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VOLATIA featured in Roanoke Times special section

May 21, 2017 Media

VOLATIA is among 10 Roanoke-area businesses featured in a Roanoke Times special section, Business Briefing, on May 28. The section was produced to commemorate Virginia Business Appreciation Month.

Reporter Sandra Brown Kelly writes this about the company:

"Volatia, headquartered in Grandin Village, supports 280-plus languages and has become a strong competitor in one of the country's fastest-growing industries. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics has projected a 29 percent growth rate for the industry from 2014 to 2024."

The article features VOLATIA CEO Baraka Kasango, who told Kelly about his early experience starting the company:

"The best business advice I ever received was to hire professionals … hire the right person. You have to pay the price."

Read the rest of the article.

Photo by The Roanoke Times

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