Weekly News
30 April 2018

This Week's Speaker:

Steven Ray Miller - stevenraymiller.com

Steven Ray Miller has been painting for 45 years. He will be presenting "30 paintings in 10 minutes", and guarantees you will see a few paintings you have not seen before.

Please bring a question or two to ask Steven about his life and/or his artwork.

And... the presentation will end up on YouTube some day soon...!

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Dr. Barnsley Brown - Spirited Solutions

Ever had a speeding ticket?  Need a will or healthcare power of attorney?  Want to have your contracts reviewed for your business, cell phone, rental property, etc?  Need a collection letter sent for a client who hasn't paid yet?  Want protection from a tax attorney if you are audited? Concerned about your identity being stolen?  Come find out how professional speaker Dr. Barnsley Brown easily took care of such issues,  protected her family and identity, and saved over $42,000!  She will share a low-cost, absolutely vital money-saving resource that she recommends to her family and friends. EVERY business owner should know about this!

... You were indeed missed. 

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for May 2018
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

"A  Positive Attitude!"

Today I would like speak of  a man who has helped me in the development of my positive attitude. That person is Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power Of Positive Thinking. In his Introduction Dr. Peale states, in part, "The positive thinker constantly sends out positive thoughts, together with vital mental images of hope, optimism and creativity. He therefore activates the world around him positively and strongly tends to draw back to himself positive results." To put it a more simplistic way is "like minds think alike".

That is one reason why the Chapel Hill Leads Group has been so successful, now in its 20th consecutive year. It serves as a  small business incubator, where our members can meet with other entrepreneur's. It operates as a business referral organization, but it also serves as a board of directors that can help each other  achieve success in their respective business.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to witness for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group should be part of your marketing plan for the  year.


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, 2 May 2018

Learn how to develop pricing for your products and services!    ... Read the complete story.

2018 Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Leadership Kick-Off Reception!    ... Read the complete story.

Leadership Session #2: Triangle Training Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 3 May 2018

Leadership Training: Session 2    ... Read the complete story.

Chapel Hill Young Professionals | Berkshire Chapel Hill, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Make new connections with your fellow young professionals!  ... Read the complete story.

Non-Profit Roundtable, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Have you used radio PSAs to promote your non-profit?    ... 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.