Weekly News
3 April 2017

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.

This Week's Speaker:

Joe Jacob has founded three different paddlesport businesses.  The most recent is The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. which is in its 12th. year of business with a main location in the Village of Saxapahaw and a satellite operation in the Village of Bynum.  Joe's presentation will provide insights into the Saxapahaw business community and cover what his company offers to the people of the Triangle.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

JustServe is a free service that matches faith, nonprofit, community and governmental organizations that need volunteers with volunteers willing to help. JustServe.org is launching nationally and is sponsored as a free service by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is meant to be used by everyone, regardless of church affiliation. Katherine Shakespeare Broderick is a local JustServe.org representative in a volunteer capacity. She has lived in Durham since 2009 and works in education.

Speaker's Schedule for March / April 2017
12 April - Randy Menear, The Menear Group - KW Realty
19 April - Planned Open Networking Meeting
26 April - Tom Faulkner, Real-Time Pain Relief

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:

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

"Worry & Problem Solving"

We all worry about something and as business owners we also need to problem-solve situations as well. Of the many self-help books that I have read, I have learned that there are some simple methods to follow in order to establish a clear pathway to success. They include:

     1.) Determine what the problem is?
     2.) Determine the causes of the problem?
     3.) Determine if there is a possible and effective solution
     4.) Act on that solution, if at all possible.
     5.) Learn from the experience so that you can apply the methodology when the next situation arises, and it will.

Worry and business ownership go together. It is inevitable. However it can also be managed, if you put the problem in perspective and then develop a plan of action to deal with the problem/worry in an effective manner. One way to learn the techniques on how to manage worry, stress and business problems is to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to learn from those of us who have been in business over many years. The Chapel Hill Leads Group has a unique blend of business owners from all walks of life and a variety of business backgrounds in which to learn from.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group has established itself as the premier business referral group in the region, now celebrating 19 years in existence. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life you live and the opportunities available to you in our great nation, America.


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:

2017 Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,Tuesday, 4 April 2017

An intensive program to develop leadership talent for our community.   ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Change Management: Commit Not to Quit   ... Read the complete story.

CHYP Gives at Ronald McDonald House, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,Saturday, 8 April 2017

Join us in supporting our local non-profit   ... Read the complete story.

YouthWorx on Main Grand Opening, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Celebrate the opening of YouthWorx on Main   ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Strategic Board Development: How to find the best board members   ... 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.