Weekly News
13 November 2017

This Week's Speaker:

Stop struggling in your business and instead get fast, proven answers to your business questions and challenges! Dr. Barnsley Brown of Spirited Solutions Professional Speaking and Coaching will facilitate a game-changing business mastermind this Wednesday. 

Come to the meeting prepared with a specific business challenge or question you can state in 30 seconds.  You'll leave this energizing mastermind session with plentiful ideas, input, and best practice suggestions from an experienced group of business movers and shakers.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your very own Chapel Hill Leads Advisory Board!

See you there.

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

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

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".

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for November / December 2017
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

"Ellis Island"

On this day November 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island. The previous information was garnered from "This Day In History" @www.history.com.

So, you may ask why is Lee offering this information and how does it relate to the Chapel Hill Leads Group? If you think about it, our "Leads Group" along with the others in the region are the "gateway" to new entrepreneurs, and self-employed business owners. It is through our groups that newly self-employed business owners can chart their own destinies through associations with an array of business mentors, from those who have just started their business to those who have been successful in business for over 40 years.

Just like those 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island and started their new life in the "land of opportunity" where anything is possible, so are the opportunities to those who are willing to work hard and associate with other like-minded small business owners on a regular basis. Let us act as your business mentors.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness the reason why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the longest lasting business referral group, now in our 19th year, within the Triangle Region. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a patriotic song on your mind, a skip in your step and an attitude of gratitude for the opportunities available to you in our 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:

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.

Christmas House Wish Trees, 20 November through 24 December 2017

Christmas House Wish Trees   ... Read the complete story.

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Provide peer counseling to business principals involved in the retail trade. .   ... 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.