Weekly News
2 January 2017

This Week's Speaker:

Ms. Lou Umscheid is a colon hydrotherapist and owner of the Colon Health Center (13 years). She has been an active member of the Chapel Hill Leads Group for over 11 years, and is your trusted (and confidential) source for answers to your digestive questions!! Lou will be sharing some of the top tips she has accumulated over her many years in business. This is FREE information -- our favorite price – and well-tested by Lou and her clients!. No need to bring pencil and paper. A new article awaits you at the presentation. Don't miss it!!

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

The regularly scheduled, 28 December 2016 Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting was not held in observance of the Christmas holiday. However, several CHLG members met at Bob Evans in Durham, for a holiday Dutch treat breakfast.

Speaker's Schedule for January 2017
11 January - Scottie Gardner, Colonial Insurance Agency
18 January - Planned Open Networking Meeting
25 January - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography

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 Lou Umscheid 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 American Legion Post 6, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC from 8:00 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!

Did You Know:

Construction Alert! - Beginning Monday, 25 April 2016, the city of Chapel Hill will begin road improvements in and around the intersection of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard! As the construction progresses, members may wish to find an alternate route to the Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting, thus avoiding the road work.

From: Lee Schearer,
To: My Fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group Members

"Our Common Link"

"Our most common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We breath the same air, we cherish our children's future and we are all mortal " President John F. Kennedy

I thought that this statement is representative of the members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group, we also have a common link. That is, the desire to help each other prosper in our respective business's.

It is a very an attainable goal because it take so little effort. All each of us needs to do is to make the effort to attend the Leads Group regularly and stay behind a few moments to speak with another member about their business and how you can help them in utilizing the many resources available within our membership. That effort will make for a good return on that effort/investment. My life experiences as well as those in the business-world for over 45 years has a proven track record of success.

2017 is here and we now have the opportunity to chart our course towards financial freedom and positive business growth. It is our common link.

I hope that you will accept my invitation to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself the reason why the Chapel Hill Leads Group has been the leader in business referral groups in the 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:

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 4 January 2017

How to increase profits by creating repeat customers. ... Read the complete story.

Economic Development & Public Policy Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hear from the Orange County delegation of the North Carolina General Assembly. ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Non-Profit Roundtable (NPRT) is networking and education for non-profits. ... 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.