Weekly News
18 December 2017

This Week's Speaker:

This Wednesday, 20 December 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, you missed...

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 went home with a gift - Some attendees brought a friend (or two ... )

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for December 2017
27 December - No meeting in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays
Speaker's Schedule for January / February 2018
3 January - Maxecine Mitchell, For The Moment Event Services
10 January - Bruce Vance, Town & Country Cleaning Services
17 January - Open Networking Meeting
24 January - Skyler Borgman, Morgan Stanley
31 January - Randy Bernstein, BrandShark
7 February - Need Speaker
14 February - Tim McCauley, Get Visual Business Solutions
21 February - Open Networking Meeting
28 February - Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe, LLC

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

"The Most Interesting Person"

In one of my daily devotional books, The Daily Guideposts 2017, I came across the passage "The most interesting person in the world is the person who is interested in me'. This passage is also one that is taught by many business consultants including our own member, Sharon Hill, in her business etiquette courses. It is also ingrained within an "attitude of gratitude" which our own member Dick O'Donnell, espouses. Being genuinely interested in another person's business or interest is a key component to becoming successful in life, however you define your chosen life-journey to be.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at The Chapel Hill Leads Group. You will find it well worth the time and effort to be able to join fellow entrepreneurs who share your interests and that will be interested in both your business and in you as well.

Quote of the week

     "Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way".

      ~ Booker T. Washington


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 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.

Chamber Office Closed for the Holidays, 25 December thru 31 December 2017

Chamber office is closed Monday, Dec. 25 to Monday, Jan. 1 for the holidays..   ... 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.