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Spotlight: Dondi Maricle, Ambassador

Dondi Maricle is a very active member of the community. She volunteers at several organizations including the Lions Club, Woman’s Club, and Hippocrates Medical Clinic. This is also her first year at a Chamber serving as an ambassador; however, she has been involved with the chamber for five years. She loves meeting new people and forming new friendships. 


Another way that Dondi gets to meet a lot of people is through her job as a realtor. Dondi has been a realtor since 1998. She loves working independently with her clients and the support of all of the experienced realtors in the area. There is never an average day for Dondi. Every day looks different for her, but she does do a lot of answering calls, showing houses, and listings. 


Dondi grew up in Peoria, Illinois, and she currently lives in Bourbonnais, Illinois. She has been married for 41 years and she has four children and three grandchildren with one on the way. She loves to spend the day with her children and grandchildren. Her friends and family are what motivate her to do her best work. 


Dondi’s favorite quote comes from Mother Teresa. 


“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” - Mother Teresa 


We are so thankful for Dondi and her heart for serving. The Chamber really appreciates the value that she adds as an ambassador.

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