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Congrats to Chef David Moore!

Gallery Restaurant's Chef de Cuisine David Moore won his first round vs. Block and Grinder’s Ben Philpott in the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series held at Bonterra Dining & Wine Bar on August 25. Each course featured  Heritage Farms’ Cheshire Pork. David will face Farenheit’s David Feimster on September 9. Click here to purchase your ticket today.

Pictured – David’s Sugared New Town Farms Okra, Roasted Garlic Coconut Cake, Candied Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork Fat (Course #5)

Chairman's Challenge 2014

Congratulations to Patricia Saldarriaga, recipient of the the $300 referral bonus and the latest contestant for the 2014 Chairman's Challenge!

Do you know someone who would be a great fit in the Bissell organization? You could be the next recipient of $300 — refer three associates and have a chance to win the Chairman's Challenge prize of $2,500!

Chairman's Challenge Video


This video was created in an effort to bring a narrative to the Chairman's Challenge program and highlight the positive impact that Ynes Gamarra, the 2013 Chairman's Challenge winner, has had on the Bissell organization through the four referrals that she made last year. 

Login and visit the Chairman's Challenge page for more information about the program. 

Join Team Bissell

Register by Tuesday, September 9 to join Team Bissell and WALK OR RUN in the 7th annual 5K Race for Kids Cancer on Saturday, September 20. Login for details.

Team Bissell:

Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge:
Millie Aponte, Alida Jacobson, Eulimar Torrealba, Kelly Fayard, Mike Rayfield, Jessica Lewis, Joe Roseborough, Patricia Saldarriaga, Sarah Dillulio, Daniel McCuiston, Lindsey Woodruff

Aloft:
Rebecca Whitmarsh, Amanda Saari

Bissell:
Michael Beste, Mary-Alice Warren

 

Bissell Hotels Memorandum

Bissell Hotels

DATE: August 20, 2014
FROM:  Alli Hall, Director of Meeting & Events
RE: Ashley Nguyen, Meeting & Events Manager

I am pleased to share that Ashley Nguyen has joined The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as Meetings & Events Manager. With experience in catering sales, banquets, operations and event planning, Ashley brings an ideal combination of skills to the role. As Meeting & Events Manager, Ashley is primarily responsible for coordinating details for large weddings and social events.
 
Most recently, Ashley worked at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina as senior catering revenue manager and sales manager, where she was responsible for catering sales, managing accounts, business development and forecasting budgets. She also held the positions of wedding specialist and banquet manager at the property.
 
Prior to that, Ashley served as sales and catering coordinator and wedding maître d’ at Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City. She also worked as assistant restaurant manager at Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa in Monterey, C.A. Ashley began her career as a recruiter and special events coordinator for the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program at the University of South Carolina.
 
Originally from York, S.C., Ashley received both a master’s degree in international hospitality and tourism management and a bachelor’s degree in hotel restaurant and tourism management from the University of South Carolina.
 
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Ashley and wishing her success in her new role!

Bissell Hotels Memorandum

Bissell Hotels

DATE: August 20, 2014
FROM: Peter Grills, General Manager, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
RE: Lorrie Parks, Accounting Manager

Lorrie Parks
Lorrie Parks

I am pleased to share that Lorrie Parks has been appointed to accounting manager at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. With her background in front desk operations and accounting, complemented by her strong commitment to quality assurance and leadership skills, Lorrie will bring a wealth of experience to the role. As part of her new position, Lorrie will join the Executive Committee effective September 1.
 
As accounting manager, Lorrie will oversee the daily operation of the accounting office to ensure the integrity of data and records for the hotel. In addition, Lorrie will supervise the accounting staff at The Ballantyne.
 
Lorrie most recently served as front office manager at The Ballantyne. During this time, The Ballantyne was recognized by Starwood Preferred Guest ® as a Member Favorite to the lists of Top 10 USA Resorts and Best Golf Getaways. Lorrie began her career with the hotel as a night auditor.
 
Before joining The Ballantyne, Lorrie worked as audit supervisor at Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. She also served as office manager at S&L Pressure Washing. Earlier in her career, Lorrie held accounting manager and night manager/group coordinator positions at Doubletree Guest Suites.

Please join me in congratulating Lorrie on her new role!


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