viaLanguage Certified as a Woman Business Enterprise
Enhancing customer value and creating new business opportunities
Portland, Ore., August 8, 2008 — viaLanguage, a leading language translation and localization agency, has been certified as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). The goal of the certification program is to streamline the certification process and increase the ability of women business owners to compete for contracts at a national level. Additionally, government purchasing agents and most publicly held corporations, as well as larger private corporations, track and/or have programs for doing business with women business owners, opening up new business opportunities.
“We are continually committed to providing our customers with the highest quality language translation and localization services – this certification adds another layer to our commitment”, explains Chanin Ballance, CEO of viaLanguage. “Furthermore, this program will enable us to develop new relationships and partnerships with companies that have minority business quotas that they may have for their suppliers.”
“NWBOC seeks to increase the ability of women business owners to compete for corporate and government contracts,” says Janet Harris-Lange, president of NWBOC. “At the same time, NWBOC also hopes to decrease the number of front operations participating in corporate and government outreach programs.”
NWBOC, a national 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was created in response to needs identified by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The study revealed that the public and private sector had not received nor recognized the benefits of contracting with women suppliers. This has prevented purchasers from obtaining the best value in their procurements and it has limited women business owners from penetrating these markets, which has stymied their growth. NWBOC seeks to provide more corporations with the opportunity to better their procurement practices and to give women suppliers the opportunity to compete.
viaLanguage is a leading provider of language translation and Web localization services. Through the unique combination of its Online Language System (OLS), expert language translation teams and integration capabilities, viaLanguage offers organizations a comprehensive, affordable solution for meeting today’s increasing need for effective multilingual communications. viaLanguage’s translation and Web localization services are designed to help clients quickly and easily deliver the very best multilingual Web sites, software applications, marketing materials and other global communications. Since 2000, the company has earned a reputation among its clients for reliability, quality and professionalism. Clients include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, CareFirst, BASF and Citibank; as well as many hospital systems, school districts and state governments. Corporate Headquarters are located at 309 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97204. For more information, visit www.vialanguage.com or call us at 503-243-2007.
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