President of EverLights wins Rosie Award for business success

Kelly Gallagher, president of EverLights, is one of 12 recipients nationally to receive the first annual “Rosie Awards” competition conducted by Waste & Recycling News.

The awards program was created to honor the growing number of women leading their companies, customers and municipalities to new levels of innovation, productivity and profitability. It was named for “Rosie the Riveter,” the iconic and enduring symbol of the power of the American woman.

Gallagher founded EverLights in 1995 and played a key role in helping make Illinois one of the first states to pass a lamp recycling law in 1997. Currently, the company offers businesses nationwide two lamp recycling options – a mail in recycling program, called EverMail, or a bulk pick up at the businesses’ location.  EverLights offers additional services, such as electronic waste recycling, GE lamps, and lighting audit and retrofit recommendations.  

Since early 2011, EverLights has been offering a limited number of energy-efficient lamps and related products including LED lamps, adapters, power strips with sensors, high-energy ballasts, occupancy sensors and lighting retrofit kits. The company received the 2010 Governor’s Sustainability Award recognizing its innovation and sustainability success.

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