Weekly News
8 May 2017



This Week's Speaker:

Introducing the New and Improved CHLG Website

Join Tim McCauley and Orlando Metcalf this Wednesday, 10 May, as we introduce the new and improved CHLG website.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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.

Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2017
17 May - Planned Open Networking Meeting
24 May - Randy Bernstein, BrandShark
31 May - James Asbill, Ductz Indoor Air Professionals
7 June - Steven Ray Miller, stevenraymiller.com
14 June - Brenda Greenberg, Premier Designs Jewelry
21 June - Planned Open Networking Meeting
28 June - Lee Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company

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

"V-E Day May 8, 1945"

As most of you know I enjoy history especially those events that have influenced our democracy, especially events surrounding World War II, since I have a direct link being the Son of a Father who "stormed the beaches" at Omaha beach on June 6, 1944. So, in that regard, I wanted you to know some more about how that conflict came to an end 72 years ago today. I would also encourage you who have children, especially in junior high and high school to "teach your children about how democracy was defended during that time period. I hope that you will enjoy this bit of history. as shown from

Victory in Europe - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com

Facts and Summary, V-E Day, also written VE Day: V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day. In the Soviet Union it was called simply Victory Day and still goes by that name in states of the former USSR. Some early reports in the West also called the day V-Day, but V-E was more accurate, as the war still continued in the Pacific Theater. Today in France the day is called World War II Victory Day.

"V-E Day was observed on May 8, 1945 in Great Britain, Western Europe, the United States and Australia, and on May 9 in the Soviet Union and New Zealand.

V-E Day commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces in 1945, ending World War II in Europe. With their power-mad Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, dead by his own hand, German military leaders signed surrender documents at several locations in Europe on May 7, capitulating to each of their victorious foes. Germany’s partner in fascism, Italy, had switched sides in 1943, though many Italians continued to fight alongside their German comrades in Italy".

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to experience the power of networking from the Chapel Hill Leads Group, celebrating our 19th year in providing unlimited networking opportunities. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a patriotic song on your mind and above all else, an attitude of gratitude for those who have and still defend our great principles of a free nation with unlimited potential, 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:

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.

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.,Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Peer counseling and support to fellow business principals or managers   ... Read the complete story.

Tri-County Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Join the Tri-County Women in Business group for its monthly social!   ... Read the complete story.

Hyatt Place Hotel at Southern Village Grand Opening, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,Thursday, 18 May 2017

Grand opening of Hyatt Place Chapel Hill/Southern Village   ... Read the complete story.

Business Excellence Awards, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,Friday, 19 May 2017

Honor the very best in business   ... Read the complete story.

School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening Celebration, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.,Saturday, 20 May 2017

Celebrate the grand opening of School of Rock!   ... 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.