Weekly News
18 November 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Open Networking Meeting

November 20, 2019 is an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Take this opportunity to develop one new relationship. Introduce yourself to someone attending the CHLG for the first time. Expand your CHLG network by connecting with an existing CHLG member for the first time. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday'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.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for November / December 2019
27 November - No Meeting
4 December - Barnsley Brown, Spirited Solutions
11 December - Orlando Metcalf
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


I recently came upon a Tibetan prayer, that I wish to share with you, and one that illustrates the value of appreciation:

"Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey, so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled"

I invite you to join me at the Chapel Hill Leads Group, this Wednesday morning and to witness how appreciative our members are for the opportunity to meet face to face with other business owners who are those with whom we like, we know and we trust. Our methods have proven to be successful as the Chapel Hill Leads Group celebrates our 20th continuous year of helping our members become successful.

Remember to bring a big smile on your face, a skip in your step, a song in your heart and an attitude of appreciation for the life you live, and the opportunities for success in this great country, America, the beautiful.


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:

Office Closed, Thursday, 21 November 2019

The Chamber's annual board retreat. ... Read the complete story

Olmaz Jewelers Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 21 November 2019

Olmaz Jewelers is holding their Grand Opening on Thursday 21st! ... Read the complete story

Chamber Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, 28 November 2019

Chamber Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. ... Read the complete story

Chamber Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday, Friday, 29 November 2019

Chamber Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. ... Read the complete story

Small Business Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, 30 November 2019

Small Business Saturday. ... 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.