Dearborn, MI - Lizabeth Ardisana, CEO of ASG Renaissance, has been named one of the Top 10 Michigan Business Women by the National Association of Women Business owners (NAWBO) Greater Detroit Chapter.
Ardisana has been recognized with the "Dearborn Rainmaker" award. Criteria for the Rainmaker honor include leadership, mentoring, positive role modeling, the ability to drive dollars into their organization and service expansion.
"Lizabeth has not only grown her business in Michigan, but also in the rest of the world," stated Sherry G. Day, President & Chief Learning Officer with Executive Resources-Human Potential Consultants, L.C. "She represents the potential of women business owners as leaders as well as successful business people."
Ardisana will be honored at the 13th Annual Awards Luncheon, to be held at the Petruzzello's Banquet & Conference Center Thursday, March 15, 2007.
As the co-founder, principal owner and CEO of ASG Renaissance, Ardisana is responsible for the company's strategies, overall direction and financial management. She also directs the company's marketing, supplier development and environmental consulting operations and provides consulting services to clients on several projects.
Additionally, Ardisana is very active in the community. She was elected chairperson of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2003, becoming the first woman to chair the chamber's 30-member board. She also serves on the Kettering University Board of Trustees, Citizens Bank Board of Directors, Ford Hispanic Supplier Council and the Board of Directors for Focus: HOPE - a civil and human rights organization dedicated to overcoming racism, poverty and injustice.
ASG was honored with the #1 Ford Creative Design Agency b2bBuyer 2006 award at Wednesday's luncheon. ASG was given the award for transferring Independent Contractors over to the agency. Along with the trophy, ASG was also given a $2,000 check from MSXI.
ASG Renaissance CEO Lizabeth Ardisana was selected by the Detroit News as a 2006 Michiganian of the Year. Since 1978, Detroit News readers have nominated outstanding citizens who have helped make living in Michigan a richer experience for the rest of us, either by their good works or by the example they set. The 2006 winners are a passionate group dedicated to the work they do in the worlds of business, entertainment and community life. They were chosen from hundreds of entries. Prepare to be inspired...
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Dearborn, Mich., May 31, 2007 - ASG Renaissance recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The international professional services firm headquartered in Dearborn provides expertise in Human Capital, Marketing and Transformation Consulting to help clients increase sales, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
ASG Renaissance was founded in 1987 by Lizabeth Ardisana and her partner Greg Rouke as a project engineering service supplier to Ford Motor Company. After the success of their first project, ASG began placing engineers and project managers in long-term contracts at Ford and other companies. Over the years, ASG has continued to expand it service offerings to include Marketing, Technical Consulting and Staffing, Supplier Diversity Development, and HR Outsourcing. Today, ASG Renaissance employs more than 200 people in six offices throughout the United States and Canada, serving small businesses as well as Fortune 500 clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, education, government and military industries.
"It's hard to believe it has been 20 years since we first embarked on this road," said Lizabeth Ardisana, founder and chief operating officer of ASG Renaissance. "We've had our ups and downs, but we continue to prosper because of the great team of people, the unique mix of services, and our commitment to quality. All these factors have contributed to our success."
Utilizing their experience as engineers at Ford, Ardisana and Rouke have continually evaluated current market conditions and responded to their clients needs by expanding the range of services offered. Today, ASG Renaissance counsels clients in environmental marketing and consulting, Web marketing, public relations, event management, graphic design, market strategies, manufacturing and supply-base optimization, technical and professional staffing and vendor management services.
ASG Renaissance is a woman- and Hispanic-owned firm and ISO 9001:2000 certified. In 2006, the company's annual sales were approximately $21 million. The firm has also been recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of metropolitan Detroit's "Best Places to Work."