Weekly News
10 December 2018

Chapel Hill Leads Group Inclement Weather Procedure

What weather conditions will cancel a CHLG Wednesday meeting?

Any weather conditions causing the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to cancel or impose a 2 hour opening delay on Wednesday, will cancel the CHLG meeting for that Wednesday. Weather conditions include, but are not limited to, tropical storms and hurricanes, snow, and icy roads.

What is the procedure for when school is not in session?

These represent general guidelines. Under all conditions, if you feel that the weather conditions in your area make travel hazardous, Stay Safe - Stay Home.

Which months are most likely to have inclement weather?

  • Hurricane season is from late August to mid November.
  • Winter months from mid December through March

How do I know if the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools are closed or on delayed opening?

  • Visit the Chapel Hill Leads Group website for the current status of the Wednesday meeting.
  • Join Chapel Hill Leads Group on Facebook to receive notices concerning the status of the Wednesday meeting.
  • Visit the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school website [http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/] and check the District Alert post on the home page.
  • Visit WRAL Weather, school closing [http://www.wral.com/weather/closings/] and check the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school status. On this page you can sign up to receive an email from WRAL when there is a change in status to the schools closing status.

This Week's Meeting:

Dr. Barnsley Brown - Spirited Solutions

Invite with Impact: How To Grow Your Business and Your Groups Right Now!

The art of inviting is essential if you want a business or organization to thrive! Dr. Barnsley will share how you can be a hero/catalyst and invite your friends, clients, prospects, and colleagues to noteworthy events and effective one-on-ones. She will also show you how to significantly increase the odds that they will follow through and show up. Finally, Dr. Barnsley will share invitational sales techniques which inspire engagement and explode your sales. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind presentation!

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Marie Snider - Marie Snider Speaks

Mastermind Session - Speed Networking

Marie Snider will lead an interactive session introducing Speed Networking a Structured process for facilitating introductions and conversation between people who do not know each other.

See you there.

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

Speaker's Schedule for December 2018
19 December - Open Networking Meeting
26 December - No Meeting
Speaker's Schedule for January 2019
5 January - No Meeting
12 January - Earl Hadden, Small Business Success Project
19 January - Maxecine Mitchell, For the Moment Event Services

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-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, 104 South Estes Drive, 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

"Joy To The World"

We hear these words often during the month of December and even just after Thanksgiving Day. When I heard the song again recently, I thought about the many years that I have spoken these words, sang them and heard them. "Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas song and as of the late 20th century, "Joy to the World" was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.

I hope that you have found this information interesting, as I have. Also, I hope that you will find joy during the rest of the year 2018, and look forward to celebrating our 21st year as members of The Chapel Hill Leads Group where Joy is on exhibit each and every week as we strive toward not only our own business success but also in helping each other to achieve their' s as well.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness the power of optimism and the joy of being able to achieve your own success in our great nation, America.


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:

Chapel Hill Young Professionals hosted by The Rams Club, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Wrap up the year with a special holiday party hosted by The Rams Club! ... Read the complete story.

Salute to Community Heroes presented by AT&T, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 13 December 2018

Recognizing the men and women of service in our community ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 18 December 2018

keynote address by Lauren Erickson and Christy Gharbo ... Read the complete story.

Policy Forum: Real Estate Update, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Real Estate Forum part of the 2018 Policy Series ... 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.