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Bill Freehling is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Bill Freehling.

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Business Notes, 3/22/13

Here are some odds and ends from the world of Fredericksburg-area business over the past week:

  • Spotsylvania County-based Virginia Architectural Metals has received a craftsmanship award in the metals category from the Washington Building Congress for a federal office renovation project in Washington. The company did a low-iron tempered glass guardrail with a stainless-steel handrail that cantilevers into the building’s atrium.
  • Local Allstate insurance agent Stacy Horne has taken over the Allstate office at 3406-A Plank Road in Spotsylvania. Horne, who has been an Allstate agent for 21 years, has her other office at 2515 Fall Hill Ave. in Fredericksburg.
  • Fredericksburg’s Economic Development and Tourism Department will hold a workshop on the city’s status as a HUBZone community starting at  8 a.m. April 9 in The Free Lance-Star’s community room.
  • University of Maryland University College, which has a facility at the Quantico Corporate Center in North Stafford, now offers a local MBA program that includes one-on-one executive coaching.
  • The University of Mary Washington’s Small Business Development Center recently awarded the 2013 Virginia Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Awards to two Stafford-based businesses: Thomas Keogh, owner of Corp Solutions LLC, and Christopher Sharon, owner of Adaptive Training and Consulting Services LLC.
  • Kings Dominion will open for the season March 29. The expanded Planet Snoopy section will be unveiled then.
  • Christina Young, a junior designer at Spaces Design Studio, has earned her accreditation as a LEED Green Associate.

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