Monthly Archives: April 2016

What mom really wants.       

May is right around the corner, and you know what that means? I know, I know. It’s John F. Kennedy’s birthday. Oh and of course Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. But I’m talking about a day even bigger than that—Mother’s Day. The one day a year we celebrate the greatest title in the land—Mom. Where would you be without your mother? Obviously you wouldn’t be here at all. Duh. So what are you going to do for the woman who brought you into the world? blog_momThe one who gave YOU life. Flowers and brunch? Chocolates and mimosas? Come on get creative people. This is for mommy dearest. What if you could repay her for doing all the things she did for you? Cooking. Cleaning. Bathing. Chauffeuring. Even better, what if you could give her time? Time to do whatever she wants, because the things she usually does are being done for her. Isn’t that a novel idea? Well it’s one of many you’ll come across when working with Portero Concierge. You can even buy time. Literally. Give mom a four-hour block and let her decide how to use it. The possibilities are endless. However, the “time” to put your plan in motion isn’t. Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there.

image1Marni Smith Awarded Coveted Women of Influence Award.  

Marni Smith, CEO of Portero Concierge was presented with an Emerging Woman Owned Business Award at the 2016 Woman of Influence Awards. The event, part of a celebration of Women’s History Month, was held on March 30, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach. The Women of Influence Awards recognize women who lead the way in business, industry, and enterprise, along with the organizations and individuals that champion women leaders. “I’m ecstatic to be recognized amongst so many talented women,” stated Marni Smith, CEO of Portero Concierge, “it’s a real privilege and honor just to be mentioned in the same sentence.” Portero Concierge has five specialized business units—Onsite, Corporate, Personal, VIP, and Events Concierge. All of their attentive services are custom-tailored to each client’s needs and flawlessly executed with a touch of class. No task is too daunting and no request is too outlandish. From honey-to-do lists to chartering a private jet to the Caribbean—Portero Concierge can make it happen. Marni Smith has built a career on helping people. The first fifteen years she spent placing hundreds of c-level finance and accounting professionals with Factor Ten Executive Search. Mrs. Smith aligned some of Southern California’s biggest companies with top-tier talent. Armed and fully understanding how to achieve clients’ needs and wants, Marni transitioned into leading business development for eMerchant, then onto VP of Business Development for AG Adjustments. Through her boardroom meetings and candidate interviews, Marni found a new niche market that had been previously untapped in Orange County—lifestyle management. Voila! Portero Concierge was born. Currently in its third year in business, Portero Concierge has experienced 100% year over year growth. Marni also has a deep history of supporting fellow women entrepreneurs within the community, and is the Chair for the 2016 Remarkable Women Awards Gala and a former Board Member of the National Association of Women Business Owners—Orange County. Connected Women of Influence (CWI) is the leading, invitation-only association where b2b women owners, executives, and professionals connect, collaborate, and cultivate a vast network of high-level affiliations, resources, and professional relationships.