It seems like we're all too busy to acknowledge how much we appreciate those we love most in this life, and that's one of the reasons I love this week's Hometown Hero story so much!

Being a parent is hard.

Owning your own business is hard.

Being a supportive and positive influence in your family's life all while running your own business 7 days a week sounds downright impossible right? Well, it's not for this week's Hometown Hero, Michael Kimball of Milton, Wisconsin.

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Here is the nomination letter we received from Michael's grateful girlfriend named Krista;

My boyfriend of 21 years has been by my side through finding out I had complete heart block at the age of 39 and with still raising our 2 children ages 15 and 11 he still manages to support me and keep his own business running 7 days a week. He is truly my hero as I would never be able to do without his and support. He amazes me every day and keeps me going. He has accomplished a lot with his business as an auto retailer in the past 10 years and I want him to know how proud I am of him and all he does for our family.

How sweet is that?

Well, to honor your constant commitment to your family, Michael, we would like to do three things; name you this week's Hometown Hero, set you up with a $100 Amazon gift card from our friends at Gustafson's Furniture and Mattress, AND give you a 4-pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters' Spread Game Tour at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Thursday, December 30 WITH Meet & Greets. We hope you are your family have a FABULOUS time at the game!

Do you have someone special like Michael in your life that deserves special recognition? Tell us about them now, here.

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