Weekly News
25 February 2019

This Week's Meeting


For the past several weeks a CHLG email address has been under daily probing by malicious emails on the CHLG website. Working with the CHLG Website host, we have determined that none of the website pages have been compromised and none of the email accounts have been exploited. Thank you for your patience while the issue was resolved. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenienced this situation caused.

Thank you

Joshua Coveleski

This Wednesday, 27 February, Joshua Coveleski will talk about Impact Investing.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Open Networking Meeting

Last Wednesday, 20 February was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships were forged. Introductions with first time CHLG attendees were created. Member business networks were grown by reconnecting with existing CHLG members. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

... You were indeed missed.

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

NOTIFICATION - CHLG Potential Bad Activity and Vulnerability

During last week's meeting it was announced that the CHLG Website had been hacked through one of the CHLG email accounts. The CHLG had been looking into this situation. We have been working with our website hosting company to determine the extent of the intrusion and what is required to correct any problems.

More to come! ...

Speaker's Schedule for February / March 2019
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

"The Heart Of The Entrepreneur"

In the book "Dare To Succeed" by Van Crouch there is a quote by Theodore Roosevelt that, I believe, captures the very heart of each of us, as business owners and entrepreneurs. It reads " The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

I invite you to join me this Wednesday and see why the Chapel Hill Leeds Group is the premier business referral group in the region.


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:

China Travel Information Session, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Free information session on the upcoming Chamber travel to China. ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours presented by New Hope Camp & Conference, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 28 February 2019

Join fellow Chamber members, for Business After Hours  ... Read the complete story.

Chapel Hill Young Professionals hosted by The Rams Club, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 5 March 2019

CHYPers- Gain tips, Give back, and Connect!  ... Read the complete story.

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

How to Optimize Your Internet Presence for Search  ... 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.