Weekly News
23 September 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Guest Speaker Program

As opportunities present themselves, the Chapel Hill Leads Group will add the speaker to the presentation schedule. This Wednesday we will have a guest speaker. As the newsletter is being written, this is all the available information we have. Check chapelhillleads.com for up to date information on the current meeting.

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

Last Wednesday, September 18, 2019 was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships were forged. Introductions with first time CHLG attendees were created. Member business networks were grown by reconnecting with existing CHLG members. 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 October / November2019
2 October - Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee Distributor
9 October - Ernest Collins, Ernest at the Keyboard
16 October - Open Networking Meeting @ Bob Evans
23 October - Heidi Hackney, The Can-Do Coach
30 October - Maxecine Mitchel, New Hope Camp & Business Center
6 November - Don Bonin, Town & Country Trader
13 November -Sue Merritt, Donaldson Funeral Home
20 November - Open Networking Meeting
27 November - No Meeting

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

"Your Competition in Business"

Several years ago, when I owned a real estate business in Warren Pennsylvania, several of my agents expressed concern that one of the other real estate agencies in town was selling more properties than our agency was selling. Their concern centered around the fact that they were our largest competitor.

To that regard I looked up the word "competition" in order to better understand the aspects on which, as business owners, we value our competition or as we perceive that which is in-fact our competition. The word competition is defined as "A rivalry in business as for customers or markets" "New World Dictionary of the second language". A synonym is defined as a struggle.

I have my own definition of the word and one in which I offered to my agents. I have always considered my "competition" as the person in the mirror. It has always been my opinion that the only true competition is ones-self. I believe that if your perceived competition is doing something that has increased his/her sales or obtained more business that you, then you have the obligation to study why that is and to make the effort to do better than they are and thus make yourself their competition. All that I can tell you is that my definition has worked well for me over the past 48 years as a self-employed business owner.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to learn how to become "their" competition from a variety of business owners whose experiences span decades of acquired business knowledge. 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 numerous opportunities available to you within our 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:

Chapel Hill Tire - Fordham Blvd Grand Re-Opening, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, 26 September 2019

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Chapel Hill Tire's Fordham Blvd. location. ... Read the complete story

Bank of America Merrill Lynch New Chapel Hill Location, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 26 September 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch New Chapel Hill Location Open House ... Read the complete story

Business After Hours presented by The Frame & Print Shop, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 26 September 2019

Join your fellow members for our networking even. ... Read the complete story

Bank of America Ribbon Cutting, 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, 30 September 2019

Join us for the Bank of America Advanced Center ribbon cutting ceremony. ... Read the complete story

CHYP hosted by Hyatt Place - Southern Village, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 1 October 2019

CHYP hosted by Hyatt Place - Southern Village. ... Read the complete story

Taking Care of Business | October 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Join us for a panel discussing on funding your venture. ... 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.