Weekly News
15 January 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Open Networking Meeting

This Wednesday, 17 January 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...

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.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for January / February 2018
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

"Keeping  Your "Eye On The Prize"

My Father owned a large house boat with an upper deck that could easily seat 20. Being 45 feet long with an upper deck and 14 feet in width made the vehicle susceptible to the wind blowing it off course. As a result you were always making course corrections.

So it is with a business model. We all have events that we were not expecting and ones that usually cost us money. The art in becoming successful is to be ready for the unexpected, that is why it is crucial to have a business-plan which includes financial awareness.

We are fortunate to have very successful business owners as members within the Chapel Hill Leads Group who are eager to share their business expertise with new business owners. It is also a reason why we are the longest lasting business referral group in the Triangle Region, celebrating our 20-continuous years in providing a venue for business success.

If you are looking for a business referral group that can help you in charting a business plan that will provide the tools that will result in your business success, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. The cost is minimal but the value of membership is priceless!


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:

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.