Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.
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BALLANTYNE | wire Local Chamber Holds Spring Meetings The Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce holds its Thursday luncheon meetings this spring on March 3 at Ballantyne Village Theatre and on April 7 and May 5 at Ballantyne Country Club. Meetings are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $25 in advance and $30 at the door if space is available. Register at www.charlottechamber.com/events. School Offers Youth Lessons, Team Play Boys and girls ages 13 and under can participate in PGA Junior League Golf June 20 through July 31 at Dana Rader Golf School. The league provides youngsters an opportunity to learn golf in a fun, social setting, where they play on teams in a popular scramble format. A PGA or LPGA professional coaches each team to assure all golfers are welcomed and included. Info: www.danarader.com, 704-542-7635. Salon Expands, Gains Notice Salon M2, a "green" salon opened in 2011 by Michele Matkovich at the Village at Robinson Farm, has opened a second location in the midtown area at Kings Court Shopping Center. Salon M2 was recently honored by Salon Today magazine as a 2016 Top 200 Salon in North America. Info: 980-939-1983. Melinda Hopkins Renee Kilminster Stephen Toth Hughon Haye Kelly McKay Ben Austin Elizabeth Belote Nancy Harvey Wilmington PLC Acquires Local Firm Wilmington PLC, which deals with risk and compliance, fnance, legal and other business matters, recently acquired Financial Research Associates (FRA), a conference and networking provider of events in health care and fnance, located in the Village at Robinson Farm. Established in 2001 and managed by Chief Operating Offcer Ellen Wofford, FRA employs 17 people in Ballantyne who focus on conference operations, marketing and sponsorship sales. As a result of the acquisition, the company plans to hire more conference producers and sponsorship sales staff. Info: 704-341-2384 or www.frallc.com. Bissell Organizations Hire, Promote Staff Bissell has hired Melinda Hopkins as senior property manager and Renee Kilminster as property manager. Stephen Toth has been named Gallery Restaurant manager at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Hughon Haye has been promoted to guest service manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne. At Dana Rader Golf School, Kelly McKay has been hired as director of sales and marketing and Ben Austin as golf instructor. In promotions, Elizabeth Belote is now offce manager, and Nancy Harvey, an LPGA Class A professional and master instructor, is director of instruction. Ellen Wofford 18 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SPRING 2016