Weekly News
12 March 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Michele Castle - Isagenix

Wanting more income, time freedom and to drop 30 pounds, Michele discovered Isagenix 12 1/2 years ago.

You've been hearing about Isagenix for about that long if you are a CHLG veteran. You've heard that toxins, stress and nutritional deficiency are creating the accelerated aging crisis we are in. We are going to focus in on stress, what it is, why it's bad, and how some simple habits including Isagenix products can add life to your years and years to your life!

Michele Castle has been a member of the CHLG for 12 years. She studied Philosophy at Boston University and got her Masters in Theological Studies at Duke. From high school teacher to youth minister and 7 years as Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Raleigh, where she recruited and trained church volunteers, taught in the Deaconate program and facilitated study days for clergy and staff, she had a 14 year fulfilling career in ministry. She also co authored Best Practices in Young Adult Ministry with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, an ebook called 7 Secrets about The Secret: Reflections on the Law of Attraction for People of Faith, finalizing a book on money and spirituality called Eye of A Needle and has started a book on networking with BNI giant Steve Hand. She has been the recipient of many company awards and honors, including:

2007 Women of Isagenix Award
2008 Trainers Circle Award
2009 Persistence Award
2011 Spirit of Isagenix Award

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

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!

You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for March / April 2018
21 March - Open Networking Meeting
28 March - Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe, LLC
4 April - Raymond Ezell, KWOC Enterprises
11 April - Tiffani Johnson. Otter & Mule
18 April - Open Networking Meeting
25 April - Barnsley Brown, Spirited Solutions

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 Part II"

Last week I spoke about The "Value" of Networking. This week I want to address the value of productive networking and utilizing the Chapel Hill Leads Group to that end. Each week we have scheduled time for testimony's where our members publically thank other members for their recent referrals. I normally keep tract and it is not unusual for a member to thank several of our members for recent referrals. It is a powerful demonstration of how this type of networking is of value when starting a business or expanding an ongoing business.

If you are a new business owner or one that has attended the Chapel Hill Leads Group in the past, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and see for yourself why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest business referral group in the region, now celebrating over 20 continuous years in helping small business owners succeed.


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:

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.

Pedego Triangle Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, 23 March 2018

Celebrate the grand opening of Pedego Triangle.   ... 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.