Marie Waite

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- Christine Damko, Economic Development Analyst with City of Temecula

Marie Waite is a master networker/marketer who shares expertise and experience with great passion and clarity.  Her penchant for creating win-win situations is a key factor in both her networking and the relationships she brings to programs, events and activities.

- Paul Bandong, VP of Sales & Marketing with Valley News

Marie Waite is an amazing individual. She is a visionary and very passionate about the development of the "Finest Women in Real Estate" that she founded. She has methodically planned and executed the development of this marketing organization into an organization that is destined to become a national success.

- Steve Tempel, Mortgage Loan Officer

It is a joy to hear Marie Waite share her passion in person. As a communicator, she effectively connects with her listener by being very relatable and knowledgeable in her field.  Because she genuinely cares for the success of others, she looks for numerous angles one can improve their performance and production.  So also, Marie sees through the eyes of the customer and their needs.  This enables her to bring together people for mutual “wins” in life.  She is a great networker, but even a greater champion of people.

- Pastor Kerry Bowman, Lead Pastor, The Awakening Church
- Testimonial from Lyndell Werling

Marie has been a person that I've gotten to know within the past year. She demonstrates what it means to be a business woman that wants to help others achieve their dreams and goals in their businesses. Marie has always gone out of her way to really help promote me as a realtor and Christian Business Entrepreneur and I am very happy to call her my friend. I definitely recommend to eat you connecting with Marie as she has your best interest at heart.

Thank you Marie all you do for me and my family. God bless you!

- Gisela N Sanchez, Realtor


Marie has developed IVBCF from the ground up to where it is now a powerful resource for local businesses to help each other grow their own businesses as well as help build the local community. Though networking and educational meetings on a weekly basis and fund raisers throughout the year, IVBCF is able to give back to the local community. This was Marie's vision from day one. It is now a reality and a model that can now be duplicated in other cities across the nation. 

I highly recommend Marie Waite in ANYTHING she puts her hands on

- Ken Bennett, Owner, Producer and Filmmaker at Video Adventures

Marie is an incredible professional with the ability to care more about your business and your success, than she does about her own. Her continued selfless acts to help members of the community, both professionally and personally never cease to amaze me. Marie has greatly helped Birth Choice of Temecula, a local Pregnancy Resource Center to be recognized and known in the community as a non-profit resource and a ministry that helps people at no cost to them. 

Thanks Marie for starting up the Inland Valley Business and Community Foundation (IVBCF) that has helped so many people. Love the Expo's! So much fun and so many great relationships formed to better our community. Keep up that beautiful smile and thanks for all you do for others. 

May God Bless You and Thank You, 

- Jenny Cartell, MA LCDR, MSC, USN-Ret Executive Director Birth Choice of Temecula

Marie generously shares her gifts and skills at marketing, networking, promoting, event coordination, social media, video production and networking to help the community through IVBCF. She originally set out to help some of her friends and fellow tenants promote their businesses during the depths of a sever recession by putting together an expo. That led to a bigger expo with proceeds benefiting a local school. In time, Marie and the team of community leaders she assembled created a non-profit organization dedicated to building business and the community together. Today, under Marie's leadership and exemplary marketing/promotional skills, IVBCF has provided free business education, formally recognized excellence in education, business and community leadership, partnered with multiple other community organizations to raise funds for education, women's health, homeless and abused women/children shelters, student scholarships and much more. IVBCF now organizes and produces Fashion Week Temecula, one of 5 signature events of the City of Temecula, to promote tourism and business in the community and raise funds for student scholarships.

- Steve Matley, Business Advisor and Leadership Trainer