Weekly News
16 December 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

Open Networking Meeting

December 18, 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 ...

Orlando P Metcalf III

The Interview

As business owners we understand the importance of finding the “right” person to fill the needs of the organization. But how important is it to conduct an Exit interview? Are interviews an event or a process? What are some pitfalls of not conducting a proper interview? Come prepared to participate.!

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for December 2019
25 December - No Meeting
Speaker's Schedule for January 2020
1 January - No Meeting
8 January - Joshua Coveleski
15 January - Open Networking Meeting
22 January - Dennis Pechinski, Weaver Dairy Realty
29 January - Christopher Brown, Thryv

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


One definition of caring is "to be concerned; have thought or regard." I think that is fair to say that the members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group care about each other and hope that their business succeeds. In that regard while at the Veterans Administration Hospital recently I saw a brochure titled "I CARE". The acronym is as follows: Commitment, Advocate, Respect, Excellence.

I also believe that to succeed in any business these traits are essential;.

  • You must be committed to your chosen field of endeavor
  • You should act as an advocate of your business and your client
  • You must respect your client and yourself and finally
  • You should maintain excellence in your service to your client

I invite you to join me on Wednesday morning and experience the why The Chapel Hill Leads Group maintains the longest tenure of any business referral group in the Triangle Region. Remember that the cost is minimal however the value of membership is priceless.


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:

Central Carolina Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Enjoy a delicious lunch, networking opportunities ... Read the complete story

Coffee with Aaron Nelson, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 20 December 2019

Engage with other members just like you ... Read the complete story

Chamber Office Closed for the Holidays, Monday thru Friday, 23 thru 27 December 2019

We return 31 December 2019 ... 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.