Due to scheduling conflicts with a featured guest presenter, along with Easter,
the April meeting is being rescheduled for May, the new date will be posted once we have confirmation.
As in the past years we hold meetings in February, April, June, August, October (when we host a Candidates Meet & Greet Event)
and conclude the year with our December meeting.
With the recently sale of the Ballantyne Corporate Park to Northwood there will be a lot of questions on the impact this will have not only in Ballantyne but the South Charlotte area. We are working with the Northwood management team including their CEO Ned Curran and others who are being retained to manage the Ballantyne Corporate Park to set up a meeting to learn more about Northwood.
Once a date has been established it will be updated here and announced in our email notifications.
We will hold our next scheduled meeting in April and our hope is that it may cover the above Northwood topic.
SOUTH CHARLOTTE PARTNERS UPDATE
Over the last several months discussion have been ongoing related to what will be the South Charlotte Partners organization. There are several components to this related in a broad sense to preserving and enhancing our quality of life. Some of them are schools, traffic congestion, public safety and a overall realization that our area is experiencing a new wave of growth. Working on developing this organization we reached out to the parties involved in developing a advocacy organization for the SouthPark area of South Charlotte. They have been very helpful in sharing their concerns which are very similar to ours. We learned how they have worked closely with community and business leaders along with the City's Neighborhood & Business Service Division in developing their organization.
At our April meeting we will have a panel of those who have been involved with developing South Charlotte Partners along with representatives from the SouthPark organization and our South Charlotte Community Engagement manager to share information and address questions.
At this time I would ask that those involved in their communities as HOA representatives or community leaders in the Ballantyne South Charlotte Area, south Highway 51 to contact me if they would be interested in a meeting to discuss the South Charlotte Partners concept. My contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE BALLANTYNE BREAKFAST CLUB AND OUR MEETINGS
The goal of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club which was founded in 2001 is based on the belief that "An Informed Community is aBetter Community". The BBC services as an information forum for the South Charlotte - Ballantyne area. Meetings provide for the sharing of information between the residents, developers, business leaders, elected officials and services providers. Most meeting are scheduled on Saturday mornings at 9:00AM during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. Meeting are held at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge which is located at 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. We recommend arriving about 8:30AM to have time to socialize and enjoy the free refreshments provided by the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. All meeting are free and open to anyone wishing to attend no RSVP is required. During the year based on demand special meeting are sometimes scheduled. All meeting information is posted here so please visit for schedules and changes. Meeting information is also published in local media and on www.goballantyne.com
Every year we start our meeting schedules with a unique "Priorities Meeting" which brings together the public and a wide range of elected representatives from the state, county, city and school system. Joining them are senior representatives from our police, fire, sheriff office, school system, transportation officials from NCDOT, CDOT and CATS. Also attending are senior staff from the Planning Department, Water Department, Park & Recreation and others. We also include other important organization to participate like the YMCA, NAACP, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, CRVA, UNCC, CPCC and Wingate University. Closing out the list are local developers and builders who provide updated information on area projects. The meeting is arranged so that each representative group is located at table where the public can meet them and ask questions.
Other meetings during the year will cover education, traffic improvements, area growth & business developments, elected officials & candidates forums and other timely topics.
Thank you for attending our meetings and to the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for hosting them.
Ray Eschert, Founder
The Ballantyne Breakfast Club appreciates the generous support of the Bissell Companies and the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.
We encourage you to visit their informative web sites for more information.
Visit www.goballantyne.com for more information about the community
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