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Thank You For Supporting the Keep Pounding Food Drive

Ballantyne Corporate Park would like to thank everyone who donated to the Keep Pounding Food Drive vs. Denver. BCP partnered with the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the United Methodist Church to collect non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes. 

There is still time to donate. Click here to make a monetary donation through Sunday.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for the results!  

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is Routing for the Panthers to Keep Pounding!

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne is Dabbin for the Super Bowl!

Franchise Player Year End Celebration

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Franchise Player winners! 

Bissell is Rooting for the Winning Team!

Bissell team members celebrated the Carolina Panthers going to the Super Bowl with a Panther Party. The group enjoyed a catered lunch Jason's Deli, raffle prizes and a football toss contest. For more pictures from the event check out our Facebook album. GO PANTHERS! 

February Bissell Familiarization Day

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the eleven associates who attended the February Bissell Familiarization Day:

  • Mayra Rodriguez - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge*
  • Kelsey Draper - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge*
  • Charla Gray - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge*
  • Ben Austin - Dana Rader Golf School*
  • Qinghong Mian - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • Ksenia Gogoleva - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • Slaw Zawadzki - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge*
  • Sofi Gorelik - Dana Rader Golf School 
  • Kel McKay - Dana Rader Golf School*
  • Anastasia Mullings - The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge*

*Received 100% on the Franchise Player Trait Quiz

Ballantyne Breakfast Club to Host Annual Priorities Meeting

The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will hold its Annual Priorities Meeting at 9 a.m. on February 13 at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in the Ballantyne Ballroom. The Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting the meeting. Vice President of Leasing Services Rett Turner will represent Bissell.

Elected officials from the NC Senate & House, Mecklenburg County Commissioners, Charlotte City Council Representatives & Mayor, CMS Board of Education Representatives, the Charlotte City Manager & Mecklenburg County Manager, CMPD, CFD, Mecklenburg Sheriffs Department, CDOT, NCDOT, CATS, CMS, Charlotte Planning Department, the CFO of the Charlotte Budget Department, Charlotte Water Department, Parks & Recreation, CRVA, NAACP, Center City Partners, YMCA, Wingate University, UNCC, CPCC, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, other area leaders and developers will be present. Attendees will have the opportunity to question and to share input with the representatives in an informal setting.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive around 8:30 to enjoy refreshments and socialize before the meeting begins. 

Visit for more information about this event and about the Ballantyne Breakfast Club. 

Polo Ridge Elementary Cheers on the Carolina Panthers

Bissell accounting team member Heather Jordan's son, is a student at Polo Ridge Elementary. Check out the school’s video celebrating the Panthers going to the Super Bowl!  

Calling for All Love Stories and Photos

Love is in the air, and we want to hear about it! How did you and your significant other meet? Where did you go for your honeymoon? Did a high school sweetheart turn into a spouse? Submit your love stories, engagement, wedding and throwback photos about your true love. Entries must be submitted by Friday, February 12.

The Lodge at Ballantyne Featured on Charlotte Wedding Insider

Charlotte Wedding Insider by Split Second Sound visited The Lodge at Ballantyne for a tour. Check it out at 11:40 on the video below. 

2016 Heineman Computer Drive Results



Thank you to everyone who donated to the Ballantyne Corporate Park computer drive benefiting the Heineman Foundation. We are pleased to announce this year's computer drive surpassed previous efforts, producing 5,966 pounds of recycled computer equipment! 

Each piece of equipment will be refurbished and donated abroad to the Technology for Education project in Guatemala. Since 2011, the Heineman Foundation has donated more than 14,000 computers to this project thanks to the generous support of Charlotte-based organizations.

If you missed our January drive, we’ve got you covered! The Heineman Foundation will return to BCP for our annual Earth Day event on Thursday, April 21, offering the community another on-site opportunity to recycle technologies.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the planning and execution of this effort!

The Golf Club of Ballantyne Featured in Metropolitan Golf Association

The New York-based Metropolitan Golf Association produces a monthly, visually driven digital magazine called The Met Golfer EXTRA, with one recurring story relating travel and including golf recommendations. The Golf Club of Ballantyne was featured as one of Charlotte's easily accessible courses with nearby convenience and attractions. 

Click here to read more. 

Brigham Building Construction Update

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

Dana Rader Golf School Welcomed the United Disabled Golf Association

Dana Rader Golf School invited the United States Disabled Golf Association (USDGA) to Ballantyne for a morning of golf. USDGA provides people with physical, sensory and mental disabilities the opportunity to play in a golf championship at the highest level in the USA. It was a great experience for the golfers in attendance! Check out the video to learn more about USDGA. 

CharlotteFive Covers Afternoon Tea at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

CharlotteFive featured The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge's Afternoon Tea on its blog. Click here to view the full article and here to subscribe for updates. 

Construction Has Begun on the South Lawn

Construction is well underway to enhance the South Lawn at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. The project demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and will elevate the event experience for customers. Click here to view a visual for the finished project. Construction is expected to be completed this spring. 

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Named 2015 Venue of the Year

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge received 2015 Venue of the Year by the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (N.A.C.E). The region's catering executives and event planners attended the event held at The Lodge. Congratulations to the sales, meeting and events, and banquet teams that won this award!

Bissell Introduces YMCA Membership Credit for Employees

In the spirit of its commitment to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, Bissell will provide team members an allowance of $20 biweekly toward the cost of an employee-only YMCA membership. The YMCA membership allowance is available to full-time employees who have been employed by Bissell for a minimum of 90 days. A three-month membership and attendance of at least 12 visits per calendar quarter are required for continued eligibility. Contact HR for more details. 

Free Classes and Exhibits Available at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (DSBG) to view the Art & Orchids: Flowers in Focus exhibit, open daily through March 12. DSBG is also offering a variety of classes free with your Healthy Employee Membership. Visit our Employee Perks page for more information on how to use your employee household membership to enjoy exhibits and classes.

Cubicle Confidential: Marina Ramas

Marina Ramas is a member of the accounting team at Bissell and works as an AP/AR Associate. She has been with Bissell for four years. Marina likes to keep her desk neat and clean, and she is always prepared. "I have my makeup/hair bag, a nail file and lip gloss."

A fun fact about Marina is that she used to be a hairstylist! She went to the Aveda Institute and worked in hair salons from 2005 to 2011. "My favorite style to do is a blowout. It's a lot of fun," said Marina with a smile. She still does hair. The picture on her desk is from a wedding with family. Marina is responsible for the beautiful hairdos! 

"Cubicle Confidential" is a new series that gives your team members a behind-the-scenes look at your work area. Email a submittal if you would like to be featured! 

The Ballantyne's Chef Mike Rayfield Named Lodging Employee of the Year

Chef Mike Rayfield won the NC Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) Award for Lodging Employee of the Year. The award honors employees at the management level. Honorees are recognized for outstanding service and commitment to excellence in hospitality. Congratulations, Chef Mike! 

Chairman's Challenge 2016

Congratulations to Paul Livigni and Danielle Freeman, 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.

Vote Today in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards

Please vote for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards at The survey will be live through February 29, 2016. We encourage you to share this opportunity with family, friends and our customers. Thanks for your support!

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