Weekly News
25 December 2017

This Week's Speaker:

CHLG Meeting Canceled, 27 December 2017

The regularly scheduled, 27 December 2017 Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting will not be held in observance of the Christmas holiday. The next regularly scheduled Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting is 3 January 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cannot wait until 3 January 2018 to network with other Chapel Hill Leads Group members! Meet up at Bob Evans (919-403-6766), 5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, for a holiday Dutch treat breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 27 December 2017.



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

This past Wednesday, 20 December was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships were forged. Introductions with first time CHLG attendees were created. Member business networks were grown by reconnecting with existing CHLG members. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting



Speaker's Schedule for December 2017
27 December - No Meeting - The regularly scheduled, 27 December 2017 Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting will not be held in observance of the Christmas holiday. The next regularly scheduled Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting is 3 January 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cannot wait until 3 January 2018 to network with other Chapel Hill Leads Group members! Meet up at Bob Evans (919-403-6766), 5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, for a holiday Dutch treat breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 27 December 2017.
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!

Chapel Hill Leads Group Inclement Weather Procedure

What weather conditions will cancel a CHLG Wednesday meeting?

Any weather conditions causing the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to cancel or impose a 2 hour opening delay on Wednesday, will cancel the CHLG meeting for that Wednesday. Weather conditions include, but are not limited to, tropical storms and hurricanes, snow, and icy roads.

What is the procedure for when school is not in session?

These represent general guidelines. Under all conditions, if you feel that the weather conditions in your area make travel hazardous, Stay Safe - Stay Home.

Which months are most likely to have inclement weather?

  • Hurricane season is from late August to mid November.
  • Winter months from mid December through March

How do I know if the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools are closed or on delayed opening?

  • Visit the Chapel Hill Leads Group website for the current status of the Wednesday meeting.
  • Join Chapel Hill Leads Group on Facebook to receive notices concerning the status of the Wednesday meeting.
  • Visit the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school website [http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/] and check the District Alert post on the home page.
  • Visit WRAL Weather, school closing [http://www.wral.com/weather/closings/] and check the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school status. On this page you can sign up to receive an email from WRAL when there is a change in status to the schools closing status.

Did You Know:

From: Lee Schearer,
To: My Fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group Members

"Caring"

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 on 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.

Respectfully,

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.