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The Gathering Spot Announces The Location Of Its Next Club

The Gathering Spot, a members-only co-work space and networking hub, has tapped Houston, TX, as the location for its next club. Founded in 2016, The Gathering Spot (TGS) opened its doors in Atlanta, GA, before adding locations in Washington, D.C., in 2021, and Los Angeles, CA, in 2022. Per its website, Houston is one of TGS’s “connected cities” along with Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Detroit, MI; and Charlotte, NC. These cities are “curated communities that serve as hubs for collaboration” where the company anticipates potentially building future clubs . According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Co-founder and CEO Ryan Wilson spent significant time in each of these connected cities before he and his team singled out Houston as “the next best opportunity for us as a community.” Through his visits, the city drew parallels to Atlanta’s blend of big and small businesses. Regarding the investment, Wilson discussed his confidence in Houston’s potential for company growth. “We’re...

Michelle Burk

Mar 19, 2024

The Gathering Spot Reverts Back To Being Independent, Ends Its Deal With Greenwood

The Gathering Spot (TGS) and Greenwood are going their separate ways.

Shanique Yates

Dec 15, 2023

The Gathering Spot, Greenwood Announce That They've 'Resolved' Their 'Outstanding Business Disputes'

There has been an update on the dispute between The Gathering Spot and Greenwood.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 24, 2023

Co-Founder Ryan Wilson Explains Why The Gathering Spot Didn't Traditionally Celebrate Black History Month

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress. Barack Obama was the first Black man to serve as President of the United States. Althea Gibson was the first Black woman to win a Grand Slam Tournament. Bayard Rustin organized and strategized alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., more notably leading the efforts to structure the March on Washington. The above facts are just a tiny drop in the bucket of history related to Black people and their contributions to America and the world. From the halls of academia to the entertainment industry, tech and business, and any other sector in between – no space exists without the imprint of Black people. For some, the range of excellence is held tightly in the short month of February. According to the NAACP, the month started as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. The week would eventually develop into Black History Month and be federally recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford. And while the world pauses to...

Josh Rodgers

Feb 24, 2023

LeBron James Was Spotted At A Black-Owned Private Members-Only Club — Here's What We Know About It

Birthdays call for a time of reflection and thankfulness. But grand celebrations also come beyond the inner work that some do on their birthday. And as seen across social media time and time again, celebrity birthday parties are on another level. Lebron James is one of the latest testaments to this truth as he celebrated his in Atlanta, GA, after a game against the Hawks.

Josh Rodgers

Jan 6, 2023

Greenwood Closes $45M Funding Round Led By Pendulum

Greenwood’s mission to become the primary digital banking destination for Black and Latino communities to generate wealth continues.

Shanique Yates

Nov 30, 2022

Greenwood Acquires Valence With An Aim To Equip The Black And Latino Community With Jobs And Leadership Positions

Greenwood continues its mission toward economic empowerment for the Black and Latino community. The digital banking platform just acquired Valence to provide communities with support for professional development and job recruiting. The news comes on the heels of Greenwood’s acquisition of The Gathering Spot and solidifies the brand’s stance as a place where our people can not only learn skills for a better financial future but also get equipped with resources to survive and thrive. Valence was established in 2019 by Kobie Fuller, who is also the General Partner at Upfront Ventures. He, alongside Emily Slade and LaMer Walker, wanted to create a network specifically designed to help Black professionals connect with companies and vice versa. Now, Greenwood will leverage the company’s pipeline recruiting database to help companies diversify workforces of all levels from early career to the C-suite. This is a legendary move set to equip Greenwood’s community of roughly one million Black...

Shanique Yates

Jun 22, 2022

Greenwood Acquires The Gathering Spot To Set Minorities On A Bold Path To Financial Freedom

Since its launch, Greenwood has prioritized Black and Latinx individuals and business owners through its banking services. Now, the biggest and Black-owned digital banking platform is looking to further support the community with its latest acquisition. According to a press release, Greenwood has acquired The Gathering Spot — a private members-only club for Black professionals.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 10, 2022

Hennessy Announces Inaugural Members Of Its $1M Program Championing The Next Generation Of Black Entrepreneurs

Hennessy remains committed to championing Black excellence. The leading cognac brand has officially announced the recipients of its “Never Stop Never Settle Society,” a $1 million program launched in March 2021 to create more business growth and development for Black entrepreneurs. “Hennessy recognizes the tenacity and resilience each selected member embodies as they push the limits of potential to carve their path, address social and economic challenges and make a lasting impact on their community,” said Jasmin Allen , Senior Vice President, Hennessy US in an official press release. “Hennessy has always supported the Black community. We are honored to continue this legacy through the “Never Stop Never Settle Society” by celebrating extraordinary individuals and championing the vision of their businesses.” Co-created with partner, the Marcus Graham Project, Hennessy’s “Never Stop Never Settle Society” is an extension of the brand’s commitment to driving change for the Black...

Shanique Yates

Aug 24, 2021