Every week I, ADRI.V The Go Getta look to feature a mover and shaker who embodies the “Go Getta Spirit” and is doing great things for the people and themselves in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community.

Having the blessed opportunity of having my show “The Go Getta Mix” I look to use my platform to acknowledge those people nominated as “The Go Getta of The Week”

Meet the Go Getta Dennis Wilson Jr.

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You may never meet a more absolute personification of “hustle” than Dennis Wilson Jr. He’s the owner of a local graphic design firm with clients worldwide; an event promoter for a regional promotion company, Mrdwilson Limited Corp; and restaurant owner of The Oakk Room, a mainstay for urban professionals in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Wilson manages his businesses all while being a full-time high school teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools.

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Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Dennis has beaten the odds his entire life. Dennis graduated top of his class at Riverside High School and went on to earn a bachelors and masters degree from Canisius College.

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After college, Dennis shifted his focus to being an entrepreneur and education. He joined the Buffalo Board of Education in April 1999, and launched his first business, King of Spades Graphics, out of his home in 2001.

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While teaching and coaching basketball for a few years, 2007 saw the launch of Dennis’s second company, Mrdwilson.com (now Mrdwilson Limited Corp.), which has put on upscale events attracting attendees from all over the US.

In 2011, capitalizing on success as an event promoter Mr. Wilson took on the task of taking a run-down bar notorious for crime and revitalizing it into The Oakk Room Restaurant. Over the past nine years The Oakk Room has become the hub for Urban Professionals in WNY.

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Further expanding his brand, Dennis created Panoramic Magazine in 2019. Panoramic Magazine is a digital magazine that gives a 360 view of the lives of successful urban professionals with Buffalo roots. With his various business interests Dennis has created platforms for small businesses and career minded individuals to connect and network throughout the Western New York region.

Mr. Wilson has won various community and small business awards in the past several years. In 2016 Dennis married Rhonda Wilson (formerly Williams), who is the President of Black Nurses Rock (Buffalo Chapter). The power couple is focused on building a long lasting legacy in the Buffalo Community and the world.

This weekend Mr.Wilson brings us the Miami Nights which is more than an event it's an opportunity to showcase all the amazing people moving and shaking in the City of Buffalo.
Join Mr. Wilson and his team for the 12th Annual Miami Nights All White Affair x Miami Nights 12 Fashion Show. Tickets are still available at: www.mrdwilson.comwww.eventbrite.com and Doris Records

 

 

 

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