Weekly News
28 January 2019

This Week's Meeting:

Maxecine Mitchell - For The Moment Event Services

Maxecine Mitchell is currently employed with New Hope Camp and Conference Center as there Retreat Coordinator, and she run her own catering business For the Moment Event Services part-time. She has two children, a daughter Sareeta and son David and three grandchildren Wallace, Zoe, and Makalya.

She has catered many functions, including but limited to weddings, birthday parties, open houses, and has even served as a personal chief for special events. She have received rave reviews for southern food and bake goods. Her love and joy for cooking has transformed into providing her customers with the finest tasting southern meals and excellent service.

In her position with New Hope Camp and Conference Center, she is doing the other part of what she enjoy doing and that’s helping individuals and groups to plan their event. She is known for her excellent customer service and guidance in making every event special. She enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life and getting to know a little something about each of them.

Now for a little something that you may not know about her; she has held many different positions and responsibilities in her professional career; fast food management, customer service manager, store controller/accountant, family resource center director, housing counselor, community organizer, grant writer and, affordable housing developer. She’s a license NC real estate broker and ordained minister of the gospel.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday'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!

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for January 2019
6 February - Dennis Pechinski, Weaver Dairy Real Estate
13 February - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography
20 February - Open Networking Meeting
27 February - Joshua Coveleski, Morgan Stanley

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

"A Business Tip For You!"

At the Chapel Hill Leads Group regular meeting last week we allowed additional time for each attending member to, not only remind us of their respective business venture, but also offer up a tip that impacted them, not only personally, but one that may be of benefit to each of us. It was a fun event and one that epitomizes the very nature of this Leads Group.

While it is about doing business with each other and our respective client base it is also about helping each other in building their business base. It is a place where you can benefit from the collective knowledge and wisdom from those of us who have been in self-employment for many years. Since most of us are sole-proprietors the Leads Group serves as the place to go in order to tell your story and learn from each other. It is a community event of small business owners.

If you haven't been to the Chapel Hill Leads Group lately, I personally invite you to come back and reacquaint yourself with the group and our newer members. We have made several changes to the meeting, now being an one-hour business meeting from 8:30 to 9:30AM. For more information about our meeting I invite you to see our web-site at www.chapelhillleads.com

Remember, one of our new members may be the one who could be your biggest future client. One thing is for sure, by not attending, you will be depriving yourself of that opportunity. As Dick O'Donnell reminds us, "an empty chair gets no business".

I hope to see you this Wednesday morning, I will reserve a spot just for you.


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:

Chamber Closed - Chamber Annual Meeting, Friday, 1 February 2019

Join us for the Chamber's 76th Annual Meeting ... Read the complete story.

2019 Chamber Annual Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Friday, 1 February 2019

Join us for the Chamber's 76th Annual Meeting ... Read the complete story.

Chapel Hill Young Professionals | Fusion Fish, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Connect with CHYP at Fusion Fish ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Powered by Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, and Small Business Response ... 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.