Weekly News
4 February 2019

This Week's Meeting:

Dennis Pechinski - Weaver Dairy Real Estate

I grew up in central Wisconsin doing various things for employment. At that time my “playtime” was Demolition Derby’s and Enduro Racing. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters who all live in our hometown.

I was married for 15 years and now very single.

I moved to North Carolina and procured my real Estate license and have been in the business for 26 years. I decided on real Estate knowing that when I retire I can still sell real estate and help people purchase and sell their biggest asset. I really enjoy sharing the excitement of my clients purchasing or selling a home.

My playtime now if jet skiing and canoing on any body of water which allows the past time. Fishing is also a relaxing pastime. Catch and release only.

I love North Carolina’s "seasons" as they are not as volatile as Wisconsin.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday'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.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for January 2019
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

"Investments That Pay Real Benefits"

With the current talk about investments and the financial markets I am reminded about the true measure of worth in two particular forms of investments, those being of friendship and happiness. I am reminded each week at the Chapel Hill Leads Group of the investment that we make by participating in this group of entrepreneur's seeking to develop both business and personal relationships.

I reflected on the fact that the friendships made and the laughter we share are gifts to be cherished, for they are the best fruits of life. The surest and safest investment for future happiness is not to be measured in money or belongings, but in the relationships and friendships that we make along life's journey.

Please join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group and experience the atmosphere that has made this the premier referral group in the Triangle region. I look forward to seeing you this week with a smile on your face, a skip in your step and gratitude for the opportunity to experience the gifts of friendships and laughter.


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 | 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.

2019 Policy Series: Economic Outlook Forum, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 13 February 2019

2019 Policy Series: Economic Outlook Forum ... Read the complete story.

Coffee with the President, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 15 February 2019

Coffee with Aaron Nelson, President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce ... Read the complete story.

Royal Grace Academy of Dance & Pilates at Studio 8 Ribbon Cutting, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 16 February 2019

Celebrate the ribbon cutting for one of our newest members ... 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.