Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Vote Today in Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best Awards

Please vote for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best Awards at The survey will be live through March 2, 2015.We encourage you to share this opportunity with family, friends and our customers. Thanks for your support!

Thank you, Bissell Santas!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help spread holiday cheer as a Bissell Santa!


Ballantyne Commons & Johnston Rd/521: Mike Lyons (Friday)
Bridge over Johnston Rd/521: Kathy Lindsey (Friday)
Brixham Hill Avenue & Johnston Rd: Debbie Green (Friday)
Ballantyne Medical Place & Brixham Hill: Mary-Alice Warren (Friday)
Brixham Hill & Ballantyne Corporate Place: Amity Wingard (Friday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Ballantyne Corporate Place (Rushmore One): Ted Mueller (Friday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Ballantyne Corporate Place (Harris & Boyle): Annie Arntz (Friday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Ballantyne Medical Place: Kat Carter (Friday)
Rushmore & Ballantyne Commons Parkway: Christina Thigpen (Friday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & North Community House Rd: Kristen Banks (Friday)
SouthPark: Frank Bass (Friday)
Providence Park: Blair Prentice (Friday)

Friday's Bissell Santas enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Courtyard following their Santa shift.

Be on the lookout for the following Santas on Monday and Tuesday: 

Ballantyne Commons & Johnston Rd/521: Tony Barney (Monday), Chad Olmstead (Tuesday)
Bridge over Johnston Rd/521: Ron Springs (Monday), Dan Heath (Tuesday)
Brixham Hill Avenue & Johnston Rd: David Scapicchio (Monday), Mike Lyons (Tuesday)
Ballantyne Medical Place & Brixham Hill: Elan Harrison (Monday), Kyle Bilafer (Tuesday)
Brixham Hill & Ballantyne Corporate Place: Mike Lyons (Monday), Kevin Scott (Tuesday)  
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Ballantyne Corporate Place (Rushmore One): Brett Patterson (Monday), Jill Ott (Tuesday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Ballantyne Corporate Place (Harris & Boyle): Hailey Rorie (Monday), Marc LaPointe (Tuesday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Ballantyne Medical Place: Julie Cole (Monday), Todd Petty (Tuesday)
Rushmore & Ballantyne Commons Parkway: Robin Gainey (Monday), Bridget Holland (Tuesday)
Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & North Community House Rd: Jimmy Gubelli (Monday), Jeff McCall (Tuesday)
SouthPark: Tom Pizzo (Monday), Tony Barney (Tuesday)
Providence Park: Michael Beste (Monday), Mike Donald (Tuesday)

Ballantyne Corporate Park Collects 913 Coats for Steve's Coats for Kids

Ballantyne Corporate Park collected 913 coats during the Share the Warmth Coat Drive benefiting Steve's Coats for Kids.

Thank you to everyone who donated and helped make this drive a success! 

Special thanks to the Property Services team who helped WSOC and Hands on Charlotte with the pick up of the coats! (Pictured left to right: Ned Curran, Amity WIngard, Hailey Rorie, Debbie Green, Michael Beste, Emily Little, Brett Patterson, Blair Prentice, Kyle Bilafer, Dale Britton)

Holiday Celebration

Thank you to Ray Eschert (Ballantyne Breakfast Club),  Ed Driggs (District 7 Representative, Charlotte City Council), Larry Huelsman (Principal Financial Group), Bob Cutwright (Sam’s Club Pineville) and Tim Morgan (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education) who stopped by  the Bissell office to wish all Bissell employees "Happy Holidays" with a cake.  

Pictured left to right: Larry Huelsman, Bob Cutwright, Ed Driggs, Ray Eschert, Smoky Bissell, Tim Morgan

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Hosts Girl Scout Daisies Tea

Under the director of Food & Beverage Supervisor Carl Libonati, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge recently hosted a local Girl Scout Daisy troop over afternoon tea. The girls enjoyed customized sandwiches and desserts while learning some basic etiquette tips. The Ballantyne team looks forward to hosting other Girl Scout troops to create a memorable experience and fun activity for the girls.

November Birthday Lunch

November birthdays were celebrated on Tuesday, November 16 at the Caretaker's Facility. Happy birthday!

Lars Wilson, Margaret Bissell, Jeff Thompson, Sherry Grant, Erik Kennelly, Alli Hall, Robin Gainey, Carrie Sepesy, Smoky Bissell

Raquel Barajas, Nicole Clyburn, Dorothy Barrett, Allison Marley, Katie Smitherman, Rene Brown, Christine McManus

Picnic Tables Added to BCP

Nineteen new picnic tables were installed in Ballantyne Corporate Park to improve the tenant experience.



The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Places Third in SPG Awareness Week Photo Contest

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge placed third in the SPG Awareness Week Photo Contest. 

This past summer, more than 700 Starwood properties celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the SPG guest loyalty program with SPG Awareness Week. Following SPG Awareness Week, Starwood invited the hotels to participate in a photo contest in which each hotel submitted a visual representing how it observed and celebrated during the week. 

The Ballantyne’s “SPG Man’s Perfect Day at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge” won in its division and placed third in the global contest. 


Congratulations, Ynes Gamarra!

Ynes Gamarra passed her citizenship test on Dec. 8 and is now a U.S. citizen. Congrats, Ynes!

Holiday Open House

Enjoy this selection of photos from the Holiday Open House. Click here to view all photos and download your favorites.

* Slideshow is not compatible with iOs devices.

Congratulations, November Franchise Player Winners!

Sculptures from Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Added to Ballantyne Corporate Park

While attending an event at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Mr. Bissell was impressed by the Zimsculpt exhibit, which included more than 100 handcrafted sculptures from Zimbabwe. 

With the help of Mr. Conlan, senior advisor to the Bissell organization, Mr. Bissell selected three pieces “Contemplation,” “Dancer” and “Startled Buck” that could thematically relate to areas of Ballantyne Corporate Park. “Contemplation” is located in the courtyard between the Woodward and Gragg buildings, which were both named in honor of educators. “Dancer” resides near the Audubon Amphitheater, and “Startled Buck” can be found in the woods along the golf cart path that runs between The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge and the 18th hole of the golf course.
According to Mr. Bissell, the company chose and installed the art with tenants and their experiences in the Park in mind. “We’re always thinking of tomorrow, and what we tried to do here in the Corporate Park is to put in enhancements that make your day better than it would have been had these pieces not been there.”
While tenant experience was the primary reason behind the addition of the sculptures, the art also has special significance to Bissell. The company partners with Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to provide household memberships* for every employee. “The art was procured locally, and because of our company’s relationship with Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, it has more of a connection to members of this company than anything we’ve ever had before,” Mr. Bissell said.

The Charlotte Observer featured the addition of the sculptures in the South Charlotte News section of the Dec. 7 issue. Click here to view the article. 


* Use your Healthy Employee family membership this holiday season to enjoy the “Holidays at the Garden” light display at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

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