Weekly News
13 May 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Open Networking Meeting

May 15, 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 ...

Dennis Pechinski, Weaver Dairy Real Estate

Successfully concluding a Real Estate Transaction

When buying or selling real estate, there are many steps, inspections, and negotiations which must be executed in the proper sequence and on time. Join us this Wednesday as Dennis demonstrates how to successfully avoid some of the many pitfalls which can send your real estate transaction south.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2019
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

"Principles To Live By"

As most of you who have come to know me over the years, you know that I am very passionate about the military, especially about those men and women who were of age during World War II. Those of The Greatest Generation. I have a booklet titled" Lessons Learned From The Legendary Tuskegee Airmen". The lessons are not about how to fly an aircraft, they are about life lessons and the basic principles to live by. They include six :

  1. Aim High
  2. Believe in Yourself
  3. Use Your Brain
  4. Be Ready To Go
  5. Never Quit
  6. Expect To Win

These six basic principles are those that apply to each of us in our respective business endeavors and in our own lives. They are reminders to help us achieve our goals and to live a life that will be an example for others to learn from. I see these principles in action every week at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. That is why our group has endured over the past 18 years and going stronger than ever.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to experience for yourself why we are the largest and most successful business referral organization in the region. Remember, each day to put a smile on your face, have a joyful song on your mind and challenge yourself to live a life of example for good.


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:

OCNC Business Emergency Preparedness Series, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Free information session on Chamber travel to China ... Read the complete story.

Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, 17 May 2019

Honor the very best in business at the BEAs ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Central Carolina Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon ... Read the complete story.

Celebrate 15 Years of Homewatch CareGivers, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Celebrate 15 Years of Homewatch CareGivers ... Read the complete story.

Workplace Resiliency Training, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, 24 May 2019

Foundational Resiliency training for leaders and business owners ... Read the complete story.

Coffee with the President, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, 24 May 2019

Have coffee with Aaron Nelson ... 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.