Meeting Schedule

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.


This event will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 9AM till 12 noon at the Ballantyne Hotel in the large Ballantyne Ballroom. Our goals in doing these yearly Priorities Meetings is to provide a friendly forum for the public to engage in conversation with the attendees to learn more about them, their departments or organizations goals and objectives. This meeting format is based on the sincere belief that "An Informed Community is a Better Community"

We are pleased that this meeting is being co-hosted by the Ballantyne Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce. Please take time to learn about our Charlotte Chamber of Commerce at their table.

Attending this year will be the following:

  • Elected representative from both the North Carolina Senate and House, Mecklenburg County Commissioners, Charlotte City Council Representatives, Charlotte Mecklenburg County School Board Representative
  • The Mecklenburg County Manager, the Mayor of Charlotte* and the Charlotte City Manager City
  • Representatives from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department and Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Department
  • Representatives from NCDOT, CDOT and CATS
  • Representatives from the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Wingate University, CPCC and UNC
  • Representatives for the Charlotte Planning Department, Water Department, Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services, Charlotte Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Services, Parks and Recreation
  • Representatives from the Charlotte Observer, Morrison and Sara's YMCA, Ballantyne Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce, CRVA, NAACP, South Charlotte Partners & North Charlotte Partners
  • Developer / Business Representatives from Ballantyne, Waverly and Rea Farms
  • Builders Representatives from David Weekley Homes and Pulte Homes
  • Pending confirmation are Charlotte Center City Partners, Bike and Walk Charlotte

We believe this meeting format is unique and provides an excellent opportunity for the public and those who serve them have meaningful discussions.

As always please share this invitation with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers who may wish to attend. Never an RSVP required. Consider arriving early to enjoy the complimentary hospitality of the Ballantyne Hotel.

Please contact me if you need more information or have questions.

For the
Ray Eschert, 704 651-1237 /

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* Note due to a conflict the mayor will be unable to attend


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.


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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

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. / 704 651-1237

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