Weekly News
22 May 2019

This Week's Meeting

Dr. Barnsley Brown, PhD., Spirited-Solutions

How to Boost Your Profits with Your NOT-To-Do List

Professional Speaker, Coach, and Reiki Trainer Dr. Barnsley Brown will help you determine what you need to be doing, what you would be smart to outsource, and what you can let go of completely so you can focus on what keeps you in business….PROFIT!

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Scottie Gardner, Colonial Insurance Agency

Do you feel ignored by your current insurance agent?

Statistics say 68% of insurance clients look for a new agent because they feel ignored by their current agent. Ironically, in our price driven world today, only 12% leave because of price. What if you could have both? Meaning, an agent who doesn't ignore you and provides competitive pricing for your insurance needs. Let me help

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for June / July 2019
5 June - Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee Distributor
12 June - Vivienne Wraith, H-Co Realty
19 June - Open Networking Meeting
26 June - Lee Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company
3 July - No Meeting
10 July - Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe
17 July - Open Networking Meeting
24 July - Speaker Needed
31 July - Speaker Needed

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

"Sense of Destiny"

I have, over the years, written about how destiny influences us to make decisions throughout our life. The word Destiny itself is defined as; "the predetermined, usu. inevitable, course of events", as stated in Random House Webster's College Dictionary-Word Genius.

As entrepreneurs and business owners, each of us made a conscious decision to embark upon a life-style of employment in which we have charted our own course of actions that could fulfill our dreams of being our own boss. Along with that dream comes the responsibility of ownership, decision making and the daily setbacks that we have all experienced, regardless of how long we have owned our respective business.

As members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group we have the advantage of being able to drawn upon the experience of numerous levels of business experience, not to mention the numerous types of business ownership. It is a type of small business quasi-Board of Directors and one that can assist each other in navigating the ever-changing aspects of small business ownership. The proof of success is its' longevity, now over 21 years in continuous existence.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday Morning and experience for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premiere business referral group in the Triangle Region.

Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you live and the opportunities that are available 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:

Chamber Closed for Memorial Day, Monday, 27 May 2019

Memorial Day ... Read the complete story.

Subway of Carrboro Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting , 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, 27 May 2019

Subway of Carrboro is under new ownership  ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours by Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 30 May 2019

Come CONNECT with us!  ... Read the complete story.

CHYP hosted by Courtyard by Marriott, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 4 June 2019

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

Taking Care of Business | June 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The topic: 6 Key Ingredients for Making Great Video.  ... 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.