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Buzz Thomas, ‘Knight of the Rolodex,’ to Speak at LGBT Chamber Event

By | 2020-03-04T14:36:53-05:00 March 4th, 2020|Michigan, News|

FERNDALE – Buzz Thomas has decades of experience helping businesses connect with the people and agencies they need to be successful, and he spent 14 years in the Michigan legislature representing his Detroit district, serving as Democratic Floor Leader in the Senate and as Democratic Leader in the House during his terms. Because of this, he is affectionately known as the “Knight of the Rolodex” due to his extensive network of friends, colleagues, governmental professionals and business associates.
Thomas is a principle in Thomas Group Consulting that specializes in working with companies in southeast Michigan to navigate the financial, regulatory, marketing and personnel diversity issues.
At the upcoming “On The Menu” breakfast speakers series produced by the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce on March 12 at 7:30 a.m., Thomas will offer his insights and expertise as an openly LGBTQ business owner. He will also discuss the roles LGBTQ businesses can and should play in Detroit and the surrounding area. He will also talk about how larger companies can best build strong, diverse workforces.
This event will be held at the Affirmations LGBTQ community center in Ferndale. Tickets include breakfast and are $16 for members, $21 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets go to

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