Metaphrasis CEO, Elizabeth Colón, Honored as Graduate of Inaugural Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

Recognized for her entrepreneurial efforts, nominated and accepted, Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions, LLC (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company, today announced its founder and CEO, Elizabeth Colón, completed the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Ms. Colón was among the participants of the inaugural graduation of 37 Chicago small...

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Chicago Hospital News – Medical Interpreting Career Opportunities

Elizabeth Colón writes in Chicago Hospital News about how changes in health care are providing new career opportunities within the medical interpreting industry. Read the full article on page 9 of this issue.

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March 2012 Metaphrasis Newsletter

What’s new in 2012?  Here’s a sneek peak at our March 2012 newsletter: Metaphrasis Welcomes Sasha, F. Carrillo, Manager of Training Programs – Metaphrasis is happy to announce the newest addition to our team,  Sasha Federiuk Carrillo, Manager of Training Programs. Read more. IHCC Awards Gala 2012 – The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (IHCC) annual Awards...

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La Raza Features “A Successful Interpreter”

La Raza Chicago interviewed Elizabeth Colón on her long career in language interpreter services for the benefit of the community.  Discussing her life, what led her to start Metaphrasis and how she has created a successful business. Read the full article (in Spanish)

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Metaphrasis’ Roots

Hear the facinating story of how Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions began, and the circumstances which inspired its corporate mission.

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2011 Newsletter Archive

Interested in what we had to say in 2011?  Read about our events, programs, accomplishments and team additions in our 2011 Metaphrasis newsletter archive.  We discuss all things interpreting as well as local Chicago events we are passionate about. Get to know Metaphrasis!   December 2011 Newsletter August 2011 Newsletter July 2011 Newsletter May 2011 Newsletter March 2011 Newsletter...

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Medical Interpreter Scholarship Program

The Metaphrasis Medical Interpreter Scholarship Program. Metaphrasis is committed to giving back to the community by providing scholarship opportunities to individuals who may be experiencing financial hardship. The medical interpreter scholarship promotes and advances the field of medical interpreting in the Chicago area. The scholarship is offered to individuals who are interested in seeking a...

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Big Box Retail Store

The client, a big box retail store, had been struggling to capture the Hispanic market share and looked to Metaphrasis for a better understanding of the impact cultural sensitivities had upon their Hispanic consumer. Metaphrasis was qualified to address this issue because it was one of only 15 nationally awarded recipients of a cultural competency scholarship to train in the field. To address the...

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Univision Chicago Interviews Metaphrasis

Univision Chicago interviews Elizabeth Colón about what it takes to start up a new business. Click to view the video interview.    

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Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions Announces Expansion of Services to Offer American Sign Language Interpreting

Chicago Healthcare Facilities Now Have Access to Certified ASL Interpreters for Medical Encounters February 22, 2012- Chicago, IL – Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company, today announced the official expansion of its interpreting services to include American Sign Language (ASL). ASL interpreting is a service which...

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