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.
Alan Gayle is the founder and President of Via Nova Investment Management. His 40-plus years of investment-related experience spans the periods of accelerating inflation in the 1970's and the OPEC oil embargo, the tight monetary policies of the 1980’s that pushed interest rates over 20%, the strong growth and stock market gains of the 1990’s, the Dot-Com bubble, and the Financial Crisis. With this wealth of experience earned during a variety of economic backdrops, Alan’s hallmark continues to be building successful portfolios for individuals and organizations … not only to achieve competitive investment returns, but to build portfolios that reflect a higher degree of corporate responsibility and sustainability.
Andrew joined S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. in 2016 and has been in the real estate industry since graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 2012. After graduation, Andrew began his career in real estate finance as a mortgage loan officer where he originated mortgages for residential homebuyers. In 2014, Andrew made the switch to commercial real estate where he spent two years managing a 500,000+ square foot portfolio of medical offices, commercial office buildings, auto shops, and retail centers. Andrew is responsible for the leasing of a portfolio of shopping centers in Richmond while also engaging in 3rd party representation of buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants.
For more information, contact Andrew at 804-357-6075 or visit S. L. Nusbaum Realty online at SLNusbaum.com/.
Sandler Training by Focus Business Development, Inc. is a Richmond based, award winning training firm that has been collaborating with teams and individuals in Virginia since 2000 to enhance customer experience and grow sales. Sandler Training works with: Sales Teams and Individuals, Sales Managers, Leaders and Business Owners, Inside Sales and Customer Service, Professional Service Providers and Enterprise Organizations. When businesses are looking for a proven and comprehensive approach to sales and business development they rely on Mike and Patrick Carroll to provide the consulting, strategies, resources and training to achieve sustainable, repeatable sales growth.
For more information, contact Patrick at 804-937-4012 or visit Sandler Training online FocusBusiness.Sandler.com/.
"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!