Weekly News
8 January 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Bruce Vance - Town & Country Cleaning Services

The cold and flu season is upon us. How can we break the chain of infection and keep our families safer? Bruce Vance, internationally known cleaning expert, will discuss tips on preventing infections this season. Targeted hygienic cleaning combined with modern tools and methods in most cases can go a long way toward breaking the chain of infection without resorting to toxic chemicals.

See you there.

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

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

Maxecine Mitchell is the owner & chef of For the Moment Event Services. Maxecine brought samples of her breakfast cuisine that were exceptional.

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.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for January / February 2018
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

"Worry & Problem Solving"

We all worry about something and as business owners we also need to problem-solve situations as well. Of the many self-help books that I have read, I have learned that there are some simple methods to follow in order to establish a clear pathway to success. They include:

       1.) Determine what the problem is?

       2.) Determine the causes of the problem?

       3.) Determine if there is a possible and effective solution

       4.) Act on that solution, if at all possible.

       5.) Learn from the experience so that you can apply the methodology when the next situation arises, and it will.

Worry and business ownership go together. It is inevitable. However it can also be managed, if you put the problem in perspective and then develop a plan of action to deal with the problem/worry in an effective manner. One way to learn the techniques on how to manage worry, stress and business problems is to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group and to learn from those of us who have been in business over many years. The Chapel Hill Leads Group has a unique blend of business owners from all walks of life and a variety of business backgrounds in which to learn from.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group has established itself as the premier business referral group in the region, now celebrating 19 (+) years in existence. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life you live and the opportunities available to you in our great nation, 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:

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.

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Provide counseling and support to fellow retail business principals or managers.   ... Read the complete story.

Chapel Hill Young Professionals | Linda's Bar & Grill, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Start off the new year with your peers.   ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 P.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Central Carolina Women in Business Social.   ... Read the complete story.

Big Frog Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 18 January 2018

Grand opening of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts of Durham.   ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by Brookdale Senior Living, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 18 January 2018

Connect with Chamber members!   ... 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.