Weekly News
21 May 2018

This Week's Meeting:

Randy Bernstein, BrandShark

Promotional products are a powerful tool for increasing brand awareness, marketing your company, and thanking your loyal customers. Randy Bernstein is the owner of BrandShark Promotional Products and, at this week’s Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting, he will be sharing some success stories about companies he has helped promote their businesses.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Dutch Treat Social Networking Breakfast

Date:         16 May 2018
Time:         8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Bob Evans Restaurant
                  5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
                  Durham, NC 27707

Networking opportunities present themselves in all situations and at any time. Join with your fellow CHLG members this week and hone your introduction and response messages in an open social environment. The next regularly scheduled Chapel Hill Leads Group meeting is 23 May 2018.

Cannot wait to network with other Chapel Hill Leads Group members! Meet up at Bob Evans (919-403-6766), 5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, for an outstanding Dutch treat breakfast and Networking in a Social setting beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 16 May 2018.

... You were indeed missed. 

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for May / June 2018
30 May - Nikolaos Johnson, Triangle Media Consulting
6 June - Skyler Borgman, Morgan Stanley
13 June - Marie Snider, Marie Snider Speaks
20 June - Open Networking Meeting
27 June - Orlando Metcalf, 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!

Did You Know:

From: Lee Schearer,
To: My Fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group Members

"Worrying in business"

As entrepreneurs and business owners most of us worry at some time or another. It is predictable! Given the current times, we are told that we, as a nation, have not experienced steady growth for several years now and some folks believe that we are not ready to rebound any time soon, regardless of who wins the election. That being said, I would like to offer you some advice based primarily on the fact that I have over 47 year's experience as a sole-proprietor and have withstood several economic downturns. My advice can be simplified into repeating the 27 words as authored by Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr (qtd. in Carnegie, Dale, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living", copyright 1948/1952, p288)

     "God grant me the serenity
       to accept the things I cannot change,
       the courage to change the things I can,
       and wisdom to know the difference".

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to get acquainted with the collective business experience that our members have to offer and to experience for yourself why The Chapel Hill Leads Group is the premier business referral group in the Triangle Region, 18 years and going strong.


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:

Leadership Session #3: History & Government, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, 24 May 2018

Leadership Session #3: History & Government    ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours hosted by Residence Inn, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 24 May 2018

Connect with Chamber Members    ... Read the complete story.

Chamber Office Closed, Monday, 28 May 2018

Memorial Day    ... Read the complete story.

Leadership Session #4: Education & Workforce Development, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, 31 May 2018

Leadership Session #4: Education & Workforce Development    ... 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.