Weekly News
9 April 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Tiffani Johnson - Otter and Mule

One of your business goals is to make enough money to support your family, and maybe even enough to enjoy a fabulous lifestyle.  Taxes and expenses can eat away at your bottom line, leaving  you little room for marketing and other business improvements.  Tiffani Johnson of Otter and Mule will explain how her company can help improve your cash flow, at little to no cost to your business.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Raymond Ezell - KWO Enterprises

Raymond is the founder and CEO of KWOC Enterprises. In 1992 he has also founded a successful clinical monitoring research company that is still thriving. In the past two years, he has also partnered with two other thriving companies. He has proudly serviced his country in military service and acquired his bachelor degree in Nursing through the GI Bill. After working 11 years at some of the most prestigious medical centers in the U.S., Raymond returned to Alma Mata and taught nursing at North Carolina Central University and following year at Durham Technical Community College. Over the last twenty years Raymond has worked in the field of clinical trial monitoring and in 2017 enrolled and completed the world’s most prestigious Life Coaching Program at CTI Co-Active Coaching. He is currently an active and successful Life Coach with clients in various parts of the United States.

... You were indeed missed. 

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for April 2018
18 April - Open Networking Meeting
25 April - Barnsley Brown, Spirited Solutions
2 May - Steven Ray Miller, stevenraymiller.com
9 May - Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee
16 May - Open Networking Meeting

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


Defined by  Random House Webster's College Dictionary as "a wise and trusted counselor or teacher". I have mentioned the importance of Mentors over the years and truly believe that the Leads Groups in the region serve as a school of learning, especially for those business owners who are new to self-employment. They are the place to associate one's self with talented veteran small business owners, many of which have a background with the corporate world and some with decades of wisdom and experience of self-employment and business success.

The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the considered the oldest Leads Group in the region as it enters into its 20th year of continuous service for both new and veteran business owners in the region. It is the place where Mentors gather each week, the place where you can experience the wisdom of trusted counselors and learn how to succeed in your business.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you have been given and the opportunities available to you 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:

Chapel Hill Young Professionals | The ArtsCenter, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Enjoy an evening of the arts.   ... Read the complete story.

Community Bocce Derby, 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, 12 April 2018

No time for the Kentucky Derby? We're bringing the Bocce Derby to you!.   ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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

Eggs with Elected Officials + Candidates, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Elected leaders decisions have consequences.    ... 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.