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WEN Initiatives - Teacher Incentives

The Wayne Education Network is committed to the task of providing a quality education for all students by working with educational institutions and the business community to provide incentives in an effort to recruit and retain the best teachers for our children. Below is a list of businesses that participate in the Teacher Incentive Program.

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Returning Teachers  New Teachers All WCPS Employess

AUTOMOTIVE

Frema Motors ~ (919) 778-1010
All Wayne County teachers receive $500.00 off any new vehicle, excluding diesel.

Chevrolet of Goldsboro ~ (919) 751-2200
All Wayne County Public School Employees are eligible to receive the following incentives. GM Supplier Price plus all rebates and incentives on new vehicles (could be as much as $4,000 off MSRP); CCOG employee pricing on all pre-owned vehicles in stock; free shuttle service; We service all makes and models; Service, Parts and Body Shop open Monday-Friday 7am-6pm; Sales open Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-7pm; Service and Parts open Saturday 8am-5pm; Sales open Saturday 9am-6pm; Customer computer lounge with 4 workstations; GM Preferred Owner Program Savings Program; Free Multi-point inspections, we keep your vehicle in top running order; We accept all major insurance companies; Direct Repair Authorized for over 25 insurance companies; Full services parts department; We sell tires: 30-day price match guarantee.

BANKING

Branch Bank & Trust ~ BB&T@Work Program
All Wayne County teachers are eligible to receive BB&T@Work benefits. This is your opportunity to enjoy valuable savings on a wide range of BB&T products and services. Save on a variety of accounts and features including Free checking with direct deposit, Free BB&T Online Banking with OnLine Bill Payment, Free BB&T Check Card with Visa Extras, Free first order of BB&T design checks, Increased interest rates on Savings accounts, CDs and IRAs and much more. See the enclosed flyer for full details of the BB&T@Work Program. To enroll, contact any Relationship Banker in our four branch offices in Goldsboro or go online to www.BBT.com/atwork. Please provide your CID number shown on the flyer.

First Citizens Bank ~ Bank at Work 
This VALUABLE financial service is available to All Employees of Wayne County Schools. When you take full advantage of Bank at Work, you will receive:  Bank at Work Checking ”Free Checking with interest, no minimum balance or monthly maintenance fee, Free Bank at Work checks; Savings and Certificates of Deposit—FreeMoney Bonus Dollars on us just for using your First Citizens Visa Check Card, Optional savings as Overdraft Protection, No minimum balance and no monthly maintenance fee, Preferential CD rates; Insurance, Wealth Management, and Mortgage Services—Free quotes and analysis on homeowners and auto insurance, free financial and retirement evaluation, $500 toward a mortgage loan origination fee; Other Banking Services—Free 3” x 5” safe-deposit box ($40 Value), Free Personal Online Banking with Bill Pay, Free traveler’s checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and notary services AND MUCH MORE!  For more information and locations, visit us on the web at www.firstcitizens.com or call 919-705-2260. We look forward to serving you soon!

KS Bank ~ At Work Checking Account ~ (919) 736-1000
KS Bank is offering all Wayne County Employees our “At Work” Checking Account with no minimum balance required and no service charges. You will receive your 1st order of checks free and free online banking and bill pay. This account also pays tiered interest. You can have a Regular or Passbook Savings account with no minimum balance for 12 months. We also have a Christmas Club and Vacation Club account. These accounts can be opened with $20 and require monthly electronic deposits. We give you a bonus rate on certain CDs and IRAs. You will also receive a rebate on the closing costs of a Mortgage loan as well as reduced rates on Home Equity Loans, Home Equity Lines of Credit and Vehicle Loans. For more detailed information, please call (919) 736-1000 or visit our branch at 1601 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro.

Wachovia Bank ~ Wachovia At Work Premier 
As an employee of Wayne County Schools, you can take advantage of an employee benefit called Wachovia At Work. This valuable benefits program offers you preferred pricing and convenient access to a complete range of financial services. Such exclusive benefits include:  At Work Regular checking account with no minimum balance requirement, No monthly service fee, Free Online Banking with BillPay, Free Wachovia Check Card with Rewards, Free first order of checks, Way2Save Savings Program—guaranteed 5.00% APY for the first year with 5.00% APY annual bonus, Free standard-size safe deposit box for the first year, and Loan discounts on Home Equity Loans and Prime Equity Lines of Credit.  Contact any branch or www.wachovia.com.

DAYCARE

Trinity Child Care ~ (919) 735-1265
Trinity Child Care will offer a 10% discount to teachers enrolling their child or children. The enrollment fee will be waived.

Summit Christian Academy ~ (919) 759-2002
We are pleased to offer to all Wayne County Public School employees the waiver of our registration fees when a teacher enrolls their child in our daycare.  We also offer summer suspension of care with guaranteed placement in the fall.  (Subject to re-enrollment deposit to hold placement).  Enrolling Infants 6 weeks – PreK-4. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6 am-6 pm.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Goldsboro Family Y ~ (919) 778-8557
Welcome to the Y! We hope you will enjoy your free 6 month Fitness Adult Membership.  We know you will enjoy everything the Y has to offer.  We have a wonderful facility here and know that you will really enjoy yourself.  Our exercise rooms are filled with state of the art equipment, from the treadmills to the ellipticals as well as our strength training equipment.  We also have an indoor walking, running track, aerobics room and 4 raquetteball courts.  For the swimmers, we have an Olympic size pool as well as a smaller therapy pool that is great for joint problems or people with disabilities.  Hope to see you soon.  This offer open to all new Wayne County Public School teachers.

Gold's Gym Xpress - 24 Hour Fitness ~ (919) 759-2348
"A New Attitude Toward Fitness" is what we are about and what we live by at Gold's Gym Xpress.  You are invited to be a part of the most exclusive gym in the area.  From our new 10 minute stand up tanning bed to the all new Cardio Theatre to the 24 hour access- Gold's Gym Xpress is designed with you in mind.  Come and see what all the talk is about.  Take your pick:  $0 down or only $35 down and $35 a month.

HOUSING PROGRAMS

Preservation North Carolina (Local Program Offered through the City of Goldsboro)
The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation is working with Preservation North Carolina to revitalize turn of the century homes that have been obtained by the city. If you are looking to purchase a Victorian, Bungalow, Queen Anne, or Italianate style home in a unique historic district, this program may be right for you. The homes can be purchased at a low cost, but they have to be restored back to their historic integrity. Once you complete the project, you will receive a 30% tax credit on your income tax! For more information about this program or what homes are available, visit www.dgdc.org/nre.html.

Good Neighbor Next Door (Federal Program Offered by HUD)
This federal program allows K-12 teachers to purchase select homes at 50% off their list price.  Eligible homes are located in revitalized areas listed exclusively for sales through the Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program.  In addition, the school where home buyers are employed must also serve students from the area where the home is being purchased.  For more information about this program or what homes are available, visit www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/reo/goodn/gnndabot.cfm.

HOTELS & MOTELS

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson ~ (919) 581-0503
Government rate for new teachers and families

Hampton Inn ~ (919) 778-1800
Government rate for new teachers and families

Holiday Inn Express ~ (919) 751-1999
Government rate for new teachers and families

Comfort Suites Goldsboro ~ (919) 759-0098
All new and returning teachers are eligible for a rate of $63.75. www.comfortsuites.com/hotel/nc303.

INSURANCE & FINANCIAL

First Command Financial Services ~ (919) 751-8772
For all Wayne County teachers, a 50% discount on planning fees including comprehensive financial planning, debt reduction counseling, retirement planning, and a full array of insurance solutions.

Hicks & Associates Insurance & Financial Services ~ (919) 222-0177
We offer a free document that maps out a way for teachers to achieve their goals and dreams in a more cost effective way. This financial review gives the client a personalized roadmap to help make financial decisions. We educate our clients on the basic financial principles they need to know, then help them apply the knowledge in a way that is more beneficial to help achieve their financial goals.

LOAN CLOSINGS

Dees Law Firm ~ (919) 735-8311
All Wayne County teachers will receive a $100 discount on attorney fees on residential loan closings. Contact Joyce Keller or Sarah Bacia.

Everett, Womble, Lawrence & Brown, LLP ~ (919) 778-6707
All Wayne County teachers will receive a 25% discount on residential loan closing.

Farris A. Duncan, P. A. ~ (919) 759-0455
All Wayne County teachers will receive a 25% discount on residential loan closing.

H. Jack Edwards, Attorney at Law ~ (919) 778-1333
All Wayne County Public School teachers will receive a 25% discount on residential loan closing.

Branch Bank & Trust ~ (919) 580-1815 
For All Wayne County Public School Teachers we offer .25% interest rate discount on home equity loans/lines and auto loans and $250 discount on new BB&T mortgage loans.  Discounts on closing costs for BB&T home equity loans and tax-advantage loans or lines of credit.  Available for New teachers only, we offer ½ off origination fee.  For questions contact Laura Wise, Mortgage Loan Originator, at (919) 580-1815.

MEDICAL

Chiropractic First, PC ~ (919) 735-4300
We at Chiropractic First want to personally thank our many teachers and employees of our Wayne County Public Schools by offering a 10% discount off all adjustments; offer excludes exams and x-rays.  We would like to sincerely thank you for your dedication and contribution to our future and the future of our children!  Please visit our website at www.chiropracticfirstnc.com Thank You!

Mitchell Eye Center ~ (919) 778-7110 
Mitchell Eye Center discount program: $75.00 exam for all teachers if no vision insurance; 30% off frames & lenses (some exclusions apply.) In-store specials and contact lens training discounts. Frame and lens package starting at $49.95 (select group) available to all teachers and their families.

REAL ESTATE

Houser Associates Real Estate ~ (919) 778-7555 
Houser Associates Real Estate provides an excellent opportunity for ALL teachers.  A cash credit (rebate) incentive of $4.25 per $1,000 spent with our firm on real estate transactions with our company.  Whether you are buying or selling.  At the time of closing, we meet or beat other rebate incentives on the market.  Please contact us regarding our “Homes for Heroes” rebate brochure or stop by the office to speak with one of our agents.  Tell us where you heard about us!

Korschun, Inc./Teal Development Company ~ (919) 778-0800 
$1,500 credit on units for all teachers in Wayne County.  Please call Sam Korschun at (919) 738-6080 or (919) 778-0800 and mention this incentive and it may be applied to closing costs, appliances or extra discounts off purchase price of unit.

Oakbrook Apartments ~ (919) 751-0308
This offer is for all Wayne County Public School Teachers. $200.00 off 1st full month’s rent with a 1 year lease. (Discount applicable only on a New Lease)

Prudential -The McMillen Real Estate Group ~ (919) 778-9500 ~ Teachers A+ Plan
Any teacher in the Wayne County Public Schools is eligible to receive $4.00 for every $1,000 of the purchase price of a home bought or sold through the realty company. Call Prudential The McMillen Real Estate Group at (919) 778¬9500 or (888) 292-3926.

REA Properties ~ (919) 736-1414
Call for current specials in the Teacher Preferred Program.

Town & Country GMAC Real Estate ~ (919) 778-7777 
All active Wayne County teachers may be eligible for a cash credit on a home sale or purchase when using the professional services offered through Town & Country GMAC’s Teachers Advantage Program.  When you register for our Teachers Advantage Program, you may be entitled to a valuable cash credit toward the sale or purchase of your home.  Credits may be applied toward real estate commission, buyers closing costs, a home protection plan or a home inspection.  You can receive $4 for every $1,000 of the sale or purchase of a home.  If you buy and sell through the program, you may be eligible to receive cash credits for both.  *May not be used with another real estate affinity/referral program in the same transaction.

REPAIRS & SERVICES

Jackson & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning ~ (919) 734-9611
Jackson & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning will offer a 15% discount on service to all new teachers.

RESTAURANTS

Jersey Mike’s ~ Ash Street ~ (919) 739-7200
15% off total purchase with verification of status as a New Teacher to the Wayne County Public Schools.

The Flying Shamrock Irish Pub ~ (919) 580-0934 
1/2 price off any dessert with purchase of an entrée, or 10% off total food purchase.

Schlotzsky's ~ (919) 778-7727
15% off total purchase; also applies to all trays for schools

Uncle Yammy's Rib Shack ~ (919) 778-6778 
15% off total purchase; also applies to all trays for schools

RETAIL

Alan Sutton Jewelry, LLC ~ (919) 734-1114
All Wayne County Public School Teachers receive an additional 10% off any sale price already in effect.

Buddy’s Jewelry ~ (919) 778-8600
All Wayne County Public School Teachers and administrators receive 15% off their purchase, excludes Pandora and Elle.

Goldsboro News-Argus ~ (919) 739-7811
All New Wayne County Public School Teachers receive a 6 month subscription of the Goldsboro News-Argus for $33.00. Subscribe for 6 months, pay for only 3. As an Easy Pay subscriber you will also receive a free mini Community Phone Book of Wayne County for your car and a 2009 Reader Rewards Card with over $200 in saving at local restaurants and other businesses. Call the News-Argus at (919) 739-7809.

Jernigan's Furniture ~ (919) 735-2543 
Offering to all teachers a 10% discount off entire purchase - offer not to be combined with other promotions.

Spence Jewelry & Repair ~ (919) 751-0058
All Wayne County Public School Teachers receive free replacement batteries for your watch. Limit two per visit.

Wayne Opportunity Center ~ (919) 735-5363
20% discount on furniture refinishing for all Wayne County Public School Teachers.

TEACHING SUPPLIES

Partnership for Children of Wayne County, Inc. ~ (919) 735-3371
Free One Year Membership to Partnership for Children of Wayne County Lending Library for new Wayne County Public School Elementary Teachers.

UTILITIES

Tri County Electric ~ 1-800-548-4869
Tri County Electric is supporting education by waiving deposits for new teachers in order to attract more teachers to eastern North Carolina. This program is only available to new teachers. The new teacher must live in the Tri County Electric service area in Wayne County. They need to pick up a form at Central Office to verify they have been hired by Wayne County Public Schools. The document should be presented at the time the new teacher applies to get electricity. The deposit fee waived is $245. A $5.00 membership must be paid because the electrical service is a membership service.

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