CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 02, 2016) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) was named the winner of three gold Stevie® Awards and three silver Stevie® Awards in the categories Executive of the Year, Product Management/Development Executive of the Year, Marketer of the Year, Company of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year in The 14th Annual American Business Awards today.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

All American Business Awards will be presented to the winners at the gala ceremony Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. LRS was nominated in multiple categories and segmented according to industry and company size, which was labeled as diversified services and company size up to 2,500 employees.

"The recognition for these high-status awards is a testament to how passionate LRS team members are about their careers and adding value to both our customers and operations," said CEO, Alan T. Handley. "Our employees consistently go above and beyond to ensure that LRS is delivering exceptional service and value and I am proud of everyone's accomplishments. This is a team effort and I am proud of being a part of such a tremendous organization."

In addition to the credit of gold and silver awards, LRS was also recognized for several bronze awards, including Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, Customer Service Department of the Year, Fastest Growing Company of the Year and Information Technology Department of the Year.

"LRS has such a unique story to tell about our growth and continued drive forward to build into the future; it is a true honor to be acknowledged for our accomplishments in creating a successful business model and brand. This is made possible by our tireless team of dedicated professionals who have a very strong vision for the future of LRS," said Meaghan Johnson, Marketing Manager.

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners.

"The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Serving Chicagoland for over 17 years and headquartered in Morton Grove, Illinois, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) specializes in recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to Chicagoland businesses and residential homeowners. LRS operates six Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), a fleet of fuel-efficient natural gas-powered trucks, and is run by nearly 600 committed full-time employees. LRS is a recipient of Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award, is ranked #31 on Waste360's 2015 Top 100 waste and recycling companies in North America and is a 2016 multi-Stevie award winning company with honors including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of the Year. Diverting over two million tons-per-year, LRS does not own a landfill and is committed to raising awareness in creating a more sustainable business model to better impact the community. To learn more, visit

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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Meaghan Johnson
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Lakeshore Recycling Systems