Weekly News
11 December 2017

This Week's Speaker:

Steven Ray Miller of stevenraymiller.com has enjoyed speaking to the Chapel Hill Leads Group for 19 years, and has been painting and framing artwork for 45 years! This Wednesday, December 13, my goal is to share  a few stories from my life that y'all have not heard, and showcase several paintings that y'all have not seen before.  Have a question? - please ask it.

EVERYONE will go home with a gift - PLEASE bring a friend (or two ... )

See you there.

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

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

Brenda Greenberg with Premier Designs helps women make their best first impression, whether going to the office, parent teacher conference, networking event, or out to dinner with friends and family. What’s more important for women when making that first impression, confidence or competence? Why do some women have confidence and others not so much? Is the answer in our DNA or simply the choices we make?

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for December 2017
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

"Sense of Destiny"

I have, over the years, written about how destiny influences us to make decisions throughout our life. The word Destiny itself is defined as; "the predetermined, usu. inevitable, course of events", as stated in Random House Webster's College Dictionary-Word Genius.

As entrepreneur's and business owners, each of us made a conscious decision to embark upon a life-style of employment in which we have charted our own course of actions that could fulfill our dreams of being our own boss. Along with that dream comes the responsibility of ownership, decision making and the daily setbacks that we have all experienced, regardless of how long we have owned our respective business.

As members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group we have the advantage of being able to drawn upon the experience of numerous levels of business experience, not to mention the numerous types of business ownership. It is a type of small business quasi-Board of Directors and one that can assist each other in navigating the ever-changing aspects of small business ownership. The proof of success is its' longevity, now over 19 + years in existence.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday Morning and experience for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premiere business referral group in the Triangle Region.

Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you live and the opportunities that are available in our wonderful and 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:

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Activating Millennials through Transparency, Collaboration, and Trust.   ... Read the complete story.

Salute to Community Heroes, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 14 December 2017

Recognizing the men and women of service in our community.   ... Read the complete story.

CHYP Holiday Party at Top of the Hill, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Celebrate the end of the year at our annual holiday party.   ... 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.