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‘The Gathering Spot’ makes its mark in Atlanta

by FRED CAMPAGNA Even though he grew up in Atlanta, Ryan Wilson never imagined that he would live in the city again after attending Georgetown University. While in college, Wilson…

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The Blue Flame of “Hotlanta”: Young entrepreneurs, artists and activists are building on a Southern capital’s long, rich history.

Young entrepreneurs, artists and activists are building on a Southern capital’s long, rich history. By Gisela William When Georgia went blue for Biden last month, some traced it to Stacey Abrams…

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Ryan Wilson, The CEO And Co-Founder Of “The Gathering Spot” Created Space For The Black Community To Come Together & Change The World

BY KEYAIRA KELLY · DECEMBER 18, 2020 As a winner of the SheaMoisture Social Justice Coalition grant, Ryan Wilson wants to make sure there is communal safe space for Black people to work…

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‘You Need Moments Like This’

Ryan Wilson is co-founder of The Gathering Spot, a private membership club focused on entrepreneurship. Here Wilson talks about how they expanded despite social distancing amid the pandemic. by BYRON…

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Did Hollywood Help Turn Georgia Purple?

Did Hollywood Help Turn Georgia Purple? By Angelique Jackson, Gene Maddaus Georgia, through a combination of generous tax breaks and an impressive infrastructure, has spent the past 12 years transforming itself into the Hollywood of...
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Ryan Wilson Speaks at Metro Atlanta Chamber 2020 Annual Meeting

This year, Ryan Wilson represented CEO and Atlanta’s entrepreneurial community in his address at the Metro Atlanta Chamber annual meeting.   About the Metro Atlanta Chamber Annual Meeting ACTIVATE. ACCELERATE….

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Here’s the single best way to help Black people, according to Ryan Wilson

Here’s the single best way to help Black people, according to Ryan Wilson (Hint: It’s not by tweeting “Black Lives Matter.”) BY MARA SHALHOUP  AUGUST 13, 2020 Ryan Wilson is cofounder…

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‘COMMUNITY ISN’T CANCELED’

The Covid-19 virus had shuttered their event space. But these two business partners gave the community a stage to voice concern about the pandemic — even if they had no…

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A Private Club Reopens to Address a Public Crisis

At the Gathering Spot, Ryan Wilson is brokering some of Atlanta’s most important conversations between activists, politicians, business leaders, and celebrities. Here’s what he thinks needs to happen next. As…

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How one Atlanta native says you can help black-owned businesses in Atlanta

ATLANTA — It was in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death that Atlanta native, Ryan Wilson, came up with the idea of opening a gathering spot to build community connections.  It was…