Yingling Launches "Good Neighbor" Business of the Month Award


State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is asking for area residents to help in nominating local businesses for his “Good Neighbor” Business of the Month award, a program that he has launched to highlight area employers who go the extra mile to help improve the community and participate in charitable efforts.

“We are very fortunate to have a number of charities in our communities that provide opportunities for people who truly need assistance,” Yingling said. “Businesses that go above and beyond to help the charitable organizations of our community ought to be recognized for the good deeds they are doing.”

If you know of a business that does great things for the community in Gages Lake, Grayslake, Hainesville, the Round Lake Communities, Third Lake, Wauconda or Wildwood, please submit your nomination to Yingling’s office by calling (847) 231-6262, e-mailing RepSamYingling@gmail.com, or with the form available on the front page of his website, www.repsamyingling.com. Make sure to include the name and address of the business, as well as some examples of charitable activities. Also make sure to include contact information so that suggestions can be verified if necessary. Nominations will be accepted on a continuous basis. Yingling will visit the winning business each month and present them with a certificate.

“I think that it is important that we promote our local small businesses, and our ‘Good Neighbor’ business program is one way I hope to do that,” Yingling said. “Bringing attention to our great local businesses will help strengthen our local economy, leading to job opportunities and improvement in our community as a whole.”