Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Annual Creditable Coverage Notice

Northwood is required to provide an annual notice to Medicare-eligible participants about the current prescription drug coverage available through the company's medical insurance plan and the prescription drug coverage options available through Medicare. View the entire creditable coverage notice. Please contact HR if you have any questions.

Northwood Presents at Charlotte Chamber Event

Northwood's Managing Director Marshall Nevins spoke at a recent Charlotte Chamber event to share a company overview and why the firm chose to invest in Ballantyne. The Charlotte Business Journal covered the presentation. View the article.

Get to Know Northwood

Get to know The Ballantyne's Director of eCommerce and Revenue Management Selena Talbert! 

How long have you been with Northwood?
15 years

What’s your favorite thing about working for Northwood?
Amazing and funny co-workers who provide comic relief. Hotel discounts.

Where is your hometown?

Describe your perfect day. 
My perfect day is just exploring in the woods.

Where is one place you would like to travel/vacation? 
My travel wish list mostly includes scenic landscape inspired destinations like Iceland, New Zealand and Galapagos.

What’s something someone would be surprised to know about you? 
I’m a secret treasure hunter. I love to look for ruby, emerald and gold in creeks and in the forest when no one is watching.

What brings you joy? 
Mountain biking downhill as fast as I can without crashing.

Favorite guilty pleasure? 
Moscow mules, potato chips and Netflix

What’s your go-to song for walking into a room?/Favorite song to pump you up? 
Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen." I always play it on airplane takeoff when traveling.


Volunteer at the Ballantyne Wellness Fair

It's almost time for our annual Ballantyne Wellness Fair and Pumpkin ContestVolunteer with us on Thursday, October 26 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Brixham Tent. Also, enjoy mingling with more than 50 local health and wellness vendors, receive valuable health tips, vote for your favorite pumpkins and take advantage of opportunities like free fitness classes, flu shots, on-site dog adoptions and more.

Interested in volunteering at the event?
Sign up today!

Enjoy Two Weeks Free at the YMCA

Experience any of the 19 YMCAs of Greater Charlotte two weeks for free! Take advantage of this offer through Monday, October 30. Access the pass to get you and anyone in your family a taste of what it's like to be a member beyond the Y's normal three-day visitor limit. Be sure to share the pass with co-workers and friends!

Northwood Hospitality Hosts Successful Employee Wellness Fair

Northwood Hospitality held a Passport to Health & Wellness Fair for its Ballantyne properties on September 28. Nearly 140 team members attended and enjoyed connecting with healthcare and wellness providers and taking advantage of on-site biometric screenings. View more photos from the event.

Dana Rader Golf School to Operate as Ballantyne Golf Academy

The Ballantyne will take over ownership and daily operations of Dana Rader Golf School, the Carolinas’ only Golf Channel Academy, effective November 1, 2017. The School will be renamed Ballantyne Golf Academy with Dana Rader. Ballantyne Golf Academy will continue to feature the School’s array of results-focused programs, and Dana will continue to lead signature programs such as the Three-Day School and teach private lessons. View the news release.

Northwood Adopts a Stream

Northwood adopted part of McAlpine Creek as part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Adopt-A-Stream program. The sign was installed on Johnston Road, and our stream segment is located here. As a program participant, we are required to clean our segment twice a year. For more information, please contact Paul Cattieu.


DATE: September 25, 2017
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Tom Pizzo, President, Property Services
RE: Jema Bravo

Jema Bravo

I am pleased to share that Jema Bravo has joined the property services team as a property assistant within the portfolio managed by Blair Prentice.

Jema is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Spanish. She recently relocated to Charlotte from Macon, GA.

While settling in to her new home, Jema is very excited to explore Charlotte and discover its great outdoors, try new restaurants and find the local art scene.

Please join me in welcoming Jema to the Northwood Office team! 


DATE: September 25, 2017
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Ted Mueller, CIO and Vice President of Operations
RE: Sam Youngcourt

Sam Youngcourt

Samantha (“Sam”) Youngcourt comes to us with more than a decade of hospitality technology experience. Throughout her career, Sam has held roles for implementing and training users on software in resorts and country clubs across the USA, as well as project management, with her primary responsibilities being in the Southeast.

On a personal level, Sam recently became focused on a dream to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and began training. Training in Florida proved to be a challenge and on regular travels to Charlotte, to visit her brother, she fell in love with Charlotte and the people here. She now hikes the trails every weekend and is looking forward to the winter when she can add snowboarding lessons to her list of recreational activities.

Please give Sam a warm welcome, as we are very happy to have her!

The Spa at Ballantyne Featured in American Spa

The Spa at Ballantyne was included in the September issue of American Spa, a national industry publication, for a story on matcha tea treatments. View the article.

Gallery Restaurant Featured on WBT

WBT's Charles Jenkin gave Gallery Restaurant a wonderful review on a recent broadcast. Listen to the clip.


DATE: September 18, 2017
TO:  Northwood Ballantyne Employees
FROM: Marvin Burch, Director of Security
RE: Crystal Norris

Crystal Norris

I am excited to share that Crystal Norris has joined Northwood Office as a security officer. With experience in retail customer service, law enforcement and security, Crystal brings a unique skillset to the role.

Before joining Northwood, Crystal worked in Salisbury as a shift leader at Pelican’s SnoBalls and an associate Honey Baked Ham. She also served as a detention officer at Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to that, Crystal was security officer at AlliedBarton Security Services.

Please join me in welcoming Crystal!


DATE: September 18, 2017
TO:  Northwood Ballantyne Employees
FROM: Tom Pizzo, President, Property Services
RE: Michael Beste

Michael Beste

I am excited to share that Michael Beste has been promoted to property manager. With four years of industry experience, Michael brings strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills to his new role, complemented by his natural ability to deliver exceptional service to our tenants.

Michael joined property management in September 2013 as a property assistant and was promoted to assistant property manager in May 2015. As assistant property manager, Michael assisted in the management of a large portfolio of buildings under the leadership of Blair Prentice. Michael has become an integral part of the department and is a go-to person for the property assistants.

Michael is a valuable member the Northwood team, and I look forward to his continued growth in his new role. Please join me in congratulating Michael on his promotion! 

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