The Ballantyne Breakfast Club

Dedicated to the belief that

"An Informed Community is a Better Community"

All meeting are free with no RSVP required

With respect to political campaigning that sometime happens at our meetings the Ballantyne Breakfast Club "Does Not Support Any Candidates" and asks that these activities be curtailed at our meetings.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, June 11th in the Fairway Ballroom at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. The meeting presentations will start at 9AM but as always arrive early to enjoy some free refreshments.

Staying informed is important and certainly area growth and road congestions are important topics. This meeting will have representatives from NCDOT, CDOT and the others to share the latest information on that topic. Included will be an update of the major road projects that may be moved up on the NCDOT priority list.

In addition we will also get updates on growth related to Ballantyne and the Providence Road area with representatives fromBallantyne, Waverly and Rea Farms.


Important Topic Recently Had Meeting On

Thank you for the well attended meeting on April 2nd where over 160 residents were updated by CMS District 6 CMS Represntative Paul Bailey, Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor and NC House Representative Bill Brawley on the topics of student resignments, forming a Mathews-Mint Hill School System, Legistative oversight and th ecritical need for school bonds. There was a very long and active Q&A session.

Well our Priorities Meeting on Feb.13th had an exceptional attendance due in part to the current CMS Board discussion on student assignment. This meeting proved the very point the Ballantyne Breakfast Club was founded on that "An Informed Community is a Better Community". Seeing the discussions going on and the way in which the CMS representatives responded certainly helped in providing accurate information. Of course there were many topics being discussed between the official who attended

and the public who came to meet them.

Again we had a very large attendance because of how unique this meeting is. It brings together 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, Rea Farms and even David Weekley Home builders all there 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.


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.

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 /