Weekly News
30 December 2019

This Week's Meeting

Chapel Hill Leads Group

2020 New Year's Day Meeting Canceled

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

See you for our next regularly scheduled CHLG meeting on 8 January 2020.

Happy New Year!


If you missed last Wednesday's meeting ...

Chapel Hill Leads Group

2019 Christmas Day Meeting Canceled

In observance of the 2019 Holiday Season, the CHLG meeting on 25 December is canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is 8 January 2020.

... Happy Holidays. See You Next Year!

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


Speaker's Schedule for January 2020
8 January - Joshua Coveleski
15 January - Open Networking Meeting
22 January - Dennis Pechinski, Weaver Dairy Realty
29 January - Christopher Brown, Thryv

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

" 'If Only', in 2020"

We have all heard this phrase numerous times before, and to be honest, I am confident that most of us have also used that phrase ourselves, whenever things don't work out as planned. It is very easy to blame others, events and your, so called, competition.

However, that phrase, "if only", should be a rallying cry. It should be an opportunity to analyze what went wrong and most importantly, how can you learn from the "if only" experience.

One of the best ways to learn from an "if only" experience is to associate yourself with a networking group of your peers and fellow business mentors, those who are successful with years of experience and those who are new to business ownership.

That networking group is the Chapel Hill Leads Group, with a proven track record of almost 22 consecutive years in helping our fellow business owners achieve their dream to become successful. See www.chapelhillleadsgroup.com.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning at our new location, at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce (www.carolinachamber.org ), and to experience why the Chapel Hill Leads Group is the oldest business referral group in the region. Membership should be a integral part of your 2020 business plan.

The price is minimal however, the value is priceless..


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:

2020 Annual CHYP Me/mbership, Thursday, 2 January 2020

Annual CHYP Membership Drive. ... Read the complete story

Chapel Hill Young Professionals Kickoff, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Linda's Bar & Grill. ... Read the complete story

Taking Care of Business | January 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 8 January 2020

How to Start a Business. ... 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.