Monday, May 25, 2015

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Ben Kallenbach to Compete for Chocolatier of the Year

The Ballantyne’s Executive Pastry Chef, Ben Kallenbach, will compete for Chocolatier of the Year in Atlanta, Georgia August 23-25 at the Pastry Live Competition

Walking Wednesdays

Fifty-seven Bissell employees participated in the third week of  Walking Wednesday initiative on May 20. Groups of employees gathered and took 30-minute walks in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Click here to view photos. 

The Staybridge Steppers spotted this deer on the Fitness Trail. 

Bissell Memorandum


DATE: May 15, 2015
FROM: Ned Curran, President & CEO
RE:    New Officers

I am pleased to share that Bissell’s Board of Directors recently approved adding three new officers representing our organization. Kim Kendall and Rett Turner have both been named Vice Presidents within our office leasing services team. Rhonda Walcott has been named Vice President & Controller, overseeing accounting operations for the company.
Please join me in congratulating Kim, Rett and Rhonda on these well-deserved appointments.

South Charlotte Weekly Featured Dana Rader Golf School as LPGA USGA Girls Golf Site

A recent South Charlotte Weekly article featured Dana Rader Golf School as a LPGA USGA Girls Golf site. The school is one of 130 sites in the United States. Molly Braid was interviewed for and featured in the article. Click here to read the article. 

Chef David Moore Featured on Verlasso Blog

Verlasso, one of Gallery’s salmon providers, recently interviewed Chef David Moore to learn more about his culinary philosophy. Read the blog here.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s Pool Featured on Charlotte Agenda

A recent Charlotte Agenda article featured The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s Pool. Click here to check out the article. 

Dana Rader Featured in Salisbury Post

Dana Rader advised aspiring golfer Davis Richards as he prepared to qualify for the Wells Fargo Championship. View the article in the Salisbury Post featuring Richards and Rader here

April Birthday Lunch

April birthdays were celebrated on May 13 at the Caretaker's Facility. Happy birthday!

Margaret Bissell, Amanda Saari, Smoky Bissell, Brittany Cross, Rebecca Whitmarsh, Molly Braid, Jessica Steves, Kathy Lindsey, Blair Prentice, Josh Foreman

Dana Rader Speaks at ESPN Mentoring Program

Dana Rader spoke during a session of the ESPN Mentoring Program on May 12. 

The nine-month mentoring program aims to provide ESPN employees with the opportunity to learn from successful individuals and to focus on personal and professional growth. 

Rader spoke about the people and events that influenced her and helped shape her career. She shared her personal philosophy about success and the importance of a positive self image in one’s life and career. 

Chairman's Challenge 2015

Congratulations to Dot Curry, Ricky Hamann and Theresa Calloway, recipients of the the $300 referral bonus and the latest contestants for the 2015 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.

Employee Health Fair

The Bissell Employee Health Fair will be held May 27, noon - 3 p.m. in the Union and York meeting rooms at The Ballantyne Hotel& Lodge. 

Attendees with have opportunities to learn important wellness information, visit with vendors, participate in wellness events and activities, enjoy giveaways, earn raffle tickets for great prizes, and have fun with your co-workers. Participating vendors include BCBSNC, Novant, Carolinas Health Systems, local businesses, doctors and more.  

There will also be the opportunity to attend a nutrition seminar for 40 credits toward the Healthy Outcomes Program.

Find Your Forward with Bissell’s Walking Wednesdays

On the heels of a successful National Start Walking Day, Bissell is continuing its commitment to wellness by partnering with the Charlotte Chamber’s Healthy Charlotte and Every Body Walk! Take steps toward a healthier life and creating a healthier Charlotte.
Join us throughout May for Walking Wednesdays, a weekly opportunity to walk for 30 minutes or more in your workplace. All participants will receive a Bissell Wellness T-shirt. Please contact your manager to request your tee, as these will be distributed prior to the walks.
Walking Wednesdays Schedule:
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge – 8 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Golf Bag Drop Area
Alida Jacobson, Nick Bucci, Noelene Grosso, Tonya Truesdale & Millie Aponte
Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne – 10:30 a.m.
Amanda Saari

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne – 11 a.m.
Linda Lemmons

Bissell & Ballantyne Business Center – 11:30 a.m.
Knotts Green
Hailey Rorie, Paul Cattieu, Kristen Banks

Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne – Noon
David Scapicchio
Each walk will start in front of respective building unless otherwise noted.
This activity is also an option to receive a one-time, activity-related 25 credits for employees participating in Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC) Healthy Outcomes Challenge. Please encourage your team members to participate!
If you have any questions, please contact the Bissell Wellness committee member representing your location.
Also, please share photos via the submission form on

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