About the Owner

3/08/17


Detroit Delivers is a Personal Planning and Etiquette Services Company.

Previous to opening Detroit Delivers, Karen Thornton worked for the United States Federal Government, she is retired. Karen is a former Mary Kay Sales Consultant, for the West Bloomfield area. She was awarded Miss America for the West Bloomfield Unit and obtained a multitude of awards for Queen of Sales, Queen of Recruiting Awards, as well as leading her own unit to top sales every quarter.

Recently, she was awarded and honored from the city of Detroit, Michigan Motor City Match program with obtaining levels of technical assistance funding for her business Detroit Delivers which she was the first cohort and awardee for her ideas about her business Detroit Delivers.

Currently, Detroit Delivers has obtained office space in Midtown Detroit at 7650 Second Avenue. She is fortunate to have great businesses that share space with Karen, Duggan For Detroit – Mayor Duggan, Attorney Anthony Adams, The Coleman A Young Foundation, The Black United Fund, are just to name a few.

Karen is a certified Children’s and Business Etiquette Trainer and is a proud member of the Southfield Chamber of Commerce as well as being an Ambassador for the Southfield Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Southfield Government also, Karen belongs to the Skyline ClubCorp in the City of Southfield Michigan, and in addition, Karen is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, Royal Oak Chapter which she has hosted several events.

Recently, Karen’s business Detroit Delivers was selected as the Retail Partners Lead for the Detroit Startup Week 2017, powered by Chase Bank. Her duties included: Helping to coordinate all businesses with discounts, and partnerships across area coffee shops (breakfast/coffee), Restaurants (dinner), and Clubs (Nightlife).  Also, Karen taught a Business Etiquette class at the Detroit Startup Week that has spiraled into various Etiquette series and workshops.

Karen is featured in the Motor City Match video and Detroit Demo Days 2017, Quicken Loans video, which is about all entrepreneurs from various industries competing by way of pitch or demonstration.

Currently, Karen recently launched a book club titled: “This is How We Roll”  and is in a book club as well. Karen is an avid reader, loves to play board games, loves to travel, and loves to volunteer her time to various organizations and charities.

Also, she is the Board member of the Educational Arts Society, Duane Parham, CEO & Founder (www.easzmusic.org) as well as one of the facilitators to the Startup Weekend Detroit.