Weekly News
21 August 2019

This Week's Meeting

Bruce Vance, Town & Country Cleaning

Cleaning myths: What you thought you knew that just ain't so.

Are the cleaning agents we are using actually damaging the surfaces we are cleaning. Are w e creating superbugs by misuse of disinfectants. Many of the procedure our grandmothers used are no longer appropriate and may actually cause harm.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Open Networking Meeting

August 21, 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.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for August / September 2019
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

"The Seven Laws of Success - Law 4 - Drive"

While cruising the Internet I once again became acquainted with the articles entitled The Seven Laws of Success [Armstrong, Herbert. The Seven Laws of Success. Philadelphia: Church of God, 2013]. In the past I have informed our members of these "Laws" in an effort to help you recognize the fact that, as a business owner and entrepreneur, success in business does not just happen. Even if you have the capital funding there is no guarantee that your business will achieve your expectations. The failure rate of a start-up small business is too evident within our respective communities.

Those of us who have been in business for some time have come to realize that in order to achieve reasonable success we had to establish a "plan of action". In an effort to help our members with this endeavor I have submitted numerous messages from several sources. This week I submit "Law #4". The fourth law is DRIVE!

You cannot achieve true business success without the drive, not only to want success, but also the internal drive to fight your way through adversity, to keep focused on the goal and to recognize and learn from others how to put that drive to work in order to achieve your goals.

One way to establish that drive is to educate yourself by reading publications such as Seven Laws of Success,. Herbert W. Armstrong - COG writer. Another way is to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group where you will meet successful small business owners who have harnessed the drive in order to achieve business success. Some of our members have been in business well over 40 years. I encourage you to check out our group at www.chapelhillleads.com.

I also invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to witness why we are the oldest business referral group in the 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 available to all of us in the great country, America.


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:

PRIMETIME Business Expo 2019: The Grand Experience , 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 29 August 2019

PRIMETIME is free and open to the public. ... Read the complete story

University KIA of Durham and Chapel Hill Ribbon Cutting Celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday, 30 August 2019

University KIA of Durham and Chapel Hill Ribbon Cutting Celebration ... Read the complete story

Labor Day-Chamber - Office Closed, Monday, 2 September 2019

Labor Day - Chamber Office Closed ... Read the complete story

Chapel Hill Young Professionals hosted by Vecino Brewing Co, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 3 September 2019

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

2019 Coffee with the Candidates, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Allow us to help you meet your candidates  ... Read the complete story

Morgenstern Orthodontics Ribbon Cutting and Celebration, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, 6 September 2019

Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting of Morgenstern Orthodontics ... 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.