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Personal Concierge Services
December 24, 2015
June 29, 2016

Local Business Helps Busy People and Families

Avantcierge, a new business in Alameda, has started offering Personal Concierge Services to Bay Area families and individuals.

Grace Helu-Lara, owner of Avantcierge, recognized that every person’s time is precious, and decided to open a business that gives people back the gift of time in their busy lives. “Most of our days revolve around commuting to and from work, working overtime, planning and managing our family life and household. Even if you telecommute, your free time is a precious commodity: why spend it waiting in line at the grocery store when you can spend it with your kids, going for a walk with your significant other, or just relaxing at home for a change?,” she points out. “Our clients range from busy single professionals, to dual-income families, to independent seniors. Everyone could use a little help in their lives.”

Grace is a certified personal concierge who is reliable, knowledgeable and an efficient errand runner, researcher, house and pet sitter, and administrative assistant that can handle any assignment, from grocery shopping, to gift buying, taking the dog to the groomers, checking on elderly relatives and homebound convalescents, helping with your small office tasks, to assisting newly relocated home buyers getting to know all that the Bay Area has to offer.

Avantcierge offers relief from time-consuming tasks like researching the best deals on any purchases. By waiting in your home for utility services or to take deliveries you gain flexibility. Our clients also appreciate the time they save by asking Grace to do the shopping at big box stores, taking the car to be serviced or detailed, or buying, returning and shipping any item.

The Families and Work Institute reports that more than half of U.S. employees surveyed felt “overworked at least sometimes” in the last three months. There’s never been a better time for time-saving services in Alameda as the time crisis in North America has reached new heights, and the challenges of balancing family and work are taking their toll.

Avantcierge opened in Alameda in 2016, with a mission to help make your life easier. Avantcierge is fully insured and bonded. More information about the company is available at

If you’d like more information please visit, or to schedule an interview, please call Grace Helu-Lara at 510 629-0803 or email her at