True Helpers' Services Help Hosts Enjoy Their Own Parties

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 21, 2004 | Go to article overview

True Helpers' Services Help Hosts Enjoy Their Own Parties


Byline: Scott Ray

East Dundee resident Amy True said she has seen it too many times, and in the past has even experienced it herself.

Not having enough time, spending hours running from store to store beforehand, making sure the appetizers aren't burnt, refilling drinks - all while trying to entertain guests.

"Hosting a party can be a very stressful thing," said True, founder of Elgin-based True Helpers Inc. "Most of the time you don't even have the time to socialize with your guests."

Noticing what she says is an overwhelming need to provide people with a little extra help for their party needs, True began offering her services part-time, from bartending to party clean-up in 1997.

As her client base began to grow, True left her full-time marketing position at Microsoft and officially opened up her own party service business in 2000.

True said the key to her success, and what separates her from other catering businesses, is she offers only the help partygoers need.

Whether it is a bartender to help serve drinks at a backyard barbecue, or help with serving hundreds of guests at a graduation party, True's trained staff of professional waiters can be summoned to serve you.

"We can be there as little as you need us, or as much as you need us," True said.

Most services are charged at a rate of $30 per hour per server. For information, call (847) 429-0265, or visit www.truehelpersinc.com.

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