+ Chapel Hill Leads Group - Weekly News - 16 October 2017
Weekly News
16 October 2017

This Week's Speaker:

This Wednesday, 18 October 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 ...

My website was hacked! What do I do?

Tim McCauley, President of Get Visual Business Solutions, has encountered this problem quite frequently over the past 18 months among his customers who host their own websites at Bluehost, HostGator, GoDaddy and others. He'll provide some insight into what's at the root of the problem and what business owners can do. Tim will also try and keep the geek speak at a minimum and inform in a manner everyone can understand.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Lou Umscheid Retires

Date:         21 October 2017
Time:        4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:  1121 NC 86 N, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Join the Chapel Hill Leads Group this Saturday, 21 October, as we face Lou Umscheid to the East and wish her well as she rides off into the sunrise of retirement. The Saturday evening Retirement Social is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 1121 NC 86 N, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Pot Luck dinner, refreshments provided. ( guests are welcome to supplement with their own special item beer or wine). You are encouraged to invite your families (children welcome), partners, and potential members. Plan to attend this event and to enjoy the opportunity to socialize with your fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group members. Plenty of parking. You may wish to bring a chair.

Driving Hint: Driving North on NC86 N, The driveway is on the right, 25 yards past the only Deer Crossing sign on NC86 N.

To make sure enough refreshments are present, an RSVP is requested.

See you there.

Speaker's Schedule for October / November 2017
25 October - Statler Gilfillen, Gilfillen Architect
1 November - Scottie Gardner, Colonial Insurance
8 November - Philip Gialenios, Sandler Training
15 November - Open Networking Meeting
22 November - Dutch-treat Breakfast at Bob Evans, Durham
29 November - Tom Faulkner, CowboyPain.com

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

"Business Competition"

Throughout my business life of more than 46 years, I have often heard other business owners speak of their completion as if it is some giant entity that will swallow up their clientele and will put them out of business. However, it is my belief, backed up by witnessed actions, that the only competition you have in either your personal or business life is yourself.  Most of us work throughout the Triangle Region and we all have competitors. The difference is that our competition can provide us with the incentive to "up our game". If the competition provides their clients with a superior product or service, that action provides you with a roadmap to provide your clientele with a far superior product or service than that of your competition. By out-doing the competition you are becoming a better ambassador of your chosen profession and more professional in how you engage your clientele.

When I am recruiting prospective members of the Chapel Hill leads Group, I am often asked if there are other members who are engaged in the same occupation as theirs. Will they have competition? My standard response is the belief that competition provides each and every one of us with the opportunity to become better at what we do. It challenges' us, it keeps engaged. As I truly believe, your only competition is the person in the mirror!

If you are looking for a business referral group that is dedicated to helping other small business owners succeed, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to witness for yourself why we are the oldest business referral group throughout the Triangle Region.


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:

CHYP | Cocktails with the Candidates, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cocktails with the Candidates.   ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Join the Central Carolina Women in Business group for its monthly social!.   ... Read the complete story.

Lights, Camera, Advocacy! - Technology and Elections, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Lights, Camera, Advocacy!   ... Read the complete story.

Alumni Hall Grand Opening, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, 27 October 2017

Celebrate the grand opening of Alumni Hall.   ... Read the complete story.

Rasa Anniversary Celebration & Ribbon Cutting, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, 27 October 2017

Celebrate the four year anniversary of Rasa Indi-Chinese Restaurant.   ... Read the complete story.

Coldwell Banker Advantage Grand Opening, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, 27 October 2017

Celebrate the grand opening of Coldwell Banker Advantage.   ... 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.