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Proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research
Starting May 5th, 2017, NASCAR Champion (and legend), Jeff Gordon, is going to be giving you the chance to win his personal Watkins Glen Gray Edition 2017 Corvette Grand Sport 3LT Convertible, worth $98,000. The winner of the Corvette will be awarded by Jeff personally to sign over the title and take the car for one last spin before you get to take it home!
In addition to the drawing for the Corvette itself, Jeff is adding the chance for you to win up to $15,000! There will be three drawings of $5,000 each.
- Tickets purchased between May 5th – May 19th will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette and three drawings for $5,000 cash.
- Tickets purchased between May 20th – June 2nd will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette and two drawings for $5,000 cash.
- Tickets purchased between June 3rd – June 16th will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette and one drawing for $5,000 cash.
- Tickets purchased between June 17th – July 4th will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette only.
Tickets are just $100 and there are only 10,000 available! You can find the official rules for the contest and purchase your tickets at JeffGordonChildrensFoundation.org!
Childhood Cancer Statistics:
- Every hour, 2 children are diagnosed with cancer.
- Cancer is the Number One cause of death by disease for children.
- Only 3 new cancer drugs have been specifically developed to treat children in the past 40 years.
- Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes towards pediatric cancer.
- Pharmaceutical companies contribute minimal resources to pediatric cancer research.
- Unlike adult cancers, childhood cancer research relies heavily on private philanthropy.
About The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation was founded by four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon. The 501 (c)(3) public charity is dedicated to improving outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer. The Foundation has granted over $17 Million to date to help fund some of the most promising research in childhood cancer as well as open the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, North Carolina, and the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.
Throughout each month, Jeff Gordon Chevy employees have the opportunity to nominate their fellow coworkers for being such a great asset to the team by demonstrating great leadership, providing excellent customer service, and just doing that something extra that they don’t have to. At our employee luncheon each month, the Extra Mile Award Winner is announced. For May 2017, that person is New Car Sales Consultant, Joe McCaul!
Joe works really hard without ever complaining. He is consistently mentioned as someone on the new car sales team who is willing to do anything he is asked without any feedback. Sometimes this includes true grunt work and he does it without any second thought. Joe is happy, and happy to be here. This is truly what sets Joe apart. He puts pride in his work because he’s genuine about his routine and his role.
Some things we value about Joe:
- He has a GREAT attitude which shines even if the task is unfavorable
- He’s willing to do anything to help a team member
- He’s got an impeccable work ethic
Wilmington NC Dealership to Donate $25 for Every Sale, School for Children with Autism Hold Art Auction
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the team at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is working hard to help our local non-profit day school for children with autism, Oasis NC. Our General Manager has made a promise to donate $25 for every new and pre-owned vehicle we sell throughout the month of April to contribute to the school’s scholarship fund.
To help spread the word, the amazing kids of Oasis NC took time out of their very busy schedules last week, before they went on Spring Break, to stop by the dealership to check out some new Chevrolets, meet some of the dealership staff, and tell us a little more about their school. Check it out here:
Painting Outside the Lines: An Auction for Autism
Starting on April 20th, 2017, Oasis NC will also be hosting their art auction through eBay featuring the students’ original masterpieces that they created on a field trip to Painting with a Twist. Throughout the month, the pieces are on display at Pinpoint Restaurant in downtown Wilmington but you can also check them out here:
100% of the funds raised during “Painting Outside the Lines” will go towards scholarships with students with ASD to attend a 4-week summer program at Oasis NC.
Join Official Facebook Event here.
About Oasis NC
OASIS NC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in New Hanover County created by two special education teachers that provides services and support for children with autism and their families. Their regular school program helps children grades K-6. Other services provided include their Social Learning Program, Help-at-Home, STEM Club, Social Groups, Tutoring, and Summer Camp. You can learn more about the school and other ways to contribute by visiting them on Facebook or at oasisnc.org.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was proud to support New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s community fundraiser to benefit Heart Center
On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation hosted its 2017 I Heart Fashion Benefit at Downtown Wilmington’s Coastline Conference Center. During this fundraiser event, more than 20 models walked the runway to showcase the latest styles from boutiques and shops in the Wilmington, North Carolina area for a great cause! Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was happy to show its support by bringing the red carpet!
Proceeds from this fun and uplifting evening will benefit the new Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) initiative that has recently been started at NHRMC’s esteemed Heart Center. Funds raised will help provide congestive heart failure patients with care bags that include items such as scales, heart healthy recipes, pill boxes, fluid restriction directives, and a patient information packet.
About NHRMC Foundation
The NHRMC Foundation’s mission is to provide the residents of our community high-quality and compassionate care. They oversee their distribution to provide services and items that make a difference in the care and services we offer. Chemotherapy patients deserve warm, comfortable chairs as they bravely battle cancer. Infants in need of intensive care need an ambulance outfitted for their specific needs. Nurses need to attend conferences and classes so that they can bring the latest ideas and programs back to NHRMC. You can learn more at NHRMC.org, or check them out on Facebook.
Keep up with what else Jeff Gordon Chevy is up to around our community by following Jeff Gordon Events on Facebook.
Throughout each month, Jeff Gordon Chevy employees have the opportunity to nominate their fellow coworkers for being such a great asset to the team by demonstrating great leadership, providing excellent customer service, and just doing that something extra that they don’t have to. At our employee luncheon each month, the Extra Mile Award Winner is announced. For February 2017, that person is Detail Technician, Freddie Foye Jr!
Freddie has been a valuable member of the Jeff Gordon team for over ten years. He does his work without complaining and ALWAYS with a smile and a laugh. His joy and contentment with his position is infectious and his pleasant disposition rubs off on those he works with. He performs his duties with an exceptional level of detail, and just does a great job over all every day. He goes out of his way to help every department and even the General Manager when needed. He is loyal and trustworthy and can be counted on to lend a hand.
Some things we value about Freddie:
- Freddie has a great attitude towards work and that rubs off on those around him. He always greets people with a hello and a smile, even if you’re not looking in his direction.
- Freddie’s loyal and trustworthy. He can be counted on doing his best work even when no one is watching.
- He’s a team player and will put his team above himself if the situation requires.
- Freddie’s been part of the JGC Family for over 10 years! He continues to be someone who everyone enjoys working with.
In a factual conclusion, everyone loves Freddie! No one ever has anything bad to say about him and he is always happy to see you.
And, of course, we couldn’t end this post before commending Freddie on his awesome dedication to creating the ugliest sweaters for our employee Christmas Party. We look forward to more of these masterpieces in the future.
One of only 74 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Named General Motors Green Dealer
One of only 74 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts
WILMINGTON, NC February 4, 2017 – Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is showing customers its environmental credentials and was named a 2017 General Motors certified Green Dealer. According to the automaker, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, onsite nature habitats and community outreach.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is one of only 74 dealerships GM has certified since the Green Dealer program launched in 2014. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a number of green practices in place on site, including:
- Energy efficient interior and exterior lighting
- Recycling of packing materials, metals, and water
- Low-emissivity windows
- Use of low-toxic cleaning products
- Energy Star equipment used throughout facility
- Sponsor of Green Car Display in downtown Wilmington
- Participation in community college’s Drive Electric Week and STEM Program
“Jeff Gordon Chevy considers its employees, customers, and the beautiful coastal community we’re fortunate to be a part of, all top priorities,” said Jacob Teets, General Sales Manager at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. “By making little changes around our facility, recycling what we can, and upholding high standards in safety and disposal practices with chemicals, we’re both minimizing our impact on the environment and ensuring the safety of our team and customers. We take great pride in that so we plan to uphold and keep improving on it for as long as we’re in business.”
To apply for certification, dealerships complete a performance assessment that GM’s green dealer support team evaluates. The assessment covers 60 eco-friendly business practices across 10 categories. Dealerships must have a high percentage of these practices in place to earn certification. A dealer’s continuous improvement year after year will lead to ongoing annual recognition.
“GM has long been committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, and we’re proud that our dealers share this commitment to serve and improve the communities where we work and live,” said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. Sales Operations.
The Green Dealer program aligns with GM’s company-wide efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. GM designed the program to encourage dealers to implement green initiatives as part of their operations, create a network for sharing best practices and help other dealers begin or advance their sustainability journey.
About Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
NASCAR Champion Driver Jeff Gordon’s Chevrolet dealership is located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. Opened in 1998 and with over 7,000 available vehicles it is one of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com .
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Chevrolet Makes Fourth MOTOR TREND in 3 Years
Chevrolet first revealed the Bolt EV as a concept back in January of 2015 – A more affordable alternative to Tesla’s line of all-electric vehicles with an impressive range. Now, as we approach the end of 2016, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is eager to start seeing them (silently) roll in; Even more-so since we learned the 2017 Bolt EV has won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year just this morning.
Official Press Release:
Chevrolet Bolt EV is MOTOR TREND Car of the Year®
Fourth MOTOR TREND award in three years for Chevrolet
LOS ANGELES – MOTOR TREND has recognized the Chevrolet Bolt EV — the all-new affordable electric vehicle offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge — as its 2017 Car of the Year®.
The editors based their selection on the Bolt EV’s performance in six evaluation categories: advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function.
“Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Being recognized once again as MOTOR TREND Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.”
It is the fourth MOTOR TREND award for Chevrolet in three years, with the Camaro recognized as the 2016 Car of the Year and Colorado named the 2015 and 2016 Truck of the Year.
“Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles that have reset the bar for trucks in 2015, trucks and sports cars in 2016, and for 2017, electric cars,” said Ed Loh, MOTOR TREND Editor-in-Chief. “The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.”
About Bolt EV
With an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles, Bolt EV owners can expect to go beyond their average daily driving needs with range to spare, when charging regularly. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495 includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
Standard features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle and 10.2-inch-diagonal color touch screen. The top-trim Premier model adds leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, Surround Vision, Rear Camera Mirror and more.
About MOTOR TREND:
MOTOR TREND®, a media brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, was founded in 1949 and is internationally recognized as one of the leading brands in the automotive category. The MOTOR TREND brand is comprised of Motor Trend Magazine; the award-winning website MOTORTREND.com; MOTOR TREND Auto Shows; MOTOR TREND Audio; MOTOR TREND en Espanol; MOTOR TREND India; and the renowned MOTOR TREND Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, Truck of the Year and Best Driver’s Car awards programs.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.
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