Weekly News
18 March 2019

This Week's Meeting

Open Networking Meeting

March 20, 2019 is an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Take this opportunity to develop one new relationship. Introduce yourself to someone attending the CHLG for the first time. Expand your CHLG network by connecting with an existing CHLG member for the first time. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday'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.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for March / April 2019
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

"Worrying in business"

As entrepreneurs and business owners most of us worry at some time or another. It is predictable! Given the current times, we are told that we, as a nation, have not experienced steady growth for several years now and some folks believe that we are not ready to rebound any time soon, regardless of who wins the election. That being said, I would like to offer you some advice based primarily on the fact that I have over 45 year's experience as a sole-proprietor and have withstood several economic downturns. My advice can be simplified into repeating the 27 words as authored by Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr in the book How to Stop Worrying and Start living by Dale Carnegie"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference".

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to get acquainted with the collective business experience that our members have to offer and to experience for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premier business referral group in the Triangle Region, 21 years and going strong.


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:

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.