Weekly News
5 June 2017



This Week's Speaker:

Today we wear multiple hats.

In addition to being a Premier Design Accessory Consultant, I also work in radiology full time – also known as medical imaging. Radiation is a natural mystery; being exposed to too much radiation can be harmful – if not lethal. On the other hand, without radiation, we would not benefit from the heat of the sun and life as we know it would be very very different. While we do not feel radiation, it’s in the air, water, soil and we are exposed to radiation for medical purposes. Risks and benefits of medical radiation are a balancing act, especially in a state that requires the person admitting radiation for medical purposes to have NO education on radiation safety, physics, or anatomical positioning.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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!

Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2017
21 June - Planned Open Networking Meeting
28 June - Lee Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company
5 July - Need a speaker
12 July - Marie Snider, Marie Speaks
19 July - Planned Open Networking Meeting
26 July - Need a speaker

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

"Flag Day 2017"

A Brief background;

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes – one for each state. Although it is not certain, this flag may have been made by the Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross, who was an official flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy. The number of stars increased as the new states entered the Union, but the number of stripes stopped at 15 and was later returned to 13.

The national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916. However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. In 1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.


The American flag, also nicknamed as “Old Glory” or “star-spangled banner”, has changed designs over the centuries. It consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars. Each of the 50 stars represents one of the 50 states in the United States and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies that became the first states in the Union.

NOTE: The previous excerpts was extracted from "Timeanddate.com"

I cordially invite you to join your fellow business owners and entrepreneur's this Wednesday morning and to witness the reason why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest and most successful business referral group in the region for over 19 years.


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:

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.

Tri-County Women in Business Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The speaker is Leslie Walden, Vice-President Public Affairs for Fidelity Investments.  ... Read the complete story.

CHYP at Courtyard by Marriott, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 20 June 2017

What's your elevator pitch?  ... 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.