Weekly News
28 August 2019

This Week's Meeting

John Gunn, Union Home Mortgage

Good and honest information and facts about the Mortgage Industry.

John Gunn started in the mortgage business across the street in 1999 with Unisource Mortgage, work for them for 15 year until May of 2015. With the collapse of the housing market I decided to switch and work for mortgage banker, so I had control over all aspects of the application process, such as underwriting, processing, closing and servicing. In the 19 plus years I have closed over 1500 loan and have learned from each one. I’m also father to 4 girls and one son that is currently working with me as a Junior Loan Officer. I also became a grandfather this past May. My wife Beth and I came to NC in 1987, before I-40 went through the Triangle. We always thought we’d go back home to St. Louis but after every passing year we discover that Chapel hill was our home.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday'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.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for August / September 2019
11 September - Susan Saenger, Spry Fitness
18 September - Open Networking Meeting
25 September - Josh Coveleski
2 October - Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe
9 October - Ernest Collins, Ernest at the Keyboard
16 October - Open Networking Meeting
23 October - Heidi Hackney, The Can-Do Coach

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

"Labor Day 2019"

On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday of September a legal holiday, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

So as you relaxed on your day off today (possibly with a cold beer in your hands), don't forget to take a moment of silence to thank the hardworking men and women from the late 1800s for their efforts to create the much-improved working conditions we now enjoy.

I encourage you to learn more about how Labor Day came into existence and what sacrifices were made by our predecessors in their efforts to ensure safety and welfare within the labor force in our country.

I encourage you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to experience for yourself the reason why being an active member can result in achieving success in your business. Remember to bring a smile on your face a patriotic song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life you live and the opportunities you have in our great country, The United States of 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:

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

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

Write the Right Book for Your Business ... Read the complete story

Coffee with the President, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 13 September 2019

Have coffee with the CEO of The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro ... Read the complete story

Racing for Ramps, 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 14 September 2019

Rameses has been kidnapped! ... 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.