Weekly News
6 November 2017

This Week's Speaker:

How we share business tips!

Where can you go this Wednesday morning that offers a combination of brainstorming, peer review, training, and support in a group setting that hones your business and personal skills in an interactive environment? Join Marie Snider of Marie Snider Speaks, one of our Masterminds this Wednesday and "be amazed".

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting, you missed...

After almost 9 years in the insurance industry, Scottie Gardner has learned a thing or two about insurance needs. From liability and workers compensation for the tireless business owner to home, auto, and life insurance for those looking to protect the things they work so hard for each day, he’s reviewed and consulted countless circumstances while helping folks develop a better understanding of their insurance needs. Please invite your realtor and mortgage lender friends to this meeting.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for November / December 2017
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

"Veterans Day

On 11 November 1921, an unknown American soldier from World War I was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, in recognition of WWI veterans and in conjunction with the cessation of hostilities at 11 a.m. on 11 November 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This was President Warren Harding’s request: “All … citizens … indulge in a period of silent thanks to God for these … valorous lives and of supplication for His Divine mercy … on our beloved country.” [Veterans Day - Duty, Honor, Country, The Patriot Post, Mark Alexander, November 11, 2005]

This day is known as Armistice Day. In 1954, Congress, wanting to recognize the sacrifice of veterans since WWI, proposed to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day in their honor. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former Supreme Commander in WWII, signed the legislation.

As we celebrate Veterans Day 2017, may we remind ourselves and take this opportunity to educate our children and our grandchildren of these truths as expressed by Mr. Charles M Province in It Is The Soldier, (c) 1970, 2005;

     It is the soldier, not the minister
     Who has given us freedom of religion.

     It is the soldier, not he reporter,
     Who has given us freedom of the press.

     It is the soldier, no the poet,
     Who has given us freedom of speech

     It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
     Who has given us the freedom to protest.

     It is the soldier, not the lawyer
     Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

     It is the soldier, not the politician
     Who has given us the right to vote.

     It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
     Who serves beneath the flag,
     And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
     Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

I hope to see you this Wednesday morning, with a smile on your face, a patriotic song on your mind and a sense of gratitude to all of those who have served this great country known as 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:

Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Special Edition of Business After Hours.   ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Creating a Board Dashboard.   ... Read the complete story.

CHYP at Babalu, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Mingle and donate a child's toy.   ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Social - Ladies' Night Out!, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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

Lights, Camera, Advocacy! - Public Safety, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Lights, Camera, Advocacy! - Public Safety.   ... 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.