STAR Denver A STAR IS BORN!  STAR was the vision of our founders to save time and enhance the quality of new and existing business relationships by meeting with like-minded professionals at regular events.  We will grow organically with like-minded professionals.

(1)  A professional is someone who has high character, competency and a circle of influence.  One who thrives through his/her business and civic engagement; and

(2)  Professionalism is something that is leveraged through collaboration and the spirit of actively sharing knowledge and assistance.

Membership dues are $600 each year.  Membership is by invitation only and is principally reserved to those with 7+ years of professional, business and/or advisory experience after approval by the Board.

There are many “referral-type” meeting entities.  Some charge as much as $1,000 yearly and require an annual commitment.  Others have nominal dues commitments, but STAR offers monthly venues that always have the quantity and quality of attendees that you deserve.


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Tony Drees is a Purple Heart Veteran of The Gulf War. He is a Motivational Speaker, a Warfighter Sports Ambassador, and DEI Leadership Member of Move United Sports. His director-level background includes acumen in for profit, such as Infiniti of Denver as Director of Retention for 16 years, and in nonprofit as Veterans Passport to Hopes most prolific former Executive Director.

Tony operates on 3 Rules that have allowed him to navigate successfully an abusive childhood, adoption of a different race, near fatal combat injuries, alcohol and drug issues, 2 divorces, cancer, 74 Surgeries, and amputation at age 50.

His Rules:

No Lies
No Excuses
Never Quit

After his amputation in 2018, Drees became a current National Powerlifting and Wheelchair Racing Gold Medalist. Tony also skis on one leg, and travels the country speaking on his platform of Inspiring, Motivating and Influencing Social & Community Impact with his life’s adventures. (Move United magazine, page 12). Join us for Tony's presentation on transparency, accountability, and resilience and their impact on our current business and cultural climate.

The cost for guests to attend this in-person meeting is $25. 

To register yourself or a guest for this meeting, click here.

Friday, August 20, 2021
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tap & Burger, 4910 S. Newport Street, Denver, CO 80237





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