Weekly News
20 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:

The smell of chlorine wafts through the air. Suddenly, you recall childhood summers spent in a swimming pool. Or maybe it's a whiff of apple pie, or the scent of the same perfume your mom used to wear. Our noses have a way of sniffing out nostalgia. David Stoner, EnviroFix CEO, will explain how what we smell goes into the emotional parts of the brain and the memory parts, whereas words go into thinking parts of the brain.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Last Wednesday, 15 February was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Everyone took this opportunity to develop new relationships and expanded their CHLG network by reconnecting with existing CHLG members.


Speaker's Schedule for March 2017
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

"President's Day, A Historical Perspective"

Like George Washington, we cannot tell a lie, so we must share a brutal truth. This is not Presidents Day.

Nor is it a national holiday designed to honor Abraham Lincoln along with Washington.

On the federal calendar, at least, Monday is still Washington’s birthday.

In fact, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 — which moved the observance of Washington’s birthday from Feb. 22 to the third Monday in February — does not name Lincoln at all. Nor does it mention Presidents Day, Presidents' Day or even President's Day

So how did we end up with Presidents Day?

Confusion might be the easiest answer. Though Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, was never a federal holiday, it was celebrated in some jurisdictions. When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, many people surmised — incorrectly — that it was to jointly honor both the Father of His Country and the Great Emancipator.

However it all came about I hope that you have enjoyed the day and I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Please remember to bring a smile on your face a patriotic song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you live in this great country we call home, America.


Lee Schearer

Operation - We Care

The Chapel Hill Leads Group is collecting donations of food and non-food items to send to our troops overseas. Items for our troops may be brought to the American Legion Post 6, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill. Cash donations will be used to defer shipping costs of approximately $15.00 per box.

Donations will be accepted during the regular CHLG meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the next two Wednesday's, 22 February and 1 March.

The following is a suggested list of acceptable Food and Personal Care items as well as some items to avoid.

Suggested Snack Items
(Please, No Glass Containers)

* Hard candy
* Cookies and Snack Bars, Crackers
* Sunflower Seeds, Trail Mix
* Gum, Twizzlers, Life Savers
* Pop Tarts, Popcorn, Chex Mix
* Beef Jerky, Slim Jims
* Coffee, Hot Cocoa Mix
* Tea Bags (individually wrapped)
* "On the Go" Powdered drink mix for bottles water

Suggested Personal-Care Items
(Please, No Glass Containers)

* Lens Cleaning Wipes, Eye Drops
* Tape (electrical/duct)
* Chapstick, Blistex
* Vaseline Nasal Saline Spray
* Foot Powder, Body Wash, Loofahs
* Toothpaste
* Batteries (AAA, AA C)
* Tissues (pocket size)
* Baby wipes (pocket, no tubs)
* Socks, Boot Insole

Items to Avoid
(Please, No Glass Containers)

Bar soap
* Cheap Razors
* Aerosol cans
* Large bottles of shampoo
* Chocolate is OK during winter months
* No fruit in plastic cups (cans are OK)

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:

CHYP at Alexan Apartments, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Mingle at the newest luxury apartment in Chapel Hill ... Read the complete story.

Lights, Camera, Advocacy!, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lights, Camera, Advocacy! ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours with WCHL Chapelboro, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 23 February 2017

Connect with local retailers and Chamber members ... Read the complete story.

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

4 Simple Steps to Catch Customers with Video! ... 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.