The Pink Ribbon Project Hosts 2nd Annual Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was honored to once again provide the step & repeat and photography for the 2nd Annual Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction this past weekend, July 22nd, 2017! The community fundraising event was hosted for the second time at IronClad Brewery in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Auction
20248180_1360541427400855_4702058695175056775_oTwelve fantastic bachelors consisting of law enforcement officers, artists, business professionals, and more worked the runway asking for bids from the ladies in attendance. Each bachelor was accompanied with a pre-planned date set in the weeks following the event which was awarded to their highest bidders. Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction benefited NHRMC Foundation’s The Pink Ribbon Project to help provide uninsured women of southeastern North Carolina access to mammography screenings, comfort to those undergoing cancer treatment and community awareness of cancer and the benefits of early diagnosis.

Here are just a few of the great photos of the bachelors and auction winners! Check out the full album here!

Special thanks to Jason Blumenthal Photography for capturing such a wonderful evening!

Additional thanks to the gracious food sponsors: The Foxes Boxes • Trader Joe’s-Wilmington,NC • Thyme Savor Catering • Chick-fil-A • Emma’s Delights NC • Farmin’ On Front • Duck Donuts

 

Interested in participating in future events like this? Make sure to follow Jeff Gordon Events on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out! If you own a local southeastern North Carolina business and would love to learn more about becoming a sponsor for future events, contact Leacy Vicks, Events Coordinator at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet for more info!

iOS 11 Introduces ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature’

Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference revealed 6 major updates to the newest iOS, including one that will work to prevent you from texting or getting distracted by any notifications from your phone when you are on the road.

How it works:

If the iPhone is connected to your vehicle via a USB charging cable or Bluetooth, or the car is moving, the phone will withhold any text or app notifications when you opt to have the feature turned on. If you do happen to get a text while you’re driving, your phone will send an automatic text in response letting the person know that you’re driving right now and are unable to respond. Additionally, the iPhone screen will lock to prevent the use of any apps while the vehicle is in motion. You can also tell the app that you are the passenger to disable those notification-blocks.

So this is a great idea on Apple’s part to help prevent distracted driving, which is a major issue. But it makes us wonder: How would it work if your vehicle is a Chevy equipped with Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free texting?  We’ll have to wait and see.

In addition, the new operating system will have Siri translations, live photo enhancements, floorplan update for Maps, a way to easily transfer payments between individuals with ApplePay, and a more customizable, one page iOS control center. Like most new iOS releases, 11 will probably be made available upon release of the iPhone 8.

Want to learn more? Check out this video courtesy of 9to5Mac.com going over every new feature they could find within the new iOS for both Apple iPad and iPhone.

AT&T Offers Unlimited Data for your Chevy

Chevrolet owners with an in-vehicle OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot* will now be able to stream more videos, send more emails, and play more online games (when they’re not driving, of course) thanks to a new $20/month** unlimited prepaid data plan. This is the first such plan from a mass-market automaker and will be welcome news for Chevy owners, who used almost 200% more OnStar® 4G LTE data last year than they did in 2015.

Improving the connected driving experience

15 Malibu 4G lte GIF.gifWith the prepaid unlimited data plan, Chevy owners are now able to enjoy the full potential of their OnStar 4G LTE hotspot without ever running out of data. That means never losing connection when you’re on site on the job, kids can stream as many shows and movies as they wish, and much more.

“We’re pleased to deliver this special unlimited data plan to Chevy owners,” said Chris Penrose, president, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “Accessing the internet through AT&T’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi, passengers now can access all of their content and enjoy endless entertainment on the go.”

Setting a new standard for 4G LTE connectivity

The OnStar Basic Plan, along with 4G LTE connectivity through AT&T, comes standard on all Chevy retail models. Chevrolet is the first automaker to offer this high-speed Wi-Fi Hotspot across its lineup and has sold over 3 million vehicles with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity since 2014. Chevrolet also has more vehicles on the road with 4G LTE than any automaker.

“We have contractors bidding jobs in their Silverados, families streaming movies in their Suburbans and Malibus and everyone tapping into the cloud for music,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet. “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”

Unlimited data plans are available now across the Chevy lineup at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet on both new and select certified pre-owned vehicles. Find all of our inventory on JeffGordonChevy.com, or on the Jeff Gordon Chevrolet mobile app on the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. You can also just stop by and visit us at 228 South College Rd in Wilmington, North Carolina to get more information from a certified technology expert!

* Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE coverage not available everywhere.

** Plus applicable taxes and fees. Plan provides access to AT&T wireless data services for your equipped vehicle for 30 days. Eligible vehicle and data plan required. Auto-renewal: Plans automatically renew every 30 days unless cancelled. To cancel at any time, call 1-888-466-7827 or press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle or the advisor link in your mobile app. Monthly charges will automatically be billed by AT&T to credit cards on file on day 30 unless cancelled. Payments are non-refundable (subject to applicable law).

Image Credit: Chevrolet

Press Release:

DETROIT — After using more than 4 million gigabytes of data in 2016, Chevrolet owners in the U.S. with an in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot[1] will now have access to an unlimited prepaid data plan for only $20 per month[2]. It will be available starting March 3, and Chevrolet will offer this groundbreaking plan enabled by AT&T across its entire retail lineup.

Chevrolet data usage has increased exponentially as owners have come to appreciate the ability to stream video on a tablet, send email on a laptop or play online using a gaming console in their vehicles[3], and now customers can utilize the full potential of their OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot without worrying about running out of data.

“We have contractors bidding jobs in their Silverados, families streaming movies in their Suburbans and Malibus and everyone tapping into the cloud for music,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet. “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”

Last year alone, Chevrolet customers used nearly 200 percent more OnStar 4G LTE data in their vehicles compared to 2015. In the second half of 2016, Chevy owners used almost as much data as they had the previous 24 months since OnStar 4G LTE launched.

To put this data usage in perspective, Chevrolet owners and their passengers streamed the equivalent of more than 17.5 million hours of video in 2016.

“We’re pleased to deliver this special unlimited data plan to Chevy owners,” said Chris Penrose, president, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “Accessing the internet through AT&T’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi, passengers now can access all of their content and enjoy endless entertainment on the go.”

As the first automaker to offer 4G LTE connectivity across its entire retail portfolio, Chevrolet has sold more than 3.1 million OnStar 4G LTE-connected vehicles since June 2014 and has more vehicles on the road equipped with 4G LTE than any other automaker.

Today, along with the 4G LTE connection enabled by AT&T, the OnStar Basic Plan comes standard on all new Chevrolet retail models. The Basic Plan includes select remote vehicle services and the OnStar AtYourService marketplace via the myChevrolet mobile app[4] among other features.

For more information on plans and pricing, please visit OnStar.com.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
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 www.chevrolet.com.

ABOUT ONSTAR
Launched in 1996, OnStar is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”) and offers emergency, security, navigation, connections and vehicle manager services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel and Vauxhall models. Totaling more than 11 million customers in North America, Europe, China and South America, OnStar offers a range of standard, subscription and a la carte services such as Advanced Diagnostics, Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, OnStar Smart Driver, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and the AtYourService marketplace. For more information about OnStar services and features, visit www.onstar.com.

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[1] Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE coverage not available everywhere.

[2] Plus applicable taxes and fees. Plan provides access to AT&T wireless data services for your equipped vehicle for 30 days. Eligible vehicle and data plan required. Auto-renewal: Plans automatically renew every 30 days unless cancelled. To cancel at any time, call 1-888-466-7827 or press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle or the advisor link in your mobile app. Monthly charges will automatically be billed by AT&T to credit cards on file on day 30 unless cancelled. Payments are non-refundable (subject to applicable law).

[3] Always pay careful attention to the road and do not drive distracted. Wi-Fi hotspot intended for passenger use only when vehicle is in operation.

[4] Requires a compatible mobile device. Some features require a paid OnStar service plan.

Jim Cain

Chevrolet Business and Dealer Communications

Mobile 313-407-2843


Dan Pierce

GCCX Communications

Phone +1 314-517-4750

1st Annual Hunt for Hope Raises Over $4,000 to Benefit NHRMC Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project

Funds Donated To Provide Mammograms for Local Women in Need In Honor of National Cancer Prevention Month

In its first year, the Hunt for Hope Scavenger Hunt raised $4,250 to pay for local women’s cancer screenings through NHRMC Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project.

3RD Pink Bow Tie LogoJeff Gordon Chevrolet partnered with local cancer non-profit Love is Bald to host Hunt for Hope – A Love is Bald Scavenger Hunt.  On Saturday, February 13th, twelve pre-registered teams took to the streets of Wilmington in a first of its kind scavenger hunt by car.

The teams had three hours to complete a random series of puzzles that took them to secret locations around Wilmington.  Bonus challenges were given throughout the day for opportunities to win extra points.  Hunt for Hope partnered with many local businesses that acted as “secret locations”  throughout the scavenger hunt, providing teams with surprises at every stop.  The after-party and awards ceremony was held at Halligan’s Public House on Masonboro Loop Road, and the top three placing teams walked away with tickets to concerts, local events and custom made medals.  Prizes were also given to the teams and individuals that won Best Dressed Competitor, Best Dressed Vehicle, Best Team Spirit, and Best Social Media Post.

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1st Annual Love is Bald Scavenger Hunt for Hope Winners! Congrats Team Cook-Perio! (www.cook-perio.com)

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet & Love is Bald could not have pulled this off without the amazing volunteers and our local Wilmington North Carolina area sponsors for providing locations for the hunt:

 

And, of course, a huge thanks to Making Waves Designs for making our amazing event t-shirts!making waves

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Volunteer Crew – Love is Bald Scavenger Hunt for Hope 2017

PinkRibbon-NHRMCFoundation100% of all registration fees and sponsorship dollars went directly to the Pink Ribbon Project where all funds paid for local women’s cancer screenings.  For more information on these events and how you can get involved, click here to head to our Jeff Gordon Events Facebook Page. (A date for the 2nd Annual Love is Bald Scavenger Hunt 2018 will be announced soon!) You can check out more pics from the event on our Facebook album or on Instagram (#HuntforHope2017)!

You Could Win Jeff Gordon’s Personal Corvette & Up to $15,000 Cash

Proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research

Win Jeff Gordons Corvette 2017 Infographic - Jeff Gordon Childrens Foundation
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 availableYou 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.

Extra Mile Award Winner | May 2017

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 McCaul - Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Extra Mile Award Winner May 2017

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

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Join Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Support of Oasis NC for Autism Awareness Month

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:

 

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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.

To join the auction, you can visit OasisNCPaints.com directly or search for seller: OasisDaySchool on eBay. The auction will be open from April 20th-30th 2017.

Join Official Facebook Event here.

About Oasis NC

oasis logo high resOASIS 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.