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.
Carroll has been coaching for more than three decades. Her clients include business owners with a focus on family run businesses and executives from businesses like Mega-Tech as well as Capital One and Amgen.
Carroll has five coaching focus areas. Life and Career Coaching aimed mainly at helping you get “unstuck” either personally or professionally and determining which path is the right path for you. ADHD Coaching which maximizes strengths of the super fast ADHD brain while guiding you to work around your obstacles and challenges. Recruitment Coaching helps you master the skills of attracting highly capable, dedicated and eager talent. Business Coaching helps you to identify and achieve bigger goals such as an expanded business, vision crystallization and effective resource management. Executive Coaching provides a creative partnership in professional development, decision-making, risk analysis, renewed focus, communication skills and strategic planning.
For more information, contact Carroll at 804-869-5403 or visit the Organic Blueprints, Inc. at OrganicBlueprints.com.
The RVA Career Expo is sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association in partnership with Career Prospectors and JAM. Held each March and October, the next expo is scheduled Friday, October 13, at the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen. Now in our 9th year, the RVA Career Expo has grown to become THE premier professional job fair in Richmond, attracting 100+ employers and over 1,000 job seekers.
The RVA Career Expo is like no other job fair. Our mission is to connect candidates to employers. As a candidate-driven event, every activity is designed to enhance a one's job search. Staffed solely by unpaid volunteers, dozens of WHIMBY members have benefited from the expo, through their affiliation with Career Prospectors and JAM, and as candidates attending the event.
For more information, contact Patrice at 804-313-7041 or visit the RVA Career Expo online at RichmondHokies.org/careerexpo/.
"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!