Weekly News
5 March 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Kevin Kondas - Drain Designs

I have spent over 20 years repairing masonry and Foundations and designing drainage and waterproofing systems that would likely have prevented the problems. At Drain Designs LLC, we specialize in solutions for Muddy yards, wet foundations, for preventing cracking, erosion, pests & mold. Our systems are easy to test & built to last a lifetime! Whether it's Commercial, Residential, New construction or Improvements to an existing system - we can help. Let's keep your home and property healthy & beautiful with Drain Designs Smart, Permanent Drainage Solutions!

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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.

You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for March 2018
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

"The "Value" of networking"

According to Random House Webster's College Dictionary-WordGenius the word "Value" is defined as "The worth of something in terms of some medium of exchange". As a member of the Chapel Hill Leads Group I recognize the "value" of being there every Wednesday morning. It gives regular attending members the opportunity not only to meet with other business owners, but also the opportunity to exchange ideas with a variety of business owners, to learn and profit from their collective years of ownership and tenure in their collective entrepreneurial wisdom.

It is in this "Leads Group", now in its 20th continuous years, that you can learn both how to succeed and how not to fail. We, have a saying, that we like to do business with those we know, we like and we trust. The value of doing business with trusted regular attending members is priceless. It is one that can help your business grow. It is one that I encourage you to experience.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the place to be and to witness the "value" of networking with other entrepreneurs and small business owners. I close with this message from The Dalai Lama-"It is not enough to become compassionate-you must act".


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, 7 March 2018

5 Critical Steps to Attracting Your Target Audience on Instagram.   ... Read the complete story.

Chapel Hill Young Professionals | AC Hotel, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 13 March 2018

CHYP meet monthly for networking, professional development, and community service.   ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Tips on Performance Reviews and Appraisals   ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by City Kitchen, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 15 March 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.