Weekly News
25 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:

Wanting more income and more time freedom, Michele discovered Isagenix 11 years ago.

You've been hearing about Isagenix for about that long if you are a CHLG veteran. You've heard that toxins, stress and nutritional deficiency are creating the accelerated aging crisis we are in. But what the heck is Isagenix? What are the products and what do they do and how do people know what is right for them? Michele will get down to the nitty-gritty of the Isagenix solutions to transform lives. 

Michele Castle has been a member of the CHLG for 11 years. She studied Philosophy at Boston University and got her Masters in Theological Studies at Duke. From high school teacher to youth minister and 7 years as Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Raleigh, where she recruited and trained church volunteers, taught in the Deaconate program and facilitated study days for clergy and staff, she had a 14 year fulfilling career in ministry. She also co authored Best Practices in Young Adult Ministry with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, an ebook called "7 Secrets about The Secret: Reflections on the Law of Attraction for People of Faith", and is awaiting the publication of her newest book "Through the Eye of the Camel."

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

This past Wednesday, 20 September was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships were forged. Introduction with first time CHLG attendees were created. Member business networks were grown by reconnecting with existing CHLG members. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for September / October 2017
4 October - Speaker Needed
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

"September 23, 1969"

We all have many anniversary days throughout our lives, the usual ones, birthdays, marriage dates, employment dates etc. One such date for me is this past Saturday, September 23, 1969, 48 years ago. On that date at the age of 20 years old I was on a plane, the Flying Tiger, aka the freedom bird, looking out the window along with about 200 other soldiers, mostly Marines and some Army. We were all straining our eyes to see the coastline of South Viet Nam disappear under the wing of that aircraft. The one common thought as we settled back in our seats was "WE MADE IT OUT ALIVE!".

The reason that I make you aware of this anniversary date is not to garner sympathy for me, after all I made it out alive. It is to bring awareness that we all have anniversary dates that have been the impetus which has resulted in very positive actions. Those positive actions serve not only our own life but have also influenced those with whom we come into contact throughout life. For me, it was on that specific date, that I made a sacred vow to always "walk to high road" both in my private life and my professional life. Also, to keep a positive attitude and willing to see the other person's point of view and to never stop learning. It is these traits and other positive attitudes that make up the active members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group and it is only one reason why we have been in support of small business ownership for over 19 years.

If you are a small business owner within the Triangle Region and are looking for a positive-minded organization which will help you grow your business, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness why an attitude of gratitude will help you achieve business success.


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:

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.

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 4 October 2017

From $600,000 to $1.2 million:  What You Need to Succeed in Business.   ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by SpringHill Suites, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 5 October 2017

Business After Hours hosted by SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill!.   ... 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.