Padgett Business Services adds partner

Lesley Grove has joined Padgett Business Services in Gardnerville as a partner responsible for all bookkeeping and consulting services.

Grove graduated in 1990 from Macquarie University in Australia with an economics degrees and then obtained her Australian CPA.

She has made America her home for more than 15 years. She said loves northern Nevada for its skiing and snowboarding as well as the opportunity to train and show horses. 

An experienced small business owner, Grove owned Under the Magic Pine Tree, Daycare and Preschool in Gardnerville for more than five years.

In Australia, she was an auditor with a large international accounting firm.

Grove's background includes working as a full-time consultant to small businesses, Native American tribal government and Nevada casinos for the last three years.

She was previously a controller and director of finance for the casino industry for 10 years.

Prior to that, her experience came from public accounting, auditing and the banking industry.

Being the owner and bookkeeper for her own small business, Grove knows not only payroll, tax, state and licensing requirements, but also efficient methods to produce accurate monthly bookkeeping. 

The value of timely and accurate information can never be underestimated for the owners of businesses both large and small, said a company spokesperson.

Padgett Business Services in Gardnerville has served the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe area for the past six years providing bookkeeping, financial statements, payroll, and income tax preparation services.

Padgett Business Services is a national firm with more than 400 offices in the U.S. and Canada serving exclusively the small business community.

The company is located at 1521 Highway 395,Gardnerville.

For more information, call 782-5900.


Broker Valerie Black has welcomed Frank Benvenuto, Jim Darrough, Peg Ziebell and Richard Campbell to Realty Executives in Gardnerville.

Some of the new executives in Gardnerville have hidden talents, Black said.

Benvenuto joined in April and began his real estate career in 1996 after playing in local orchestras as a woodwind musician. Darrough, who joined in June, is also a published children's book author. His family has been in the area since 1841. Campbell and Ziebell joined in July. Ziebell was licensed in 1980 and said her past clients have become lifelong friends.

Since its beginning in Phoenix more than 30 years ago, Realty Executives has become one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in the industry. Realty Executives in Carson City and Gardnerville has grown from a single agent, broker/owner Chick James, to more than 60 agents.

"Realty Executives is designed for those top-notch, highly motivated agents who want to concentrate on their clients. Nothing else," said James.

Information, 783-8585


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