The Ballantyne Breakfast Club

Dedicated to the belief that

"An Informed Community is a Better Community"

Updated for January 2016

This years first meeting will be our special "Priorities Meeting" and it  will be on

Feb. 13th from 9AM - 11AM at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in the Ballantyne Ballroom.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is located at 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

This unique meeting format brings in a wide range of elected officials from the state, county, city, school board along with the Mayor of Charlotte, the Charlotte City Manager & Mecklenburg County Manager or their senior Assistant Managers. Also attending will be senior leadership representatives from CMS, CDOT, NCDOT, CMPD, CFD, Mecklenburg Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Planning Department, Budget Department, Water Department, CATS, CRVA, Parks & Recreation, Center City Partners, NAACP, YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, Representatives from Wingate University, UNCC and CPCC. also on hand will be representatives from Ballantyne Corporate Park, Waverly and Rea Farms to share information.

We arrange tables for the representatives to be at so you can meet them and learn more about the priorities they have and to provide them with feedback.

We recomment arriving about 8:30AM to have some of the free refreshments provided by our host the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.

"An Informed Community is a Better Community"

NOTE: To avoid conflict over the years I have been solcited by various groups avocating on issues or fund raising to have tables at this event. This meeting is specific to officials, departments and services organizations.


We appreciated working with TWC News and the Mayoral Candidates in holding a live televised debate on Tuesday August 25th from the

Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge

There will be no meeting in October as we will be participating in the Annual Ballantyne Fall Festival.

This event will be at the Morrison Family YMCA on Saturday Oct. 10th The Breakfast Club will be serving up some Chili at the Salute to Service Chili Cook-Off event from 11AM till 1PM

We will have our End of Year meting in December and details on date and topic will be posted so check back.

As with all our meetings they are free and open to everyone to attend. They start at 9AM

and will be held in the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Please arrive about 8:30 to have time to enjoy the free refreshments provided by our host

the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.


Great Educational summit meeting on August 15th with guest presenters from CMS, CPCC, UNCC and Wingate University.



Thanks for the great turnout for the June 27th meeting where we had an opportunity to meet our new CMPD Police Chief Kerr Putney.



Please remember to check back here for latest updates

All meetings are free and open to the public for more about the Ballantyne Breakfast Club contact

Ray Eschert at 704-651-1237 or at




Yearly Schedule

Meetings dates for 2015 are February, April, June, August, October* & December.

Most if not all meetings will be on the 2nd Saturday of those months. Meetings will be

held at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with presentations starting at 9 AM.

Free refreshments will be available starting at 8 AM. Please check here for any

changes to this schedule.

* Candidates Meet & Greet / Chili Cook-Off at the Ballantyne Festival Event

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In 2015 the Ballantyne Breakfast Club will start its15th years of service to the community. I would like to thank all of the people who support the meetings by attending for participation, encouragement and support.

My sincere thanks also to the staff and management of the Bissell Companies and the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for their support of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club since it was started..



About the Ballantyne Breakfast Club

Since 2001 the goal of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club has been to provide the South Charlotte Ballantyne area residents, business leaders, developers, elected officials and services providers with a forum for the exchange of information.

The founders and supporters of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club are committed to this exchange of information so that our area can grow and prosper. Meetings are open to all and there is no cost associated with attending a meeting. Never an RSVP required.

We extend a warm welcome to everyone who is interested in learning more about this exciting and dynamic area of Charlotte to attend our meetings.

Remember information on meeting topics, guest speakers and scheduled meeting dates will be

posted here so please stary current.


Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions

Ray Eschert, Founder

704 651-1237 /