Friday, August 28, 2015

Ballantyne Magazine


The latest issue of
Ballantyne Magazine is here! Pick it up in your building lobby or read it online at

Bissell Announces Brigham Building
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bissell has started construction of a speculative 287,507-square-foot office building in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The Brigham Building, named in memory of Dr. Craig Brigham, will be located at 11625 North Community House Road (adjacent to the Calhoun Building) and overlook the 12th hole of The Golf Club at Ballantyne. The ten-story project is set for completion by November 2016. 

Built to LEED® Gold specifications, The Brigham Building will feature a two-story lobby, glass exterior curtain walls and provide free structured parking. The building will offer a commanding corporate presence with scenic views and I-485 exposure, as well as balconies on the third and tenth floors. 

President and CEO of Bissell Ned Curran spoke to Scott Wickersham with WSOC-TV about having the new building ready for corporations. News about the Brigham Building was also featured in The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal

Helipad Groundbreaking Ceremony
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bissell had an informal groundbreaking to relocate the Helipad on August 26 to Morrison Y Field #7 on Ballantyne Corporate Place.

CPCC Ballantyne Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)'s Ballantyne Center officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 26. President of CPCC, Dr. Zeiss, welcomed the attendees, followed by remarks from Benton Bragg, CPCC Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Chair of the Finance & Facilities Committee, Trevor Fuller, Chair, Mecklenburg County Commission, Smoky Bissell, Chairman, The Bissell Companies and Mack McDonald, Associate Dean, Business & Industry, Center Manager.

Dr. Zeiss expressed gratitude for Mr. Bissell's collaboration to bring CPCC to Ballantyne Corporate Park. "CPCC is the engine behind workforce development in Mecklenburg County," said Smoky Bissell. CPCC is excited to be part of the Ballantyne Corporate Park community and is welcomed with much support. 

The Ballantyne Center resides in the Gibson Building and is convenient for tenants and area residents seeking career and professional opportunities through Corporate and Continuing Education courses. Click here for more info about the ceremony and classes offered at the center. 

Pictured from Left to Right: Dr. Zeiss, Benton Bragg, Smoky Bissell, Trevor Fuller, Mary Vickers-Koch and Mack McDonald.

Color the Park Thanks!
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Classroom Central shared a beautiful collage of pictures from local students thanking Ballantyne Corporate Park for donations to the Color the Park Drive! 

ESPN Summer Softball League Trophy Winner
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Congrats ESPN for taking home the 2015 Summer Softball League Trophy! It was a tough, competitive game against Team BOOM BOOM. Get ready for upcoming games this fall! 

Register Your Corporate Team to Race for Kid's Cancer
Monday, August 17, 2015

The Isabella Santos Foundation will hold its 8th annual 5k/10k Race for Kids Cancer and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 26 in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m., and post-race activities will include a Kid's Zone, music, food vendors and a silent auction! Tag your friends, run in numbers, and let's fight cancer together. Register your corporate team today!

ISF 5K Race - 2014 - Version 3 from Dan Cordero on Vimeo.


Ballantyne Charlotte Chamber Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Join the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for "Waverly and Beyond -- development at I-485 and Providence" on Thursday, September 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Chris Thomas of Childress-Klein and Peter Pappas of Crosland Southeast are two of the key developers for the Waverly Project and will discuss new updates on development.

Click here to register for the event. 

International Dance Party
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Join us for this FREE fun fitness event in the Ballantyne Corporate Park in partnership with the Morrison Family YMCA on Friday, September 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required. The event will take place in the parking lot near Pizzo Park. Click here to register! 

Gallery Restaurant Featured on Rising
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rising's Wilson's World visited Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge on Thursday, August 20. Wilson spoke with members of our culinary team about the latest offerings at Gallery Restaurant. Check out the video here

Don Dracon Joins RCS Corporation
Thursday, August 20, 2015

RCS Corporation would like to announce that Mr. Don Dracon has joined the Company as Vice President. Don will lead company-wide business development and sales efforts, including client relationships and strategic partnerships. 

Prior to joining RCS, Don spent 14 years with AECOM and was the Vice President of Business Development for their commercial nuclear business. More recently, he was the Chief Commercial Officer for a Houston based, metal fabrication company, servicing the oil and gas and commercial power industries. 

Don is a Marine Engineering graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has an MBA from Rutgers University. 

To learn more about RCS Corporation, please visit


Contact Don Dracon:


Charlotte Five: The Charlotte Playlist
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Charlotte Five reached out to TouchTunes to find the most-played songs and artists in different Charlotte neighborhoods in 2014. Click here to see Ballantyne's favorite song and artist! 

Save the Date: Ballantyne Festival
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

You're invited to the 5th annual Ballantyne Festival on Saturday, October 10 at Ballantyne District Park, located behind the Morrison Family YMCA. This family-friendly event kicks off at 11 a.m., and will feature Charlotte's Best Oyster Roast, live music, a Kid's Zone, local food vendors, and the first-ever Harvest Bowl competition. Better yet, it benefits local charities, and general admission is FREE!

Want to get involved? Help support the Ballantyne Festival, a 501(c)(3) charity, by becoming a sponsor*, forming a corporate team to compete in the first-ever Harvest Bowl, or signing up to volunteer. For more information, contact festival chair, Allen Starrett at 704.726.3776 or

*Sponsorship applications must be submitted by September 17. Click here to view available sponsorship levels. 

Color the Park Drive Recap
Monday, August 17, 2015

Thanks to The Charlotte Observer for its article on our Color the Park drive to benefit Classroom Central! Special shoutouts to The Remi Group and Extended Stay America for their generous contributions and participating in the story! Click here to read more. 

WSOC-TV also showcased local elementary school students receiving markers from the Color the Park drive during their Family Focus segment. OrthoCarolina donated the markers mentioned in the video. Click here to view it!

Stone Mountain Grill August Promotion
Friday, August 07, 2015

Stone Mountain Grill is offering an amazing August promo for Ballantyne Corporate Park Card holders. 30% off all day, every day! 

Improvements Coming to Ballantyne Business Center
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Renovations are underway at Ballantyne Business Center. Enhancements will include an upgraded refurbished space complete with new furniture in its conference center, an updated reception area, and modernized kitchen and networking space. These improvements will allow Ballantyne Business Center to continue providing the absolute best service for your office and meeting room needs. The renovations are expected to be completed by late September. The conference center (not board rooms) will be closed for renovations August 3 through tentatively September 18. Visit its website to learn more or schedule a tour. 

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