She is a fighter, she is a giver, she is a mother and a wife and she is responsible businesswoman who believes that good communication is one of the most important keys to success for both business and its clients. Graciela Macias who runs Seguros con Graciela is much more than just an insurance salesperson. She is strong believer in core values she was raised with, “Honesty, Integrity, Discipline, Unity and Loyalty.”
Graciela Macias or Gracie was born in Sterling, IL to Mexican immigrants.
“I consider myself a Mexican American because I was born in United States,” Mrs. Macias explained. “But I have rich deep heritage that I want to always cherish and never forget.”
She attended St. Andrews Catholic School in Rock Falls and Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. She also studied business administration in Ashford University in Clinton, IA. Today she is married and has three beautiful daughters. She is also a businesswoman who strongly believes in giving back to the community.
“I want to make an impact, help strengthen our communities,” Gracie Macias explained her reasons for being involved in the community. “I have a sincere desire to help other people, a desire to make the world a better place to live. With so much negativity and tragic events happening in the world, it would be wrong not to share the love, faith and peace that I have.”
Graciela Macias helps her community in many different ways. She is one of the organizers of Charitable Benefits to raise funds for people in need. She is very active in her local church St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sterling, IL. Mrs. Macias also advocates against bullying and she is a member of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. Being a daughter of immigrants, she is a strong supporter of DACA and she spends time as a translator for those who need her services. All in all she is absolutely sure that it is very important to give back to the community.
“I think we all have a responsibility as individuals and as business owners to give back,” she said. “When people collaborate, positive things will happen. Gratitude is a beautiful gift.”
Graciela Macias inspires trust. Her business Seguros con Gracie is built on the fact that she will give her clients a hug instead of a dry handshake. She prides herself to be different from other insurance agents. She does not see herself as an agent that sells insurance policies, but rather as a protector and a friend. She assures you that she will answer all the questions and help understand the available options and she is capable of doing it in both English and Spanish.
“My goal is to help educate my clients and community of what really is insurance and why you need it and what you are paying for,” Mrs. Macias shared. “For many years I have seen the Hispanic community underserved and I feel it is time for everyone to become a priority.”
Communication and understanding is very important for Graciela Macias.
“I come from a first generation immigrant family,” Mrs. Macias explained why she chose to become an insurance agent. “I have experienced the struggle to communicate, be understood and feel accepted. I want to make sure my clients are all understood and understand and are not taken advantage of.”
Besides strong communication skills, Graciela Macias also has great experience. She has involved in the insurance industry for the past 15 years and that helped her to learn the ins and outs of insurance. She is very familiar with insurance and knows the best ways to protect her clients’ families, businesses, homes, cars and more. But above all she considers herself as someone who is focused on “cultural understanding and the important value of trust.” A trusting relationship is an important part of a successful relationship between the insurance agent and his client.
Seguros con Graciela is located on 109 W 6th Street, Dixon, IL but she travels constantly the the Quad Cities and beyond. Her cell phone numbers is (815) 213-0233 or reach her at her office at (815) 288-2541. Look her up at Facebook under Seguros on Graciela.
It is hard to find and insurance agent one can trust. Graciela Macias is that one agent that anyone can have confidence in. She is an experienced insurance agent, but more than that she tries to understand her clients so she can better communicate with them.
“I am a strong Independent woman,” Gracie Macias described herself in her own words. “I have a strong character and strong personality. I am a woman of faith and thank the Lord for the blessing he has given me. I fight for what I believe in.”