Mission Statement
The West Richmond Businessmen's Association (WRBA) is a private, all-male, social organization of Richmond business leaders who gather for fellowship and development of personal and business relationships, while promoting community goodwill.

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Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM
    • Junior Achievement ~ Libbie Mill Library 2100 Libbie Lake East St. Richmond, VA 23230
    Register

    WRBA Volunteer Day
    Junior Achievement Finance Park
    Libbie Mill Library**
    2100 Libbie Lake East St.
    Richmond, VA  23230

    8am-1:45pm

    **Please note the new location


    For the past several years, WRBA members have donated a half day to volunteer at Junior Achievement's Finance Park and have found the experience rewarding.
      
    This year, students will be coming from Highland Springs High School.  We need 5 or more volunteers this day.
     
     
    What is JA Finance Park?

    JA Finance Park is a middle and high school program that begins in the classroom and culminates in a visit to the Capital One/JA Finance Park facility.

    The students' experience begins with thirteen in-class, teacher-led personal finance lessons. The exciting, daylong visit to Capital One/JA Finance Park gives students the opportunity to apply classroom learning by creating a family budget based on hypothetical life situations.

    Assuming "real-life" personas, students develop a personal budget that includes expenditures for housing, savings, transportation, health care, utilities, education and much more. They recognize the impact of credit history on budget planning and purchasing options.

    There is no more thorough way to educate young people than by using a practical application of knowledge. Capital One/JA Finance Park gives students the opportunity to combine practical applications with the general principles they have learned in the classroom.

    The field trip is led by JA staff, but volunteers serve as mentors throughout the day, offering help in decision-making and sharing real-world experiences. Volunteers are needed throughout the year and are provided training on the day of the program.

    The Volunteer Role:
    Training is provided in the morning before the students arrive.  Volunteers:

    • provide guidance and assistance to students.
    • Assist with student decision-making.
    • Monitor and verify students' work progress.
    • Monday, February 11, 2019
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Place at Innsbrook ~ 4036 Cox Road
    Register

    February 11, 2019 Dinner Meeting "Bow Tie Night"
    One of WRBA's favorite themed evenings, wear your best bow tie for a chance to win a prize!

    The Place at Innsbrook
    Reception ~ 5:45pm
    Dinner ~ 6:30pm
    Adjourn ~ 8pm
    Coat & Tie Required
    Guest Fee ~ $45

    Speaker: Bryan Bostic
    Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Startup Virginia

    Bryan is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Startup Virginia business incubator, serving as its interim executive director until May 2018. Bryan, a graduate of James Madison University, sold his first venture, 2B Technology, to ticketing giant Ticketmaster after developing the system to generate over 100 million tickets annually to attractions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He next acquired a small startup, Smartbox Portable Self-Storage, growing the business by franchising locations around the country before selling to Sirva Worldwide several years ago. Bryan is an active investor and mentor in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, having been directly involved with over 20 companies. He currently serves on the boards of Dominion Energy Innovation Center, Activation Capital Council, Venture Forum RVA and Startup Virginia.

    Exclusive Dinner Sponsorship Available

    Dinner Sponsor Option A ~ $250

    • Place promotional material at each seat and/or have a display table.
    • You and your company mentioned in all promotional e-mails.
    • Recognition from the podium.
    • You and a guest seated at the Speaker Table.

    Dinner Sponsor Option B ~ $500

    • All benefits of Option A.
    • Opportunity to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and address the room (up to two minutes in length).
    Boots to Suits: Our Highlighted Non-Profit

    Established in 2014, Boots to Suits is a clothing voucher program for male and female Virginia Veterans transitioning from military life to civilian careers. Boots to Suits provides Veterans with two complimentary career outfits, enabling them to look and feel their best for job interviews and non-military work environments. Military spouses who are job-seeking and the primary household provider are also eligible for this opportunity.  The average age for their clients are 38-47 year old. Please consider donating the following: *New white or light blue dress shirts *New Khaki pants or *New dress socks (black, dark brown, or navy). Of course, monetary donations are greatly appreciated as well.

    • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Atlas 42, 4032 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    Register

    Bracket Entry Party - NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

    Atlas 42

    4032 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    5:30-8:00 pm

    Come watch the first round of games with fellow WRBA members and guests.

    Free appetizers plus 2 drinks tickets per person, then cash bar (beer / wine / cider $5.50) or mixed drinks ($8.00)

    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Place at Innsbrook ~ 4036 Cox Road
    Register

    April 8, 2019 Dinner Meeting
    The Place at Innsbrook

    Reception ~ 5:45pm
    Dinner ~ 6:30pm
    Adjourn ~ 8pm
    Coat & Tie Required
    Guest Fee ~ $45

    Speaker TBA

    Exclusive Dinner Sponsorship Available

    Dinner Sponsor Option A ~ $250

    • Place promotional material at each seat and/or have a display table.
    • You and your company mentioned in all promotional e-mails.
    • Recognition from the podium.
    • You and a guest seated at the Speaker Table.

    Dinner Sponsor Option B ~ $500

    • All benefits of Option A.
    • Opportunity to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and address the room (up to two minutes in length).

    “Member Recognition Night”
    Celebrating and recognizing our long-tenured members celebrating 20 year-plus anniversaries with special WRBA lapel pins in five-year increments.

    FeedMore

    FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves more than 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors.  Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives.

    Most Needed Items:

    • Peanut Butter
    • Canned Tuna & Chicken
    • Low Sodium Veggies
    • Fruits Packed in Juice
    • Spaghetti Sauce (No Glass)
    • Canned or Dry Beans
    • Hot & Cold Cereal
    • Whole Grain Snacks

    FeedMore serves...

    • Local children who need a nutritional foundation to learn and grow.

    • Central Virginia families struggling to make ends meet and provide for themselves.

    • Senior and homebound neighbors who need nutritious meals and services for health and independence.

Past events

Monday, January 14, 2019 January Dinner Meeting ~ Kelly O'Keefe, Managing Director, VCU Brandcenter
Thursday, January 03, 2019 WRBA Open House
Monday, November 12, 2018 November Dinner Meeting ~ Parney Parnell, Richmond Flying Squirrels
Monday, October 08, 2018 2018 WRBA Boxing Smoker
Monday, September 10, 2018 September Dinner Meeting ~ Con. Dave Brat, 7th District
Monday, August 20, 2018 Prospective Member Reception/Texas Hold'Em and Corn Hole
Monday, May 14, 2018 2018 WRBA Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 28, 2018 WRBA Annual Ladies Night
Monday, April 09, 2018 April Dinner Meeting ~ Bob McDonnell - Former Governor of Virginia
Thursday, March 15, 2018 WRBA - NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Monday, February 12, 2018 February Dinner Meeting ~ Levar Stoney, Richmond City Mayor
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 WRBA Volunteer Day - JA Finance Park
Monday, January 08, 2018 January Dinner Meeting ~ Jeff Ricketts, Virginia President and General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Monday, November 13, 2017 November Dinner Meeting ~ Jeannie Welliver, Main Street Station
Monday, October 09, 2017 2017 WRBA Boxing Smoker
Monday, September 11, 2017 September Dinner Meeting ~ Ted Chandler, Co-Founder, Managing Director, New Richmond Ventures
Monday, August 21, 2017 Prospective Member Reception/Texas Hold'Em and Corn Hole
Saturday, July 22, 2017 WRBA Night at Richmond Kickers Game
Monday, May 15, 2017 2017 WRBA Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, April 10, 2017 April Dinner Meeting ~ Rob Ukrop, President, Richmond Kickers
Saturday, March 25, 2017 CANCELLED: WRBA Oyster Madness
Saturday, March 04, 2017 WRBA Annual Ladies Night
Monday, February 13, 2017 February Dinner Meeting ~ John Vithoulkas, Henrico County Manager
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 WRBA Volunteer Day - JA Finance Park
Monday, January 09, 2017 January Dinner Meeting ~ Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, Chancellor, University of Richmond
Monday, December 05, 2016 Holiday Open House
Monday, November 14, 2016 Boxing, Brews & Oyster Bar ~ Featuring Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Isley Brewing and Strangeways Brewery
Monday, October 10, 2016 October Dinner Meeting ~ Congressman Dave Brat, 7th District of Virginia
Monday, September 12, 2016 September Dinner Meeting ~ Richmond Craft Beer Panel: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Isley Brewing Company and Strangeways Brewing
Monday, August 22, 2016 Prospective Member Reception / Texas Hold'Em and Corn Hole
Monday, May 09, 2016 WRBA Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, April 11, 2016 April Dinner Meeting
Saturday, March 19, 2016 WRBA Annual Ladies Night
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 WRBA Volunteer Day - JA Finance Park
Monday, February 08, 2016 February Dinner Meeting ~ Hon. Bill Mims, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
Monday, January 11, 2016 January Dinner Meeting ~ Todd Haymore, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Holiday Open House
Friday, November 13, 2015 Boxing Smoker, Auction & Raw Bar
Thursday, October 15, 2015 WRBA Private Beer Tour ~ Capital Ale House, Midnight, Strangeways, Hardywood
Monday, October 12, 2015 October Dinner Meeting ~ Gov. Jim Gilmore, Presidential Candidate
Monday, September 14, 2015 September Dinner Meeting ~ Will Wade, VCU Basketball Coach introduced by Ed McLaughlin, VCU Athletic Director
Friday, September 04, 2015 WRBA Night at the Diamond
Monday, August 17, 2015 Prospective Member Reception / Texas Hold'Em and Corn Hole Tournament / Oyster Raw Bar

Contact

Trace Carson
Executive Director
6200 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228
(804) 523-2902
trace@wrba-richmond.org ~ www.wrba-richmond.org

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