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West Michigan DEI Consulting Firm Launches International Interpretation, Translation & Multimedia Company

Michigan Business Network
March 1, 2021 1:00 PM

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La Fuente Communications assists clients in reaching customers worldwide through linguistic services spanning more than 250 languages and 100 industries 

Grand Rapids, Michigan – La Fuente Consulting, a diversity, equity and inclusion consulting firm located in Grand Rapids announced the launch of partner company, La Fuente Communications. The new company focuses on offering comprehensive language services for businesses and organizations to communicate with their multilingual employees; connect with their customers and reach prospective clients, in their language, and in markets, they serve worldwide. La Fuente Communications full suite of translation, interpretation, and multimedia solutions help clients transform language barriers into a globally competitive advantage.

“Global communication is a large part of many different industries including here in West Michigan,” said Ana Ramirez-Saenz, the founder and owner of both La Fuente Consulting and La Fuente Communications. “For promoting your brands across cultures, it is vital that the content of your message is expressed accurately, concisely and above all with the cultural nuances that will resonate in the marketplace. That is what we do best, our team is standing by to work with you.”

Migrating the language services division from La Fuente Consulting into its own entity positioned La Fuente Communications to exclusively market its translation, interpretation and multimedia services to an ever-expanding and growing multilingual sector. This sector was in need of expert language providers who offered a full menu of culturally appropriate communication services to enable clients to create rich cultural experiences and strengthen their brands. “Opening doors for global opportunities for our clients through our language solutions, is one of our top priorities,” said Ramirez-Saenz.

Ramirez-Saenz created La Fuente Consulting in 2000, after a long professional career in corporate banking and industry. As one of the few and “only woman of color” in many of her positions, she saw and experienced firsthand the need, value of diversity and necessity of building inclusive teams to create welcoming corporate cultures. “The most important skills I employed at the onset of my banking career was to listen intently to the concerns CEO’s and leadership teams had for the organization; meet them where they are; speak in their language and be focused on results. I hold true to those principles today and carry them forward in assisting organizations to transform their work environments into inclusive and welcoming corporate cultures where everyone is valued for their background, knowledge, and experience.”

La Fuente Consulting created the Language Services Division in 2003 to respond to client demand for linguistic offerings. Now, as the world continues to get smaller and the marketplace widely embracing the value of diversity and communicating cross-culturally, Ramirez-Saenz saw the need to expand and deliver the best in class language services with La Fuente Communications. 

“This was a natural progression for the La Fuente brand,” she said. “La Fuente Consulting will continue to focus on guiding organization’s in transforming their cultures by creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environments, and La Fuente Communications will take over the linguistic side of the business.” 

La Fuente Communications offers a large network of expert, certified linguists who are native speakers in their focus languages and are fluent and dominant in English. “Our linguists, who are highly experienced, technology savvy and adhere to an established professional linguistic code of ethics, are from across the globe, cover more than 250 of the world’s languages and have in-depth of knowledge in over 100 industries. Those industries span from medical to education, hospitality to nonprofit, and everything in between. 

This new venture offers a unique opportunity for West Michigan businesses to branch out and reach their target audiences in the languages they need on a daily basis. It is a need that La Fuente Communications is eager to fulfill, in order to help connect people, communities, and businesses around the world. 

For more information about La Fuente Communications, contact kim@8thirtyfour.com or visit lafuentecommunications.com.

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La Fuente Communications:
La Fuente Communications was recently established as a natural evolution in the La Fuente brand. Migrating the language services division from La Fuente Consulting into its own entity positioned La Fuente Communications to exclusively market its interpretation, translation and multimedia services to an ever-expanding and growing multilingual sector. This sector was in need of expert language services to support clients with a full menu of rich, culturally appropriate communications service offerings. La Fuente Communications supports its clients in building intercultural relationships and strengthening their brands. Our language services help customers speak to and reach their customers in the markets they serve worldwide.

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