According to The American Security Council Foundation, there are an estimated 800,000 police officers, 1.13 Million firefighters, and 891,000 emergency medical service (EMS) professionals. To recognize the bravery, dedication and resolve of America’s first responders, Chevrolet and OnStar are offering a special discount below MSRP on new vehicles that is also compatible with most other offers and incentives.
In 2017, OnStar responded to nearly 46,000 Automatic Crash Response notifications in the U.S. in partnership with first responders. So, in addition to the special pricing, First Responders will also get 15% off OnStar Safety & Security and select Connected Services plans.
Jeff Gordon Chevy is proud to participate and extend the First Responder Discount to our Wilmington, North Carolina volunteer and paid firefighters, EMTs/paramedics, 911 dispatchers, and police (including: Officers, Sheriffs/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officers, State Troopers and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.)
To showcase the Silverado during Summer of Chevy, we chose to go a different route in our filming. Earlier this year, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet met Bill O’Brien and a few other board members of Veteran Owned Veteran Grown, a local non-profit that aids veterans by giving a renewed sense of purpose and potential entrepreneurship through agricultural endeavors. The ultimate goal is to help veterans live a full, sustainable life and build a stronger community together.
“VOVG exists for several reasons. The biggest one is to connect veterans and their families socially so they don’t feel like they are alone in this journey. We focus strongly on agriculture in its many forms to help veterans become sustainable,” according to the Veteran Owned Veteran Grown website. “Farming is hard work with long hours but, it also provides a peace and serenity that no pill the VA will give you can. Everything from raising chickens to craft work. We will do whatever we can to make you sustainable.”
Please enjoy the short feature that we produced on site at Veteran Owned Veteran Grown, starring some of their members with a little help from Team RWB Wilmington.
College Basketball is THE sport in North Carolina, and whether or not your family sides with UNC, Duke or NC State, this historic stop can’t be missed. The sports lover in you will dive headfirst into the timeline showing the infamous Tobacco Road rivalry.
Stretch your legs and work up an appetite by stopping over for a breathtaking hike in Catawba Falls. Just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, NC this Blue Ridge waterfall is over 100 ft high and is located at the Southern tip of Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather Ranger District, just south of the Old Fort grade on I-40.
With hiking trails and several different waterfalls this natural marvel is now open for public exploration.
Clean off your hiking shoes and heads just 27 miles West to enter
You may want to stick around for a few days. Downtown Asheville, NC is filled with iconic landmarks, independent shops, breweries, and some world-renowned dining all tucked away in a mountain community vibe. Venture out to the Biltmore, George Vanderbilt’s Winter Estate complete with century-old gardens, hiking/biking and an on-site winery. Tour the treasured American Pisgah and Nantahala Forests if you didn’t get enough Blue Ridge Mountain beauty in your last stop.
After you have had your fill of top-notch cuisine hop back in and head 82 miles west to
Whether or not you are a country music fan, a MUST DO while in Nashville is visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. This recently renovated 350,000 square foot museum showcases so much of American music history complete with the historic letterpress operation Hatch Show Print and a casual taqueria. You can also take part in the ongoing battle over who has the best hot chicken in Nashville!
About 3 hours outside of Nashville, you will be in the Western end of Tennessee. Memphis boasts to be the home to the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock and Roll and the best place in the country for BBQ (there are many in the Carolinas that will debate that opinion).
Just outside of Little Rock, AK, take a break from the city trips and take in a day hike at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. There are hiking and biking trails with varying levels of difficulty, and the peak of the mountain reaches more than 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River Valley.
In about 333 miles – YOU ARE NOW AT THE EXACT HALFWAY POINT to Barstow, CA! –
This offbeat roadside attraction features 10 graffiti-covered Cadillacs standing upright in a row, buried nose-first in the ground. The sculpture is the brainchild of Amarillo millionaire Stanley Marsh III, who chose classics dating from 1948 to 1963, the “Golden Age” of the American automobile.
Continue on I-40W and in about 278 miles you will enter
Any I-40 road trip would be incomplete without a stop in Albuquerque, where the famous Route 66 brought visitors from all over the country. Historic neon signs still glow along old Route 66 through Albuquerque, which is now Central Avenue. Alongside vintage signs, you’ll see new versions put up by businesses that are continuing the aesthetic traditions of Route 66, and many museums and tours to show the growth of the city since 1926 (when Route 66 was first commissioned).
In the middle of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff is an active city where a mix of small town charm and endless outdoor adventures will welcome you in. Take in a guided tour of everything from the Grand Canyon to haunted city homes to old Route 66 stops. Visit Coconino National Forest to see endless amounts of varying terrain including red rock, southwest desert, pine forests and frozen tundra – all in one place!
Women across the Cape Fear Region fastened their tool belts and picked up their hammers to help a local family build the home they have been waiting for.
During the week of May 5th-12th, over 200 women divided into teams to build a home for a local mother and her two children in New Hanover County. This massive team effort was a part of “National Women Build Week”, a partnership initiative by Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Throughout the fundraising campaign, donors had the opportunity to donate in honor of a strong woman in their life.
WWAY was on hand to cover the local build organized by Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.
In support of these efforts, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet donated refreshments for the volunteer teams and provided some helping hands for the first build day of the week.
National Women Build Week took place in over 300 communities across the country, timed to line up with the Mother’s Day holiday. Lowe’s Home Improvement has donated over $2 million dollars to the growing initiative.
Wilmington is a place of movers and shakers. Whether you’re exhausted from a long day of work (or have just woken up and are staring down one of those long days) or need a pick-me-up after a fun day exploring the city with your dog, a cup of coffee should do the trick. These are the four best coffee shops in Wilmington:
Grinders Caffé: This café is located at 5032 Wrightsville Avenue and is well-known for offering a different coffee flavor each day. We recommend an iced coffee—they include iced coffee cubes!
Luna Caffé: Tucked away at 604 Castle Street, this little café is celebrated for its delicious espresso and is easy to spot from the road—just look for the bold blue bricks.
Folks Café:This local café has done so well for itself that it has opened two locations—one is at 1201 Princess Street and the other is at 706 North 4th Beans are organic, fair trade, and roasted in-house.
Bitty and Beau’s Coffee: Whether you prefer your beverages cold or hot, this quality joint offers a range of teas, coffees, and smoothies to quench your thirst.
Contact us here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet for more suggestions of where to get a cup of java in the area. We’ll be more than happy to recommend our favorites.
The Milspo Project will be holding its 2nd Annual Honor Auction and Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 11th, 2018 from 5PM-8PM at The Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Tickets are on sale now and for a limited time, you can get 10% off by using our discount code: JGCHEVY – expires April 20th!
Ticket purchases include craft beer and wine from Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve, Mission BBQ hors d’oeuvres, pecan pie from Apple Annie’s, and a chance to dance the night away to hits from our headliner, CC Martin, and foot tapping country dance music from Wilmington’s own Bryce Fox Band.
This celebration of the military spouse also includes a silent auction and raffle featuring handmade military spouse-made products and services, as well as NASCAR packages, and couples’ getaways! Attendees will learn about Milspo Project throughout the evening and about each individual military spouse business owner showcased at the auction.
There are still 2018 Honor Auction2018 Honor Auction Sponsorship opportunities available. With your generous gift Milspo Project will be able to continue to bring more essential business resources, and support, to our military spouse members. Contact Lisa Valentine for more info.
About The Milspo Project
Established in 2014, the Milspo Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was created with a dream to connect the military spouse business community and has grown to become the largest military spouse-member business community in the country. They provide military spouses with support and resources to help in their entrepreneurial ventures. Today, they have 450 members connecting daily both online and in person.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has always been a huge supporter of those who serve and is glad to be a contributor to this non-profit in support of military spouses. We’re proud to honor the best military discount in the industry to active duty members and Reserves, including their spouses, of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard.
On February 10th, 2018, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet hosted its Second Annual Hunt for Hope to benefit New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project with the goal to raise funds to provide preventative cancer screenings to local women in need. Proceeds from team registration fees, sponsorships, and merchandise sales during and following the event amounted to a $4,603 donation total to the non-profit organization.
About The Hunt for Hope
Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Hunt for Hope ties relative themes of the automotive industry and racing with its commitment to make a positive impact and connection to the local Wilmington, NC and surrounding community. The event is a scavenger hunt by car in which participants are guided around the Port City to local businesses, completing a number of fun and entertaining challenges along the way. Teams have three hours to complete the circuit and collect as many points as they can before crossing the finish line. At the awards ceremony and after party, prizes are awarded for the top three placing teams, best team spirit, best team theme, and best social media post.
This year, the Hunt for Hope took place at Tavern on 17th across from the new Pointe 14 at Barclay movie theater with 22 participating teams of up to 5 members each, 6 pinpoint location sponsors, and a number of additional sponsors. UNCW film students, Noah Campagna & Nick Watson, captured the fun the day of the event – Check out the video here:
Thanks to Ben Smart of WECT News for stopping by before the race began to put together a spot for the evening news!