Rolling Meadows officials have honored 58 area businesses for their contributions to the city as part of a renewed effort to be more business-friendly.

Mayor Len Prejna recently shook hands and handed out certificates of appreciation to business leaders in recognition of those who donated money or products to at least one community event or program in 2017.

In total, 58 business were honored and 22 had representatives at the Feb. 27 city council meeting to accept the awards.

"You are what makes Rolling Meadows grow, move and go forward," Prejna told the business owners. "We owe much of the success of the community events and programs to all the generous businesses that will be awarded certificates of appreciation."

A consultant hired to do a business survey last year recommended the city honor longtime businesses with awards -- an idea favored by Prejna.

Here's a list of the awardees:

A.H. Management Group, Alliant Credit Union, Bear Construction, Ben Franklin Bank, Beyond Beauty & Healthy Co., Brokerage Transportation Sales, Buona Beef, Burke Engineering, Chopstick, Clifford-Wald, ComEd, Comet Frozen Custard, Comets LLC, Community Church of Rolling Meadows, Constellation Energy, Culver's, Divine Design & Marketing, Fratellos, FUJIFILM Hunt Chemicals, Gabutto Burger, Grande Jake's, Gus' Diner, Harris Architects, Hickory Roasters, Holiday Inn, JC Restoration, JML Overhead Door, Komatsu, LPR Services, Meadows Christian Fellowship Church, Meadows Credit Union, Meadows Funeral Home, Meijer, Molly Maid, Northrop Grumman, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Olsen Brothers, Papa Saverio's, Phoenix Builders, Platinum Home Mortgage Corp., Plum Creek, Portillo's, Red Apple Pancake House, Rolling Meadows Professional Firefighters, Roberta Williams Salon, RTC Industries, Scenter of the Mind, Smile Nails, Spice Grill, St. Colette Church, Stadium Sports Club & Pizza, Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Suburban Accents, Total Marketing Associates, Trinity Lutheran Church, U.S. Waterproofing, Velofix Chicago North Shore and Village Bank & Trust.