Weekly News
14 October 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Dutch Treat Social Networking Breakfast

Date:         16 October 2019
Time:         8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Bob Evans
                  5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
                  Durham, NC 27707

Networking opportunities present themselves in all situations and at any time. Join with your fellow CHLG members this week and hone your introduction and response messages in an open social environment. The next regularly scheduled Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting is 23 October 2018.

Cannot wait to network with other Chapel Hill Leads Group members! Meet up at Bob Evans (919-403-6766), 5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, for an outstanding Dutch treat breakfast and Networking in a Social setting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Ernest Collins, Ernest At The Keyboard

Entertainment - As You Like It

Last Wednesday, 9 October, our Piano Man Earnest as he tickled the ivories.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for October / November2019
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

"Business Competition"

Throughout my business life of more than 46 years, I have often heard other business owners speak of their completion as if it is some giant entity that will swallow up their clientele and will put them out of business. However, it is my belief, backed up by witnessed actions, that the only competition you have in either your personal or business life is yourself. Most of us work throughout the Triangle Region and we all have competitors. The difference is that our competition can provide us with the incentive to "up our game". If the competition provides their clients with a superior product or service, that action provides you with a roadmap to provide your clientele with a far superior product or service than that of your competition. By out-doing the competition you are becoming a better ambassador of your chosen profession and more professional in how you engage your clientele

When I am recruiting prospective members of the Chapel Hill leads Group, I am often asked if there are other members who are engaged in the same occupation as theirs. Will they have competition? My standard response is the belief that competition provides each and every one of us with the opportunity to become better at what we do. It challenges' us, it keeps engaged. As I truly believe, your only competition is the person in the mirror!

If you are looking for a business referral group that is dedicated to helping other small business owners succeed, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to witness for yourself why we are the oldest business referral group throughout the Triangle 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:

Chamber's Hendrick Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, 14 October 2019

Register for the Hendrick Golf Classic. ... Read the complete story

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Join the October Monthly Networking Social for Central Carolina Women in Business. ... Read the complete story

International Travel Information Session, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 15 October 2019

This information session is FREE but RSVP is required. ... Read the complete story

Carrboro West End Poetry Festival, Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 October 2019

The West End Poetry Festival is Carrboro's premier poetry event. ... Read the complete story

Shelton Station Ribbon Cutting, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The West End Poetry Festival is Carrboro's premier poetry event. ... Read the complete story

Business After Hours, 5:30 P.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 24 October 2019

The West End Poetry Festival is Carrboro's premier poetry event. ... 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.