Weekly News
5 June 2017



This Week's Speaker:

After 43 years as a self-promoting artist and picture framer, Steven Ray Miller is ready for overnight success. He will share some lessons learned, and exciting new developments in his life and career.

Having been a founding member of the Chapel Hill Leads Group 19 years ago, Steven is guessing y'all have heard enough from him.

What would you like to ask Steven? Best question asked wins a free print!

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

We know of the professional residential and commercial services provided by James Asbill, the local owner and operator of Ductz of Orange and Chatham County. Who is James Asbill? Join us at Chapel Hill Leads Group this Wednesday and learn the back story of James Asbill. Where did he come from? What were the personal and career experiences that brought James Asbill to where he is today?

You must attend to have your questions answered.

Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2017
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

"D-Day June 6,1944"

What does this date mean to you? It isn't a national holiday, although why not, is a very good question. For most of my generation it was a date that our Fathers, Mothers, Uncles and Aunts did not talk about too often, However, we all had a good understanding of this date. It was talked about in our history class, and there was evidence of it with pictures of our Fathers usually on the upright piano or breakfront in the formal dining room or parlor. It was a date that we all understood as one to be held in reverence. A date that held a story of honor, duty and commitment for a greater cause than that of any individual.

As I watched a show commemorating D-day,June 6, 1944, I was and always will be reminded of the sacrifice that was made by so many. Regardless of religion, gender or political beliefs, it was a time that all freedom loving people came together and were prepared to give the ultimate sacrifice, for freedom, hope and opportunity to pursue the dreams of future generations.

It is my desire that we never forget the sacrifice by those of a past generation who suffered, bled and died so that we can now live our lives in relative safety, move about our country and other free countries at will and pursue our dreams free of tyranny. For it was that generation, the greatest generation, that secured our dreams and promises of a brighter future. D-Day, June 6,1944 What does that date mean to you?

I hope to see you this coming Wednesday morning with a smile on your face, a patriotic song on your mind and gratitude for the freedoms and opportunities that were paid for by the greatest generation. Let us not dishonor their sacrifice by forgetting their story.


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, 7 June 2017

Communicating Effectively to Enhance Business   ... Read the complete story.

China Travel Information Session, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A free information session on the Chamber travel to China   ... Read the complete story.

Carrboro Business Alliance After Hours, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 8 June 2017

Connect with members of the Carrboro Business Alliance ... Read the complete story.

Dunkin' Donuts Grand Opening Celebration, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, 13 June 2017

New Dunkin' Donuts location opens in Chapel Hill  ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Effective Leadership - "Less but Better"  ... 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.