Serving Southwest Michigan

(269) 720-7605

Serving Southwest Michigan

(269) 720-7605

December 11, 2015

I had an important situation happen this week that I'd like to share with you.

My client left for a two month trip abroad.  I check their home weekly, handle the mail, mail critical documents, and drive their vehicle while they are away.The day they arrived overseas...they sent a panicked email saying that their personal checkbook was missing which they thought they had packed.  Top priority is where is it at?  Next priority was they had planned on writing and mailing their annual Christmas checks to family so they needed them pronto. I quickly searched their home and fortunately found the checkbook, spoke with my client to reassure them, and shipped it to them the very same day. Client was so relieved that the matter was handled so quickly and thoroughly.

Question for you:  Do you have a trusted and confidential service on call if this had happened to you?  Who would you trust to handle such a personal and delicate matter?  My clients have peace of mind that A Single Ray of Hope has their back while they are home or away.

December 08, 2015

Gift giving made easy this year!!  Everyone needs more time today.  Give A Single Ray of Hope's Personal Assistant & Concierge Service "Gift of Time" gift certificates.  It is a very meaningful gift to give because the recipient gets to choose how to use the gift.  They might need help with home organizing, shopping and errands, house & pet sitting, wait service for the electrician or plumber, etc . 

So this year as you find yourself stressing about shopping and what to give your child's teacher, your friend, a boss, a co-worker, etc.  Just make one call and purchase these unique gift certificates from Mary Beth.  269-720-7605  You can find out more information about this trusted and insured business at


December 08, 2015

Shopping, gift wrapping, and then shipping the gifts can be exhausting!  Stop the stress train!!! Why not delegate some of those tasks to a Personal Assistant/Concierge Service? 

This weekend I was busy wrapping gifts at the home of a client while listening to Burl Ives Christmas music (tunes I grew up on in a family of 13 kids).  It was fun!!   I knew how much my client would appreciate the tasks being done when she returned home after a weekend away. That is why I love being a Concierge!

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A Single Ray of Hope celebrates 16 years of being in business in July 2022!  How is this even possible? It is an amazing milestone for me and I am extremely proud and a veteran and woman-owned business.

Where did the idea come from to open a Concierge Service in Portage, Michigan? Well, myself and two dear friends would gather over frozen strawberry dacquiri's and making jewelry while brainstorming businesses to go into. My friends chose other routes and were equally as successful in their career paths, while I pursued opening A Single Ray of Hope's Personal Assistant & Concierge Service. 

Still today, I love being of service to people. I am blessed to meet and work for a wide variety of clients. Individuals of all walks of life....some working professionals both with and without families, retired seniors and their adult children, various businesses and more. I love getting to know people and hearing about their fascinating lives. My reward is knowing that my service is giving them the ability to focus on what is most important to them. It's about the value of time and how they choose to spend it while handing of their TO DO List to a trusted business.

I started my business as a way of giving back to others. My youngest son has special needs and many family and friends helped guide us over the years, providing respite, words of encouragement, providing helpful information of where to go for services and assistance. The takes a village is true. Others helped us and I wanted to help others in return.

Another reason for my business is I saw my mother who raised thirteen children end up struggling later in life with Alzheimers. I'd visit her in her nursing home and this really how life should be for a women who worked so hard to put her children through catholic school by donating her artistic time & talents, staying up late at night just to have a little peace & quiet, stretching a dollar beyond belief, and raising a good family? Mom's put themselves last, we do it willingly but in the end, we are doing a dis-service to ourselves and our families. I thought life shouldn't have to be this hard. How about a providing a service so that people could enjoy life more instead of running in a hundred directions?

Many times, I don't see a lot of my clients....I'm in and out of their home during the day while they are at work. Shopping is done, errands done, dry cleaning is hanging in their closet, meals prepped or cooked, prescriptions picked up, library books returned, service people have been to the home such as plumbers, etc. My business gives my clients some breathing room and that is how life should be lived. 

You get the picture. It's about work life balance and peace of mind....for both myself and my clients.  Life is short....take time to smell the flowers.