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Fundraising award: For the third consecutive year, the Ballantyne Country Club has been named the top fundraiser in the nation for Rally for the Cure, which supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Rally for the Cure raises awareness for breast cancer and funds for research. It also provides mammograms for underserved communities. The Ballantyne Country Club Rally raised $168,000 in 2010. Visit


Chamber meeting: The Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The meeting will focus on communication strategies for organizational success and will feature guest speaker Amy Wartham, director of corporate training at UNC Charlotte. $20 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Details: 704-378-1351.


New service: Pineville Electric will provide new services in addition to electricity. Services will include tree removal and trimming of limbs as well as repair of privately owned parking lot lights. Free estimates are available. Call 704-889-2292.


Couples boot camp: The Spa at Ballantyne will feature fitness trainer Audrey Burke 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Burke will help couples fulfill their fitness goals. $20 a couple. Reservations are required: 704-248-4141.