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WHIMBY Sponsors

December’s WHIMBY Sponsor

Bruce Woodruff, President of Richmond Consulting GroupR. Bruce Woodruff, President
Richmond Consulting Group

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.

Richmond Consulting Group


November’s WHIMBY Sponsor

Lanny Butler of All American Mortgage CorporationLanny Butler, Loan Officer
All American Mortgage Corporation

All American Mortgage Corporation is a wholesale residential mortgage company that represents a number of lenders that we originate loans for.


This gives us the ability to find the right program and costs for our clients. We pride ourselves on personalized service and guide our clients through the process.


For more information, visit www.aamcmortgage.com or email Lanny at lbutler@allamc.com.


All American Mortgage Corporation


Christopher Kurz, WHIMBY SponsorChristopher Kurz, Commercial Banking
Fulton Bank

Fulton Bank is a full service financial institution that strives to deliver the best banking experience for our consumer and business clients.


On the business banking side of things, we take the time to understand how you got started, where your business is now, and where you are looking to take your business in the future. Using that information, we work to provide you a holistic banking solution that is catered to your business’ needs.


We pride ourselves on having the capabilities of a larger financial institution, while still maintaining the personalized customer-centric approach that you would receive at a smaller bank.


For more information, visit www.fultonbank.com or email Christopher at ckurz@fultonbank.com.

Fulton Bank WHIMBY Sponsor


September’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Will PitzerWill Pitzer, Program Director
Connecting Hearts at Jewish Family Services 

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 about the event, attend, or if you’d like to give a gift, visit: www.connectingheartsva.org/thebowlingball/


Prudence Justis, Coach House RealtyPrudence Justis, Residential Realtor
Coach House Realty

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.




July’s WHIMBY Sponsors

David Dye, Founder and CEO of TBS Tax and Business Solutions, LLCDavid Dye, Founder and CEO
TBS Tax and Business Solutions, LLC

David Dye is a consultant/coach who advises individuals, business owners and employees on a wide range of tax-advantaged issues including: taxes, IRA and 401k plans, employee stock options, tax deferral, college financial aid, college savings plans, education savings accounts (ESA), retirement planning, estate planning, employee benefits and insurance.


Dave has 46 years of experience in tax planning, emphasizing implementation and follow-up. Tax and Business Solutions was formed on this insight in 1988 to offer Client Planning and Implementation utilizing a multi-disciplined approach, tools for solutions, and after-tax results.


Dave is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a BS in Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), licensed insurance consultant, and Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Committee and a CEP- Certified Estate Planner. His career includes significant experience as Senior Manager of Taxation at KPMG and Director of Tax Operations for Touche, Ross and Company in Richmond, Virginia.


For more information, contact David at 804-745-4242 or visit TBS online at taxbizsol.com.


Mona Neely, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer

I am a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer with PrimeLending. PrimeLending is one of the top ten mortgage lenders in the Nation and also has been voted as one of the top 2 places in the Nation to work. Through PrimeLending, I can offer over 400 products to get the mortgage done and with my many years of lending experience, I can help you avoid any “pitfalls” or complexities that you may have experienced previously. I specialize in First Time Homebuyers, Renovation loans and Self Employed Borrowers.


For more information, contact Mona at 804-977-7279 or visit the PrimeLending online at lo.primelending.com/mona.neely/.


June’s WHIMBY Sponsors

John Moreland, Associate Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management CompanyJohn Moreland
Associate Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

John Moreland is a proud member of a successful and growing team who works with individuals, families and small businesses to directly impact their lives by listening and evaluating their current financial situation, helping them prioritize their goals and develop a strategic plan to start them on the road to turn their financial dreams into reality.


We assist clients with financial planning at every stage in life, whether they are just getting started and paying off student loans, saving for big purchases like a house, preparing for retirement or anywhere in between. We do have a primary focus and expertise with people getting close to and/or in retirement. We believe in developing lasting relationships with clients built on a foundation of trust to provide expert guidance for a lifetime of financial security.


For more information, contact John at 804-943-7587 or visit Northwestern Mutual online at nm.com.

“Northwestern Mutual

“JohnJohn McClung
President, Chili Forum Food Group

The Chili Forum vision is to create a chain of fast casual restaurants, with a goal of impacting the national conversation, by creating an environment and food that is comfortable and encourages discussions that are discouraged in the workplace.


Meanwhile, creating and testing recipes and market research has led to opportunities to establish branding and more importantly profits by marketing and selling products directly and eventually through retail and restaurants.


The first brand of the Chili Forum Food Group will be marketed and sold as “Breaking the Rules” a line of gourmet dessert sandwiches using unusual ice cream sandwich ingredients such as, chipotle peppers, bourbon, rum, smoke, habanero peppers, beer, pumpkin and others. Ingredients are all natural and full flavored, such as, heavy cream, cane sugar and fresh fruits and vegetables. These are typically delivered as thank you gifts to build referral relationships.


For more information, contact John at 804-840-6950 or visit the Chili Forum Food Group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChiliForumFoodGroup.


May’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Bob Bennett, Senior Vice President of Fifth Third BankBob Bennett
Senior Vice President of Fifth Third Bank

Bob Bennett has worked as a Commercial Banker in Richmond for almost 40 years. He has worked with companies’ management teams that range from owner entrepreneurs to the C-Suite of Fortune 500 companies over his career. Today, Bob is a Senior Vice President at Fifth Third Bank, and he is highly focused on helping Virginia-based Middle Market companies with their financial and banking service needs. Those Middle Market companies that Bob works with generally have revenues in the $25 million to $500 million range, and are often at inflection points in their business strategies. Through his business experience, trusted advice, and insight into loan and capital structures, Bob seeks to help his clients grow their businesses, manage risk/return, and exceed their goals.

Established in 1858 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fifth Third Bank is the largest bank headquartered in the Midwest, and we are the 12th largest U. S. bank with total assets of $168 billion and retail branches in 10 states. Over the last two decades Fifth Third has grown into the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth. We have recently announced branch expansions in several of our Southeastern states in contrast to branch closings and consolidations by some of our banking competitors. Fifth Third operates four primary lines of business to serve our clients including: Commercial and Investment Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management.


For more information, contact Bob at 804-916-1480 or visit Fifth Third Bank online at 53.com/.



“BillBill Lund
Vice President, Client Services at SQL Data Partners

SQL Data Partners is focused on helping companies with their ERP data and solving their data problems. What does that mean? We help companies in two main ways:


We provide managed database services, including reporting, performance and backups. We also provide expert level help when it comes to visualizing data.


We are Microsoft Partners and use their products such as SQL Server and Power BI. How are we different? We are unique in our pricing model as we offer fixed pricing as opposed to most of our competitors that only offer hourly pricing.


Our ideal clients have large amounts of data, usually over 50 employees, have no DBA or a small IT team, have an ERP and are open to working with a partner to help them. We bring expert level help such as Microsoft MVP’s to successfully complete projects. Our ideal clients include: healthcare, distribution companies, printing companies and companies with large amounts of data.


For more information, contact Bill at 804-309-8518 or visit SQL Data Partners online SQLDataPartners.com/.


April’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Andrew Thacker - Commercial Brokerage/Leasing AssociateAndrew Thacker, Commercial Brokerage/Leasing Associate with S. L. Nusbaum Realty

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.



“PatrickPatrick Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sandler Training

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 FocusBusiness.Sandler.com/.


March’s WHIMBY Sponsors

“MikeMike Metzger, Certified Business Intermediary at Murphy Business Sales

Mike is focused on leveraging his experience and the vast resources of Murphy Business Sales to help small to middle-market business owners list his or her company for sale, find the right buyer, and execute the transaction.


For more information, contact Mike at 804-617-6328 or visit Murphy Business Sales online at MurphyBusiness.com.



“DavidDavid Wilson, Managing Principal of FundUup

FundUuP provides working capital business funding to small and midsize companies in 24 to 48 hours when traditional bank funding is unavailable. In other words, we can help when banks cannot.


For more information, contact David at 804-381-3567 or visit https://www.funduup.com/.


February’s WHIMBY Sponsors

John Mulligan of IsagenixPatrick D. Carollo, Managing Partner at Kane Jeffries, LLP

Patrick D. Carollo, Managing Partner at Kane Jeffries, LLP. Patrick has practiced law in Richmond, Virginia, since being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2005, concentrating his practice in residential and commercial real estate, businesses law and transactions, and estate planning.


For more information, contact Patrick 804-288-1672 (ext.308) or visit Kane Jeffries, LLP online at KaneJeffries.com.

Patrick Carollo - WHIMBY Sponsor


Andy Klemm, WHIMBY SponsorAndy Klemm, Equity Group of eXp Realty

Andy Klemm, has been in sales most of his professional life. After having run his own brokerage for 8 years he joined eXp Realty, the country’s fastest growing, agent owned real estate firm. He specializes in investment properties and single family residences. His team of 5 Realtors is steadily growing.


For more information, contact Andy at 804-402-2700 or visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyklemm/ .

Andy Klemm, WHIMBY Sponsor

January’s WHIMBY Sponsors

John Mulligan of IsagenixJohn Mulligan, Consultant with Isagenix

Isagenix is a leader in the Health and Wellness area.


For more information, contact John at 804-270-5414 or visit Isagenix online at isagenix.com.

John Mulligan - WHIMBY Sponsor


HErb-Farrar- WHIMBY SponsorHerb Farrar, Luxury Travel Specialist

Cruise Planners – Glen Allen, an American Express Travel Representative, has a formidable reputation for quality, service, and competitive pricing for ALL of your travel needs. Herb will help you discover exciting adventures around the world. From cruises or land tours and completely packaged vacations, he is knowledgeable in many types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you.


For more information, contact Herb at 804-885-3558 or visit Cruise Planners online at HighLifeCruises.com.

Cruise Planners

November’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Steve Smith of Wellborn + WrightSteve Smith of Wellborn + Wright

Wellborn + Wright provides the world’s architects, designers, and creative minds with access to exceptional materials and expert craftsmanship. Wellborn + Wright is more than a wood mill, we are a creative culture. We provide reclaimed wood flooring, beams, rustic wood, wood paneling, rustic wood flooring and lumber. We also collaborate with designers to build custom hand built furniture, bespoke hardware, and other turnkey fabrications from wood and metal. We can help fabricate every component of your design and build project from start to finish, one board at a time.


For more information, contact Steve at 804-334-3893 or visit Wellborn + Wright online at WellbornWright.com.

Wellborn + Wright - WHIMBY Sponsor


Marilyn Milio, CARITAS Works Program ManagerMarilyn Milio, CARITAS Works Program Manager

Presenting to WHIMBY in place of Christi Shadbolt will be Marilyn Milio. Marilyn has over 35 years of experience in education and training, program development and management, non-profit leadership and community development and is currently the CARITAS Works Program Manager. She is passionate about and dedicated to adult education, social justice and equality, and uniting resources in the community to strengthen community. “At CARITAS Works we help men recognize the inherent nature of worth and joy and combine intensive and innovative career preparation, character development and job placement support and resources to individuals with major barriers to employment, empowering them to overcome their circumstances and forge pathways to lasting success.”


For more information, contact Marilyn at 804-612-1752 or visit Caritas online at CaritasVA.org.


October’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Daniel Pharr, Pharr ValuationF. Daniel Pharr, CPA/ABV, CVA
Pharr Valuation, Inc.

Pharr Valuation provides Business Valuations for family owned businesses and closely held companies gift and estate tax planning, buy / sell agreements, and company sales and acquisitions.


For more information, contact Dan at 804-332-5458 or visit Pharr Valuation online at PharrValuation.com.

Pharr Valuation - WHIMBY Sponsor


Jose Cervantes, Owner of JRC Development GroupJose Cervantes, Owner
JRC Development Group

The JRC Development Group believes in empowering individuals to live the life they dream of by stepping outside of their comfort zones and chasing after it. For this reason, it is our mission to mentor select individuals within our entrepreneur and leadership development system. Through strategic partnerships with entrepreneurs across the country, we offer hands on coaching based on decades of business ownership experience. Our vision is to develop a community of creative, results driven and socially responsible entrepreneurs with a passion for preserving the free enterprise system.


For more information, contact Jose at 540-421-6463.

JRC Development Group

September’s WHIMBY Sponsor

Kappy Gross, Heron Creek AdvisorsKappy Gross, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, AIF®, Founder
Heron Creek Advisors

Heron Creek Advisors works with businesses and individuals to provide planning and investment services, including company sponsored retirement plans, life insurance and executive benefits.  People work with Kappy and his team because they trust them to communicate simple solutions to complex problems.  What this means is they focus on what matter most to you and your family and build a customized solution to help solve your greatest challenges and take advantage of your greatest opportunities. The benefit is that you will have peace of mind knowing you have a financial partner with your best interests in mind and the skills to provide quality solutions.


For more information, contact Kappy at 804-441-8468 or visit Heron Creek Advisors at HeronCreekAdvisors.com.

Heron Creek Advisors


August’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Donnie Harper, Owner of Door to Door SolutionsDonnie Harper, Owner
Door to Door Solutions

Moving is just part of what we do. Moving furniture and boxes takes sweat and muscle power; moving a lifetime takes the power of patience and understanding. At Door to Door Solutions we specialize in later life moves. Sometimes that means downsizing an entire lifetime of memories and sometimes it means helping a client and their family transition through a level of care change. No matter the scope or scale of our services, our focus is to minimize your stress and create a positive experience.


For more information, contact Donnie at 877-261-4124 or check out them out online at DoorToDoorSolutions.com.

Door to Door Solutions



Wade Perkins, MassMutual Greater RichmondWade Perkins, Agency Sales Manager & Registered Representative
MassMutual Greater Richmond

I work with a very talented team to help in several areas:
•  Individual & business retirement analysis/planning
•  Estate strategies and legacy protection
•  Employee benefits, and how to attract/retain employees
•  Business continuation and succession planning strategies
•  Identify goals & concerns, gaps if present, and offer solutions
•  Design strategies how to increase retirement income from the usual 3 to 4% to 7% and double digits without taking more risk.
•  Utilize a broad portfolio of individual and business life, disability income, long-term care, insurance protection, asset accumulation strategies


To learn more about MassMutual Greater Richmond, contact Wade at 804-290-8743 or visit them online at GreaterRichmond.MassMutual.com/.

MassMutual Greater Richmond



July’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Staphanie Casey, Owner of Stephanie Casey InteriorsStaphanie Casey, Owner
Stephanie Casey Interiors

Stephanie Casey Interiors specializes in residential and light commercial interior design services. We offer full-service decorating, space planning, color consulting, and options to work within your budget. Stephanie helps her clients add character, style, and color to their space by assisting with material and finish selections as well as purchasing furniture and accessories. From concept to design, Stephanie creates alluring, comfortable environments that reflect your lifestyle, personality, and taste.


For more information, contact Stephanie at 804-874-5347 or check out her work online at StephanieCaseyInteriors.com.

Stephanie Casey Interiors



Bill Auchmoody, Partnership StaffingBill Auchmoody, Regional Vice President
Partnership Staffing, a CorTech Company

In 2015 I decided it was time to sell my staffing firm. It was a great decision. CorTech officially took over on January 1, 2016. I liked the people and their philosophy so much that I happily accepted their offer to stay on in a leadership role. We are now Partnership Staffing, a CorTech Company. A lot has stayed the same…we still specializing in temporary staffing and direct hire placements. We still serve clients throughout the Greater Richmond, VA area. Our executive placement group is still in place.


For more information, contact Bill at 804-254-0277 or visit them online at Cor-Tech.net.

Partnership Staffing, a CorTech Company



June’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Chris Fawcett, Third Marble MarketingChris Fawcett, Founder / President
Third Marble Marketing

The mission of Third Marble is to help America grow. Over 65% of all new jobs in America are created by small businesses (according to the SBA). But small business owners don’t have the time to fully understand the complicated, ever-changing online marketing systems that connect the modern consumer with your business. We bridge that gap. By making digital marketing strategies accessible, affordable and easy to understand, we help small business owners grow their business so they can hire more people from their community.


For more information, contact Chris at 804-638-9866 or visit Third Marble Marketing online at ThirdMarbleMarketing.com.

Third Marble Marketing - WHIMBY Sponsor



David Pollard, Colonial Plaster RestorationDavid Pollard, Owner
Colonial Plaster Restoration

Colonial Plaster Restoration provides a variety of quality services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Greater Richmond area, as well as across the state of Virginia. From repairing plaster molding in historical properties, to hanging and finishing drywall in new homes, to applying decorative Venetian plaster, our mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance buildings of all kinds. We pledge to maintain the highest quality workmanship, regardless of the size or type of job, and to promote a clean, safe, and friendly workplace.


For more information, contact David at 804) 539-6223 or visit them online at ColonialPlaster.com.

Colonial Plaster Restoration



May’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Jeff Crook, Commercial Relationship Manager with Village BankJeff Crook, Commercial Relationship Manager
Village Bank

I am a small business leader with over 15 years of experience in all areas of business development and operations, with focus on both top-line and bottom-line growth.


As a Commercial Relationship Manager at Village Bank, I help achieve revenue growth objectives by developing new customer relationships, identifying lending opportunities, and conducting financial analysis. Most importantly, I treat clients as they wish to be treated in order to build lasting relationships.center around our community involvement, our charity emphasis and volunteer efforts.


For more information, contact Jeff at 804-594-6213 or visit his Village Bank online at VillageBank.com.



Jeff Crook, Commercial Relationship Manager with Village Bank
Jeff Crook, Commercial Relationship Manager with Village Bank


David Gau, Yes Balloon and Comedy SportzJon Garmon, Richard Bland College
David Gau, Yes Balloon and Comedy Sportz

Having performed with ComedySportz Richmond since it’s origin in 1996, Dave now serves as the troupe’s Artistic Director, responsible for all theatrical performances on the stage of the theatre.


Dave auditions, hires and trains all performers in the troupe’s Major League, seen every single weekend as the theatre’s main attraction.


For more information, contact the ComedySportz Richmond at 804-266-9377 or visit them online at CSZrichmond.com.



David Gau, Yes Balloon and Comedy Sportz

April’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Matt Escobar, State Farm Agent, WHIMBY MemberMatt Escobar, State Farm Agent

Our mission is to provide exceptional and personalized service. Located on Hull Street we are convenient to Brandermill/Woodlake and extremely close to Moseley and Amelia. We have a diverse team that strives to ensure all of our customers are happy and have a remarkable experience with us.


I work with an amazing team that is engaged in our community and seeks out additional ways to give back. My presentation is going to center around our community involvement, our charity emphasis and volunteer efforts.


For more information, contact Matt at 804-276-FIRE or visit his agency online by Clicking Here.


Matt Escobar
State Farm - Matt Escobar


Max Maxwell, Minuteman Press of Glen Allen, WHIMBY MemberMax Maxwell, Owner of Minuteman Press in Glen Allen
Blane Maxwell, Rise Against Hunger

Minuteman Press of Glen Allen is taking this opportunity to introduce our members to a great organization, Rise Against Hunger. So, instead of boring you with magic tricks and fabulous printing, I want to turn over the mic to my son, Blane, to talk about the amazing work this group is doing in our community, our state, and in 74 countries across the world. Hunger doesn’t have to exist — let’s end it together. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.


For more information, contact Max at 804-290-4407 or visit his business online at GlenAllen.MinutemanPress.com!

To learn more about how you can support Rise Against Hunger, call 804-381-6503 or visit their Richmond team online by Clicking Here!



Minuteman Press of Glen Allen and Rise Against Hunger

April’s WHIMBY Speakers

April's WHIMBY Panel Discussion Members

Mark Smith – Owner, Midas of Central Virginia and active RVA supporter; served on the Boards of Feedmore, Retail Merchants Association & Better Business Bureau

Patrice Strachan, PMP – Transit Project Manager, Department of Rail & Public Transportation and WHIMBY Member

Andrew Thacker – Commercial Leasing Associate, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Moderator: Mike Roberson, Dir. Business Development Adapt Staffing Agency.


March’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Nicola McCloskey, Home Loan Zone, WHIMBY MemberNicola McCloskey
Home Loan Zone

As a leader in the industry, we know what it takes to get you into a home and keep you educated on options available to you once you purchase. When your life changes and you need options, we reinvent home financing to meet your needs. It’s our unparalleled enthusiasm for excellent client care and efficiency during the process that makes Home Loan Zone Inc the best choice for your home financing needs.


At Home Loan Zone Inc, history is what marks the creation of our growth. Our mortgage experts are educated, licensed and experienced leaders in today’s regulated industry. The standard of our professionalism is what makes your experience with us a safe and secure financial decision. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance your current home we are here to help..


For more information, contact Nicola at 855-340-LOAN or visit them online at HomeLoanZone.net.


Home Loan Zone - Richmond, VA


Bill Taggart, Junk King Central Virginia, WHIMBY MemberBill Taggart, Owner
Junk King Central Virginia

Bill Taggart is a Junk King owner in Central Virginia and services the entire greater Richmond area. This includes the cities of Richmond, Hopewell, and Williamsburg. He also services the counties of Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, New Kent, King William, and Charles City, as well as parts of Louisa, Goochland, Powhatan, Prince George, Caroline, York and James City. Bill has been a champion of the environment for more than 20 years. He worked in the field of environmental law as an attorney. Bill finally realized that he had no passion for what he was doing and did not enjoy it to the fullest. So, he decided to start his own Richmond Junk Removal Business.


Bill’s team takes unwanted clutter and debris out of the customer’s way quickly and efficiently in a friendly and respectful manner. All they have to do is show them what they want to get rid of and they do all the work including emptying out attics, basements, garages, crawl spaces etc. Common items hauled are old furniture, appliances, and random junk. Ask Bill about the Junk King MINI, a smaller sized roll-off dumpster available for rental in the Richmond, VA area.


For more information, contact Bill at 1-888-888-5865(JUNK) or visit Junk King online at junk-king.com/locations/richmond/!

Junk King Central Virginia



February’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Bill Thurston, President of AC GlassRoy C. Goldberg, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL, RHU
Straus, Itzkowitz, & LeCompte Insurance Agency

Roy is a certified instructor conducting Continuing Education Classes (CPE) for Accountants, Trust Advisors, Certified Financial Planners and insurance agents. Roy has passed the Series 7 and the 66 Exams, is a native of Richmond, and is a member of the Financial Services Professional Society of Virginia, currently serving on its Board of Directors.


For more information, contact Roy at 804-888-7232 or visit him online at RoyGoldbergFinancial.com.





AC Glass Company

Bill Rose, Owner
Commonwealth Painting Co.

Bill Rose has owned and operated Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc. since 1980. While they specialize in historic buildings, they also provide a full range of repair and painting services for residences and commercial building.


For more information, contact Bill at 804-640-2440 or visit Commonwealth Painting online at CommonwealthPaintingCo.com.


Commonwealth Painting


January’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Bill Thurston, President of AC GlassBill Thurston, President
AC Glass Company

It’s not just about great quality glass here at AC Glass, although that’s where it starts. There is an abundance of beautiful patterns, finishes, and cuts of glass. It’s also about first class service. It’s about taking pride in our work. And it’s about making the customer completely satisfied with even the most mundane repair. When we complete a project we want our customers to step back and say, “WOW!”.


For more information, contact Bill at 804-798-7713 or visit AC Glass online at ACGlassCompany.com.



AC Glass Company

Chuck McCabe and Ty Gaines of Peoples TaxChuck McCabe & Ty Gaines
Peoples Tax & Business Services

Chuck is President and CEO of Peoples Income Tax, Inc. and The Income Tax School, Inc. Peoples operates multiple offices in the Richmond area providing tax and accounting services for individuals and small businesses.  The Income Tax School (ITS) is a private career school certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. ITS provides e-learning courses in Tax Preparation annually for some 3,000 students nationwide.  Additionally, ITS publishes and distributes tax course text books to colleges, career schools and tax firms nationwide, and provides practice management tools for independent tax firms.


For more information, contact Chuck at 804-804-204-1040 or visit Peoples Tax online at PeoplesTax.com.



Peoples Tax & Business Services


December’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Rick Albee of Hiller Avenue Partners, LLCCharlie Wood, Owner
Attributes for Success

People performance is my passion. The two sides of the coin in accomplishing this are Career Path Planning and Hiring. Hiring decisions are successful when a Top Performer is selected.


The payback is many times greater than hiring an average performer. Hiring a below average performer is often costlier that hiring a dud because it is easy to stick with below average.


Students or candidates choosing a Career Path that matches their interest, natural behavior and ability is equally as important to become a top performer in any field. Superior performance requires drive that comes from love of the work and a natural fit that generates energy from doing the job. A good match requires understanding the nature of both the job and the candidate. Attributes For Success provides services that helps with the Career Path and Hiring decisions.


For more information, contact Charlie at 804-512-0325 or visit Attributes for Success online at AttributesForSuccess.com.

Charlie Wood of Attributes for Success


Joe & Leslie Crowley, Co-Owners of Inussi MarketingJoe & Leslie Crowley,
Co-Owners of Inussi Marketing

Inussi Marketing

Inussi is a strategic marketing firm that helps businesses define and articulate a clear direction in their marketing strategies.


We don’t push our or objectives on our clients, instead we help them develop and define their story and then tell it to the people that matter. We do this by listening. By asking questions. Lots of questions. We use social media to create a dialogue that can increase your web presence, connect with your clients, and introduce you to new clients.


Our role is to serve our clients; our goal is help as many people as possible. Ultimately, we’ll measure our success by the number of people we help.


For more information, contact Joe & Leslie at 804-212-6296 or visit Inussi Marketing online at inussi.com.

Inussi Marketing

November’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Rick Albee of Hiller Avenue Partners, LLCRick Albee, Principal & Founder
Hiller Avenue Partners, LLC

In a nutshell, I HELP PEOPLE FIND A FUTURE THAT FITS. As an ICF-certified (PCC) career and executive coach, I am an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of people in their quest toward self-discovery, growth, fulfillment and success, especially related to their jobs and careers. Having led more than 1,700 coaching sessions for hundreds of clients, I have exercised advanced knowledge of career/executive coaching and job search practices along with strategic business, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development principles. I am certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and have also earned the SHRM-SCP designation.


For more information, contact Rick at 804-241-1560 or visit Hiller Avenue Partners online at hillerav.com.

Rick Albee of Hiller Avenue Partners, LLC

Michael Mitchell, President of Business Research GroupMichael Mitchell, President of Business Research Group
Business Research Group

Michael Mitchell is President of Business Research Group formed in 2006 to provide closely held small businesses with specialized intermediary business services and representation throughout the Exit process. We work with small business owners to understand the value of their business, and how to increase the value before they exit. When the time is right we market the business very confidentially, find buyers, and get those buyers to the closing table with a big pile of Cash!


For more information, contact Michael at 804-381-6667 or visit Business Research Group online at BRGbrokers.com.

Business Research Group

October’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Casey Watson, Senior Sales ManagerCasey Watson, Senior Sales Manager
Linden Row Inn

Casey Watson has been with the Linden Row Inn for 4 years and is their Senior Sales Manager. She has a Hospitality and Tourism Management degree from Virginia Tech and a background in meeting and event plannings throughout various segments of the hospitality industry over the past 10 years.


The Linden Row Inn is a 70-room boutique historic hotel located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. It is comprised of seven row homes built in the mid-1800’s meticulously restored over the years and is proud to be featured on the National Register of Historic Places. They host private functions such as corporate meetings and retreats, wedding celebrations, birthday parties and more as well as overnight room accommodations for groups at discounted rates offering a one-stop-shop option for clients and their guests.


For more information, contact Casey at 804-225-5841 or visit the Linden Row Inn online at LindenRowInn.com.

Linden Row Inn.

Yorke AgencyJeff Yorke, Owner of The Yorke Agency
The Yorke Agency

The Yorke Agency is an independent, multi-line insurance source located in Mechanicsville, VA. We offer a complete range of insurance coverages for individual and business clients. The Yorke Agency represents superior-rated companies. We consider ourselves a one-stop source for all of your insurance needs. At the Yorke Agency, expect a thorough, professional and client-centered approach to insurance planning.


The Yorke Agency was established June 1, 1999 by current president and founder Jeffrey O. Yorke. The agency objective is to be the one-stop shop for insurance consumers. Our focus is small business, personal auto and property insurance. Our specific goal is to attract those insurance consumers oriented to personal contact and multiple policy accounts. For any and all insurance needs, The Yorke Agency is here to help you in Richmond and other surrounding counties including Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, Petersburg, King William & New Kent.


For more information, contact Jeff at 804-569-6033 or visit The Yorke Agency online at YorkeAgency.com.

The Yorke Agency

September’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Carroll King Schuller of Organic Blueprints, Inc.Carroll King Schuller, Founder & CEO
Organic Blueprints, Inc.

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.

Organic Blueprints, Inc.

Kash AccountingPatrice Strachan, Chair of the RVA Career Expo
RVA Career Expo

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 RVA Career Expo online at RichmondHokies.org/careerexpo/.

RVA Career Expo

August’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Mark Casper of the Tech for Troops ProjectMark Casper, Executive Director
Tech for Troops Project

The Tech for Troops Project is dedicated to empowering veterans with skills, computers and IT work force training. We will accomplish this through providing veterans and the children of veterans in need with free, refurbished computers and opportunities to partner through T4T with company businesses that provide training or networking experiences.


Tech For Troops Project is a 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia. We are led by an active and passionate Board of Directors and highly qualified staff, and are supported by dedicated partners, generous corporate sponsors, and a growing and enthusiastic volunteer team. We exist to help veterans.


For more information, contact Mark at 804-521-7979 or visit the Tech for Troops Project at TechForTroopsProject.org.

Tech for Troops Project


Kash AccountingKasfia (Kash) Rashid, Owner of Kash Accounting
Kash Accounting

I am an accounting consultant bridging the gap between CPA’s and Small business owners. I provide book keeping, accounting and audit prep services using Quickbooks, Quickbooks online, Excel and other accounting software. I start every new opportunity with a free consultation and two way interview.


We all get into business because of a passion that drives us. It may be a passion for helping others or a flair for design. Not to run expense sheets or track invoices. My business is to help other business owners focus on the passion, and not the numbers.
If you want a personal accounting consultant that will work with you toward your business goals, please give me a call. All companies need KASH.


For more information, contact Kash at 804-334-1935 or visit Kash Accounting at kashaccting.com.
Kash Accounting

July’s WHIMBY Sponsors & Guest Speaker

Kappy Gross, Heron Creek AdvisorsKappy Gross, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, AIF®, Founder
Heron Creek Advisors

Heron Creek Advisors works with businesses and individuals to provide planning and investment services, including company sponsored retirement plans, life insurance and executive benefits.  People work with Kappy and his team because they trust them to communicate simple solutions to complex problems.  What this means is they focus on what matter most to you and your family and build a customized solution to help solve your greatest challenges and take advantage of your greatest opportunities. The benefit is that you will have peace of mind knowing you have a financial partner with your best interests in mind and the skills to provide quality solutions.


For more information, contact Kappy at 804-441-8468 or visit Heron Creek Advisors at HeronCreekAdvisors.com.

Heron Creek Advisors


Chris Fawcett, Third Marble MarketingChris Fawcett, Founder / President
Third Marble Marketing

The mission of Third Marble is to help America grow. Over 65% of all new jobs in America are created by small businesses (according to the SBA). But small business owners don’t have the time to fully understand the complicated, ever-changing online marketing systems that connect the modern consumer with your business. We bridge that gap. By making digital marketing strategies accessible, affordable and easy to understand, we help small business owners grow their business so they can hire more people from their community.


For more information, contact Chris at 804-638-9866 or visit Third Marble Marketing at ThirdMarbleMarketing.com.

Third Marble Marketing - Richmond, VA

Jane Ferrara is COO of Economic and Community Development for the City of RichmondJuly’s Speaker:  Jane Ferrara
COO of Economic and Community Development for the City of Richmond

Jane Ferrara is leading the city’s business attraction and retention programs, as well as the tourism and real estate strategies team. She currently serves as Secretary to the Richmond Economic Development Authority and was a member of the Richmond Planning Commission from 2009-2016. Jane began her career in commercial real estate in Hampton Roads, Virginia and later relocated to Richmond to serve as Managing Director and partner of Advantis Real Estate Services. In 2005, she left the private sector and joined the City of Richmond as Director of Real Estate. She was promoted to her current position in 2009.


Jane has served in leadership roles for numerous professional organizations, including the Richmond Real Estate Group, VCU Real Estate Circle of Excellence, the Commercial Council of the Virginia Association of Realtors, the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate and the Virginia CCIM Chapter. She was also a board member of the Children’s Museum of Richmond.



June’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Eric Glymph, EDGe Business PlanningEric Glymph, Owner
EDGe Business Planning

EDGe Business Planning works with small business owners to help them understand their financial and business information and use it to grow their business profitably.  We have multiple Small Business CFO services that will help you achieve greater success.  Business and strategic planning, cash flow analysis, financial forecasting, and profitability analysis are some of the services we provide.  Our goal is to help small business owners gain financial confidence.

For more information, contact Eric at 804-833-1792 or visit EDGe Business Planning at EDGeBusinessPlanning.com.

Edge Business Planning

Chris Lapallo, Epsilon Systems ConsultantsChris Lapallo
Epsilon Systems Consultants

Information Technology is a tool that allows you to conduct important business operations quickly and efficiently. Epsilon Systems Consultants, LLC is a service company providing computer support to small businesses. Documents, spreadsheets, accounting, small business operations, internet access and email are all part of your IT process and part of your business management process. In the business environment today keeping up with technology is not an advantage, it is a requirement and Epsilon can provide the specialized help to make sure your IT works.

For more information, contact Mike at 804-427-6567 or visit Epsilon Systems Consultants at epsilon-e.com.

Epsilon Systems Consultants

May’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Bart Levy, Fast Forward Marketing Co.Bart Levy, Marketer in Chief
Fast Forward Marketing Co.

Bart Levy, owner of Fast Forward Marketing, works with companies in transition, whether getting started, preparing for an exit, or after there’s been a merger or acquisition. She helps them polish their brand and expand their target audience, which leads to a greater company value.

For more information, contact Bart at 804-382-0594 or visit Fast Forward Marketing Co. at FastForwardMktg.com.

Fast Forward Marketing Co.

Mike Roberson, Adapt Staffing AgencyMike Roberson
Adapt Staffing Agency

Adapt Staffing is locally owned, operated, and engaged in the Richmond community. Our nimble size and diverse expertise give us the ability to formulate an “ADAPTABLE” strategy to meet the new challenges faced by today’s businesses. We “ADAPT” to each opportunity with each client.

For more information, contact Mike at 804-423-8335 or visit Adapt Staffing Agency at AdaptStaffingAgency.com.

Adapt Staffing Agency

April’s WHIMBY Sponsors & Guest Speaker

Ivan Alzuro, Richmond Corporate VideoIvan Alzuro, Owner
Richmond Corporate Video

Richmond Corporate Video is a production company that specializes in telling your brand’s story through the power of video. We understand that business owners can be consumed with the day-to-day tasks of running a business, so we take the complication out of video production. By taking time to understand the vision of your company, we can offer creatively engaging videos, on time and on budget.  For more information, contact Ivan at 804-873-4826 or visit Richmond Corporate Video at RichmondCorporateVideo.com.

Richmond Corporate Video, Ivan Alzuro

Bill Bennett of IdeaWeavers LLC

Bill Bennett, Owner
Ideaweavers, LLC

IdeaWeavers’ CommonThread is a rapid, adaptable, and scalable business solution that solves the expense and long implementation times associated with most enterprise-class systems. We are experienced on quickly understanding your business and configuring the system for only what you need. It is a cloud-based system that provides user-specific access 24/7 and a single database solution eliminates guess work associated with multi-system reporting. Our streamlined implementation helps you get started quickly for optimal ROI.  For more information, contact Bill at 804-249-3670 or visit Ideaweavers at Ideaweavers.com.

Ideaweavers, LLC

Matt Thornhill, Institute for Tomorrow - WHIMBY SpeakerSpeaker: Matt Thornhill, Institute for Tomorrow
Institute for Tomorrow

Topic Summary:  Some people spend their entire career trying to make their mark. Matt has been making his mark since day one. From his early days at Ogilvy in New York to when he was the new business manager at The Martin Agency as it grew four-fold to become a national player, Matt has been making a difference for clients.  Called a “Renaissance Man” by many, Matt is a talented speaker, author, copywriter, designer, techno-geek, and futurist. Like John, he’s especially skilled at seeing the big picture and connecting the dots other miss.  For SIR, Matt runs the Institute for Tomorrow think tank, which is the natural evolution of its two prior iterations — the Boomer Project and Generations Matter. More clients want to understand what’s coming, so Matt and John have expanded their focus beyond generational dynamics to include demographic and cultural trends impacting everyone’s future.

Institute for Tomorrow


March’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Annemarie DiNardo Cleary WHIMBY SponsorAnnemarie DiNardo Cleary of the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

I am an experienced litigator focusing my practice on financial services litigation and labor and employment matters. I represent clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies on a wide range of business issues, including breach of contract claims, defense of employment discrimination claims, defense of business torts, commercial lease disputes, professional malpractice defense and complex, multi-party litigation. For more information, contact Annemarie at 804-788-7768 or visit Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC at EckertSeamans.com.

Eckert Seamans

Bobby Kelland WHIMBY Sponsor

Robert Kelland Jr., Associate Broker with Aflac

Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For nearly six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. For more information, contact Bobby a 804-350-1268.


February’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Todd McCandless, Owner

Coach4Finance rose from years of riding the road of hard knocks when it came to finance. Todd focuses on financial education for individuals and businesses in areas of personal finance, 401(k) education and implementation, and business improvement. We get to know YOU and your finances.  For more information, contact Todd at (804)363-2636 or visit the Coach4Finance at coach4finance.com.

Coach4Finance - Todd McCandless

Kitty Boitnott, Career Transition Coach, Boitnott Coaching, LLC

Kitty Boitnott, Career Transition Coach
Boitnott Coaching, LLC

I help burnt-out teachers find career alternatives that are perfect for them because work should be fulfilling and FUN! I provide practical advice and coaching services designed to take the mystery out of the job search process, and I assist individuals who are in the midst of a career transition. I also help those who feel stuck in a dead-end career get “unstuck.”  For more information, contact Kitty a 804-404-5475 or visit the Boitnott Coaching at kittyatcareermakeover.coachesconsole.com.

Boitnott Coaching, LLC

January’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Chuck McCabe, WHIMBY MemberChuck McCabe, Owner
Peoples Income Tax

With fees significantly lower than most accounting firms, we will expertly prepare your individual or small business tax returns – no matter how complex. A true value to you because our tax professionals are trained by The Income Tax School – the industry leader for tax preparation training. Plus, your tax returns are backed by our Triple Guarantee of Accuracy, Satisfaction and Year-Round Assistance or you pay nothing!

Call (804) 204-1040 or visit the Peoples Income Tax website at www.peoplestax.com.

Peoples Income Tax - Chuck McCabe

Audrey Schumacher Turner, WHIMBY Member

Audrey Schumacher Turner, Counsel
Thermacrete Construction, LLC

Thermacrete Construction, LLC are experienced installers of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), which are an energy efficient way of building exterior walls for any structure.  ICF construction replaces typical stick or steel framing and insulation, and offers high energy efficiency and consistent lower energy costs for residential and commercial building. Thermacrete Construction, LLC is a Virginia licensed and insured Class A General Contractor owned and operated by Audrey Schumacher Turner and Glenn Turner.  Call (804) 357-1741 or visit Thermacrete Construction online at www.thermacreteconstruction.com.


Thermacrete Construction, LLC

December’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Ed Blair WHIMBY MemberEd Blair, CPA and Owner
Blair + Associates CPAs, PLC

At Blair & Associates, we believe in empowering our clients to make good financial decisions about their future. We explain complicated financial information like the US tax code in simple, understandable terms — allowing clients to make the best decisions to minimize their tax obligations and meet their financial goals.

Call (804) 740-9641 or visit the Blair + Assoc website at www.blaircparva.com.

Blair & Associates CPA firm


Todd McCandles WHIMBY Member

Todd McCandless, Principal and Financial Coach

Whether you’re starting a business, building the one you have, stepping up to run a family business, or planning your exit strategy, you need a lot of information to help you make sound financial decisions.  Todd focuses on financial education for individuals and businesses in areas of personal finance, 401(k) education and implementation, and business improvement.  We get to know YOU and your finances.

Call (804) 363-2636 or visit Coach4Finance online at www.coach4finance.com



November’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Steve Duke, WHIMBY MemberSteve Duke
TowneBank Mortgage

TowneBank Mortgage is your hometown mortgage company. As a division of TowneBank, we uphold the principles and philosophies that have been established by our hometown traditions. TowneBank Mortgage is dedicated to providing the personal experience that you expect from a hometown lender with the most advanced technology available to offer affordable loans, quick processing and exceptional service.


Being a hometown lender means fast approval and a team of mortgage professionals who are committed to you. TowneBank Mortgage mortgage loan officers live in your communities and know the area. Our professional experience and solid business relationships with local Realtors®, builders, and appraisers are assets to you.  TowneBank Mortgage offers a wide array of loan programs to provide you with the best possible fit for your needs.

TowneBank Mortgage


Mike Metzger, WHIMBY MemberMike Metzger
Murphy Business and Financial Corporation, LLC

Mike brings to the table 25 years of leadership, operational management, and executive-level experience with Fortune 500 companies. He is focused on leveraging his experience and the vast resources of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation to help the small to middle-market business owner prepare his or her company for sale, find the right buyer, and execute the transaction. He prides himself on conducting all business professionally and in accordance with the highest ethical standards.


Murphy Business is one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America. The Richmond office is one of more than 150 offices across the United States and Canada. The experienced business brokers at Murphy Business have extensive business experience across most types of businesses. This first hand experience helps to provide professional assistance whether you are looking for commercial real estate, a franchise opportunity, assistance with mergers and acquisitions or a comprehensive business valuation. Murphy Business professionals offer assistance with all of your business brokerage needs.

Murphy Business and Financial Corporation

October’s WHIMBY Sponsors

Dianne Hentzen, WHIMBY MemberDianne Hentzen
Owner of Caring Touch Concierge

The Caring Touch Concierge is dedicated to helping business owners retain and expand their existing client base by providing fun and memorable expressions of gratitude.  Hello, I’m Dianne Hentzen, Caring Touch Concierge, and I love making people feel special and happy. I founded this company to help well-intentioned business owners show their clients their heartfelt thanks.


It’s my pleasure to translate thoughtfulness into B2B client appreciation and retention. I coordinate behind the scenes to make appreciation a clear and consistent theme in your business.  I’ve lived the message of care and appreciation throughout my own life as well – not that it’s always been easy! I’m a wife of over 30 years, the mother of three grown daughters (all beautiful and talented, of course), and a woman of faith with a Servant’s heart.

Junk King of Richmond, VA


Bill-Bennett-WHIMBYBill Bennett
Owner of IdeaWeavers

Bill Bennett started IdeaWeavers to solve the expense and long implementation times associated with most enterprise-class systems. We are focused on quickly understanding your needs and delivering a system for you.  We see technology as a tool to get things accomplished in the real world. We love to learn about all the different industries that make up our economy.


The majority of our developers have a business or mathematics degree in addition to being trained in Computer Science. Since 1999, we have helped clients in all major industries make breakthroughs in their operations.  We are obsessed with efficiency. Seeing wasted resources drives us crazy! We help you learn about your processes so you can improve to become more effective. Happier Customers, More Profit!


September’s WHIMBY Sponsors


Bill Taggart, WHIMBY MemberBill Taggart
Owner of Junk King in Richmond, Virginia

Bill Taggart, of the Richmond, Virginia Junk King hauling franchise, has been a champion of the environment for more than 20 years, including practicing environmental law in the Richmond area. His hobbies include woodworking, metal-work, and repairing antique tools and machinery. He loves re-purposing items, whether he is donating things to charity, or fixing items for his own use. Junk King’s recycling and donations of 60% or more of the items they haul appeals to Taggart. “If something is good and usable, it makes no sense to simply dump it in the landfill.”


Taggart, a franchise owner since 2012, was drawn to the idea of a business that had environmental credibility and a business model that serviced both homeowners and fellow business owners. Taking advantage of business to business contacts is a big part of Junk King’s profile, and long-time Richmond resident Taggart is perfectly suited to take advantage of those opportunities. For an appointment, call 1-804-912-5942 (JUNK) or visit the website junk-king.com.

Junk King of Richmond, VA




Kevin Jonas, WHIMBY MemberKevin C. Jonas
Website Designer & Owner of Jonas Marketing

Jonas Marketing creates killer custom websites for small businesses, healthcare professionals, and non-profit organizations throughout central Virginia and around the country. In addition to building brand new, mobile-friendly websites, Jonas Marketing can also maintain and improve existing websites that need updating, functional modification, or a reliable maintenance and hosting provider. With over 60 live sites currently on the web and 13+ years of experience, Kevin and his design team can handle a wide variety of projects from eCommerce to private Employee Portals.


Jonas Marketing is located in Suite 111 of Willow Lawn’s Markel Building (aka The Foil Spaceship) and is home to a 12 ft. Blue Marlin that has been following Kevin and his wife, Blair, around since their honeymoon 14 years ago. To get a cost quote or talk with Kevin about your next website project, call 804-241-0872 or email kevin@jonasmarketing.com.

Jonas Marketing - Killer Custom Websites