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.
Presenting to WHIMBY on behalf of Gene Wilson is Will Pitzer, Program Director for Connecting Hearts at Jewish Family Services.
As the Program Director for Connecting Hearts, Will aims to focus on helping communities and families engage in foster care and foster2adopt. Will believes that healing requires collaboration, connection, and cooperation. Together, we can support our youth and families to ensure every child has a home and a family.
News Flash! Connecting Hearts Presents The Bowling Ball! Moving Virginia’s Kids from Foster to Family!
Please join Debbie Johnston and Libby Lewis as they co-host The Bowling Ball, a night to support children in foster care awaiting adoption. Held at River City Roll on Thursday, November 7th, they will have food, fun and fabulous guest speakers Debbie Johnston, Terry McAuliffe, and George Dennehy. And, the Bart Chucker Band will perform!
For more information, visit www.connectingheartsva.org/thebowlingball/.
A native of Richmond, I grew up in the North Side and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Psychology. A love of community and a passion for helping others led me to a career in residential real estate.
Working with buyers and sellers, my focus is client centered. As a professional real estate advisor, client satisfaction is my priority. Excellent communication skills, accessibility, and paying close attention to detail make me a valuable client advocate. Whether it’s helping clients find a home, find the best loan, or sell a home, I am a positive and enthusiastic guide through the process. As part of my services, I use a professional stager, Jessica Claudio who will be presenting with me.
For more information, contact Prudence at 804-727-0116 or visit the Coach House Realty online at http://coachhouserealtyrva.com/.
Last month, David Saunders, Founder and Chief Idea Officer of Madison + Main was our Guest Speaker. Madison+Main is a branding, marketing, and PR agency in Richmond, Virginia that gets results for emerging companies and challenger brands.
Dave is a nationally recognized brand and marketing expert who frequently speaks to businesses and civic organizations about the power of social media, inbound marketing, and why “Bold Brands Win.” His excellent marketing message was delivered with unbridled enthusiasm, humor and practical advice for creative problem solving.
"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!