Multilingual Connections Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

EVANSTON, IL (March 24, 2020) – Multilingual Connections, a leading global language solutions company in the Chicago area that provides professional translation, transcription and multimedia localization services, announced its 15th anniversary. 

With a PhD in linguistic anthropology and years of experience providing onsite, job-specific language training, Jill Kushner Bishop founded Multilingual Connections in Chicago in March of 2005. What started as a corporate language training company quickly expanded its services to include translation, transcription, voice over and subtitling. In 2015, Multilingual Connections moved its headquarters from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois. At that time, they closed the language training business to focus on the localization side of the business, which is estimated to be a $50B industry. 

Multilingual Connections has 26 full-time employees located in the United States, Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, South Korea, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico and partners with hundreds of linguists across the globe to support their clients’ localization needs.

“From our beginnings as a home-based corporate language training company back in 2005 to the global language solutions company we are today, our mission has always remained the same: to help you create connections across languages, cultures, and borders,” said Multilingual Connections’ Founder & CEO, Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop. “We’re tremendously grateful to our fantastic clients and partners for trusting us with their work and to our incredible staff and linguists for helping us achieve this milestone!”

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Multilingual Connections will be donating funds and in-kind services to 15 not-for-profit organizations that focus locally and globally on issues aligned with its mission, including organizations that are actively combatting the impacts of the global novel coronavirus crisis.

Multilingual Connections is a woman-owned company with WBENC, WBE, WOSB, EDWOSB, and DBE certifications, and they’re members of the American Translators Association (ATA), Association of Language Companies (ALC) and Globalization & Localization Association (GALA). 

About Multilingual Connections

Mutilingual Connections Evanston Team
Multilingual Connections team, Evanston office.

Multilingual Connections is a Chicago-area global language solutions company that helps clients understand, engage and grow their multilingual audiences – local, national, or global – in over 75 languages. Since 2005, Multilingual Connections has provided linguistically and culturally nuanced translations of documents, websites and apps, transcreation of marketing content, transcription of interviews and focus groups, and voice over and subtitling for video and eLearning. In 2019 the company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine. Clients include Google, Intel, Major League Baseball Players Association, Task Rabbit, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Yale, Pew Research, Radio Flyer and the State of Illinois. Proudly certified woman-owned business (WBENC, WOSB). Additional information about Multilingual Connections can be found at https://multilingualconnections.com.

CONTACT:  

Marina Rutter, Marketing & Communications Manager

Marina@mlconnections.com

p: (773) 832-7090

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Multilingual Connections
847 Chicago Ave Ste 250
Evanston, IL 60202, USA

Tel: +1-877-292-5264
Tel: +1-773-292-5500
Email: contact@mlconnections.com

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