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FT News and Press Releases

Foreign Translations is a leading provider of professional translation services since 1998, and serves clients all over the USA and Canada.  We are based in Charlotte NC and Greenville SC. 

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Aug 18th, 2019: Staying involved in our communities!

image of thumbs up   We continue to stay involved in the communities around us in a positive way! We are a member of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. We donate to the Blue Ridge Parkway foundation and other regional charities. We are an NC-HUB certified company.  We strongly believe in positive interaction within our communities and we put our money (and time) into this worthwhile endeavor.
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Sep 26th, 2018: Mooresville Chamber of Commerce Member!

mooresville chamber of commerce logo   We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. We strongly believe in positive interaction within our communities and we have been affiliated with other Chamber of Commerce organizations in our various Carolina locations.
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Sep 13th, 2018: YouTube videos released!

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For the first time, FT is proud to make available to the public, our advertising and knowledge videos.

Please see our FT YouTube Channel to view the videos!

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May 1st, 2018: FT achieves NC HUB Certification!

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We are extremely excited to achieve our North Carolina (NC) HUB certification! 
The Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office) utilizes a rigorous vetting system to select key businesses in the State that meet the stringent criteria for this prestigious certification.
This also means FT is now listed in the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) Program database. 

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Apr 26th, 2018: Managing Director featured in Trinidad Newspaper

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We are proud to share that our Managing Director Bill Labbon was prominently featured in a "success story" write-up in Newsday, one of the leading daily newspapers in Trinidad and Tobago!  The story was also picked up and shared on the site of the US Embassy in Trinidad.

"... he is a Trinidadian who’s company has been very successful working with many international companies, providing foreign translations for worldwide use."
See the full Newsday article.

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Apr 17th, 2018: Proud "birdie" Sponsor of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance (HTA) Spring Golf Tournament

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We are excited to be a corporate sponsor of the 2018 Spring golf tournament put on by the HTA of Charlotte. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Rocky River Golf Club in Concord.
Hope to see you there!

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Jan 26th, 2018: Recognition to the 2017 Entrepreneur360™ List!

logo for Entrepreneur 360 list 2017 For the 2nd year in a row, Foreign Translations is honored to be included in the prestigious list of “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on the study, Foreign Translations is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.  
For the full list, please see

”We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as part of this prestigious collection of the finest companies in the land - for the 2nd year in a row! In the complex translations industry, we enable our clients to successfully deliver in multi-language channels as appropriate to the success of their businesses. Our dedication to quality and client-focus proves that delivering quality with good old-fashioned customer service never becomes outdated.”
-- Bill Labbon, Managing Director

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Nov 7th, 2017: SBA Graduates 2017 Emerging Leaders Class in Charlotte

SBA Gov logoWe are extremely proud to be a graduate of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Charlotte Class of 2017!   After spending eight months and logging in a combination of 100 hours of work and evening class time, Foreign Translations is proud to be a graduate of this prestigous class! 

The Charlotte Emerging Leaders class of 2017 participated in an intensive executive-level entrepreneurship training program for small business owners in over 50 cities and communities across the country.  Read the full press release at the SBA web site: SBA Emerging Leaders Charlotte 2017

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July 13th, 2017: Winners announced for our Greenville Business After Hours Giveaway!

Greenville, SC (July 13th, 2017) Foreign Translations recently participated in the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours showcase. We enjoyed meeting the different attendees and sponsors! Today, we are excited to announce two winners of our gift card giveaway! Congratulations to Alexander B. and Zach H. of Greenville. Thank you to everyone that participated!
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June 2nd, 2017: Proud sponsor of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation!

logo for blue ridge parkway foundation As part of giving back to our communities, we are proud to announce our ongoing sponsorship of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation! The BRPF's mission is to support the Blue Ridge Parkway by ensuring cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, and educational outreach now and for future generations.  We are proud to be involved with such a fantastic organization!
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May 16th, 2017: Inclusion in B2B Tribe Magazine

B2B Tribe is a Charlotte, NC-area magazine and online presence dedicated to the advancement and success of small businesses in the Charlotte area. In the current Spring 2017 issue, Foreign Translations is proudly featured twice - once announcing our inclusion to the Entrepreneur Magazine's 360 List (see earlier entry below) and again when Managing Director Bill Labbon was quoted in response to a magazine article discussing the small business climate in Charlotte, NC.
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Apr 6th, 2017: Winners announced for our Charlotte Business Showcase 2017 Giveaway!

We recently participated in the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Showcase. We had a great time meeting and mingling with other businesses and networking with visitors during the event.  Today, we are excited to notify the 3 winners of our gift card giveaway! Congrats to Gogi T. of Charlotte, Cassandra S. of Gastonia and Lisa A. of Davidson. We appreciate everyone who took the time to stop by and participate!
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Mar 8th, 2017: FT proud participant in Charlotte’s Business Showcase

We are excited to participate in the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Showcase. The Showcase is the Charlotte Chambers’ only business to business tradeshow. Held in partnership with the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, this event features more than 150 exhibitors and 1,000+ attendees annually. We welcome you to attend the event and visit our booth!
The event will take place on Thursday March 30th, 2017 3:00 to 7:00 pm at The Park Expo and Conference Center. For more information, please visit: 17th Annual Business Showcase
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Feb 10th, 2017:  New website unveiled!

Foreign Translations proudly rolled out our new website today! According to Managing Director Bill Labbon, "... professional companies must routinely update and in some cases, revamp their online presence to stay relevant and customer-friendly in today's ever-changing online arena. Our new website came after months of hard work and a partnership with a national web design firm. We are proud to provide our clients a site that is fresh, mobile-friendly and relevant to their needs!"  
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Jan 14th, 2017:  Proud to join the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce!

Foreign Translations became a member of the Charlotte Chamber. We are pleased to partner with the largest professional chamber group in the Charlotte NC region!
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