The Wayne Education Network has been working with our local school system to insure that our community has the best possible teaching force for our children. To help with this enormous task, we have created a committee to help with the recruitment of our most valuable asset, our teachers. Wayne County is currently experiencing a serious teacher shortage and we, as a committee, have created an incentive package for our prospective valuable educators. However, we need your help and commitment to make this campaign successful!
On behalf of the Wayne Education Network Teacher Recruitment & Incentive Committee, we are asking for local businesses to offer discounts to attract new educators to our community. The goal of the incentive package is to include; discounts on moving costs; assistance from utility companies; lending institutions; Realtors; waivers for apartment deposits; discounts on retail services; hotel discounts; restaurant discounts and any other discounts that would be helpful for relocation. Several local businesses have already offered to help with our incentive package and we hope your company will elect to participate as well.
If your business is interested in participating in this great program, please take a few moments to fill out the form below. You may fax the completed form to Janet Brock at (919) 734-2247 or call her at the Chamber (919) 734-2241. Your commitment will be a valuable tool to market your company without spending a dime!
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.
All WCPS Employees
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). Free shuttle service. We service all makes and models. Service, Parts and Body Shop open Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm; Sales open Monday-Thursday 8am – 8 pm, Friday 8 am – 7 pm; Service and Parts open Saturday 8am – 5pm; Sales open Saturday 8am -6pm; Customer computer lounge with 4 workstations. 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 Service parts department. We sell tires with a 30-day price match guarantee.
Frema Motors ~ (919) 778-1010
All Wayne County teachers receive $500.00 off any new vehicle, excluding diesel.
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 @ 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.
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.
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
Comfort Suites Goldsboro ~ (919) 759-0098
All new and returning teachers are eligible for a reduced rate. www.comfortsuites.com/hotel/nc303.
H & H Homes ~ (919) 710-4413
Educators receive 1% of the purchase price of the home of their choice towards Design Center options or desired upgrades. This can go a long way since there are many features already included, such as: granite counter tops, tiled back splash, direct vent fireplace, build in pest control and covered porches. They will also receive a free, upgraded 16 SEER heating and cooling system. Increased “R value” insulation rating (R-13 to an R-19), with our industry leading 2×6 exterior construction, make our homes highly energy efficient and keep utility costs in check. Additionally, use of the pool will be included with the HOA cost.
INSURANCE & FINANCIAL
A. Wright, CPA ~ (919) 440-7407
For all Wayne County Public School employees, a 10% discount on services.
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.
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.
Berkeley Chiropractic Center ~ (919) 341-1818
Exam and one set of X-rays. If you decide to purchase additional treatment, you have the legal right to change your mind within three days and receive a refund. Not redeemable for cash. Non Transferable. Redemption value not to exceed $70. One coupon per new patient. Not applicable to Medicare, MedCost, Aetna, Cigna or BlueCross recipients.
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.
AccuCopy of Goldsboro, Inc. ~ (919) 751-2400
Come by AccuCopy and pickup your teacher appreciation discount card. The Discount Card offers a special rate on black & white and full color copies for all teachers.
Cooper’s Lawn Care & Maintenance ~ (919) 273-1819
We offer free estimates for home and business lawn care. We offer a discount based on property type and maintenance requested. Contact us for more information at (919) 273-1819.
Kintek Computers~ (919) 330-7382
Kintek Computers will be extending a 10% discount to 1st year and all returning Wayne County Public School teachers on all PC repairs. As well as a discount on the purchase of Microsoft Office.
Seegars Fence Co., Inc. ~ (919) 735-8211
With a Wayne County Public School teacher ID and a purchase of a fence installation of $500 or more, we will discount the price of a 4’w x 4’h galvanized chain link walk gate.
Sights & Hounds Photography ~ (919) 223-0354
Sights & Hounds Photography offers a 20% discount on professional headshot photography sessions to military members (active, reserve and retired) and their spouses. Clients will get “squared away” by receiving images not only in the traditional rectangular “portrait” format, but also images formatted in the square style that on-line platforms demand. A professional headshot session includes the sitting fee, printed and digital images. If you want to Create Impressions that Fit, call Sights & Hounds Photography today.
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.
Perry Real Estate ~ (919) 734-4074
1 month free with a 2 year lease to all Wayne County Public School employees.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services McMillen & Associates Realty~ (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 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services McMillen & Associates Realty at (919) 778¬9500 or (888) 292-3926.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – McMillen & Associates Realty, Ed Swindell ~ (919) 223-0222
Homes for Heroes is a national program dedicated to providing extraordinary savings to our Teacher Heroes. Simply, for Heroes buying a home, they will receive a check from Homes for Heroes in the amount of .7% of the Purchase Price of their home within 10 days of closing. (ex. a home purchased for $200, 000 will generate a $1,400 Rewards Check.) The Hero may cash or deposit the check and use anyway they choose. Hero Sellers receive a 25% discount off the Seller’s Side Commission. (3.0% Sellers Side Commission less the 25% discount yields the Seller paying only 2.25% Selling Side Commission.) I am proud to be the local affiliate for Wayne County and provide these rewards to our Heroes!
REPAIRS & SERVICES
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.
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.
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.