Weekly News
19 February 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Open Networking Meeting

This Wednesday, 21 February 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...

Tim McCauley - Get Visual Business Solutions

Most of us have heard the term "mutual funds" at some point in the past. They are the investment vehicle by which most folks' 401k, IRA, SEPP, and in some cases non-retirement savings get invested in the stock market. Without some basic and essential information, it's hard to make good decisions and get the kind of investment returns we deserve. With bad or misleading information, unfavorable outcomes are all too likely. Tim McCauley will provide information on things you should know about mutual funds to understand your investing and avoid some pitfalls that result from uninformed decisions.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Happy Birthday Chapel Hill Leads Group!

Celebrate 20 Years of Chapel Hill Leads Group helping Triangle Businesses Succeed!

Joins your fellow members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 in the Time Out Bar at the Chapel Hill University Inn from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Chapel Hill University Inn is located at 1301 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill, 27514.

Take this opportunity and invite your spouses, partners, guests, and potential members to socialize with your fellow Leads Group members.

Speaker's Schedule for February / March 2018
28 February - Sharon Hill, Sharon Hill International
7 March - Kevin Kondras, Drain Designs
14 March - Michele Castle, Isagenix International
21 March - Open Networking Meeting
28 March - 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:

Colombia Travel Information Session, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, 19 February 2018

The Chamber is traveling to Colombia and you're invited.   ... Read the complete story.

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Join the Central Carolina Women in Business group for its monthly social!   ... Read the complete story.

Policy Forum: Economic Outlook Briefing, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Economist, Dr. Michael L. Walden, shares his forecast and important news on our economy.   ... 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.