Weekly News
17 September 2018


This Week's Meeting:

Open Networking Meeting

This Wednesday, 19 September is an Open Networking Meeting at the Chapel Hill Leads Group. Take this opportunity to develop one new relationship. Introduce yourself to someone attending the CHLG for the first time. Expand your CHLG network by connecting with an existing CHLG member for the first time. Make an effort to get to know them and how you can help their business grow.

See you there.

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

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

John Teague - Chatham Real Estate Photography

Because most home buyers start their search on the Internet, good photography is a critical part of attracting buyers to a particular house. In his real-estate photography, John Teague wants every room to appear bright, clean and spacious. In his presentation, John will use sample photos to show how he achieves these effects. John will also describe his photography for businesses, apartment complexes, historic homes and other properties.

... You were indeed missed.

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

Speaker's Schedule for September / October 2018
26 September - Suzanne Chaney, Shaklee Distributor
3 October - Sharon Hill, Geeks on Call
10 October - Dave Stoner, EnviroFix, Inc.
17 October - Open Networking Meeting
24 October - Lee Schearer, American Real Estate and Appraisal Company

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

"The 5-W's"

I recently had a conversation with a few of our members, after the regular meeting, in which we discussed what I call good business practices. These very basic steps can be applied to many situations, however, when used routinely they act as muscle-memory of the brain. As a result, like those used by professional athletics, these basic steps will result in business success. I might also add that the steps can be used during your 60 second infomercial. The steps are what I call the 5-W's;

Tell the potential client or referral partner;

  1. Who you are,
  2. What it is you do,
  3. Where you do it,
  4. When you are available and finally,
  5. Why it is you are passionate about your profession and
    why should that person do business with you or refer their client to you.

I encourage you to practice the 5-'W's and to integrate them into your 60-second infomercial this week. I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to see why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest business referral group in the region, celebrating our 19th continuous years in helping small- business owners achieve success.

Remember to bring a smile on your face, a skip in your step and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you have 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:

Central Carolina Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Lisa Fey is the Keynote Speaker. ... Read the complete story.

B.GOOD Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, 20 September 2018

Celebrate the grand opening of B.GOOD on West Franklin St. ... Read the complete story.

Business After Hours at Southern, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 20 September 2018

Connect with Chamber members! . ... Read the complete story.

Jazzercise Grand Opening, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, 22 September 2018

Celebrate the grand opening of Jazzercise of Chapel Hill. ... Read the complete story.

2018 Inter-City Visit & Leadership Conference, 23-25 September 2018

Join 100 local leaders for a three-day experience in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Read the complete story.

Berkshire Chapel Hill Ribbon Cutting, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Berkshire Chapel Hill Ribbon Cutting. ... 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.