Weekly News
5 June 2019

This Week's Meeting

Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee Distributor

Are you a Good Steward of your Health?

Suzanne has built her business on her passion to inspire people to be good stewards of their health. She delights in helping people understand the nutrition industry. The nutrition industry is not regulated and as a result the nutrition industry is the wild, wild west. Suzanne will talk about the Shaklee Difference and a little on the smoke and mirrors that are common practices in the nutrition industry.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Lee Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company

Real Estate in the Triangle Region

Lee Schearer - Owner of American Real Estate & Appraisal Company has seen numerous "ebbs & flows" in real estate values and interest rates since his licensure in March of 1971 (48 years in business). He also accredits much of his success to his faithful participation and attendance to the Chapel Hill Leads Group, now in its 21 consecutive years. He will be available to entertain a lively discussion, questions and opinions about either of these subjects.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for June / July 2019
12 June - Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee Distributor
19 June - Open Networking Meeting
26 June - Vivienne Wraith, H-Co Realty
3 July - No Meeting
10 July - Maxecine Mitchel, New Hope Camp and Conference Center
17 July - Open Networking Meeting
24 July - Jennifer Doherty, Inspiring HR
31 July - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography

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

"June 6, 1944 D-Day!"

As most of us know, D-Day was not just another battle in World War II, it was "The Battle" that began the end of Nazism Germany and the fascism government that was responsible for the death of millions of people and millions more that endured slavery throughout the world. The code name for D-Day was Operation Overlord. Google it!

If you have ever watched the movie Saving Private Ryan, you may get a "taste" of what transpired on that fateful morning. Of the more that 10,000 casualties, the American death toll accounted for the majority on D-day. For a better understanding of D-Day I encourage you to Google "D-Day".

For me, D-Day is more significant as my Father, a Captain of a machine gun company, was in the first group of American soldiers to land on Omaha Beach around 6:30AM. which was the most heavily fortified beachfront. Whether by luck, military training, or just the will of God, he survived that day and went on to serve our country for over 27 years with my Mother and my siblings "in toe". With D-Day being a significant day for me, I would be remiss not to acknowledge the Leads Group and especially Sharon Hill, who have presented me with several books, photos and other memorabilia regarding the events of that day.

I encourage all of us, especially those of you who have children at home, to make sure that the events of D-Day are not lost to annals of history. The events of that day ensured the freedoms that we all enjoy right now, right here and hopefully in our future of our children and grandchildren.


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 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.

Economic Development Briefing, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, 12 June 2019

"Places & Spaces" forum on "Projects", "Districts", and "Jurisdictions".  ... Read the complete story.

Coffee with the President, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 14 June 2019

Have coffee with Aaron Nelson, President/CEO of The Chamber.  ... 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.