Weekly News
20 August 2018

This Week's Meeting:

Bruce Vance - Town & Country Cleaning Services

Your new stone counter top has spots that won't clean off. Your granite always feels gritty no matter how hard you clean. Why do hardwood floor manufactures consider the maid  enemy number one.  Can some of the popular green cleaners start to dissolve  some of the new green vinyl planks. We will be answering these and other questions about  today's new surfaces, and how to safely care for them in this abbreviated version of a presentation for the ISSA International convention. Bring your questions.

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

Last Wednesday, 15 August was an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. New business relationships were forged. Introduction with first time CHLG attendees were created. Member business networks were 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.

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

Speaker's Schedule for August / September 2018
29 August - Barnsley Brown, Spirited-Solutions
5 September - Open Speaking Opportunity
12 September - Open Speaking Opportunity
19 September - Open Networking Meeting
26 September - Open Speaking Opportunity

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


I was reading a passage from the pamphlet entitled The Treasury of Quotes by Jim

A book that was given to me by a Leads member, Dick O'Donnell. While reading through it, I came across several passages relating to the subject of investments, which led me to thoughts on how it applied to the Chapel Hill Leads Group.

The word investment, as defined in Random House Webster's College Dictionary, is "a devoting, using, or giving of time, talent, emotional energy, etc., as to achieve something". As a business owner you make decisions on how and where to invest, whether it is through traditional ways, i.e. print advertising, Chamber of Commerce events etc. or through today's social media etc.

While I may agree that these types of investments may be effective, I still believe that person to person, face to face, the true social media, is the most effective form that will bring about business success. That has been a proven formula for the success of the Chapel Hill Leads Group now in its 20th year. People want to do business with those who they know, they like and they trust. These are the people who regularly attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group. See www.chapelhillleads.com

If you are a new business owner or one that used to attend the Chapel Hill Leads Group, I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and get to know successful business owners and see why their "investment" of regular attendance has proven dividends i.e. success.


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:

Central Carolina Women in Business Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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

State of the Community Report, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 23 August 2018

Learn how Chapel Hill and Carrboro are performing as a community. ... 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.