Weekly News
29 January 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Randy Berstein - TheBrandShark.com

Promotional products are an effective way to market your business, but it’s not just a matter of buying some pens and giving them to everyone you know. There are strategies for utilizing promotional products, or any advertising, for that matter.

Randy will discuss marketing techniques and effective use of marketing products to ensure the best return on your investment in your business.

See you there.

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

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

Skyler Borgman

You only get one financial future, and a comprehensive plan can help you achieve your goals. Come learn more about financial planning and clear up many of the misconceptions out there. Skyler Borgman, Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor will answer all of your questions about Financial Planning, Investments, and Risk Management.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for January / February 2018
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 Marie Snider 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

"Your Effective Presentation"

The two aspects of making a memorable presentation are identified in the booklet by Dale Carnegie titled Effective Speaking and Human Relations and ones that I encourage our members to consider. They are

1.) Be yourself, speak about why and how you decided to choose your career,

2.) Become a more interesting person. Use animation, gestures, vocal tones and emotions when you speak. also, objects that represent your occupation, things that your audience can touch, feel and observe. These will not only wake up your audience, they will make them remember you and your business.

Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning with other business owners and to witness for yourself why, the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premier business referral group in the region. Remember to bring, along with business cards, a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life you have and the opportunities available within our great nation.


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, 1 February 2018

TCB is powered by the Chamber, SCORE, and the Small Business Response.   ... Read the complete story.

Chamber's 75th Annual Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 2 February 2018

Come celebrate the successes of our business community from 2017.   ... 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.