Weekly News
11 March 2019

This Week's Meeting

Dan Thomas, TeamLogic IT

Cybersecurity Survival 101

Cyberattack is the new normal with 55% of SMBs experiencing a ransomware attack in the past year. How can you take a proactive approach to protect your data and your business!

Dan Thomas, Owner of TeamLogic IT of Durham, is a seasoned technology executive with a progressive career that started as a network and systems engineer, which then led to IT management and executive leadership roles in the financial sector. Dan has provided Cybersecurity Services from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. He helps protect many businesses and shares Cybersecurity knowledge with individuals to educate and provide awareness so they can be better equipped to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Dr Roy Solomon, Flawless Day Spa

In order to heal mind, body and spirit, we must learn to forgive. Join Dr. Roy Solomon as he talks about how your mind can help you heal.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for March / April 2019
20 March - Open Networking Meeting
27 March - Sharon Hill, Geeks On Call of the Triangle
3 April - Orlando P Metcalf III TAI Groupe
10 April - Ed Meyer, Island Media Services
17 April - Open Networking Meeting
24 April - Susan Saenger, Personal Trainer

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 Positive Principle"

You have often heard me speak about some of the courses and classes that I have attended with regards to developing a positive attitude. These include the Dale Carnegie courses, Jesus-,CEO and The Subconscious Mind In Business (written back in 1929).

Today I would like speak of another 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 20th consecutive year. It serves as a small business incubator, where our members can meet with other entrepreneur's in order to develop business relationships and business success. It also operates as a business referral organization, and it serves as a board of directors that can help each other achieve success in their respective business.


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:

Active Shooter Threat Awareness and Safety , 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 14 March 2019

Opportunity for businesses and community members to learn  ... Read the complete story.

Coffee with the President, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, 15 March 2019

Discuss area development and more  ... Read the complete story.

CHYP Gives | TABLE, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, 18 March 2019

Join us in supporting our local non-profit  ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Join us for the Central Carolina Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon  ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours presented by Catherine French Design, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 21 March 2019

Join us for our networking event, Business After Hours  ... Read the complete story.

FIT4MOM Chapel Hill/Carrboro's FOURTH anniversary party!, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, 23 March 2019

celebrate 4 years for Fit4Mom Chapel Hill!  ... 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.