Brenda Ryan was honored to receive a “2014 Women in STEP Award” from The Manufacturing Institute in ceremonies held in Washington, DC. “STEP” is an acronym for Science,Technology, Engineering, and Production, and the honorees are recognized for demonstrating excellence and leadership in their careers in the manufacturing industry.
2013 FABTECH CONVENTION
Brenda Ryan was honored to deliver the keynote speech at the annual FABTECH convention held in Chicago in November. The convention was comprised of 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors.
2013 SME PROFILE
Brenda Ryan was honored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with an article in their monthly publication (July) profiling her two businesses, her engineering background and credentials, and her application of the principles of engineering to her businesses.
2013 SPRINGFIELD SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Four individuals – from educators to pastors, to business people were honored on February 19, 2013, at the Third Annual Minorities in Business Heritage Awards for their impact on the Springfield community.
Minorities in Business, a group founded by local architect John Oke-Thomas to help welcome more diversity in the community, hosts the awards to recognize those who are making a difference. The group itself seeks to promote economic development through advocacy, networking, and community development, with a focus on minority businesses and entrepreneurs.
Brenda Ryan, President, and owner of Alliance Industries, LLC in Springfield, and Ryan Industries Inc. in Wixom, Michigan was named Small Business Owner of the Year. Ryan called the award “distinctive” and said Springfield’s strong small business community played a key role in her success.