Serving Southwest Michigan

(269) 720-7605

Serving Southwest Michigan

(269) 720-7605

August 22, 2014

Women's Business Luncheon -  September 2, 2014   JOIN US!!event/2014/9/2/women-apos-s-business-luncheon

Come early to check in, make your name tag, and network before we are seated for our luncheon. Due to the popularity of this monthly event, we are limiting our registrations to 35 people. Register now to guarantee your seat, as we cannot accommodate walk-in attendees. We are happy to have your guests to attend our luncheons. Guests may attend two luncheons before membership is required for further participation.

Our monthly luncheon has a structured networking format. During our meeting, you will be given an opportunity to give your 30 second commercial to the other ladies at your table as well as having the opportunity to share what you do with all other attendees. You will also be involved in our guided roundtable discussions. The more that you are engaged with other women sitting with you, the greater opportunity you will have in making connections. It's all about making connections!

Cost to attend: $20.00

In order to attend, you must register and pay by the deadline date, August 29, 2014. Please note that we have filled up early before the deadline. In order to ensure that you have a reservation, be sure to pay online. To pay by check, please contact Jan Murphy at 334-560-6955. Payments may not be made on the day of the luncheon.

You are welcome to invite anyone to attend and forward this information. Please be sure that they are aware of our registration and payment policy.

We provide a great platform for you to learn, grow and most of all, have fun!

Open networking is done a few minutes before we are seated for our plated luncheon and after our presentation. 

Venue Kalamazoo Country Club
Address 1609 Whites Road, Kalamazoo, MI
Starts Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:30am EDT
Ends Tue Sep 2 2014, 12:30pm EDT


August 06, 2014


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.