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Apr 8, 2005
South Florida Business Journal Honors Peggy Nordeen
BY Brett Circe
Starmark International’s President Recognized as Heavy Hitter in Advertising/PR
April 2005 issue excerpt:
Starmark first started in Chicago in 1978, Peggy Nordeen, a co-founder, sold the company after 14 years in a deal that ensured that all her staff would retain their jobs. Nordeen also made sure she retained the brand.
After a few years boating in the Bahamas, she launched Starmark International and acquired an Internet services company to expand into Web design and online promotions.
Among its successes marketing major corporations, Starmark also helped A Child is Missing develop its identity into a nationally recognized organization working with police departments to find lost children.
Company growth has moved the business from a 7,500-square-foot headquarters in 2000 to a new 60,000-square-foot building.
Balancing work and life has always been an important challenge for Nordeen. Earlier this year, she caught and released a 150-lb. Pacific Sailfish off the coast of Panama after a 25-minute battle. “We use light tackle to give the fish the advantage,” she said.