SBA Honors Dolores V. Stafford, Small Business Person of the Year 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration honored Dolores V. Stafford, President and CEO of Stafford Associates, the Small Business Person of the Year Award for 2012 during Small Business Week at their offices in Manhattan.

The New York Office of the SBA is made up of NYC, Long Island and seven upstate counties. The award winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges for their achievements, job creation and contributions to the community.

Dolores was nominated by Gloria Glowacki, Associate Director of the Small Business Development Center in Stony Brook, NY, for her 31 years of dedication to growing her business, providing jobs for many local residents and for working closely with the community in building Stafford Associates’ LEED Gold Certified, headquarters and state-of-the art Data Center in Setauket, NY.

Statewide winners will be submitted into the National Competition and the National winners will be honored at a ceremony during National Small Business Week in Washington DC.

Stafford Associates President  Dolores Stafford

Stafford President Dolores Stafford said, “I am extremely proud to have received LEED Gold Certification for our building. We have worked hard to incorporate as many green initiatives into our building as possible in order to make it not only pleasing to look at, but, to be environmentally friendly as well.”

The design of the Stafford Technology Center includes geothermal heating and cooling, preferred parking for hybrids, rainwater collection, dark sky lighting, a tighter more efficient building envelope and recycled building materials.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consists of a rating system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Buildings can qualify for four levels of certification; Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency also provided incentives to Stafford Associates to move to Bennetts Road. The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency provides incentives to facilitate the acquisition, construction, reconstruction and equipping of commercial and industrial projects in the Town of Brookhaven to create jobs. Projects may be eligible for tax incentives. The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency has been pro-active in not just attracting and retaining businesses, but also focusing the private sector on redevelopment. For more information about the Brookhaven IDA, please call Lisa Mulligan at 631-451-6563.

Our aim is to provide a complete solution for our customers, hardware, software, network operating system and support. Our current hardware line includes IBM, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, EMC and Cisco. We are also authorized to service the equipment of the largest manufacturers including Apple, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, IBM and Xerox. We have extensive experience in both installing and troubleshooting networks on many different platforms. Stafford Associates Computer Specialists, Inc is a PCI/SAS 70/SSAE16 certified data center, providing collocation, managed servers, offsite backup and disaster recovery.


  • 1981 By Dolores and Eugene Stafford


  • Dolores Stafford, President, CEO
  • Ken Stafford, Chief Operating Officer
  • Marlene Stafford, Business Manager
  • Harry Hinteman, Director of Network Services

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Top 68 Woman Owned Firms
  • INC Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
  • Dolores Stafford , President SA
    2012 SBA Small Business Person of the Year
Data Center Leed Gold Certification