Weekly News
23 October 2017

This Week's Speaker:

Affordable housing in Orange County?

Statler Gilfillen Architect MBA will be speaking from experience on the process of creating affordable housing and planning concepts for innovative housing design. Statler brings over 25 years of experience and a global perspective to Architecture here to the Triangle. Check out one of my websites on a concept I will be discussing: https://enovillage.wordpress.com/

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

You missed out on another exceptional Open Networking session and ...

An Impromptu Business Evaluation Discussion ...

organized by Dr. Barnsley Brown of Spirited Solutions led the roundtable in which every CHLG member present participated.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for November 2017
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
6 December - Brenda Greenberg, Premier Designs
13 December - Steven Ray Miller, stevenraymiller.com
20 December - Open Networking Meeting
27 December - No meeting in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays

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


One definition of caring is "to be concerned; have thought or regard." I think that is fair to say that the members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group care about each other and hope that their business succeeds. In that regard while at the Veterans Administration Hospital recently I saw a brochure titled "I CARE". The acronym is as follows: Commitment, Advocate, Respect, Excellence.

I also believe that to succeed in any business these traits are essential;

     * You must be committed to your chosen field of endeavor.

     * You should act as an advocate of your business and your client.

     * You must respect your client and yourself and finally

     * You should maintain excellence in your service to your client.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and experience the why The Chapel Hill Leads Group maintains the longest tenure of any business referral group in the Triangle Region. Remember that the cost is minimal however the value of membership 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:

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.

Be Pure Beauty Give Back Night, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Be Pure Beauty Give Back Night   ... 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.

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

Sure Fire Tactics to Promote Your Webinar.   ... 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.