Weekly News
11 February 2019

This Week's Meeting

Dutch Treat Social Networking Breakfast

Date:         13 February 2019
Time:         8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Bob Evans Restaurant
                  5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
                  Durham, NC 27707

Networking opportunities present themselves in all situations and at any time. Join with your fellow CHLG members this week and hone your introduction and response messages in an open social environment. The next regularly scheduled Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting is 20 February 2019 at the Chapel Hill Chamber Office.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday'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.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for February / March 2019
13 February - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography
20 February - Open Networking Meeting
27 February - Joshua Coveleski, Morgan Stanley
6 March - Dr. Roy Solomon, Holistic Center for Health & Healing
13 March - Dan Thomas, TeamLogicIT
20 March - Open Networking Meeting
27 March - Sharon Hill, Geeks On Call of the Triangle

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 Positive Attitude!"

Today I would like speak of a man who has helped me in the development of my positive attitude. That person is Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power Of Positive Thinking. In his Introduction Dr. Peale states, in part, "The positive thinker constantly sends out positive thoughts, together with vital mental images of hope, optimism and creativity. He therefore activates the world around him positively and strongly tends to draw back to himself positive results." To put it a more simplistic way is "like minds think alike".

That is one reason why the Chapel Hill Leads Group has been so successful, now in its over 20th consecutive year. It serves as a small business incubator, where our members can meet with other entrepreneur's. It operates as a business referral organization, but it also serves as a board of directors that can help each other achieve success in their respective business.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group should be part of your marketing plan for the year.


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:

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.

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Join the Central Carolina Women in Business group for its monthly social! ... Read the complete story.

Catherine French Design Open House & Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, 21 February 2019

Celebrate their ribbon cutting and open house reveal! ... 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.