Jiri Stejskal, President and CEO of CETRA Language Solutions, is pleased to announce that CETRA has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner by the US Chamber of Commerce for the fifth consecutive time. CETRA was recognized for its dedication to the principles of free enterprise and its contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity.
“The Blue Ribbon Award winners show that, even facing uncertainty and economic challenges, small businesses can grow and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO. “They are America’s economic engine, driving growth and job creation all across this country.”
CETRA Language Solutions is also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which will be decided through online public voting February 8-22. CETRA hopes to win this award to be recognized for its “Doing Good” initiatives. CETRA has a long history of charitable activity, including fundraising with a matching gift campaign for disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, partnering with the Red Cross to offer training for interpreters to prepare them to offer assistance in emergency situations, offering pro-bono language services to the relief efforts in Haiti, and contributing directly to the Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund. CETRA has also supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 2008. In the fall of 2010, CETRA revised its mission statement to make ‘doing good’ a core part of its company mission, and in 2011, began a partnership with the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative.