Essential Data Honored

When Antoinette Allocca started her own business, there were many risks. But in just three years, the company, Essential Data Corp., has grown from $1 million to $20 million in total annual sales and recently was recognized by Working Woman Magazine as on the top 500...

Passion is Essential to Work for Technical Writers

For Antoinette Allocca, a Stamford entrepreneur whose vision led to the burgeoning market for technical writers, passion is essential. For Antoinette Allocca, the financial landmines of 1989 were threatening to destroy her business and derail her career. She was...

Stamford entrepreneur grows her revenues 20-fold in three years

Published: April 28, 1999Maggie Jackson | Stamford Advocate Women-owned businesses thrive To get ahead in the fuel procurement market, entrepreneur Kristen Schaffner-Irvin computerized her clients’ tanks so she could check inventory from her laptop. But unfortunately,...

Residents find Company’s Work Styles ‘Essential’

Published: June 3, 1999Andy Hutchison | Darien News The Right Formula Essential Data President Antoinette Allocca says there are a few stand-out reasons why people come to work. This includes her newly honored Stamford-based company-flexibility, proximity, and salary....

Corporate gifts a big business

Published: December 23, 1998Tom Caruso | Stamford Advocate Businesses say gift important to client relationships You’ve probably been the recipient at one time or another of a gift from someone in the business community, especially around the Christmas holidays....