Weekly News
1 May 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:

Hawaiian Dave's Marketing keeps Dave Kauwe quite busy juggling several businesses and products to his clients.

This Wednesday, Dave will highlight some of the products he has marketed for over 37 years. Health Insurance. Critical Illness, Accident and Specified Disease coverages.

13th Annual CHLG Family Picnic

Bring your family and friends to the 13th Annual Chapel Hill Leads Group Family Picnic this Saturday, May 6, 2017 from Noon until 3:00 p.m.. Brenda Greenberg will host the event at her home, 801 Hillsborough Road, Chapel Hill. Plenty of parking on the grounds (no on street parking).

Hungry! A grill is available for cooking the CHLG provided hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey burgers, and veggie burgers. Bring a side dish to share with the group.

The weather forecast for Saturday is SUNNY and NOT TOO HOT! In case of inclement weather, the 13th Annual CHLG picnic will be held on 20 May 2017. Additional information will be provided if the 13th Annual CHLG picnic is delayed to 20 May.

Watch this space for further details as they become available.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Do you have pain? Do you know someone who has pain? Chronic Pain? Pain from over exertion? Tom Faulkner will introduce you to Real Time Pain Relief. An American made topical pain relief lotion that has versions targeted for all parts of your body. A sports cream that's a favorite of marathon runners and great for any sports participant. And a Pet Formula for your older pets. Try a sample!

Speaker's Schedule for May 2017
10 May - Introducing the New and Improved CHLG Website
17 May - Planned Open Networking Meeting
24 May - Randy Bernstein, BrandShark

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

"Your Competition in Business"

Several years ago, when I owned a real estate business in Warren Pennsylvania, several of my agents expressed concern that one of the other real estate agencies in town was selling more properties that our agency was selling. Their concern centered around the fact that they were our largest competitor.

To that regard I looked up the word "competition" in order to better understand the aspects on which, as business owners, we value our competition or as we perceive that which is in-fact our competition. The word competition is defined as "A rivalry in business as for customers or markets" "New World Dictionary of the second language". A synonym is defined as a struggle.

I have my own definition of the word and one in which I offered to my agents. I have always considered my "competition" as the person in the mirror. It has always been my opinion that the only true competition is ones-self. I believe that if your perceived competition is doing something that has increased his/her sales or obtained more business that you, then you have the obligation to study why that is and to make the effort to do better than they are and thus make yourself their competition. All that I can tell you is that my definition has worked well for me over the past 46 years as a self-employed business owner.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to learn how to become "their" competition from a variety of business owners who span decades of acquired business knowledge. 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 numerous opportunities available to you within our 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:

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Education topics that give you the tools you need to succeed in your business.   ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Improve communication and collaboration with your team   ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by Brookdale Senior Living, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,Thursday, 11 May 2017

Connect with Chamber 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.