Excerpt from: NECN.com (click for full article)
Lawrence man Ryan Banning is in every sense of the word an entrepreneur. For more than a decade, Banning, 36, has operated his own business, Ryan's Vending Service, managing a dozen or so vending machines in Lawrence.
He's always looking to expand, he said as he loaded the soda and snack machines at the Lawrence Municipal Airport recently.
And the bottom line for Ryan, who has Down syndrome, is that he enjoys the work and turns a profit.
"He's earning, he's paying taxes," said Martha, his mother, who helped conceive of the business idea when Ryan finished high school. "It's been a really good fit for him."