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Midnight Janitorial receives national ethics award

Midnight Janitorial receives national ethics award

Midnight Janitorial Inc., a recipient of a 2008 Rochester Business Ethics Award, is to receive a national 2009 American Business Ethics Award. The company is the third Rochester company to receive national ABEA recognition.

Midnight Janitorial, an office cleaning company founded in 2005 by Angella Luyk, is slated to receive a 2009 American Business Ethics Award at a national award ceremony and convention in Phoenix, Ariz. in October.

Midnight Janitorial, which has 30 employees, is the 2009 ABEA recipient in the small company category.

The national American Business Ethics Awards is sponsored by the Society of Financial Services Professionals, which has been conducting a national ethics competition since 1994.

Modeled on the ABEA, the Rochester Business Ethics Award was established in 2003 by the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Financial Service Professionals in conjunction with St. John Fisher College and the Rochester Business Alliance Inc.

The 2009 Rochester Business Ethics Awards will be given out at a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Information is available at the RBEA web site,

For information on the local event and on the finalists, see the Sept. 11 print edition of the Rochester Business Journal.

“Since our business is based exclusively in Rochester and Monroe County, we were thrilled in 2008 to receive a Rochester Business Ethics Award,” said Angella Luyk, founder and president of Midnight Janitorial, in a statement. “This national honor is ‘icing on the cake’ that further affirms what our company and its employees aspire to in the way of high ethical standards.

“A strong work ethic coupled with strong business ethics is a powerful combination.”

In 2005, Paetec Holding Corp., a 2004 RBEA recipient, was a national ABEA recipient for midsize companies, and QED Technologies International Inc., a 2003 RBEA recipient, was a national runner-up.

Alan Ziegler, president of Future Funding Corp. who is president of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation and a former national president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, added, “Not only does this national award honor a home-grown Rochester business, it acknowledges the high level of competition for this award in the Rochester area.”

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