Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Season's Greetings, Team Bissell!

The holidays have arrived, and it is the perfect time to visit family and friends, celebrate holiday traditions and most importantly, enjoy great food! 

What's on the menu at your home during the holidays? Share your recipes with us for a Holiday Bissell Family Recipe Book. Submit your recipe by Wednesday, December 2. 

Happy Holidays! 

Brigham Building Construction Update

Construction has entered a new phase with the erection of the steel frame in progress. The 287,507-square-foot Brigham Building will be completed by this time next year. Click here for more details. 

The Spa at Ballantyne Named Best Local Spa by South Charlotte Macaroni Kid

The Spa at Ballantyne won the Best Local Spa award by South Charlotte Macaroni Kid for the 2015 Gold Daisy Awards. Congratulations on the well deserved honor! 

Click here to view the full list of Gold Daisy award winners. 

Take Advantage of Dell’s Holiday Specials

As stated in the Bissell employee handbook, any employee who purchases a computer for home use can receive a loan from the company for 50% of the cost of the computer and any business related software (i.e. Word, Excel). The loan will be repaid, interest free, over a 24 month period.

Dell is promoting its Black Friday Early Access deal! Click here to view the doorbuster dates. Shop your member store today at or email and include reference number ID: GS37519637.

The Isabella Santos Foundation Results Are In...

The Isabella Santos Foundation 5K/10K for Kids Cancer was held on September 26. In addition to the race, the Isabella Santos Foundation held a silent auction, raffle and various fundraising events throughout September and raised more than $405,000! 

With the funds raised this year, ISF will be able to fund clinical trials for Neuroblastoma research, provide support for families who have children fighting cancer, as well as support many incredible organizations that helped Isabella in her own fight! 

The Ballantyne Hotel Featured in A Dash of Luxury

A Dash of Luxury is a blog that showcases travel reviews, tips and recaps. The author of the blog wrote about her trip to Charlotte, North Carolina and said staying at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge was one of the highlights of her weekend. Click here to read the full review.

New Picnic Tables Installed by Knotts Green

Bissell has installed four new picnic tables by Knotts Green. Get some fresh air on your lunch break and enjoy the nice fall weather and beautiful Ballantyne Corporate Park scenery! 

CATS Service Traveling to Ballantyne

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is planning on widening service to the Ballantyne area due to recent road improvements. The new route is expected to begin on February 1, 2016. Click here to read more from a recent Charlotte Observer article. 

Ballantyne Business Center Undergoes a Makeover

Ballantyne Business Center is celebrating new renovations to its facility. The BBC team has received rave reviews from tenants. Click here to learn more. 

Chairman's Challenge 2015

Congratulations to Christine McManus and Guadalupe Calzada, recipients of the $300 referral bonus and the latest contestant 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.

Franchise Players

Congratulations to the October and November Franchise Players Winners! Click here to read more. 

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

Courtney Adams

Lydia Artale

Mitch Bonner

Tim Burnett

Sarah Dillulio

Ivan Eran

Chef David Gardner

Robert Hart

Michael Hildreth

Silvia Jarrin

Danelle Johnson

Chef Ben Kallenbach

Carolina Kramer

Bertha Massey

Esmira Matanova

Matt Morrow

Mary Mosley

Lee Noble

Orlando Pauling Jr. 

Melinda Plavnicky

Anthony Ozoria

Gustavo Perez

Candace Price

Megan Quesenberry

Peter Schmal

Carrie Sepesy

John Shaver

Matt Smith

Lavonia Watts

Rebecca Zeidman

Adreena Cosby-Redd

Aaron Winters

Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne 

Samantha Allen-Fossett

Allison Marley

Courtyard Charlotte Ballantyne 

Dorothy Curry

Josh Foreman 


Eddie Angel

Millie Aponte

Paul Cattieu

Kevin Fry

Jonathan Grab

Arlene Grace

Jimmy Gubelli

Emily Little

Mike McFalls

Dmitry Nerdinsky

Blair Prentice

Matt Sexton

Annette Siverling

The Golf Club at Ballantyne

Harvey Auger

Buz Boothe

Jeff Brown

Noelene Grosso

Joshua Thompson

Ballantyne Business Center 

Christina Olmstead

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne

Todd Petty

Marriott International to Acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will create the world’s largest hotel company. The transaction combines Starwood’s leading lifestyle brands and international footprint with Marriott’s strong presence in the luxury and select-service tiers, as well as the convention and resort segment, creating a more comprehensive portfolio. The merged company will offer broader choice for guests, greater opportunities for associates and should unlock additional value for Marriott and Starwood shareholders. Owners will benefit from expanded distribution, larger guest and customer base, the strength of the loyalty programs, a larger worldwide sales force, and best -in-class revenue management that all will drive more business to their properties. Combined, the companies operate or franchise more than 5,500 hotels and 30 brands with 1.1 million rooms worldwide. Read more about the transaction here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe Hallow.


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