Weekly News
3 July 2017


The Chapel Hill Leads Group is moving to its NEW location, Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 beginning with this Wednesday's meeting (5 July 2017).

This Week's Speaker:

This Week's Speaker

This Wednesday, Cheryl Lee, owner of Leave it to Lee's Cleaning Service will share how she started her cleaning business and keeps it going. Cheryl will also share some of her spin-off job secrets that evolved from her core business efforts.

Do not miss this inaugural presentation at the CHLG new location.

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

What can Lee Schearer say about "Real Estate"?

After having a long career in the real estate /appraisal industry (46 years and going strong) I have learned a great deal, thanks in great part to continuing education requirements and dedicating myself to providing my best service to my clients and hopefully your referrals. I invite you to join me Wednesday June 28, 2017 where I can discuss the changes to these industries. I will also discuss why it is important to have an advocate who will act in your best interests when either selling your home or purchasing one. The ever-changing real estate markets within the Triangle Region require you to work with an experienced Agent so that you don't make a serious misstep in protecting one of the most valuable assets you will have in your lifetime, your home. Value and cost are not necessarily the same thing.

I will also discuss my background both as an "Army" Brat" and my military service, serving within the United States, Germany and Vietnam, and how these events have influenced my attitudes, motivation and ambition to serve my fellow Veterans and my fellow entrepreneurs within the Chapel Hill Leads Group and beyond. I leave you with this quotation from "The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn "One person caring about another represents life's greatest value"

Speaker's Schedule for June / July 2017
12 July - Marie Snider, Marie Speaks
19 July - Planned Open Networking Meeting
26 July - Michael Maloney, Maloney Bookkeeping...

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 Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 Fordham Boulevard,Chapel Hill, NC 27514 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

"What Is Old Is New Again"

If you had not heard already I have decided to move the Chapel Hill Leads Group again. What is interesting is that we are relocating to the very facility in which the Chapel Hill Leads Group started over 19 years ago.

The new location is the old Holiday Inn located at the corner of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Blvd, just around the corner from the American Legion. The new name is The University Inn of Chapel Hill. While I am still sad about leaving the American Legion facility, I am also proud of the support from that great organization over the past few years and the opportunity to lend them our support as well.

I thank Bob Medred, a fellow Legionnaire, for the time and effort taken in order to help the Leads Group run smoothly each and every week. I also thank Cheryl Lee not only for her weekly contribution to the Leads Group, but also for her efforts in the transition to our new location. Words alone cannot convey my gratitude for her ongoing support of the Leads Group.

Finally, I am excited to see what lies ahead in this new chapter of The Chapel Hill Leads Group and I look forward to sharing it with you. I invite you to join me each and every Wednesday morning at our new location. I think that you will enjoy the surroundings and the opportunities that will make The Chapel Hill Leads Group the premier 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:

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 5 July 2017

So You Think You’re Not Losing Money From Outdated IT Equipment and Support  ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Diversity and inclusion in the non-profit sector  ... 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.