Weekly News
15 October 2018

This Week's Meeting:

Our Normal Meeting Protocol will be suspended for this meeting!

Due to the enthusiastic participation of everyone present, last Wednesday's CHLG meeting was a great success. This week's CHLG meeting will be to break into focus groups and begin the task of addressing the issues identified during the CHLG meeting of 10 October.

This is "Building a Business" in action. Put on your "out of the box thinking hat" and bring your "problem solving skills" to this week's CHLG meeting.

See you there.

More importantly, Bring plenty of Business Cards and be ready to network!

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Sharon Hill and Marie Snider Moderated "Major Meeting Revamp"

Chapel Hill Leads Group is asking all current and former members to come to our Wednesday, October 10th meeting at University Inn. It is time for a major meeting revamp and we need your input.

We have major plans to share and want to hear YOUR thoughts.

... You were indeed missed.

More importantly, Bring plenty of Business Cards and be ready to network!

Speaker's Schedule for October 2018
24 October - CHLG Working Group Meeting
31 October - Halloween - "The Big Reveal." Watch This Space

Keep It Simple - Attend the Leads meeting at least 50% of the time for 3 consecutive months and have an up to date member business profile in the Member's Directory. Ask Marie Snider to place you on the speakers schedule. Continue to attend at least 50% of the Leads meetings until your presentation. Continue to attend the Leads meeting to strengthen your new referral network.

CHLG Meeting

The Chapel Hill Leads Group regularly scheduled weekly meeting is held every Wednesday morning at Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Meeting Dues are $5.00 per week. Place your business card and $1.00 in the Optional Drawing. One card will be selected and that person will receive the week's kitty. For Express Check-In, please arrive with a $5.00, a $1.00, and a business card and we will check you in. We greatly appreciate your bringing correct change. We cannot change large denomination bills ($10, $20, $50, etc.) and cannot accept checks.

EXPO OPPORTUNITIES - Each week arrangements have been made for you to show your products. Two (2) tables are available for this "mini-expo". Do not miss the opportunity to display your products or services so that your fellow Leads members can see what it is you do!

Did You Know:

From: Lee Schearer,
To: My Fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group Members

KeepingĀ  Your "Eye On The Prize"

My Father owned a large house boat with an upper deck that could easily seat 20. Being 45 feet long with an upper deck and 14 feet in width made the vehicle susceptible to the wind blowing it off course. As a result you were always making course corrections.

So it is with a business model. We all have events that we were not expecting and ones that usually cost us money. The art in becoming successful is to be ready for the unexpected, that is why it is crucial to have a business-plan which includes financial awareness.

We are fortunate to have successful business owners as members within the Chapel Hill Leads Group who are eager to share their business expertise with new business owners. It is also a reason why we are the longest lasting business referral group in the Triangle Region, celebrating our 20-continuous years in providing a venue for business success.

If you are looking for a business referral group that can help you in charting a business plan that will provide the tools that will result in your business success, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. The cost is minimal but the value of membership is priceless!


Lee Schearer

Support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Attention CHLG Members - The Chapel Hill Leads Group's goal is to raise 100+ boxes of cereal a month. If everyone brought one box of cereal to two meetings this month, the Chapel Hill Leads Group would easily exceed the 100 boxes of cereal goal.

Chamber News:

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Central Carolina Women in Business monthly social! ... Read the complete story.

Policy Forum: Coffee with the Candidates, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Coffee with the candidates. ... Read the complete story.

TRAVEL TO EGYPT in 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Learn about the 2019 trip to Egypt. ... Read the complete story.

Night Market & $10,000 Reverse Raffle, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, 25 October 2018

A Special Business After Hours Event. ... Read the complete story.

Networking In Your Neighborhood

There are several other Triangle Area Leads Groups available. These groups meet on different days of the week and at different times of the day. They provide the business person a more focused access to the local market. Try one of these other area leads groups soon.