Weekly News
28 October 2019

This Week's Meeting

Maxecine Mitchel, For The Moment Event Services

Planning Your Holiday Celebration - Stress Free

Maxecine Mitchell is the owner of For the Moment Event Services. She has two children, a daughter Sareeta and son David and three grandchildren Wallace, Zoe, and Makalya.

She has catered many functions, including but limited to weddings, birthday parties, open houses, and has even served as a personal chief for special events. She have received rave reviews for southern food and bake goods. Her love and joy for cooking has transformed into providing her customers with the finest tasting southern meals and excellent service. She is known for her excellent customer service and guidance in making every event special.

She enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life and getting to know a little something about each of them. Now for a little something that you may not know about her; she has held many different positions and responsibilities in her professional career; fast food management, customer service manager, store controller/accountant, family resource center director, housing counselor, community organizer, grant writer and, affordable housing developer. She’s a license NC real estate broker and ordained minister of the gospel.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Heidi Hackney, MS, ACC, "The Can-Do Coach"

Life Coaching: What's in it for YOU!?

Heidi will provide an interactive presentation about the basics of life coaching and how it proves to be effective in producing individual growth and development. Attendees will be given an opportunity to explore various aspects of their own life and consider areas that might need improvement.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for November / December 2019
6 November - Don Bonin, Town & Country Trader
13 November -Sue Merritt, Donaldson Funeral Home
20 November - Open Networking Meeting
27 November - No Meeting
4 December - Barnsley Brown, Spirited Solutions
11 December - Orlando Metcalf, TAI Groupe, LLC
18 December - Open Networking Meeting
25 December - 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

"The 'Value' of networking - Part 1"

According to Random House Webster's College Dictionary-WordGenius the word "Value" is defined as "The worth of something in terms of some medium of exchange". As a member of the Chapel Hill Leads Group I recognize the "value" of being there every Wednesday morning. It gives regular attending members the opportunity not only to meet with other business owners, but also the opportunity to exchange ideas with a variety of business owners, to learn and profit from their collective years of ownership and tenure in their collective entrepreneurial wisdom.

It is in this "Leads Group"that you can learn both how to succeed and how not to fail. We, have a saying, that we like to do business with those we know, we like and we trust. The value of doing business with trusted regular attending members is priceless. It is one that can help your business grow. It is one that I encourage you to experience.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the place to be and to witness the "value" of networking with other entrepreneurs and small business owners. I close with this message from The Dalai Lama-"It is not enough to become compassionate-you must act".


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:

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

Craftboro Brewing Depot Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, 25 October 2019

Learn about the world of craft beer. ... Read the complete story

Chapel Hill Young Professionals hosted by Carraway Village, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Chapel Hill Young Professionals hosted by Carraway Village. ... Read the complete story

Taking Care of Business | November 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Powered by The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro,. ... Read the complete story

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

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