Weekly News
6 February 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:

In this day and age, there are more options than ever for building a strong financial plan. Between IRA’s, 401(k)’s, Annuities, and other strategies, it can often be hard to know what is the best course of actions. Naturally everyone is going to have an opinion of what is best for you, but the reality is only you know what is best. Rather that tell you what you should do, I aim to educate you so that we can make the best possible decision to ensure that your goals are met with the highest degree of success. Was an annuity really the best way to go? Often a second opinion can reveal new insights that you or your existing advisor may not have considered. So whether you want to begin to pay yourself first, or get a second opinion on an existing plan, let’s sit down and take a look. Coffee is always on me, Skyler Borgman CFA, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

What if you could talk to the cells in your body? How would you signal your body's cells to work appropriately for optimal health? Sign language? Postcards? Email?  What if specific nutrient complexes could send signals that optimize complex health processes inside your body? It would be a game-changer for nutritional science. At the next Chapel Hill Leads, Robin Thomas will explain how the patent-pending technology from USANA Health Sciences benefits you and your own family. 

Speaker's Schedule for February / March 2017
15 February - Planned Open Networking Meeting
22 February - Dave Stoner, Enviro-Fix, Inc.
1 March - Bruce Vance, Town & Country Cleaning Services
8 March - CHLG Birthday
15 March - Planned Open Networking Meeting
22 March - Barnsley Brown, Spirited Solutions

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

"Principles To Live By"

As most of you who have come to know me over the years, you know that I am very passionate about the military, especially about those men and women who were of age during World War II. Those of The Greatest Generation. I have a booklet titled" Lessons Learned From The Legendary Tuskegee Airmen". The lessons are not about how to fly an aircraft, they are about life lessons and the basic principles to live by. They include six :

     1. Aim High.
     2. Believe in Yourself.
     3. Use Your Brain.
     4. Be Ready To Go.
     5. Never Quit.
     6. Expect To Win.

These six basic principles are those that apply to each of us in our respective business endeavors and in our own lives. They are reminders to help us achieve our goals and to live a life that will be an example for others to learn from. I see these principles in action every week at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. That is why our group has endured over the past 18 years and going stronger than ever.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to experience for yourself why we are the largest and most successful business referral organization in the region. Remember, each day to put a smile on your face, have a joyful song on your mind and challenge yourself to live a life of example for good.


Lee Schearer

Support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Congratulations CHLG Members for having such big hearts! In 2016 the CHLG members donated 3,392 lbs. or 3,789 boxes of cereal for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. This represents an 18% increase over the cereal donated in 2015. A huge shout-out to David and Betty Stoner of Enviro-Fix Inc. for their generosity in matching every box of cereal donated.

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:

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Join us for a Courageous Leadership Workshop by Michael Williams / Facio Consulting Group and Associates ... Read the complete story.

TABLE NC Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, 9 February 2017

Celebrate TABLE opening at it's new location ... 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.