Weekly News
28 August 2017

The Chapel Hill Leads Group has moved to its NEW location,

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

This Week's Speaker:

Vivienne Carosso was born, raised, and educated in England, Vivienne has since bounced between countries and, in the US, coasts. Her career includes Broadcast Engineer, retail store owner, multi-level marketer and compulsive, serial volunteer, two marriages, three kids and multiple furbabies.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Michael LaRocca went to Hong Kong in December 1999 for a one-month vacation. It took him twelve years to get back to North Carolina. Six years in China, five years in Thailand, and one in Vietnam. How'd that happen? Find out at the next meeting of the Chapel Hill Leads Group.

You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for September 2017
6 September - Mike Maloney, Maloney Bookkeeping
13 September - Michele Castle, Isagenix
20 September - Open Networking Meeting
27 September - Scottie Gardner, Colonial Insurance

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

"The Seven Laws of Success - Law 4 - Drive"

While cruising the Internet I once again became acquainted with the articles entitled The Seven Laws of Success [Armstrong, Herbert. The Seven Laws of Success. Philadelphia: Church of God, 2013].  In the past I have informed our members of these "Laws" in an effort to help you recognize the fact that, as a business owner and entrepreneur, success in business does not just happen. Even if you have the capital funding there is no guarantee that your business will achieve your expectations. The failure rate of a start-up small business is too evident within our respective communities.

Those of us who have been in business for some time have come to realize that in order to achieve reasonable success we had to establish a "plan of action". In an effort to help our members with this endeavor I have submitted numerous messages from several sources. This week I submit "Law #4". The fourth law is DRIVE!

You cannot achieve true business success without the drive, not only to want success, but also the internal drive to fight your way through adversity, to keep focused on the goal and to recognize and learn from others how to put that drive to work in order to achieve your goals.

One way to establish that drive is to educate yourself by reading publications such as Seven Laws of Success,. Herbert W. Armstrong - COG writer. Another way is to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group where you will meet successful small business owners who have harnessed the drive in order to achieve business success. Some of our members have been in business well over 40 years. I encourage you to check out our group at www.chapelhillleads.com.

I also invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to witness why we are the oldest business referral group in the region. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you live and the opportunities available to all of us in the great country, America.


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:

#PRIMETIMEexpo Social Media Flash Mob, Tuesday, 29 August 2017

PRIMETIMEexpo Social Media Flash Mob   ... Read the complete story.

PRIMETIME Business Expo 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 31 August 2017

What's your superpower?   ... Read the complete story.

Chamber Office Closed, Monday, 4 September 2017

Labor Day   ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How to Determine the Value of Your Business   ... Read the complete story.

Pop Up Office Party, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 7 September 2017

Pop Up Office Party   ... 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.