Friday, April 29, 2016

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Join Team Bissell to Run! Ballantyne

The 12th Annual Run! Ballantyne 5k/8k Race and 1 mile Fun Run presented by Bissell and the Morrison and Sara's YMCAs will be held on Saturday, May 14 in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Join the Bissell team! Visit the Wellness Page for more details on how to register. 

Wee Houses: Places We Play! Opening Reception

Thank you to everyone who attended the Wee Houses: Places We Play! opening night reception at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on April 28. Learn more about Wee Houses and upcoming events! 

Check out CharlotteFive's feature on the new exhibit. 

Congratulations to the Bissell Softball Team!

Kudos to the Bissell softball team for its first win this season! The team defeated SouthEast Team 22-2! Cheer them on at the next game against XPO Sandlot Lizards Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view the latest standings. 

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Tickets Available to The Children's Theatre of Charlotte

If you are interested in attending "The Magic Kite" at The Children's Theatre of Charlotte, contact Dee Wood. She has two tickets for the show this Sunday at 2 p.m.

Post submitted by: Dee Wood 

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Featured in Carolina Bride

The Ballantyne was featured in the April issue of Carolina Bride

Truliant Federal Credit Union Is Offering a No-Cost Credit Review

To improve employees' financial wellness, Truliant invites you to complete a no-cost credit review. The service is available in the branches. A Truliant representative will also visit Bissell to facilitate on-site, individual appointments. A credit union membership is not required to take advantage of this service. Please contact HR to schedule an appointment with Truliant. 

Vote for Bissell in South Charlotte Weekly's Best of the Weekly Awards

South Charlotte Weekly is accepting nominations for "Best of the Weekly" 2016 reader's choice awards. Vote for Bissell entities for awards including, Best Day Spa, Best Real Estate Company, Best Golf Course, Best Bar and more! Voting ends on Saturday, June 4. 

Cans for a Cause Makes Local Impact

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Cans for a Cause food drive and helped make a great local impact for those in need! 

With your help, BCP donated 75,649 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, giving seniors, children, men and women throughout Mecklenburg county access to food.

Special thanks to Carlisle Companies for continuing in its tradition of being a generous contributor to BCP's annual food drives. This year, Carlisle made a donation of $10,000, which equates to 70,000 pounds of food. 

Thank you again for these amazing efforts, Ballantyne community!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Wee Houses:Places We Play! Preview

On April 22, Spirit to Serve volunteers were put to work at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, where they assisted with mulching, laying sod, and the construction of The Nest in the new Wee Houses exhibit. Guest speaker Gary Smith, creative designer of The Nest, shared his vision for the new project at the media preview that afternoon. Thank you to all volunteers who contributed to this fun, outdoor activity! 

Be sure to take advantage of your FREE household membership at DSGB and enjoy the beautiful gardens with your family! 

Pictured left to right: Peter Grills, Lorrie Parks, Alan Grant, Hailey Rorie, Gary Smith, Michelle Young, Teresa Jones and Marshall Hilliard

Post submitted by: Hailey Rorie 

Brigham Building Construction Update

Construction of the Brigham Building is well underway. Click here for an update on its progress and stay tuned for weekly updates. 

Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne Won IHG Global Safety Award

Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne was recognized by InterContinental Hotels Group with the IHG Global Partner in Safety Award for 2015. Congratulations on the honor! We appreciate your daily commitment to safety! 

Spirit to Serve Opportunity: Give Kid's the World Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 11, noon – 1:30 p.m. for Staybridge Suite Charlotte Ballantyne’s annual Give Kids the World fundraiser. Festivities will include prizes, raffles, giveaways and a DUNK tank. All proceeds from the event will go toward helping Give Kids The World provide a fun and interactive entertainment experience for children visiting their resort.

Staybridge Suites will need Spirit to Serve volunteers and a few guests willing to be DUNKED! Stay tuned for more details on how to sign up. 

Donate to Support Earthquake Response Efforts in Ecuador

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On April 16, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern part of Ecuador. The earthquake lead to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. A few of our Bissell team members are from Ecuador and have families that were affected by earthquake. 

Clean the World and Global Soap are collecting donations to send soap to Ecuador. Access to water, sanitation and hygiene are extremely difficult following this type of tragedy. Your donation will provide soap to those in need.

Thank you in advance for your support. 

Bissell Throwback Prom Edition

In honor of prom season, a few Bissell team members shared their prom photos! 

Jill Ott

Jimmy Gubelli

Cynthia Greggs

Jennifer Bingham

Samantha Allen

Alida Jacobson

Kat Carter and Jordan Baab

Pariss Coleman

Thank You for Celebrating Earth Day in BCP!

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual Earth Day event in Ballantyne Corporate Park! We appreciate all of the shredding and electronic donations that were made, and look forward to sharing those results with you soon. 

Congratulations to Angela Reese at Patriot Risk Services and Mindy Blitzer at Ortho Carolina for winning sugar maple trees from The Maplewood Company raffled off by Bissell! A representative from our team will contact you soon to coordinate pick-up.
If you had your photo taken in the photo booth, don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to view the Earth Day album. In case you missed it, check out Rising’s Wilson’s World’s preview of the event. Thank you again for your support!

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne Recognized by Marriott International

Congratulations to Courtyard General Manager Jessica Steves, who was named one of the eight Diamond General Managers of the Year at the Courtyard 2015 Performance Awards. Courtyard also received the Diamond Circle Award, one of eight in the world. Thank you to the Courtyard Team for your daily commitment to excellence! 

March Birthday Lunch

Pictured left to right: Harry Marrow, Lorrie Parks, Larry Wright, Soyoung Patel, Mr. Bissell, Mrs. Bissell, Ted Mueller, Tim Roadcap, Paul Cattieu, David Scapicchio, Kyle Manus, Yaminah Wiggins, Megan Carraway, Betty Clyburn, Alyssa Reyes, Candice Price and Cheryl Smith 

The Golf Club at Ballantyne Won Charlotte Magazine BOB Award

The Golf Club at Ballantyne has been honored as the Best Daily Fee Golf Course by Charlotte Magazine's Best of the Best (BOB) Awards. Congratulations! 



DATE: April 19, 2016
FROM: Tim Toohey, Director of Food & Beverage, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
RE: Chris Shatto

Chris Shatto
Chris Shatto
I am pleased to share that Chris Shatto has been named director of outlets at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. With 16 years of experience working in food and beverage at upscale properties, Chris brings an ideal skill set to the role.

As director of outlets, Chris will direct and coordinate operations of the hotel’s food and beverage departments. He will be responsible for upholding fine quality standards and ensuring guest satisfaction, as well as overseeing service staff.

Chris most recently served as director of food & beverage at the Le Meridien Charlotte and the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and played a pivotal role in introducing the newly transitioned properties to the market. Chris led the restaurant team at the on-property restaurant, Evoke, to an award-winning first year, which included rave reviews and recognition by OpenTable, Charlotte Magazine and Creative Loafing as one of the best places to dine in Charlotte.

Before working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Chris was assistant director of banquet operations at Trump National Doral Miami. He also served as director of banquets at Turnberry Isle Miami.

Earlier in his career, Chris was director of outlets at Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. He also worked in food and beverage at Mansion on Forsythe Park in Savannah and Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. Chris started out in the hospitality field working at Church Street Station in Orlando.

Originally from Vincennes, Indiana, Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Chris!

Chairman's Challenge 2016

Congratulations to The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodges's Rob Hart, Melinda Plavnicky, Bertha Massey, and Chris Brown, recipients of the $300 referral bonus and the latest contestant for the 2016 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! View current openings here.

New Hires Attend Orientation

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the new hires who attended Bissell Familiarization Day yesterday:

  • Sean Burns
  • Sam Gittis
  • Tina Godette*
  • Phil Muchow*
  • Sean Murphy
  • Marcus Watts*
  • Michelle Young*

*Received 100% on the Franchise Player Traits quiz

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