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Flood Brothers Honored to Be Named 2015 Illinois Medium Family Business of the Year by Loyola University

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CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2015) - The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The awards program recognizes exceptional Illinois-based family businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to business development, family, and the greater-Illinois community. The annual awards drew nominations in six categories: small (companies with fewer than 50 employees), medium (50 to 250), large (more than 250), community service, dean's award, and century award. Award winners have all demonstrated positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies.

Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling Services was named the winner in the Medium Business Category. Starting with one truck, one employee and one simple philosophy, "Provide a great service at a fair price," the Flood Family has been in the waste removal industry in one form or another since 1930. Eighty-Five years and five generations later, this family-owned and operated waste removal company has updated its trucks and technologies, and expanded its scope of operations, all the while, remaining committed to the simple concept. They still believe in honest, responsive, hard work and its employees practice those tenets every day.

"The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards program gives us the opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of family business to our communities and our economy," said Andrew Keyt, executive director of the Loyola Family Business Center. "We are pleased to honor these dedicated families and their businesses as part of the Family Business Center's 25th anniversary celebrations."

Winners in the other categories were: Small Family Business of the Year, Carl Becker & Son Ltd.; Large Family Business of the Year, O'Neil Industries Inc.; Community Service Award, Mariani Enterprises; Dean's Award, Dot Foods Inc.; and Century Award, Matot Inc.

"We're honored to receive this award. It's a tribute to the strong legacy and values bestowed by those before us," said Brian Flood of Flood Brothers. "It all comes down to service. We strive to provide the best service to our customers and our community. And we believe in giving back and helping those in need. It's simply in our DNA. We trust this family tradition will continue for many generations to come." 

An awards gala honoring the 2015 Illinois Family Business of the Year winners and finalists will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The gala is part of a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business. For more information on the awards, including a list of past recipients, and to purchase tickets for the awards gala, please visit

For more information call Brian Flood of Flood Brothers at (630) 261-0400.

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