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

    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Place at Innsbrook ~ 4036 Cox Road

    McLaughlin introduced as VCU athletic director | Richmond Latest News | richmond.com

    Speaker: Ed McLaughlin, Vice President &

    Director of Athletics at VCU 

    Ed McLaughlin previously served as athletic director for Niagara University from 2006 to 2012, and as an assistant athletic director at American University and Merrimack College prior to his tenure at Niagara. McLaughlin graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in 1995, and American University with a master's degree in 2005. McLaughlin was named athletic director at Virginia Commonwealth University on July 24, 2012.

    The Place at Innsbrook

    4036-C Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

    Monday, January 10, 2022


    Coat & Dress Pants Required

    Members Must Register by January 4  *   Guest Fee ~ $50

    Dinner Sponsor:  STILL AVAILABLE

    Please contact Rick Dodge at wrba.richmond@gmail.com or


    Our January event will support Goochland Pet Lovers. Their mission is to sustain an effective partnership with Goochland County to promote animal welfare and the humane treatment of animals through innovative and educational programs, community engagement and financial support. We will collect: cat litter, dry dog food, canned or dry cat/kitten food, towels, paper towels

    Cash donations are always appreciated, too!

    Click here for more informationGoochland Pet Lovers Website

    Goochland Pet Lovers | Not For Profit - Goochland Chamber of Commerce, VA

Past events

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 Social Hour in the Sunroom at Tarrant's West
Monday, October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 Dinner Meeting with The ONE Group - Richmond casino developers (benefitting Coats for Kids)
Monday, September 13, 2021 September 13, 2021 Dinner Meeting with Glenn Youngkin, Republican Candidate for Governor (benefitting FeedMore)
Monday, August 23, 2021 2021 WRBA Prospective Member Cookout
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 An evening with the Richmond Flying Squirrels
Monday, June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021 Dinner Meeting with retired Henrico County Chief of Police Humberto “Hum” Cardounel, Jr. (benefitting The Caring Clothes Closet)
Monday, April 19, 2021 April 19th Happy Hour, Cookout, Games, & Music
Monday, March 08, 2021 March Madness Mixology
Monday, February 22, 2021 Live Zoom Call with Ivor Cummins
Monday, November 23, 2020 November 23, 2020 Dinner-To-Go Meeting with retired Henrico County Chief of Police Humberto “Hum” Cardounel, Jr. (benefitting Marine Toys for Tots)
Monday, October 19, 2020 October 19, 2020 Dinner-To-Go Meeting with Rep. Abigail Spanberger (benefitting Coats for Kids)
Monday, September 14, 2020 September 14, 2020 Dinner-To-Go Meeting with Speaker Renee Haltom, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Monday, August 17, 2020 2020 Prospective Member Reception and Corn Hole
Monday, February 10, 2020 February 10, 2020 Dinner Meeting with Speaker Jeffrey M. Lacker, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Monday, November 11, 2019 2019 WRBA Boxing Smoker
Monday, October 14, 2019 Reception & Dinner with Guest Speaker Matt C. Pinsker
Monday, September 09, 2019 Reception & Dinner with Guest Speaker Dr. James I. Robertson
Monday, August 12, 2019 Texas Hold 'Em and Corn Hole Tournaments
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2019 WRBA Annual Golf Tournament & Picnic
Saturday, May 04, 2019 2019 Sweetheart Dinner, Dancing & Auction
Monday, April 08, 2019 April Dinner Meeting ~ featuring Charles F. Bryan, Jr.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Prospective Member Reception and Bracket Entry Party - NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Friends of Scouting Dinner featuring Captain Richard Phillips
Monday, February 11, 2019 February Dinner Meeting ~ Bryan Bostic
Monday, February 04, 2019 WRBA Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 WRBA Volunteer Day - JA Finance Park
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, 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, 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


P.O. Box 3678
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 512-3039
wrba.richmond@gmail.com ~ www.wrba-richmond.org

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