(Free Press Release) Turning a passion into business has reaped rewards for founder, Elizabeth Colón.

Chicago, IL July 30, 2011 -- Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company, today announced it was listed in Hispanic Business Magazine's 29th annual Hispanic Business 500(R), the benchmark directory of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned companies in the United States.

The annual Hispanic Business 500 directory is widely recognized as the barometer of the U.S. Hispanic Economy. Cumulative revenues for the directory totaled $31.87 billion in 2010, a 5.7 percent increase from 2009.

The interpreting services agency was placed in this distinguished group because of its growth over the last year.

"We are so pleased to receive this designation and be grouped with such prestigious companies. The fact that Metaphrasis is listed as one of the largest Hispanic owned businesses is such an honor. Having started the company in 2007, I knew we could really make a difference and focus on building client relationships. With our training program and amazing staff, Metaphrasis' growth has exceeded every expectation," stated Elizabeth Colón, founder of Metaphrasis.

"Being recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine validates our model and serves as a stamp of quality for our current and future clients. We have always strived for the best in service, interpreting quality and customer relationships," continued Colón.

Companies included in the 500 must show at least 51 percent ownership by Hispanic U.S. citizens and must maintain headquarters in one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C. Principals must be U.S. citizens.

For more information about Metaphrasis, please visit www.metaphrasislcs.com or call 815-464-1423.

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About Metaphrasis
Metaphrasis is a full-service language company connecting businesses with their diverse clients and community. Language services include onsite interpreting, telephonic interpreting, document translation, medical interpreter training, cultural diversity training, testing, and consulting. Providing language services is just one way businesses can show their dedication to their clients, employees, and community. Based on a recent company survey, Metaphrasis was rated superior in the areas of professionalism, client service, expertise in their field and trustworthiness in medical interpreting. The company is headquartered in Frankfort, Illinois and may be reached at 815-464-1423, in Chicago at 312-924-1845 or online at www.metaphrasislcs.com. Follow Metaphrasis on Twitter @Metaphrasislcs or Facebook at www.facebook.com/metaphrasislcs.

Amy Chilla
Chicago, IL
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