Weekly News
31 July 2017


The Chapel Hill Leads Group has moved to its NEW location, Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Do not forget this Wednesday's meeting (2 August 2017).

This Week's Speaker:

Nothing you've ever read or learned is nearly as important as what the person across from you is about to say … if you just shut up and listen. David Stoner, EnviroFix CEO, will share his 5 Networking Truths which starts with Shut up and listen.

More importantly, Bring plenty of Business Cards and be ready to network!

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

"Why Green?" from the Man in Green. Last Wednesday, the Man in Green, Dick O'Donnell, talked about today's technology for the successful small business. Dick explained the Green savings ( $$$$ that is ) with Vonage Business phones, Total Merchant Services and Spectrum Business ( formally TWC).

You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for August 2017
9 August - Sharon Hill, Sharon Hill International
16 August - Need a Speaker
23 August - Need a Speaker
30 August - Vivienne Carosso, Liv

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


You have heard me mention the word appreciation many times in my closing remarks each week. Appreciation is defined as " The act of estimating the quality of things and giving them their proper value" Inherent within that definition is the act of keeping value in its perspective or relevancy. One cannot really be appreciative of something unless he/she has experienced the opposite of whatever it is that is to be appreciated.

I recently came upon a Tibetan prayer, that I wish to share with you, and one that illustrates this belief;

"Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey, so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled"

I invite you to join me at the Chapel Hill Leads Group, this Wednesday morning, with a big smile on your face, a skip in your step, a song in your heart and an attitude of gratitude for the life you live, in this great country, America, the beautiful.


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:

ABC Store at Rams Plaza Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, 1 August 2017

New ABC Store opens in Ram's Plaza  ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Start Healthy, Stay Profitable  ... Read the complete story.

The Joint Chiropractic Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Celebrate the opening of The Joint Chiropractic  ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tools to build a better,more cohesive team  ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by Residence Inn Chapel Hill, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 10 August 2017

Connect with Chamber members!   ... 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.