Weekly News
1 January 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Master Planner Maxecine Mitchell

Maxecine Mitchell is the owner & chef of For the Moment Event Services.

Her love for cooking started as a child on her father’s farm in South Carolina.  She has always enjoyed preparing and serving delicious meals to her family and friends, so she decided to turn that joy into a business.

She has over twenty plus years of experience in the area of: event planning, catering, customer service, and business management. She has catered many occasions; weddings, office parties, church functions, open houses, birthday parties, cookouts and other special occasions.

See you there.

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

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

Dutch Treat Christmas Holiday Breakfast!

You missed treating your CHLG Meeting withdrawal by having a cup of coffee with several current and past CHLG members at Bob Evans in Durham.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for January / February 2018
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

"2018-Just Ahead!"

It is hard to realize that another year has passed and we are now looking forward to 2018. As with most organizations the Chapel Hill Leads Group has experienced both good times and not so good times. That being said, I am excited to see what lies ahead both for our members and as an organization as we approach our 20 year milestone in February. Within those 20 years our organization, the Chapel Hill Leads Group, has touched the lives of thousands of business owners in some way or another. That fact alone is a tribute to those who have regularly attended our "Leads" group throughout the years. It is an unparalleled accomplishment by any other business-referral group in the region.

2018 will have its own challenges both to our individual business's and to our organization, of that I am assured. However, I am confident that together we can overcome any obstacle and be of assistance to each other in achieving business-success. After all, we have a proven tract record. I look forward to the year ahead and to seeing you throughout the new year, 2018-Ahead!


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:

Chamber Office Closed for the Holidays, 25 December thru 1 January 2018

Chamber office is closed Monday, Dec. 25 thru Monday, Jan. 1 for the holidays..   ... Read the complete story.

Economic Development & Public Policy Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, 4 January 2018

Advise the chamber board of directors and professional staff, and  inform membership on policy and economic development initiatives.   ... Read the complete story.

Holman Family Dental Care Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 4 January 2018

Celebrate the grand opening of Holman Family Dental Care.   ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Taking Care of Business.   ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Non-Profit Roundtable is networking and education for non-profits.   ... 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.