Weekly News
9 September 2019

This Week's Meeting

Susan Saenger, Spry Fitness

The 4 Biggest Reasons People Benefit from Hiring a Personal Trainer.

Susan Saenger is the owner of Spry Fitness and a certified Personal Trainer. Spry Fitness’ mission is to help people ages 55 and up have the energy, mobility, strength, and confidence to enjoy the second half of their lives. She will talk about the benefits of utilizing a personal trainer to help Leads members understand her business and their own!

See you there.

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


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

John Gunn, Union Home Mortgage

Good and honest information and facts about the Mortgage Industry.

John Gunn started in the mortgage business across the street in 1999 with Unisource Mortgage, work for them for 15 year until May of 2015. With the collapse of the housing market I decided to switch and work for mortgage banker, so I had control over all aspects of the application process, such as underwriting, processing, closing and servicing. In the 19 plus years I have closed over 1500 loan and have learned from each one. I’m also father to 4 girls and one son that is currently working with me as a Junior Loan Officer. I also became a grandfather this past May. My wife Beth and I came to NC in 1987, before I-40 went through the Triangle. We always thought we’d go back home to St. Louis but after every passing year we discover that Chapel hill was our home.

... You were indeed missed.

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


Speaker's Schedule for August / September 2019
18 September - Open Networking Meeting
25 September - Josh Coveleski
2 October - Orlando P Metcalf III, TAI Groupe
9 October - Ernest Collins, Ernest at the Keyboard
16 October - Open Networking Meeting
23 October - Heidi Hackney, The Can-Do Coach

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-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, 104 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 from 8:30 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

"In Remembrance of"

On July 4th ,1776, 56 men and 13 colonies declared in a united and loud voice heard around the world that we will "not go gentle into that good night!" as a colony of England. Eleven score and five years would pass before American blood would be shed on American soil by a foreign enemy.

Take a moment this Wednesday and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and peace on September 11, 2001. That their sacrifice will be realized in peace and understanding that all people "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness..."

We hope to see you all this Wednesday, bright and early with a smile on your face and a fire in your heart burning for 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:

Taking Care of Business | September 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Write the Right Book for Your Business ... Read the complete story

Coffee with the President, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Friday, 13 September 2019

Have coffee with the CEO of The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro ... Read the complete story

Racing for Ramps, 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 14 September 2019

Rameses has been kidnapped! ... Read the complete story

State of the Community Report, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 19 September 2019

Interested in how Chapel Hill and Carrboro are performing as a community? ... Read the complete story

Subway Southern Village Grand Re-Opening, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, 20 September 2019

Celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Subway Sourthern Village! ... 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.