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Gallery Restaurant Featured on Thrillist

Gallery's Award Winning NC Local Burger was listed as one of the 12 best burgers in Charlotte! Click here to view the list. 

Bissell on Time Warner Cable News

Bissell President & CEO Ned Curran was interviewed on Time Warner Cable News regarding the announcement of the Brigham Building. Check out the clip here

Bissell Announces Brigham Building

Bissell has started construction of a speculative 287,507-square-foot office building in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The Brigham Building, named in memory of Dr. Craig Brigham, will be located at 11625 North Community House Road (adjacent to the Calhoun Building) and overlook the 12th hole of The Golf Club at Ballantyne. The ten-story project is set for completion by November 2016. 

Built to LEED® Gold specifications, The Brigham Building will feature a two-story lobby, glass exterior curtain walls and provide free structured parking. The building will offer a commanding corporate presence with scenic views and I-485 exposure, as well as balconies on the third and tenth floors. 

Bissell Development will oversee the project, working with architecture firm LS3P Associates and general contractor Rodgers Builders. 

President and CEO of Bissell Ned Curran spoke to Scott Wickersham with WSOC-TV about having the new building ready for corporations. News about the Brigham Building was also featured in The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal

Every Body Walk! September

On the heels of Bissell's successful participation in the Charlotte Chamber's Every Body Walk! Walking Wednesdays campaign in May, we encourage you to join us again to make strides toward a healthier lifestyle. View the schedule here, and contact Millie Aponte with any questions. 

Mercedes Benz South Charlotte Commercial

The Golf Club at Ballantyne offers the perfect backdrop for a Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte commercial featuring Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and dealership owner Felix Sabates. 

Memorandum

Bissell

DATE: August 27, 2015
FROM: Carolina Kramer, Assistant Director of the Front Office and Billy Russell, Overnight Manager, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
RE: Andrea Dunn

Andrea Dunn
Andrea Dunn
We are pleased to announce that Andrea Dunn has been promoted to the Night Audit Lead position at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. In her new role, Andrea will be responsible for attending to guests needs, as well as reconciling and posting daily revenue activity. In addition, Andrea will assist the overnight manager in the training of new hires and cross-training of current employees.  

Andrea brings three years of front office experience to the team. Andrea joined The Ballantyne’s front office team in 2014 and previously served as a Night Lead at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. She earned a degree in recreation and tourism management at Concord University.

Please join us in wishing Andrea Dunn much success in her new role.

Helipad Groundbreaking Ceremony

Members of Team Bissell had an informal groundbreaking to relocate the Helipad on August 26 to Morrison Y Field #7 on Ballantyne Corporate Place.

Back to School Throwback Thursday

In honor of 'Back to School' we decided to take a trip down memory lane with throwback Thursday posts. See if you can guess who's who. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! 

CPCC Ballantyne Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)'s Ballantyne Center officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 26. President of CPCC, Dr. Zeiss, welcomed the attendees, followed by remarks from Benton Bragg, CPCC Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Chair of the Finance & Facilities Committee, Trevor Fuller, Chair, Mecklenburg County Commission, Smoky Bissell, Chairman, The Bissell Companies and Mack McDonald, Associate Dean, Business & Industry, Center Manager.

Dr. Zeiss expressed gratitude for Mr. Bissell's collaboration to bring CPCC to Ballantyne Corporate Park. "CPCC is the engine behind workforce development in Mecklenburg County," said Mr. Bissell. CPCC is excited to be part of the Ballantyne Corporate Park community and is welcomed with much support. 

The Ballantyne Center resides in the Gibson Building and is convenient for tenants and area residents seeking career and professional opportunities through Corporate and Continuing Education courses. Click here to read more about the center and classes offered. 

Save the Date: Bissell Family Fun Day

Bissell Family Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday, September 13, from noon to 4 p.m. at the 17th Hole Pond Event Area. You and your immediate family are invited to join us for a day of fishing, games, food and fun. Click here to RSVP! 

International Dance Party

Join us for this FREE fun fitness event in the Ballantyne Corporate Park in partnership with the Morrison Family YMCA on Friday, September 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required. The event will take place in the parking lot next to Pizzo Park. Click here to register! 

Isabella Santos - 5K Run for Kids Cancer

Sign up today to join Team Bissell in the 8th annual 5K Race for Kids Cancer Saturday, September 26. Your registration fee will be covered by Bissell*. Participants may walk or run in the race. Click here to register online:

  • Click on "Credit/Debit" to begin registration. 
  • After entering your registration information, the website will take you to the payment screen. You will need to enter and apply the discount code "BISSELL1." This coupon code is for employees only.
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. 
  • You must register by September 18 at 11:59 a.m.
  • Your family and friends may also join Team Bissell by selecting "Bissell" company from the drop down team menu on the registration site. Note - family and friends are responsible for their own registration fee. 
Click here to read more about the race and view the course map. We look forward to having another amazing Bissell team this year and thank you in advance for your support. 

*Please note that employees who register and do not participate will be responsible for reimbursing the company. 

Chairman's Challenge 2015


Congratulations to Courtyard's Dorothy Curry, who leads the pack with two referrals, and The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge's Eric "Rick" Hamann II, Joshua Beitz, Rafael Topete and Peter Schmal, recipients of the $300 referral bonus and the latest contestants for the 2015 Chairman's Challenge! 

The Ballantyne's German Rivera and Rebecca Zeidman also made successful referrals but were unable to attend Leadership Council.

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.


Leopard Print and Green Ties

This wasn't planned but a few members of Team Bissell matched and it made an awesome group photo! 



Pictured (left to right): Christina Thigpen, Michael Beste, Emily Little, Paul Cattieu and Annie Artnz.

Michael Beste Goes Hollywood

Assistant Property Manager Michael Beste, made a cameo in FOX 46 Charlotte's Good Day Charlotte commercial. Click here to check out the video. Nice job, Michael! 

Austin Kendall Selected for the Big 22

Vice President of Leasing Kimberly Kendall's son Austin, was featured on WSOC-TV's Big 22. Congratulations, Austin! Click here to see the video. 

Spirit to Serve Opportunity at Hospitality House

Hospitality House of Charlotte (HHC) is a local nonprofit that has provided shelter to out-of-town families while their loved ones receive treatment at nearby hospitals. Since 1985, the organization has provided shelter for over 50,00 guests from 49 states and over 35 countries. For many guests, Hospitality House is more than just a place to sleep; its a home away from home where they can find comfort during a stressful time. 

With volunteers being the heart of the organization, we invite you to participate in a Spirit to Serve opportunity at HHC on Wednesday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Our team of volunteers will fulfill a valuable role by spending their time cleaning rooms and public spaces in the house to help maintain a welcoming environment to guests. 

Please contact Megan Quesenberry for more details, and thank you in advance for giving your time to support the HHC mission!

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