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Date published: 1/22/2013

By Bill Freehling

New accounting firm opens in King George

A company offering accounting and tax preparation services to individuals and businesses opened earlier this month off State Route 3 in King George County.

Account Inc. is located in about 1,400 square feet at 7989 Kings Highway in the King's Plaza Shopping Center.

A grand opening ceremony is planned Wednesday.

Jamie Brissey, who has a master's degree in accounting and is also a licensed real estate agent, owns Account Inc.

She has been providing accounting services to her fiance's residential construction business, Westbrooke Homes, and her family's electrical construction business, Jaxson Point Inc., as well as other clients.

Home care company opens in Spotsylvania

A company that provides non-medical home care opened last week at 1135 Heatherstone Drive in Spotsylvania County.

The company, Virginia Home Care Partners, is locally owned and operated by Karen Koudelka and Peter Getts. Koudelka, the administrator, was formerly volunteer coordinator for the Fredericksburg office of Hospice of Virginia. Getts is the business manager.

The company provides services such as housekeeping, nutritional assistance, medication reminders, organization, encouragement, errands and various forms of personal care. Its clients include people with disabilities, aging seniors, new moms and medically fragile individuals.

Sweet Frog opening at Kings Dominion

Richmond-based Sweet Frog will open a self-serve frozen yogurt location at Kings Dominion this spring.

Sweet Frog has been expanding rapidly of late, including into several locations in the Fredericksburg area. The company now operates nearly 200 stores; this will be its first at an amusement park.

The Kings Dominion store will be in the park's Planet Snoopy area, which is now undergoing a multi-million-dollar addition.

Kings Dominion, which is located off Interstate 95 in Hanover County near the Caroline County line, plans to hire 4,000 seasonal workers this year and is now accepting applications.

--Bill Freehling