say on our website, we do not know what that is) Seattle, Wash., February 15, 2016:  Western Washington’s first, highest rated and most… Continue Reading

NAHREP Announces New 2016 Diamond Partners

New American Funding, Alterra Home Loans pledge support to advance sustainable Latino homeownership    San Diego, CA  The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced two new additions to the organization’s growing list of diamond level partners, New American Funding and Alterra Home Loans, both of which are Latino-owned businesses. Diamond partners support… Continue Reading

CHEF JOSÉ CHESA’S SECOND RESTAURANT CHESA OPENS FEBRUARY 23

Named after his father José Chesa Senior, Chesa celebrates family and its connection with food, from its Spanish modern menu and charcoal infused dishes to its decor    Acclaimed chef José Chesa’s first restaurant, Ataula, tells the story of a second-generation chef and restaurateur and his version of traditional Spanish dishes. His newest restaurant, Chesa,… Continue Reading

WINE AND GRAPE INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES HONORS

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers recognized achievements of industry leaders at an Honor Reception held during their annual Convention held in Kennewick last week. The annual awards were for Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, and Restaurant Appreciation. About 2,000 state, national, and international participants from the grape and wine industry… Continue Reading

Prestigious Wineries, Guest Speakers and Chefs to headline Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon

More than 60 Walla Walla Valley winemakers, three internationally known guest winemakers, two Master Sommeliers and four award-winning chefs will come together this June for Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon. The fourth annual event will held June 16-18, 2016 in Walla Walla, Washington. “Celebrate continues to grow into one of the country’s top… Continue Reading

Grizzly Announces Fresh Healthy Vending Website Revamp

The Nation’s Leading Healthy Vending Franchise Teamed up With Grizzly to Revamp Its Site, Simplifying the Navigation and Enhancing the Overall Display Grizzly, an independent creative agency based in San Diego, recently unveiled the newly designed website for Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND), the leading franchiser of healthy-alternative vending machines and micro markets.… Continue Reading