Dennis Wilson Jr.
You may never meet a more absolute personification of “hustle” than Dennis Wilson Jr. He’s the owner of Mrdwilson Limited Corp, a Print, Marketing, Graphic Design, Event Planning firm with clients worldwide. Mr. Wilson is also the owner of The Oakk Room Restaurant, a mainstay for urban professionals in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Wilson manages his businesses all while being a full-time Printing & Graphic Design high school teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools.
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 bachelors and masters degrees from Canisius College of Buffalo, NY.
After college, Dennis shifted focus to entrepreneurism and education, joining the Buffalo Board of Education in 1999, and launching his first business, King of Spades Graphics, out of his home in 2001.
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 and graphic designer, 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 eight years the Oakk Room has became the hub for Urban Professionals in WNY.
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 a nurse and the President/CEO of Black Nurses Rock (Buffalo Chapter). The power couple is focused on building a long lasting legacy.