Weekly News
26 February 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Sharon Hill - Sharon Hill International

1-800-905-GEEK. Yes that is how you know Sharon Hill.  She is also a certified etiquette trainer and president of Sharon Hill International.

At the February 28th meeting, Sharon has decided to regale us with the dining etiquette top mistakes. What's in it for you?  Learn how to avoid looking like a DUFUS at a formal meal and losing a business deal.

What bothers you about what other people do at the table? Let’s talk about it.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

This past Wednesday, 21 February was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships were forged. Introduction with first time CHLG attendees were created. Member business networks were grown by reconnecting with existing CHLG members. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Volunteer Poker Players Wanted!

Chapel Hill Leads friends, help a sister out.

After I give my February 28 presentation and AFTER our meeting, I need 9 people to stay and sit at the same table. Why? Lili Englehardt is going to take pictures of me and the folks at the table playing poker.

We won't really be playing. Lili needs about 15 to 20 minutes to capture my poker training business for her web site and mine.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Happy Birthday Chapel Hill Leads Group!

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

Join your fellow members of the Chapel Hill Leads Group on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 in the Time Out Bar at the Chapel Hill University Inn from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 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 March 2018
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

"President Washington's Birthday"

When we think about President's Day we usually think about a day off or a big sale going on in retail stores. That being said I am offering some quotations to think about from a book given to me from a member of the Leads Group several years ago titled "1776 Things To Love About America"- A Star-Spangled Salute To The USA, by Russ Edwards and Jack Kreismer.

  • The Washington Monument excluded, no building is allowed to be taller than 13 stories in our nation's capital. You probably know why.

  • Does 1 Cherry Street ring a bell? It was the New York City presidential address of George Washington.

  • One of my personal quotations "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country" President John F. Kennedy

If you are a business owner looking for a business referral group, one that can help you become successful, one that has no quotas, one with no up-front cost and fees, one with a proven track record (20 years old and still going), I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and witness for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premiere business referral group in the region.

All that is required is a smile on your face, a song on your mind, and an attitude of gratitude for the opportunities to succeed 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:

3rd Annual Women's Symposium, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, 2 March 2018

Target Market: why understanding your target audience is critical to your business success   ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 7 March 2018

5 Critical Steps to Attracting Your Target Audience on Instagram.   ... 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.