Weekly News
4 September 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:

Mike Maloney will demonstrate some of the features of QuickBooks Online and show how it can help Small Businesses get better control of their finances, and spend less time on the books.  Mike and his wife Judy have 3 children, 4 grand-children, 2 dogs, and 2 grand-dogs.  He has a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, and is currently growing his Bookkeeping business.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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.

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

"Labor Day"

"Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday". [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

I encourage each of us to read about this holiday and its beginnings, as it is much more than just another day off from our respective jobs. It is about history and the opportunities available to us in this great country and the freedom to pursue our dreams. One way to pursue your dreams is to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group where you can meet other small-business owners and entrepreneurs. The Chapel Hill Leads Group has endured the test-of-time and is the oldest business referral group in the Triangle Region.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and see for yourself why the cost to you is minimal whereas the value is priceless.


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:

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.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Presented by Carolina National Insurance Agency, Non-Profit Roundtable   ... Read the complete story.

CHYP Gives: Habitat Build, 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, 16 September 2017

Join us for a Habitat build   ... Read the complete story.

Tasting Traditions Fundraiser, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 16 September 2017

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm Fundraiser.   ... 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.