Weekly News
18 September 2017

Chapel Hill Leads Group Inclement Weather Procedure

What weather conditions will cancel a CHLG Wednesday meeting?

Any weather conditions causing the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to cancel or impose a 2 hour opening delay on Wednesday, will cancel the CHLG meeting for that Wednesday. Weather conditions include, but are not limited to, tropical storms and hurricanes, snow, and icy roads.

What is the procedure for when school is not in session?

These represent general guidelines. Under all conditions, if you feel that the weather conditions in your area make travel hazardous, Stay Safe - Stay Home.

Which months are most likely to have inclement weather?

  • Hurricane season is from late August to mid November.
  • Winter months from mid December through March

How do I know if the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools are closed or on delayed opening?

  • Visit the Chapel Hill Leads Group website for the current status of the Wednesday meeting.
  • Join Chapel Hill Leads Group on Facebook to receive notices concerning the status of the Wednesday meeting.
  • Visit the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school website [http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/] and check the District Alert post on the home page.
  • Visit WRAL Weather, school closing [http://www.wral.com/weather/closings/] and check the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school status. On this page you can sign up to receive an email from WRAL when there is a change in status to the schools closing status.

This Week's Speaker:

This Wednesday, 20 September is an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Take this opportunity to develop one new relationship. Introduce yourself to someone attending the CHLG for the first time. Expand your CHLG network by connecting with an existing CHLG member for the first time. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for September / October 2017
4 October - David Riddell, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
11 October - Tim McCauley, Get Visual Business Solutions
18 October - Open Networking Meeting
25 October - Statler Gilfillen, Gilfillen Architect

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

"Citizenship Day"

I looked at my calendar today and saw the footnote mentioning the fact that today September 17th is Citizenship Day. While I believe that every day should be a citizenship day, I took the time to Google it and discovered the following;

"Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. It is dedicated to all US citizens".

I hope that you may take the opportunity to review those events that led up to the formation of our country and to strive to become a good citizen. It is a challenge that I accept every day.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to see why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the place to be when growing your business in 2017. Remember to bring a smile on your face and an attitude of gratitude for the opportunities that our past citizens made available in this 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:

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Counseling and support to businesses in the retail trade.   ... Read the complete story.

Special Treats Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Celebrate the grand opening of Special Treats.   ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Central Carolina Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon.   ... Read the complete story.

CHYP at Europa Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Breaking the ice on icebreakers.   ... Read the complete story.

State of the Community Report & Conference, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, 29 September 2017

Learn how Chapel Hill and Carrboro are performing as a community.   ... 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.