Weekly News
25 March 2019

This Week's Meeting

Sharon Hill, Sharon Hill International

Etiquette IQ

Welcome to Sharon Hill’s world… a world where everyone follows the basic rules of grace and manners, better known as ETIQUETTE. Sharon represents Geeks on Call of the Triangle at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. For our next meeting, she will be administering an etiquette quiz to help you measure your Etiquette IQ. Come prepared to share your stories of dealing with unprofessional business people.

As a certified etiquette trainer (trained by American Business Etiquette Trainers Association) Sharon has a passion for helping others learn how to be their professional best.

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!

Speaker's Schedule for April / May 2019
3 April - Orlando P Metcalf III TAI Groupe
10 April - Ed Meyer, Island Media Services
17 April - Open Networking Meeting
24 April - Susan Saenger, Spry Fitness
1 May - John Teague Chatham Real Estate Photography
8 May - Speaker Opening
15 May - Open Networking Meeting
22 May - Speaker Opening
29 May - Speaker Opening

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


NO, not the insect variety! While reading the Daily Guidepost I came across an entry that caught my attention as it reminds me of some people in this world. The term ANT's stands for, what psychologists call an "automatic negative thought". It is a condition that affects many people without them even realizing it, since they have thought them for so long. I can believe this to be true, especially since the past several years has been very difficult for so many people.

That being said, there is hope for those who are effected with ANT's. One method is to write down your biggest fear for the day and then work diligently to not allow that fear become a reality. One way to do so is to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Become acquainted with other business owners and have a one-on-one meeting each week with a different member. You will soon realize that you are not alone in your quest to become successful. Our members are friendly, welcoming and willing to help one another. It is truly a business meeting like no other.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to see for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest and the premier business referral group in the region. Don't forget to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life and the opportunities that you have, both this region and in our great country, America.


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:

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.

RelyMD FREE Information Session, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, 28 March 2019

Navigating all the health care options ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business | April 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Navigating sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  ... Read the complete story.

Snap Fitness Chapel Hill North Ribbon Cutting, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 6 April 2019

Snap Fitness Chapel Hill North Ribbon Cutting. ... 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.