Weekly News
10 July 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Open Networking Meeting

July 17, 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 ...

Maxecine Mitchell , For the Moment Event Services

New Hope Camp & Conference Center

At New Hope Camp & Conference Center, you will find more than lodging, meeting space, and summer camp. Here you will find a unique setting for your event that allows you to educate, inspire, create a sense of fellowship with your group, and have fun. Our Conference Center provides the opportunity for groups to create their own experience.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for July / August 2019
24 July - Jennifer Doherty, Inspiring HR
31 July - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography
7 August - Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe
14 August - Dennis Pechinski, Weaver Dairy Real Estate
21 August - Open Networking Meeting
28 August - Bruce Vance, Town & country Cleaning

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

"Problem solving in your business"

As many of you know, I like to read and learn, for it has been said "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young". Henry Ford.

With that in mind while re-reading from my collection of self-help books I came across the chapter on "How to Analyze and Solve Worry Problems" from Dale Carnegie. In it he sums up his approach to help business owners with worries in three steps:

  1. Get the facts.
  2. Analyze the facts.
  3. Arrive at a decision-and then act on that decision.

As easy as it may sound I have used this technique in solving many of my problems both in my personal life and in my business life over the past 46 years of self-employment.

The one true advantage that our fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group members have is in utilizing the numerous resources available in helping each other abate their worries and to become successful, now in our 21st year as the oldest business referral group in the region. I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and witness how this organization can help you in becoming successful in your business.


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:

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 16 July 2019

This month's theme will be Christmas in July! ... Read the complete story.

The Company Recess Workshop with Ali Farahnakian, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday, 18 July 2019

Work Together, Play Together  ... Read the complete story.

Coffee with the President, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 19 July 2019

Coffee with Aaron Nelson, President/CEO of The Chamber.  ... Read the complete story.

The Collective Intelligence Workshop with Ali Farahnakian, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, 19 July 2019

Team Building and Communication  ... Read the complete story.

Reach More Customers with Google, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, 23 July 2019

‚ÄčLearn how customers find your business online  ... Read the complete story.

Building a StoryBrand, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Learn the StoryBrand marketing framework  ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours presented by Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 25 July 2019

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

The Number One Fear Workshop with Ali Farahnakian, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, 26 July 2019

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills  ... 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.