Weekly News
1 April 2019

This Week's Meeting

Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe LLC

The 3 Power E's in the Workplace - Etiquette, Emotion, Ethics

Many times we face conflicting constraints in executing our daily tasks. This Wednesday we will discuss maintaining equilibrium among the E's while we improve our communication skills. If this "Me Too" Era has taught us anything, it is that the rules of engagement change rapidly.

To keep it real, bring workplace situations for group evaluation.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday'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.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for April / May 2019
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

"Enliven Your 30 second Presentation"

One of the best ways to keep the attention of a group is to hold an exhibit when speaking. Hopefully an object that represents what it is you do or an object that will keep the attention of your audience. When holding the exhibit, make sure every person can see it. Many times a presenter may block the view or does not hold it so that everyone can view the object. Holding it high allows everyone to see it.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to join your fellow entrepreneurs in learning how to succeed in growing your business. Our web-address is www.chapelhillleads.com.

The price is small but the value is priceless.


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:

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.

2019 Community Bocce Derby, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9 April 2019

No time for the Kentucky Derby?. ... Read the complete story.

OCNC Business Emergency Preparedness Series, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 11 April 2019

Business Continuity Planning. ... Read the complete story.

Eggs with Elected Officials, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Friday, 12 April 2019

Eggs with Elected Officials. ... Read the complete story.

CHYP Gives - Habitat Build, 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, 13 April 2019

Join us for a Habitat build. ... 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.