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You're Invited - Color the Park Post-Drive Event
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Please mark your calendars on Monday, August 3 for a post-drive event at the Brixham Tent, where we will celebrate our Color the Park efforts and help the Channel 9 Team at WSOC-TV kick-off its 9 School Tools campaign! This community event begins at 11:30 a.m., and will feature music by 96.1, food trucks and live news cuts covering Ballantyne Corporate Park’s total contributions to Classroom Central. Don’t miss your chance to see Channel 9 anchors, Scott Wickersham and Stephanie Maxwell in action!

The Hornets will also have a mobile fan shop and book bus on-site, and attendees are welcome to take a selfie with local sports team mascots, Blue, Chubby, Hugo and the Honeybees. Hope to see you there!


Remi Color the Park Collection
Friday, July 31, 2015

Remi held an internal competition to support the Color the Park Drive and collected 10,004 various size packs of crayons, markers and colored pencils that will be donated to benefit Classroom Central!

An employee, Nick Cannon, also received a $500 check from Garrett Turner, VP of Liberty Post, and founder and chairman of the Garrett A. Turner Foundation. Another employee, Sara LaFontsee, received a $100 gift card from Toys R' Us that will be delivered at the Color the Park Post-Drive Event on Monday.

Thank you for your generous contribution! 

Special Thanks to All Risks
Friday, July 31, 2015

All Risks helped BCP Color the Park by collecting 200 boxes of Crayola crayons over the past week. We look forward to celebrating its team's efforts at Monday's post-drive event at the Brixham Tent

Dana Rader to Appear on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive"
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Charlotte’s own Dana Rader – one of the most influential and recognizable golf instructors in the country – is scheduled to appear as a guest instructor on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive August 4 and 5, between 7-9 a.m..

Rader recently became one of the inaugural coaches in the Golf Channel Academy (GCA), a dedicated network of teaching facilities operating with the active support of Golf Channel, the game’s leading global multimedia and golf entertainment source.

“I’m thrilled to be appearing on Morning Drive,” Rader said. “Being part of Golf Channel Academy has tremendous benefits for my students. And it’s exciting that it provides me with an opportunity to appear on some of Golf Channel’s most popular shows.


Graper Cosmetic Surgery to Open Location at The Spa at Ballantyne
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Graper Cosmetic Surgery will open a location at The Spa at Ballantyne beginning Monday, August 3. Enjoy an array of medical skin care services including peels, dermaplaning and micro needling. Non-surgical services include injectables and CoolSculpting. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment today, call 704-375-7111 or visit

YMCA Corporate Soccer League Finalists Announced
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Congrats to MetLife- Fleet, Premier- Nethery, Bissell and Cobra Kai (MetLife) for qualifying for the tournament in the Morrison YMCA's Corporate Sports Soccer League! View current standings here and the tournament schedule here. The winner will be determined on Tuesday, August 4. 

XPO Sports Support for ALS
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On July 18, XPO employees gathered together at the BB&T Knights Stadium for their summer celebration. Weeks leading up to the event, an in-office fundraiser was held through the sale of XPO baseball caps. A total of $570 was raised with all proceeds benefiting the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. A big thanks goes out to everyone who purchased and supported their XPO caps at the baseball game! 

Ballantyne Corporate Park Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ballantyne Corporate Park is hosting a Blood Drive at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, located at 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place, on Wednesday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please go to and click on Sponsor Code: Aloft Charlotte to schedule your life-saving appointment. Please bring Photo ID or Red Cross Donor Card to your appointment. 

Charlotte Observer Features Aloft's Summer Soiree
Monday, July 27, 2015

Thanks to all who attended Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne's Summer Soiree on July 17! Attendees enjoyed live jazz, a local art display, drink specials and more to benefit the Morrison Family YMCA's Ballantyne PreSchool of the Arts. View event photos from the Observer's Scene & Heard section here.

Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon
Monday, July 27, 2015

Join the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals (CCYPs) for a joint program on Thursday, August 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. The presentation is entitled Millennial Myths, Multigenerational Offices and the Future of Work. Ernest Munoz of Gensler, an integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, will discuss millennial myths and realities, generational diversity and workplace innovation. 

Register here.

Ballantyne Corporate Park CEOs Help Create Leadership Council
Friday, July 24, 2015
Some of Charlotte’s most influential business leaders are banning together to focus on issues critical to the city’s future. The group is chaired and co-founded by Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good and includes more than two dozen chief executives, such as Ballantyne-based CEOs Susan DeVore of Premier, Chris Kearney of SPX and Ned Curran of Bissell. Read more about the group's initiatives here.

Gallery Restaurant Featured on Charlotte Today
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Local culinary expert Heidi Billotto showcased a dessert from Gallery Restaurant's Executive Pastry Chef Ben Kallenbach in her roundup on local desserts on a recent episode of Charlotte Today. Watch the segment here.

Get It Together - BCP Financial Wellness Seminar Recap
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Shay Prosser, CEO of Get It Togethera financial wellness company, shared insight into how to get your personal financial life together at a lunch seminar for BCP tenants on July 22. Whether you are on a financial upswing, or struggling through some tough times, there is always room to Get It Together! Some of the ideas she shared are:

-          Have a vision for your life – know what you want and where you want to be in the next 2-5 years

-          Know your numbers - Your cash flow – what comes in and what goes out of your household each month; Debt – add it up; and Credit scores – know them

-          Assess your risk – make sure you and your family are adequately covered with the proper insurance and legal documents, like a will

-          Experiment – look at your situation and see what could be different, what you would like to stay the same

-          Make a plan and do it!

For more information about Get It Together, click here. Learn more about its services for employers here. 

Financial Tips from BCP Tenant TradeKing
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Charlotte Agenda featured a guest post from Rich Hagen, CEO at TradeKing Advisors & President at TradeKing Group, Inc., headquartered in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Check out his 30 financial tips in a letter to his younger self here.

Synchrony Financial Opens in Ballantyne Corporate Park
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Synchrony Financial hosted its grand opening ceremony today at the Rushmore One building in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The event included a flag raising ceremony by the company’s Veterans Network, remarks by Kurt Grossheim, EVP and COO, Synchrony Financial, and a luncheon. Read about Synchrony's move and future growth in a recent Observer article here.

CPCC Ballantyne's Center is Open
Monday, July 20, 2015

Classes at CPCC's Ballantyne Center are underway. The Ballantyne location will focus on corporate and continuing education classes, including industry-based certifications. CPCC Ballantyne will also feature a class on how to operate drones, as reported by the Charlotte Observer here

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