WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Meredith Waldner Stern, President of Waldner’s Business Environments is proud to be a leader in this third-generation family business. Established in 1939 by her grandfather, Daniel Waldner, Waldner’s has grown from a small local stationary store to a corporation with more than 100 employees in three locations. Waldner’s is certified by the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) which is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States.
Being a registered and certified Women’s Business Enterprise provides Waldner’s the opportunity to help clients meet their diversity goals and initiatives.
Stern is responsible for the development of many of the most successful and high profile offices on Long Island. Working closely with her clients, architects, designers and manufacturers, she has helped her clients ensure productivity and safety in the workplace. She takes a leadership role in educating her clients on LEED standards and sustainable design and products within the workplace. She is ensuring that more and more companies on Long Island are not only more energy efficient, but also that the products they use are safer for their staff members.
Under Stern’s leadership, Waldner’s was recognized as a “Family Business of the Year” by Long Island University. In 2009, Stern was recognized by the Long Island Business News, as one of the “40 under 40” business leaders. Stern also dedicates her time to several community organizations. She has served in a leadership role with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, an organization supporting 30,000 Long Islanders and their families who suffer from those diseases. She is also involved with the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, the second largest JCC in North America. She has been a leader coordinating several events and efforts to provide financial assistance for families in need of preschool, day care and special needs services.