Trendsetter Momtrepreneur Maria Theresa gathered her nerve, banking experience, and growing family in 1996 and took a leap of faith. She launched a dynamic marketing agency specializing in financial institution marketing.
Keeping her family at the heart of her new business, Marakae Marketing (Ma [short â], Ra [long A],
Kae [long A]) fuses the first syllables of Maria’s name with those of her daughters, Rachael and Kailey.
Embracing her knowledge, unique creativity, and strong communication skills, health care companies, law firms and universities joined Marakae’s client portfolio. Her nationally certified Women Business Entity provides services for branding, consulting, and design along with imprinted corporate gifts and apparel.
Maria’s authentic approach with clients and perseverance earned Marakae Marketing a seat in the top 25% of US businesses celebrating 25 years*. She has been featured in local and national publications for her creativity.
Infusing positivity into 2020 and beyond, Maria’s intuition spoke to her to launch an inspirational website and gift-line, IChoseHappy.Live. Along with motivational messages, the site ignites positive energy by partnering with local charities for customizable, fundraising gifts. I Chose Happy! is already receiving national attention for creativity and content.
In addition to enjoying her rewarding career, Maria loves to live healthy, cook, garden, and travel. Her extended fur family includes four rescue cats, one dog, and a chinchilla. Maria’s happiest moments are when her home is filled with the bustle of family, but mostly the giggles of her grandson, William.
*US Bureau of Statistics.