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BALLANTYNE | wire Club Focuses on Roads, 2013 Priorities The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will meet on Saturday, Dec. 8 to discuss area growth and road improvements, including I-485 and the Johnston Road Bridge. The club will kick off the new year Saturday, Feb. 9 with its annual "Priorities 2013" meeting, featuring elected officials from the state, county and city. Meetings are at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge starting at 9 a.m. Social time begins at 8:30 a.m. with complimentary coffee and refreshments. Meetings are free and open to the public. Details: Ray Eschert at 704 651-1237, or CMC, Y Offer New Schofield Is Putting Health Program Carolinas Medical Center and the Morrison Family YMCA have partnered to offer an ongoing eight-week program to help improve health and build a healthier lifestyle through exercise, weight management and medical guidance. Info: Megan Maddox, RN, at 704-716-4640. Also, registration begins Feb. 1 for Y Members and Feb. 15 for the community for summer camps, the children's academy preschool and the Ballantyne preschool of the arts. More info: 704-716-4650. BIZ BUZZ University Establishes Real Estate Scholarships UNC Charlotte has created a Real Estate Fellows program to attract outstanding students to the Belk College of Business's Master of Science in Real Estate program. The full-tuition scholarships are named in honor of three leaders in the Charlotte real estate industry who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to higher education. The Bissell Scholarships, named in honor of H.C. "Smoky" Bissell, Chairman of the Bissell Cos., will be awarded to individuals who have shown a keen interest in innovation. Crosland Scholarships, named in honor of retired residential developer John Crosland Jr., will be awarded to foster the development of those who have exhibited leadership skills early in their careers. Childress Klein Scholarships, named in honor of Childress Klein Properties, will be awarded to those with a dedication to community stewardship. Students pursuing the master's degree on a full or part time are eligible for the awards. 16 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE CPC Serves Champ In October, Rick Schofield of Oasis Outsourcing won the 9th Annual Knotts Cup putting contest sponsored by Bissell Cos. More than 1,000 tenants enjoyed lunch and cheered the 23 contestants representing tenants in the Chandler, Simmons and Hixon office buildings. The event was held on Knotts Green in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Majors Insurers Clear Point Claims, a provider of claims adjustment services to major insurers, recently moved its offices to 13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 190. CPC specializes in catastrophe response and commercial losses, as well as training and temporary staffing. The company has an experienced 24/7 rapid response team that can be deployed within 24 to 36 hours to handle claims resulting from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, fires and hail storms. Info: 704-414-8777 or Jay Patel (left) Trinidad Honors UPS Owner Jay Patel, owner of several UPS stores in the Ballantyne area, was recently honored by the consulate general of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, for his work in enhancing the image of the twin-island republic. Patel, a native of Trinidad, accepted the award at a gala event in Miami celebrating the republic's 50th anniversary of its independence. WINTER 2012-2013

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