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His family were Quakers of English descent. InWrigley moved from Philadelphia to Chicago to go into business for himself. He offered customers small premiums, particularly baking powder, as an incentive to buy his soap.
Finding the baking powder was more popular than his soap, Wrigley switched to selling baking powder, and giving his customers two packages of chewing gum for each can of baking powder they purchased. Again, Wrigley found that the premium he offered was more popular than his base product, and his company began to concentrate on the manufacture and sale of chewing gum. In this business, Wrigley made his name and fortune.
Wrigley played an instrumental role in the development of Santa Catalina Island, Californiaoff the shore of Los AngelesCalifornia. He bought a controlling interest in the Santa Catalina Island Company in and with the company received the island.
Wrigley improved the island with public utilities, new steamshipsa hotel, the Casino building, and extensive plantings of trees, shrubs, and flowers. He also sought to create an enterprise that would help employ local residents. Along with creating jobs for Avalon residents, the plant also supplied material for Wrigley's numerous building projects on the island. Another of Wrigley's legacies was his plan for the future of Catalina Island—that it be protected for future generations to enjoy. Inhis son, Philip K.
Wrigleyestablished the Catalina Island Conservancy for this purpose and transferred all family ownership to (Im) Going Yard - The Ueckers - Rocket To Wrigley. In Broken Hearted Fool - Inez And Charlie Foxx - Mockingbird, Wrigley bought a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs baseball team as part of a group headed by Charles Weeghmanformer owner of the Federal League 's Chicago Whales.
Over the next four years, as Weeghman's lunch-counter business declined, he was forced to sell much of his stock in the ball club to Wrigley. ByWeeghman had sold all of his stock to Wrigley, making Wrigley the largest shareholder and principal owner, and byWrigley was majority owner.
Wrigley Fieldthe Cubs' ballpark in Chicago, is named for him. Wrigley purchased the (Im) Going Yard - The Ueckers - Rocket To Wrigley Cubs from Albert Lasker in InWrigley gave the Salvation Army use of a six storey factory building he owned in Chicago to use as a lodging house for the unemployed.
The Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizonawas partially financed and wholly owned by Wrigley, who finished the nearby Wrigley Mansion as a winter cottage in InWrigley's remains were moved to allow the gardens to be made public. His original grave memorial marker still adorns the tower site. The son continued to run the company until his death in His ashes were interred near his father, in the same Sanctuary of Gratitude alcove.
Wrigley was inducted into the Junior Achievement U. Business Hall of Fame in The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona, was built between and It is located at East Telewa Trail.
The mansion has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. From Wikipedia, the free (Im) Going Yard - The Ueckers - Rocket To Wrigley . For other people by this name, see William Wrigley.
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