AURORA, Ill. – To help recognize area businesses that generously support causes that benefit the community, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is inviting residents to submit nominations for her ‘Good Neighbor’ Business Award and help showcase these local leaders.

“Our area is fortunate to be home to so many businesses that excel at giving back to those in need,” Kifowit said. “Their generosity and kindness is a testament to our community’s character and they deserve to be honored.”

Kifowit is encouraging residents to nominate businesses that either donate their time or resources to local charitable organizations or to needy families. To reward these businesses and encourage others to take part in giving back to the community, Kifowit will review nominations and regularly present selected area businesses with her ‘Good Neighbor’ Business Award. Nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis, and residents can download the Good Neighbor Business Award form from her website or are available for pick up at the district office, located at 1677 Montgomery Rd. Ste. 116 in Aurora. Kifowit will visit nominated businesses throughout the year and present them with a certificate. Past winners include Culver’s, Eagle Academy of Martial Arts and the Montgomery Goodwill.

“I encourage residents who know of a small business or restaurant that gives back to nominate them, so we can recognize their good work,” Kifowit said. “My hope is by recognizing these businesses, we can begin a movement to encourage others to give back.”

For more information or to nominate a business, please contact Kifowit’s constituent service office by phone at 630-585-1308, by email at, or by visiting

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