Weekly News
11 November 2019

This Week's Meeting

Leon Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company

Real Estate in the Triangle Region

Lee Schearer - Owner of American Real Estate & Appraisal Company has seen numerous "ebbs & flows" in real estate values and interest rates since his licensure in March of 1971 (48 years in business). He also accredits much of his success to his faithful participation and attendance to the Chapel Hill Leads Group, now in its 21 consecutive years. He will be available to entertain a lively discussion, questions and opinions about either of these subjects.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Don Bonin, Town & Country Trader

Advertising ... Plain and Simple

Don has been a publishing business for over 15 years when he started the Town & Country Trader in 2003. He also started the Corner magazine for Fearrington Village in 2017. Both publications have a readership of over 15,000 people in lower Chapel Hill and Pittsboro North Carolina. Don’s educational background are marketing degrees from Adelphi and Hofstra university. He worked for Pitney Bowes in sales and marketing for 34 years in addition to serving in the Army for three years.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for November / December 2019
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

"Veterans Administration"

On November 11 we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in support of freedom. If you are a veteran, the family member of a veteran, or a care giver for a veteran where do you go to get answers to your veteran related questions? The Veterans Administration.

Keep up with VA activities by subscribing to the VA newsletter.


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:

Tarheel Town Pharmacy Flu Clinic, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Get your flu shot. ... Read the complete story

Business After Hours presented by First Citizens Bank & Trust, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 14 November 2019

Join your fellow Chamber members Business After Hours. ... Read the complete story

Piedmont Health's Chapel Hill Community Health Center Grand Opening, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Friday, 15 November 2019

Piedmont Health's Chapel Hill Community Health Center Grand Opening. ... 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.