Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Join Team Bissell

Are you looking for a way to Find Your Forward? Staybridge Suites' Alison Marley is finding her forward by participating in the 5Ks held in Ballantyne Corporate Park

Alison shared, "Two years ago I put it on my bucket list to run at least one 5K in my life just to have as a life experience. 5Ks are great because they not only push you to get fit but they also turn your focus onto others in the community. Just a year ago, I began working for Bissell, and the Find Your Forward initiative was launched. I made it my forward to be more active. I took up kayaking as well as archery this year. In May, I participated in the Morrison Family YMCA Run! Ballantyne race with Team Bissell, and I was super excited. It was a liberating experience to ready myself for my first 5K and then to run it. The day of, there was music, hundreds of people who were excited and ready to run, and people there just to cheer on the runners. I jogged/walked, and I left the race feeling a great sense of achievement.  Bissell is not only helping me find my forward in running one 5K in my lifetime, but the organization is enabling me to run two in one year with the Isabella Santos 5K coming up! I urge all people working for Bissell to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity of running a 5K for the sake of finding one’s own forward as well as helping the community reach its forward."

Register by Tuesday, September 9 to join Team Bissell and WALK OR RUN in the seventh 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, Orlando Pauling, Aura Gomez, Ebony Toney, Rowland Stallings

Rebecca Whitmarsh, Amanda Saari,Tina Godette, Joelle Ferrugia

Alison Marley, Noel Clark, Nicole Clyburn, David Scapicchio, Phyllis Obasi, Joyce Robinson, Peggy Lane

Michael Beste, Mary-Alice Warren, Ted Mueller

Tech Break

Please join us for our next Tech Break featuring Kevin Fry on September 12, from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. at On The Green Deli.  Breakfast is complimentary, but please confirm your attendance HERE as space in the Deli is limited.  Since our last tech break, the PM team took an iPad course, and we have received some great feedback and ideas from a wide variety of Bissell associates.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  -Ted Mueller

Golf Club at Ballantyne Featured in South Charlotte News

The Charlotte Observer's South Charlotte News featured the Golf Club at Ballantyne's Patriot Golf Day, a charitable promotion benefiting Folds of Honor. Click here to see the article. 

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. 

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!

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