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Biz Buzz Company news and announcements Alex Wood's Jersey Retired Ardrey Kell High School recently retired the baseball jersey of Alex Wood. Featured in this publication last spring, Wood attended the December ceremony, which was held at an A.K. home basketball game. Head Baseball Coach Hal Bagwell, who coached Wood in high school, presided over the ceremony. Wood currently plays for the Cincinnati Reds. He began his pro career with the Atlanta Braves organization in 2012, and he made the 2017 all-star team and pitched in two World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. SCORE Honors Volunteer SCORE Charlotte presented its 2018 Dick O'Brien Award to Ballantyne resident Michael Harris for his 13 years of exemplary volunteer services, mentoring 500 clients in their start-up phase of business or later. SCORE is a national volunteer organization of active, retired or semi-retired business executives and business owners. Learn more: Business Bash Promotes Firms The Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance will hold the 13 th annual Ballantyne Business Bash on Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Brixham Tent. The outdoor gathering of fun, food and entertainment is designed to gain exposure for local businesses. Info: charlotteregion. com/councils/ballantyne-business-bash. The group will also hold an April meeting (details on website). Info: charlottechamber. com/ Michael Harris Pitcher Alex Wood (right of jersey) celebrates with his family and his Ardrey Kell Coach Hal Bagwell (far right). Hospital Marks Name Change Atrium Health recently unveiled its official name change from Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville to Atrium Health Pineville. The facility is located at 10628 Park Road. Info: locations/atrium-health-pineville. Crunch Fitness Offers Services Crunch Fitness has opened at 16045 Johnston Road in Hunter's Crossing. The exercise facility is known for its wide variety of services, including group classes, HIIT Zone, Power Half Hour Circuit Training, HydroMassage and Kid's Crunch babysitting. Three monthly membership levels are available. Info: 704-385-7827 or Book Club Picks Spring Reads Ballantyne Book Club members have chosen the following titles for their spring meetings: • March 27, "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" • April 24, "The Hate U Give" • May 29, "The Secret Keeper" The club is free and open to the community. For location details and to register, visit events-and-activities/bookclub. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 20 Wire

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