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Relationships through WHIMBY

WHIMBY is about building relationships that support and develop each others' businesses. We seek to create a cordial collegial atmosphere in which members and their guests feel welcome, respected and valued. In the course of coming together, we seek to find ways in which we can provide value to one another and to our guests.


On the first month of each calendar quarter, our meeting consists of a program intended to bring information that business owners and business professionals will find of value. Sometimes the program brings business education, sometimes the program is about the behind the scenes stories that help us understand what has been happening and why.
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Always Sociable

Whatever the topic of the meeting, it's always a sociable evening. We invite you to browse a few photos from recent meetings and to look at our list of current members for people you may know and others whom you'd like to get to know. We hope you will connect with a current member and join us as a guest at one of our upcoming meetings.
There are some portions of this website that are open to members only and we maintain an active members-only WHIMBY LinkedIn Group discussion page for to continue the conversations online. (Members are encouraged to join the Whimby LinkedIn Group to receive announcements of upcoming events and updates on activities.) 

Thanks to our Founder

WHIMBY was founded through the foresight, vision and dedication of Sterling Durham, President of Sterling Business Credit Network Corp, to whom we owe great thanks. Sterling was our founder and first President. He continues to support WHIMBY as an active member whom we are privileged to have among us.

Our Leadership

WHIMBY is run by our members for our members. We encourage all members to get involved in programming, membership development, marketing and leadership. It is our continuing intention to rotate leadership of the organization among members stepping forward to make a contribution and to be transparent about the selection of committee chairs and officers who make up our leadership at any given time. Today, we're pleased to have the following individuals contributing to our success:

President:  Christi Shadbolt

Vice President: Eric Preus 

Immediate Past President:  Todd McCandless

Secretary:  Roger Pell

Treasurer:  Harry Garmon

Chair Membership Committee:  Joe Crowley

Chair Programs:  Mike Roberson

Chair Ambassadors:  Lanny Butler

Member at large:  Stephanie Casey