STL.CALENDAR.COM GOES GLOBAL WITH FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES ON WEBSITE
October 25, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsOCTOBER 25, St. Louis, Missouri …To better serve people in St. Louis that want to reach targeted international audiences with useful information, select content on the popular website www.STLCalendar.com now can be accessed in French, Spanish and German in addition to English by audiences worldwide.
CommunityCalendars.net, LLC, which manages www.STLCalendar.com, and AAA Translation, which provides translation services from Arabic to Zulu, have created multi-lingual versions of the website "tour' and its advertising to enhance access for global visitors to the free site, which averages more than one million "hits' monthly.
"No other community website showcases information on St. Louis regional activities so comprehensively, nor attracts a greater number of online visits from overseas audiences than www.STLCalendar.com,' says Julie Eckstein, president of CommunityCalendars.net. "Creating multi-lingual versions of the website tour and advertising to showcase information in a more targeted, user-friendly way makes sense for everyone involved.'
www.STLCalendar.com provides up-to-date information about special events, business, health and wellness, cultural, recreational and other activities in greater St. Louis, which it publishes free for any person or organization who submits valid information electronically to the site. Advertisers and sponsors of www.STLCalendar.com currently include KMOX Radio and KMOV-TV, which provide automated links to the site via their own websites, plus Taylor-Morley Homes, the St. Louis Zoo and many others.
Susanne Evens, president of AAA Translation, says, "Foreign business owners, exchange students, overseas civic groups and tourists coming to St. Louis are among the audiences who visit www.STLCalendar.com every day, in addition to audiences locally and across the United States.
"We have made this website truly international by providing four different ‘one click' language options on parts of www.STLCalendar.com. It is a strategic communications tool for St. Louis organizations and advertisers that want to showcase messages to specific international audiences,' Evens adds.
Eckstein founded CommunityCalendars.net and www.STLCalendar.com in 2000. She has been a board member for The United Way, the RCGA's Arts, Business & Culture Committee, the Olin School of Business Alumni Board at Washington University and currently chairs the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board. For information, visit www.CommunityCalendars.net or www.STLCalendar.com, or call 636-720-0131.
Evens, a native of Germany who moved to St. Louis 12 years ago, founded AAA Translation (formerly German Language Communications) in 1994. Her firm provided translation services for the visit of Pope John Paul II to St. Louis in 1999. Her firm's clients include World Trade Center Saint Louis, the St. Louis Center for International Relations, Meyer & Meyer Sports Publishing-Germany and others. She is on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities Association. For information, please see www.AAATranslation.com or call 636-530-1010.
"We are excited about the international language capabilities of www.STLCalendar.com for everyone who uses the site,' says Eckstein. "We will add more language translations to www.STLCalendar.com in the future,' Evens adds.
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