Corissa Widger, Empire Interpreting Service (EIS) Director of Spoken Languages, will be attending the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China as part of the CenterState Chamber of Commerce mission to China, Oct. 8 â€“ 16, said Theresa Slater, EIS President.
â€œIn preparation for her upcoming trip, Corissa has been meeting weekly with Tiantian Zheng, one of our Mandarin Chinese Interpreters, to learn basic Mandarin and familiarize herself with the proper cultural etiquette.,â€ Slater said. â€œIn addition, her business cards have been translated into Simplified Chinese, allowing for proper business etiquette when networking in China.
â€œLeading up to her trip, we have been running a â€˜Corissa Goes To Chinaâ€™ contest on the Empire Interpreting Service Facebook page.Â So that we may take advantage of our strong presence in social media marketing;Â Ms. Widger will be sending photos to the office to be postedÂ on our Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook pages, allowing everyone to follow her as she travels through China.
â€œThe CenterState group will visit Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai to see how China’s economic reforms continue to transform this ancient land into an unforgettable fusion of the exotic and contemporary. We view this as an excellent opportunity for our Director of Spoken Languages to embrace both the culture and economic development of the country, looking for opportunities to partner in business.â€
Headquartered in Syracuse, EIS is a Certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise with more than 300 professional Interpreters offering services in American Sign Language, Spoken Languages, and business translations. With interpreters in every major city throughout the Northeast, EIS has grown its reach of service to cover not only New York, but also itsâ€™ neighboring states.
â€œEIS provides services in all realms of business and community interpreting and translation needs, â€œ Slater said. An exciting part of our growth right now is the expansion into international markets. We are filling gaps by providing 24/7 over-the-phone spoken language interpreting and by sending Sign Language Interpreters into countries unable to find the resources they need (for communication).
â€œIn addition, we provide in-service training to teach not only the mechanics of how to use an interpreter, but the cultural sensitivities involved, especially when doing business internationally.
EIS is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the International Medical Interpreters Association, and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators. For further information, EIS can be contacted in Manhattan at (914) 819-5526, in Syracuse at (315) 472-1383, their financial office in Homer at (607) 753-8338, or on line at www.empireinterpreting.com.