Weekly News
22 April 2019

This Week's Meeting

Susan Saenger, Spry Fitness

Sitting is the New Smoking

We all know “sitting is the new smoking” but what does that really mean? Did you know that being sedentary might actually be worse than being overweight?

Susan Saenger of Spry Fitness will share why getting exercise is important as well as some guidelines for getting enough physical activity. We will also share ideas for how to get more physical activity into your life!

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, April 17, 2019 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
1 May - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography
8 May - Dennis Pechincski, Weaver Dairy Real Estate
15 May - Open Networking Meeting
22 May - Scottie Gardner, Colonial Insurance Agency
29 May - Barnsley Brown, Spirited-Solutions
5 June - Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee Distributor
12 June - Vivienne Wraith, HCo Realty
19 June - Open Networking Meeting

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

"Keeping Your 'Eye On The Prize' "

My Father owned a large house boat with an upper deck that could easily seat 20. Being 45 feet long with an upper deck and 14 feet in width made the vehicle susceptible to the wind blowing it off course. As a result you were always making course corrections.

So it is with a business model. We all have events that we were not expecting and ones that usually cost us money. The art in becoming successful is to be ready for the unexpected, that is why it is crucial to have a business-plan which includes financial awareness.

We are fortunate to have successful business owners as members within the Chapel Hill Leads Group who are eager to share their business expertise with new business owners. It is also a reason why we are the longest lasting business referral group in the Triangle Region, celebrating our 20-continuous years in providing a venue for business success.

If you are looking for a business referral group that can help you in charting a business plan that will provide the tools that will result in your business success, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. The cost is minimal but the value of membership 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:

Business After Hours presented by Pedego Triangle Electric Bikes, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, 25 April 2019

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

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

Get the tools you need to succeed in your business. ... Read the complete story.

NEW DATE: 2019 Community Bocce Derby, 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 2 May 2019

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

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening: The Coalition, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, 4 May 2019

New member of The Chamber, The Coalition. ... 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.