Design Studio Opens in Carrboro

By The Chapel Hill News, N.C.

Jul. 27–12 Grain Studio, Inc., a creative services firm that specializes in web and graphic design, web and marketing copy, illustration, and animation, recently opened in Carrboro.

Laura Sargent, freelance copywriter and former editorial journalist, and Matt Duquette, freelance illustrator and former art director and senior designer, run the business.

“We are transplants from the ‘City of Good Neighbors’ — Buffalo, but have already decided that Carrboro is more worthy of that title,” Duquette said. “We knew right away it was the right move to bring our business here and hope to grow with, and within, the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community.”

One of 12 Grain Studio’s aspirations is a desire to collaborate work with other artists in the community.

To learn more about 12 Grain Studio, see or call (716) 359-4950.

CHIROPRACTOR OPENS OFFICE IN PITTTSBORO: Jacqulyn L. Nygren has opened New Branch Chiropractic & Health Center at 120 Lowes Drive, Suite 105 in Pittsboro.

Nygren is a 2006 graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. She and her family moved to the Triangle area after falling in love with the greenery.

Nygren is a member of the Chatham County United Chamber of Commerce, the International Chiropractic Association and the NC Chiropractic Association.

Nygren focuses her practice on activator instrument adjusting and diversified/Thompson techniques. Her office is off U.S. 15-501 next to Lowes Home Improvement and the Carolina Brewery.

“I come from a rural background, and I have a sincere appreciation for the people who reside here,” Nygren said. “I am excited about meeting the people of Pittsboro and working with them to ensure their present and future well-being.”

While chiropractic care is the foundation of her practice, she also will offer other services such as massage and wellness care.

For information, call 642-0555 or see

YMCA HIRES NEW HEALTH DIRECTOR: The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA has hired Abby Dennis as health enhancement director.

She has been serving as assistant director of campus recreation at Elon University. She received her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation at the University of Arkansas and completed her master’s degree in health promotion and wellness management.

She will be responsible for management of all health and wellness programs at the YMCA, as well as outreach to the community.

INN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Destination Hotels & Resorts is the new manager of the Carolina Inn. The 184-room Carolina Inn, owned by the University of North Carolina, was previously managed by Aramark Harrison Lodging.

DOWNTOWN HOTEL WINS READER AWARD: Metro magazine has awarded The Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill a 2008 Metro Bravo Award in the category of Best City Hotel.

This is the second time the Franklin Hotel has won the award. The Metro Bravo Awards are determined by voting among the magazine’s readers.


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