Weekly News
17 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:

This Wednesday, 12 April is an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Take this opportunity to develop one new relationship. Introduce yourself to someone attending the CHLG for the first time. Expand your CHLG network by connecting with an existing CHLG member for the first time. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

See you there.

Bring plenty of Business Cards

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

"Credit Cards and Telephones" - Discover how Dick O'Donnell, the boy from New Jersey, went from a preeminent wholesale distributor of major cosmetics and fragrances in Hawaii and the South Pacific to the dynamo behind Ring Central/Total Merchant Services.

Speaker's Schedule for April / May 2017
26 April - Tom Faulkner, Real-Time Pain Relief
3 May - Dave Kauwe, School Safety Program
10 May - Randy Bernstein, BrandShark
17 May - Planned Open Networking Meeting

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!

Save The Date

13th Annual CHLG Family Picnic

The 13th Annual Chapel Hill Leads Group Family Picnic will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Watch this space for further details as they become available.

Did You Know:

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

"Sense of Destiny"

I have, over the years, written about how destiny influences us to make decisions throughout our life. The word Destiny itself is defined as; "the predetermined, usu. inevitable, course of events", as stated in Random House Webster's College Dictionary-Word Genius.

As entrepreneur's and business owners, each of us made a conscious decision to embark upon a life-style of employment in which we have charted our own course of actions that could fulfill our dreams of being our own boss. Along with that dream comes the responsibility of ownership, decision making and the daily setbacks that we have all experienced, regardless of how long we have owned our respective business.

As members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group we have the advantage of being able to drawn upon the experience of numerous levels of business experience, not to mention the numerous types of business ownership. It is a type of small business quasi-Board of Directors and one that can assist each other in navigating the ever-changing aspects of small business ownership. The proof of success is its' longevity, now over 19 + years in existence.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday Morning and experience for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premiere business referral group in the Triangle Region.

Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you live and the opportunities that are available in our wonderful and great country, 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:

Tri-County Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tri-County Women in Business Group for the April Social   ... Read the complete story.

CHYP at 1701 North Apartments, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Peer to peer mentoring on how to "spring clean your life"   ... Read the complete story.

Community Bocce Derby, 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,Thursday, 20 April 2017

No time for the Kentucky Derby?   ... Read the complete story.

K.E.Y. Professional Development Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,Tuesday, 25 April 2017

K.E.Y. -Keep Educating Yourself!   ... Read the complete story.

Eggs with Elected Officials, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.,Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A special edition of Lights, Camera, Advocacy! presented by Silverspot Cinema!   ... 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.