Weekly News
26 March 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Orlando P Metcalf III - TAI Groupe, LLC

The journey begins on a cold December night in 1946 Chicago. These 71 years have been an incredible journey and it is not concluded. Join me this Wednesday, 28 March, as we explore the impact of Civil Rights, the handicapped, and what it takes to grow your available market by up to 25%.

Just maybe we can also have some fun.


See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Open Networking Meeting

This past Wednesday, 21 March was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships could be forged. Introductions with first time CHLG attendees created. Member business networks 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



Speaker's Schedule for April 2018
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

"Appreciation"

You have heard me mention the word appreciation many times in my closing remarks each week. Appreciation is defined as " The act of estimating the quality of things and giving them their proper value" Inherent within that definition is the act of keeping value in its perspective or relevancy. One cannot really be appreciative of something unless he/she has experienced the opposite of whatever it is that is to be appreciated.

I recently came upon a Tibetan prayer, that I wish to share with you, and one that illustrates this belief:

"Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey, so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled"

I invite you to join me at the Chapel Hill Leads Group, this Wednesday morning and to witness how appreciative our members are for the opportunity to meet face to face with other business owners who are those with whom we like, we know and we trust. Our methods have proven to be successful as the Chapel Hill Leads Group enters into our 20th continuous year of helping our members become successful.

Remember to bring a big smile on your face, a skip in your step, a song in your heart and an attitude of gratitude for the life you live, in this great country, America, the beautiful.

Respectfully,

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:

Chamber Office Closed, , Friday, 30 March 2018

Chamber office is closed, Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday.   ... Read the complete story.


Colombia Travel Information Session, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Colombia Travel Information Session.   ... Read the complete story.


Taking Care of Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Navigating sexual harassment, bias, racism in the workplace.   ... 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.