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.
Bruce Woodruff is President of the Richmond Consulting Group established in 1996. Will address status of Navy/USCG shipbuilding and role as an expert witness for victims in asbestos/mesothelioma litigation with numerous law firms nationwide.
Bruce retired as a Navy Captain with a background in manufacturing and engineering management for the contractual & technical aspects of the design, construction, and maintenance of ships. Significant experience with the resolution of large government/ industry shipbuilding and ship repair contract claims. Engineering Duty Officer with major commands in DC as Navy’s Program Manager for the ship construction of Aegis Cruisers & Fast Frigates. Qualified as Chief Engineer for steam propulsion ships.
Formerly Division Vice President and General Manager of ABB Richmond manufacturing plant of large turbines and generators for the utility industry nationwide. Annapolis graduate with two graduate degrees from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering. Executive Program at UVA Darden Business School.
For more information, visit www.richmondcg.com or email Bruce at Bruce@richmondcg.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!