Weekly News
31 July 2019

This Week's Meeting

Sharon Hill, Geeks on Call of the Triangle

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Geeks on Call of the Triangle

Geeks on Call has been a member of Chapel Hill Leads since 2006. Since that time Geeks on Call has gone through changes. Sharon Hill will speak on common questions she has received over the years and provide information for newer Chapel Hill Leads members.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography

Demystifying Drone Photography

John Teague will talk about his experience with drone photography, including FAA regulations, flying a drone, and the photography possible from these small flying devices.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for August / September 2019
14 August - Dennis Pechinski, Weaver Dairy Real Estate
21 August - Open Networking Meeting
28 August - Bruce Vance, Town & country Cleaning
4 September - John Gunn, Union Home Mortgage
11 September - Susan Saenger, Spry Fitness
18 September - Open Networking Meeting
25 September - Josh Coveleski

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:

Chapel Hill Young Professionals at The Pizza Press, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Enjoy pizza and drinks at The Pizza Press  ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business | August 2019 Night Seminar, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 7 August 2019

How to put a Chatbot on your Website  ... Read the complete story.

Create Your Brand Story, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, 16 August 2019

Develop, Clarify,and Define your Brand ... 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.