Weekly News
15 May 2017



This Week's Speaker:

This Wednesday, 17 May 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 ...

You missed - Introducing the New and Improved CHLG Website

Tim McCauley and Orlando Metcalf introduced the new and improved CHLG website.

Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2017
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

"The five (5) W's of salesmanship"

44 years ago, when I was enrolled in a Dale Carnegie class, I learned about the 5 "W's". This technique is very simple and it serves to ground you when you are introducing yourself to a potential new client. The 5 W's are as follows

    1.)  Who- Tell who you are, i.e. your name,
    2.)  What- What is it that you do, i.e. insurance agent,
    3.)  Where- Where is it that you practice your trade, i.e. I cover three counties,
    4.)  When- When are your office hours, i.e. I am usually in my office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m,
    5.)  Why - Why should that person do business with me? i.e. I have years of experience in my profession.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and experience for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest and largest business referral group in the region.


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:

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.

K.E.Y. Professional Development Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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

CHYP at Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,Tuesday, 20 May 2017

The theme for this month's event is wellness at work.   ... Read the complete story.

Lights, Camera, Advocacy, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.,Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Lights, Camera, Advocacy   ... Read the complete story.

China Travel Information Session, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A free information session on the Chamber travel to China   ... 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.