Weekly News
27 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:

Health and Cleaning - Cleaning is the first line of defense in the health care industry, the key to stopping the spread of germs.

Nationally-known residential cleaning instructor, Bruce Vance will touch on such things as:

 * Does spraying biocide all over your home really make you healthier?
 * Air quality: is your vacuum helping or hurting?
 * What about VOC’s?  Are they harmful?

Bring your questions about cleaning agents and surfaces.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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.

Speaker's Schedule for March 2017
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


NO, not the insect variety! While reading the Daily Guidepost, my regular start to the day, I came across  an entry that caught my attention as it reminds me of some people in this world. The term ANT's stands for, what psychologists call an "automatic negative thought". It is a condition that affects many people without them even realizing it, since they have thought them for so long. I can believe this to be true, especially since the past several years has been very difficult for so many people.

That being said, there is hope for those who are effected with ANT's. One method is to write down your biggest fear for the day and then work diligently to not allow that fear become a reality. One way to do so is to attend  the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Become acquainted with other business owners and have a one-on-one meeting each week with a different member. You will soon realize that you are not alone in your quest to become successful. Our members friendly, welcoming and willing to help one another. It is truly a business meeting like no other.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to see for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest and the premier business referral group in the region. Don't forget to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life and the opportunities that you have, both this region and in our great country, 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:

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.

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

Planned Giving for Nonprofits ... 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.