The Ballantyne Breakfast Club

Dedicated to the belief that

"An Informed Community is a Better Community"

Updated May 22nd 2015


Due to changes over 15 years in email addresses we are having to do an across the board update. If you wish to be contacted by email about our meetings please send your current email address to so we can do this much needed update.

We will still be forwarding notifications about our meetings to the CMPD so they can distribute it to their community contacts.

Of course information will be post here and in local newspapers regarding time and topics.



The date of the June meeting has been moved to Saturday, June 27th. The meeting will be at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in the Fairway Ballroom. Presentations start at 9AM but please arrive about 8:30 that morning to enjoy the free refreshments provided by the hotel.

We are honored to have as our guest speaker CMPD Deputy Chief (and perhaps our new Chief) Kerr Putney. He will discuss with us some of the issues and concerns our police department is dealing with and how important community involvement is.

Joining him will be the Chair of Community Safety, City Council Representative at Large Claire Fallon and others including our District 7 City Council Representative Ed Driggs.


Exciting News....Arrangements are in progress with Time Warner Cable News to do a live primary debate /discussion with the four Democratic Candidates running for Mayor. We are thankful that Michael Barnes, Dan Clodfelter, David Howard and Jennifer Roberts have all agreed to participate.

This event which the Ballantyne Breakfast Club is honored to host will be on Tuesday, August 25th from 7PM to 8PM at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.

For more details contact Ray Eschert at 704-651-1237 or at


A special thanks for the turnout at the April 25th meeting. Feedback on the discussions with the developers, CDOT, NCDOT, CMS and the Charlotte Planning Department has been very positive.

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

If you wish to continue to be notified via e-mail or be added to the e-mail notification list please send your contact information to



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 /