What They Say

Laurel Baker, Executive Director, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
“Palm Beach: Faces and Places”
From sponsorship to photo spreads and editorial, the book was masterful. There was a story to tell and it was told with style and grace, capturing the true essence of Palm Beach: a town filled with diversity and enchantment that is hard to describe.

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce endorsement letter

Marvin A. Tanck, President and CEO, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc.
“Changing Lives”
The breadth of StarGroup’s experienced staff gave our organization access to professionals we could not replicate in other firms, and at the fraction of the cost. The Gulfstream Goodwill Anniversary Book idea was remarkable, as it will continue to educate the public as to what Goodwill contributes to our community. The book, with StarGroup’s idea of corporate sponsors, brought us closer to the business community and has resulted in new contracts, employing more persons with barriers to employment. StarGroup certainly is a “Star Group” of professionals who definitely impacted Gulfstream Goodwill in a positive manner, increasing our communities’ awareness of our organization.

Gulftream Goodwill endorsement letter

Randal L. Martin, President, The King’s Academy
“The King’s Academy: TKA 50 Years”

Many thanks to Brenda Star and StarGroup International for helping King’s Academy to capture fifty years of memories that I’m sure will be treasured for years to come. I’m very pleased that the TKA Family will have this beautiful coffee table book to remind them of their part in building our school over the past five decades. I also appreciate Mel Abfier’s expertise and patience in developing a wonderful layout for this special project.

Chuck Elderd, Film Commissioner, Palm Beach County Film Television Commission
I just received your two new books on Palm Beach and Singer Island. I have to say I think the new Palm Beach Best of the Best book is amazing! You captured the true Palm Beach. And, your pictorial journey through Singer Island is the best I’ve ever seen of the island. You always do an amazing job profiling the assets of our communities.

Arthur E. Turner, Co-Founder, Northwood University
“The Northwood Idea-40 Years of People Helping People”
Northwood University is better today because we found StarGroup and its staff. StarGroup’s abilities to be creative, directed and accountable have been our creed since we started the University forty years ago, and it has really been the first public relations firm that has come even close to filling that capacity. The recent book that StarGroup published, ‘The Northwood Idea-40 Years of People Helping People,’ has been a great success in helping people know what brought Northwood from the beginning with 106 students to thousands today.

Steve Solomon Comedian & author “My Mother’s Italian My Father’s Jewish I’m in Therapy! Cookbook”
I would like to take a moment to tell you how delighted we all are with the wonderful job you and your associates at StarGroup International did on our cookbook. To say that the book’s been a hit is, at best, an understatement. The book has opened dozens of media doors for us: NBC, ABC, CBS, The NY Daily News, WOR Radio & TV, The Martha Stewart Show and many others; in turn, increasing ticket sales (for the Off-Broadway hit show) and good will in each city we appear.

David Landau David Landau International Design, Ltd.
There are only a very few public relations people who can really get a job done as it should be… and only a minute few who are efficient, positively outstanding, and who deliver. That’s the name of the game… and that’s what you do best!

Nancy Walls Director, Hibel Museum of Art
“Hibel: The Life & Art of Edna Hibel”
Thank you for introducing the Hibel Museum to an incredible fundraising tool! StarGroup has done a wonderful job in helping us promote the coffee table book which showcases the incredible life of Edna Hibel. Your suggestions and assistance in producing a marketing package to launch the project was very effective. Raising funds for something non-existent is not an easy task. The fact that the first printing of this book has the ability to generate over $700,000 is very exciting

Vincent Naimoli Chairman Emeritus Founder, Tampa Bay Rays
“Business, Baseball & Beyond”
I very much enjoyed working with you and your colleagues at the Star Group International on my book. It was indeed one of my most pleasurable projects, made so by your fine group. Thank you very much.

Jack McDonnell, Former Mayor, Town Palm Beach
“Palm Beach Faces and Places”
What a beautiful and well done publication. This will be the legacy of the Centennial.

Paul Leone, President, THE BREAKERS Palm Beach
“Palm Beach Faces and Places”
Brenda’s professionalism and creativity was a true asset to the project. We were quite pleased with the quality of the final product as well as the service provided throughout the planning process.

THE BREAKERS Palm Beach recommendation

Katie Shepherd, Founder & CEO, The Shepherd Institute for Lice Solutions
“Lice Advice”

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your wonderful staff for all your help in making our book become a reality. I can’t begin to tell you how amazed I am with the finished product. The fact that bookstores are already calling and asking how they can get it in their store is confirmation that this book is destined to go far!

Ken Spillias, Author
“Rumination in Verse”
Brenda & Mel, My eternal gratitude for your support and patience in bringing my words and thoughts to life. You are the Best!

Howard B. Shullman, DMD, Shullman Orthodontics, Wellington, FL
“101 Reasons to Smile”
I just want to thank you so very much to both of you for pushing to get this book done. I know we went through a lot of ups and downs but at the end I am very happy and very proud to see this book sitting on my desk. The reaction I got from the first friend I gave it to was overwhelming and can’t wait to hear how others react as well. Thanks again for all of your hard work, dedication and enthusiasm in producing this book. I am super excited to share with the world.

David C. Dawson, Executive Director of University Relations, Nova Southeastern University
“50 NSU – A Tribute to the Past…A Prelude to the Future”
On behalf of President George Hanbury, I want to thank StarGroup for your guidance, planning design and execution of this wonderful commemorative look at our university. Considering the size and complexity of the publication, you kept the process on time and within budget, even considering the large number of contributors that had to be satisfied along the way. Most importantly, you were all such a joy to work with, helping make a difficult challenge much more palatable. We just can’t thank you enough!

Albert J. Kurpis, DDS
“Amazing Smiles Through Cosmetic Dentistry”
I can’t thank you enough for making my book, Amazing Smiles through Cosmetic Dentistry, a tremendous success. You and your team were great and delightful to work with. Your obvious experience and creativity made the entire process painless. The book itself is beautiful, as I continually get many compliments about how great it looks. You can imagine how surprised I was when I sold over 700 books within the first month of publication! In addition to sales, my book has opened up many new doors to opportunities that I would have never thought about before.

Dermot OBrien, Dermot OBrien Realty, Singer Island, FL
“Singer Island: A Coastal Lifestyle”
My participation as sponsor in the beautiful Singer Island book is proving to be an extremely successful marketing device for my real estate business. We recently mailed out 500 copies of the book and already 10 of the recipients have contacted me to thank me for sending them such a thoughtful gift. Several of these people mentioned that they were impressed with the quality of the copywriting, imagery, and book production. One recipient even asked if I would be able to sell her two more copies for her friends! I definitely convinced that the StarGroup International custom book service is a very effective marketing tool!

Lois Pope, Philanthropist
“Lantana, a Small Fishing Village!”
Dear Brenda, I LOVE Lantana, a Small Fishing Village! So much of my life and that of my family center around the wonderful little town of Lantana. You and everyone at StarGroup are to be commended! Congratulations. All the best, Lois Pope

Jeri Muoio, Ph.D, Mayor West Palm Beach, Florida
The City of West Palm Beach is pleased to partner with StarGroup International, Inc. to create and publish a book promoting the City’s history, culture and events. We look forward to collaborating with you to create content highlighting all that the City has to offer. I plan to distribute the book to citizens, residents and local businesses, at my State of the City address in January, as well utilize this publication as a promotional tool in the future. The City looks forward to this exciting partnership and opportunity.

Sid Dinerstein, Political Activist
“Adults Only: For People Who Love Their Country More Than Their Party”
In less than one year I went from local political activist to nationally acclaimed author. StarGroup International has changed my life. What I didn’t know I had in me has been brought to life by Brenda Star and her publishing cadre. I have a talking website, book signings, media interviews and an Amazon account. At the end of the day I am a proud author who believes that the best that was in me is now out there for everyone to share.

Bruce Helander, Art Critic
“Learning to See”
“Learning to See” has received rave reviews from the international art community and has been accepted at numerous prestigious museum bookstores, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum… somehow you were able to get our 200-page book out to us within sixty days! We simply could not have accomplished this project without your professional management.

Jeffrey Lichtenstein, Mattley Credit Institute
This letter concerns my business relationship with Brenda Star. Over the last two years, Ms Star has displayed invaluable business talents. She has been thoroughly efficient in all our dealings, has scrupulously kept her word and eagerly pursed business opportunities. In summary she is the model of an excellent business person.

W.W. Wilson, Gulfstream Goodwill Foundation
“Gulfstream Goodwill: 50th Anniversary”
The creativity, in copy and presentation, exercised by StarGroup International has brought to life a history that has been a well kept secret for almost 40 years. Changing Lives has opened up conversation with study participants that would not have occurred otherwise, making the response to study questions much more significant and vital to the end result of study.

Kurt N. Gehring President, The Gehring Group
The creative input from your group has afforded us the opportunity to actually “make a choice” as opposed to “settling with” any given product or recommendation. This freedom provides Gehring Group with the tools necessary to meet and surpass the goals we have set forth as an organization. We are able to focus on day-to-day objectives knowing that our promotional and public relations needs are met in a professional and expedient manner.

Alexious Fiero
“OSTV Operating System: The Next Wave of Information”
Information has become a currency and it is manipulated as such. The proficiency in the exchange of this currency guarantees success, and every development in the Worldwide Broadcast Network Operating System is geared toward optimizing this exchange. StarGroup International believed in me. I want to thank them for helping me make news.

Jerome T. Butwin
“Give Your Wealth to Your Family NOT the IRS!”
You created a book that is done in an extremely professional manner. The quality of the product and the professionalism of you and your staff is very much appreciated. I was particularly pleased that your staff and mine were able to work together to create a product and do so with so little of my personal involvement.

Larry Hill
“Forget the Customer”
It took the better part of thirty-five years to accumulate enough experience and gain the firsthand knowledge that I brought to this book. I have to thank the guys at StarGroup International. They helped me take my amorphous ramblings and find some clarity and focus. They deserve a Purple Heart for their efforts.

Edna Hibel Artist
“Stories that Warm the Heart”
Many warm thanks to you and the StarGroup for publishing and writing “Edna Hibel-Stories That Warm The Heart.” The book has warmed my heart and meeting all of you has been a delight. Besides it being a pleasure for me, I must complement you for your artistic approach, your intelligence, your professional approach, your warm humor and just being so great to work with.

HIBEL MUSEUM of ART endorsement letter

Alicia Blodgett
“Just the Two of Us”
It is a pleasure to work with Brenda Star and her staff at StarGroup International. This is a group of professionals of high standards, expertise and ingenuity.

Wally “Famous” Amos The Cookie Man
I appreciate your professionalism, honesty, integrity and follow through. Your commitment to excellence is truly refreshing.

Ralph E. Heckert Managing Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc.
I would recommend the Star Group International for a presentation skills workshop for any sales organization looking to improve upon its existing talents in the effective delivery of the sales materials to the public.

Bren Simon National Board, Communities in Schools
Thank you for the incredibly efficient and professional job that Star Group International performed… I was extremely impressed with the follow-through provided by you and your very capable staff.

Wanek Stein President, High Road Global Character Development
This is just a note to thank you. I commend you and your staff at Star Group International for the professional way that we have been treated by your company. Many people are interested in new clients, but you have continued to provide “service after the sale” with innovative and creative suggestions.

Dr. Robert Harris CEO Sunshine Publications Ltd.
While most public relations firms traditionally concentrate solely on the media for the promotion of books, you organized other areas of marketing that I did not even know existed.

Carol Untermeyer Author
“The Promise of Eternity”
It was a pleasure working with the Star Group…we put together a ‘wow’ of a book.

Steve Levine Executive Chief, Hippocrates Health Institute
Your creative ideas and guidance were wonderful. Your professionalism is to be applauded. Your team of experts really made me look good. I am looking forward to our next venture.

Brian Clement Director, Hippocrates Health Institute
I find Brenda Star to be delightful, personable, outgoing, and full of interest and enthusiasm in just about everything. Her work is thorough and efficient. Her persistence and creativity are unmatched. She has fulfilled every promise and deadline. I find her to be honest, straightforward, and of the highest integrity. Brenda comes to you with my highest recommendations!

Michael Varajon President, NFL Alumni Palm Beach
Thank you again for your support and direct commitment to our cause. I would suggest Star Group International to any business or corporation looking to improve their mission into the new millennium.

Seth Goldberg President, Essco Safety Check
I would like to thank StarGroup International, Inc. for their assistance with my company’s official first press release. …Within 24-hours of our press release being sent by StarGroup, I was contacted by a local news investigative reporter from KOMO-TV who wanted to interview me. I also received a call from one of our large local newspapers. Articles were written in both the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer about our company and upcoming event. Thank you StarGroup, you have helped us begin with a successful bang and official opening of business.

Sandra Thompson Artist
“ Palm Beach: A Retrospective”
To say that I am thrilled with the book is understated. Your team has performed a work of excellence in every regard. As we await the final books I anticipate an ongoing venture to promote the work along with you. With a great deal of respect I remain not only a client but a friend and cherish all the good vibes shared through the process.

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