Weekly News
16 January 2017

Inclement Weather Procedure - In case of bad weather, the Chapel Hill Leads Group will not meet if Chapel Hill Schools are closed or delayed on the day of the meeting! Check the Chapel Hill schools closing schedule on Twitter (https://twitter.com/chccs) each Wednesday morning to determine if the Chapel Hill Leads Group meets. Check the CHLG website (www.chapelhillleads.com) for any last minute changes!

This Week's Speaker:

Join Scottie Gardner of Colonial Insurance Agency and Let’s talk about life! … insurance and other types of insurance. With many insurance companies trying to take the “cool kid” approach with marketing of their company, let’s actually talk about coverages, what they do, and why a quick phone call to a 1-800 # might not be the best approach when purchasing insurance for the things you’ve worked hard to afford.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

The regularly scheduled, 9 January 2017 Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting was not held due to weather conditions and school closings. However, several CHLG members met at Bob Evans in Durham, for a holiday Dutch treat breakfast.

Speaker's Schedule for January / February 2017
25 January - John Teague, Chatham Real Estate Photography
1 February - Robin Thomas, USANA Health Services
8 February - Need a Speaker
15 February - Planned Open Networking Meeting
22 February - Need a Speaker

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


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 was 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 this Wednesday morning and experience the why The Chapel Hill Leads Group maintains the largest membership and is the oldest (soon 19 + years) business referral group in the Triangle Region. 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:

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Provide peer counseling and support to fellow business principals or managers involved in the retail trade. ... Read the complete story.

CHYP Kick-Off at The Strowd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Kick off the New Year with your peers. ... Read the complete story.

Lights, camera, advocacy!, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Lights, camera, advocacy! ... 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.