Weekly News
29 April 2019

This Week's Meeting

John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography

Putting a Great Face on Your Real Estate

Because most home buyers start their search on the Internet, good photography is a critical part of attracting buyers to a particular house. In his real-estate photography, John Teague wants every room to appear bright, clean and spacious. In his presentation, John will use sample photos to show how he achieves these effects. John will also describe his photography for businesses, apartment complexes, historic homes and other properties.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday'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!

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2019
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
26 June - Lee Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company

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


Citizenship is defined as "the state of being vested with the rights and duties of being a citizen" (Random House Webster's College Dictionary).

When I was in high school a mandatory class, other than English, Math, History and Gym, was a course study on Citizenship. In that class students also learned how our government worked. It was the opinion of the School Board, educators and parents that students knew something about our past. Also, we were taught the meaning of "responsibilities, duties and our inherent rights as "citizens" of the United States of America. We were taught to invest ourselves in efforts that serve the greater good, and to leave a legacy that will endure and serve as a model for those who come after us.

The Chapel Hill Leads Group is somewhat of a course study of citizenship. While our members attend to build their individual business relationships, numerous members involve themselves in efforts that serve the greater good as evidenced by our past "Food Drive". Our core group of members understand the responsibilities and duties that come with good business practices. Together, as a group of folks who have a vast array of business experience, we can help you start your business, protect your assets and build a financial base that will see you through to retirement. The classroom is open every Wednesday morning.

I invite you to join us and witness for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premier business referral group in the region.


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.

Chapel Hill Young Professionals at Carolina Brewery, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 7 May 2019

CHYPers- Gain tips, Give back, and Connect! ... Read the complete story.

2019 Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Session #1 - Kickoff ... Read the complete story.

OCNC Business Emergency Preparedness Series, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 9 May 2019

What to do Before and After the Storm ... 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.