Monthly Archives: October 2015

Too much to do and not enough time.    

The most precious commodity these days is time. At work, there’s never enough time to get everything you need to get done in one day. Phone interruptions. Emails keep pouring in. The one-hour meeting drags on for three hours. And then when five o’clock does finally roll crushed_clock-134x150around, it’s the mad dash to pick-up the kids, grab the dry cleaning, cook dinner, give them baths and then get ready to do the whole routine all over again the next day. Calgon take me away!

When you’re really pressed for time, you become stressed. Things don’t get done. Your blood pressure goes up. And inadvertently, you probably let some people down. This can affect your work performance, or even worse, co-worker and personal relationships get tarnished. You’ve tried setting goals, prioritizing, and list making—as the clock keeps ticking and your list is not getting any shorter.

So what is one to do to get time on their side?

Simple. First you need to realize you can’t do it all by yourself. Two hands and twenty-four hours can only accomplish so much. Time to outsource the household chores and errands that don’t enhance your career or personal life.

It’s called lifestyle management. I’m Marni Smith, the CEO of Portero Concierge. I started my company on this exact premise. Between my work and home life, I had no time to even get groceries. And then I had an idea—and voila—Portero Concierge was born.

So whether you need someone to get your groceries, grab your dry cleaning, find a babysitter, get your car serviced, run an errand, pick-up a birthday gift, or even plan a special night out—we’ll make it happen. Think of us as your own personal assistant, so you can spend more quality time with the family or focus on that promotion you’ve been gunning for.

Let us invest our time into your happiness.  🙂

Premier Business Centers Enters into Business Alliance with Portero Concierge and Launches Premier Concierge Service.

Irvine, CA – Premier Business Centers, the largest privately owned executive suite operator in the US, announces a business alliance with Portero Concierge and the launch of Premier Concierge Service. Powered by Portero, suddenly, anything is possible with Premier Concierge Service. The service will provide Premier’s clients with a variety of monthly plans providing access to concierge services.pcs_rgb

Premier Business Centers feels that a concierge service is a viable and valuable product for its many clients. Additional time isn’t made; it’s borrowed from either the work day or your personal life. The core of Premier Concierge Service is to provide high-end personal assistance and lifestyle management to those clients overwhelmed by everyday tasks.

“When you’re running a business, finding the time to get everything done, every day, is next to impossible,” stated Jeff Reinstein, CEO for Premier Business Centers. “That’s why we’ve created Premier Concierge Service. Now our clients have the convenience of a service to take care of the little things, while they stay focused on the big picture.”

“We are thrilled to be the POWER behind the new Premier Concierge Service,” said Marni Ellison Smith, CEO of Portero Concierge. “Our services not only add convenience to Premier’s client’s work day, but help them hold on to those precious hours reserved for relaxation when the work day is complete.”

Here’s a small sampling of some of the things Premier Concierge Service can provide:

  • Document delivery
  • Notary assistance
  • Errands
  • Dry cleaning
  • Transportation — limousine/car
  • Banking
  • Cater business meetings
  • Travel planning
  • Staff recruitment
  • Product research & comparison
  • Vendor management
  • Event management
  • Whatever your need may be

About Portero Concierge:

Portero Concierge (, one of the fastest growing business support services in Orange County, CA, works with busy individuals and companies to help them coordinate both their personal and professional lives—and to help those lives run more smoothly. Building on the far-reaching connections of its founder, Marni Ellison Smith, Portero is there whenever a client doesn’t have the contacts, resources, or time to get everything done. Portero Concierge….We Make it Happen!

About Premier Business Centers:

Premier Business Centers® ( operates the largest privately owned executive suite and alternative workspace company in the United States with locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. Since 2002, the company has grown from nine to 74 centers, providing over 1.3 million square feet of commercial office space and serving more than 8,000 clients daily. Premier offers fully serviced offices, meeting rooms and virtual offices enabling businesses of any size to maximize productivity and profits and establish an immediate professional presence at major business locations throughout the country. With Premier, professionals can work whenever, wherever, however.


Time to start thinking about your
company holiday party.     

partyI know, it’s not even Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your company’s holiday party. Actually, you don’t have to think about it at all, that’s our job at Portero Concierge. Whether you have 5 employees or 500, we can plan, coordinate, cater and even decorate your office or host the party at a local venue. From sending out invitations, creating the theme, selecting the entertainment and providing transportation or valet service. There’s nothing to worry about, when you leave to us—we’ll make it all happen.

And a holiday party isn’t just about everyone having a good time. It’s the one time of year to show appreciation to your dedicated employees. Even if there are no bonuses to give out, a party can do wonders for morale, not to mention foster the company culture.

So don’t be a Grinch this year. Put some effort into making your party a success. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. You could even host it at your home, which makes it a little more personal. Simply create a budget, pick a date, and tally up the head count. We’ll take care of the rest. Whatever you do, don’t wait for the last minute. Lots of restaurants and venues are already booking up fast. But that’s where we come in. It’s our job to ensure that you have exactly the location you want. After all, that’s what a concierge does right?

Happy holidays.