Our members are business owners and professionals from a broad variety of companies and industries. We share in common the belief that business success is enhanced by the relationships we build.
Our focus is promoting the development of professional relationships and business success among our members and facilitating new relationships among our respective clients, prospects and strategic partners.
We meet the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All WHIMBY meetings are held at The Westwood Club on 6200 W. Club Lane in Richmond, Virginia.
If you would like to check us out, please arrange to attend one of our upcoming meetings as a guest of one of our members. See our member list for someone you know. A guest fee of $10 covers light refreshments and two drinks.
Membership is not restricted by geography, business focus, race, creed or gender and we do not limit membership due to overlapping professions or industries or services. New WHIMBY members are invited and sponsored by a current member.
Our meetings and programs are possible through the support of our sponsors. WHIMBY sponsors are existing members that get a focused 5 minute presentation and generously cover the expenses for the room and bar.
Wellborn + Wright provides the world’s architects, designers, and creative minds with access to exceptional materials and expert craftsmanship. Wellborn + Wright is more than a wood mill, we are a creative culture. We provide reclaimed wood flooring, beams, rustic wood, wood paneling, rustic wood flooring and lumber. We also collaborate with designers to build custom hand built furniture, bespoke hardware, and other turnkey fabrications from wood and metal. We can help fabricate every component of your design and build project from start to finish, one board at a time. For more information, contact Steve at 804-334-3893 or visit Wellborn + Wright at WellbornWright.com.
Presenting to WHIMBY in place of Christi Shadbolt will be Marilyn Milio. Marilyn has over 35 years of experience in education and training, program development and management, non-profit leadership and community development and is currently the CARITAS Works Program Manager. She is passionate about and dedicated to adult education, social justice and equality, and uniting resources in the community to strengthen community. “At CARITAS Works we help men recognize the inherent nature of worth and joy and combine intensive and innovative career preparation, character development and job placement support and resources to individuals with major barriers to employment, empowering them to overcome their circumstances and forge pathways to lasting success.” For more information, contact Marilyn at 804-612-1752 or visit Caritas at CaritasVA.org.
"WHIMBY is easily one of my favorite networking groups in Richmond. The ability to build relationships, socialize, and tap into each others connections make it a valuable part of my business development activities."
"The atmosphere at WHIMBY meetings is unlike any other networking group in town. I appreciate the friendly, professional members and their desire to help our business. They make it easy to want to help them in return."
"The connections I've made at WHIMBY make a genuine difference in my annual sales numbers, not to mention the friendships that have formed after a few years of membership."
Check out pictures from our recent meetings and events!