Weekly News
14 January 2019

This Week's Meeting:

Open Networking Meeting

This Wednesday, 16 January is an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Take this opportunity to develop one new relationship. Introduce yourself to someone attending the CHLG for the first time. Expand your CHLG network by connecting with an existing CHLG member for the first time. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Earl Hadden - Small Business Sucess Project

Earl has been a business improvement consultant for nearly 40 years, working in 28 countries with over 300 clients from Fortune 100 companies to solopreneurs. He is recognized for helping organizations implement innovative systems that get results.

For the last 15 years, Earl has worked with mid-tier businesses, from start-up to 25 million in sales. He helps them identify Income Producing Activities (IPA’s) and develop creative ways to optimize performance on those business areas.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for January 2019
23 January - Barnesly Brown, Spirited Solutions
30 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!

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.

Did You Know:

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


In the book Effective Speaking and Human Relations by Dale Carnegie the twenty-sixth Edition printed in 1912, I came across a chapter titled "The four Problem-Solving Questions". I think that everyone in our group has to deal with problem-solving in their respective business as well as with daily living.

Dealing with most problems usually involves the following steps:

  1. What is the problem? Common sense tells us that we must be able to identify the problem if we are to solve it.
  2. What are the causes of the problem? You must be able to identify the origin of the problem.
  3. What are the possible solutions? Sometimes problem-solving can be accomplished through different methods.
  4. What is the best solution? After careful consideration of all possible solutions, select which one you feel is the best and apply it accordingly.

If you can utilize this method, I am confident that you can address and solve most problems in your business. I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group has been the place to grow your business for over 20 years and counting. I hope that you utilize it in your marketing program in 2019.


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, 15 January 2019

Central Carolina Women in Business Monthly Social! ... Read the complete story.

MLK Day - Office Closed, Monday, 21 January 2019

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by City Kitchen, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 24 January 2019

Connect with Chamber members ... Read the complete story.

Coffee with the President, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 25 January 2019

Have coffee with Aaron Nelson ... 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.