Bill Cioffredi, of Lebanon and Rebecca Swope, of Grantham, physical therapists at Cioffredi & Associates-The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, have both completed training in trigger point dry needling. The treatment uses solid filament needles, similar to those used in acupuncture, inserted into the muscle to help relieve pain. Cioffredi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 with a degree in physical therapy. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Cioffredi & Associates. Swope earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Cleveland State University in 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and anthropology from the University of Vermont. She has been with the clinic since 2011.

Jessie Frazer Farnham, of Hartland, has been promoted to president of the Frazer Agency in Windsor. She has been agency development manager for the past three years in charge of marketing and development. In her new position, she will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business and staff.

Jeanine Bascom, of Newport, a jeweler with MJ Harrington & Co. Jewelers for 14 years, has earned the title registered jeweler of the American Gem Society, based on her knowledge and experience in the jewelry industry. The title is held by 1,400 jewelers in the United States and Canada who are recertified annually by the American Gem Society to maintain their titles.

Mary Jo Locke, of Monroe, N.H., has retired from her position as internal auditor, compliance and security officer at Wells River Savings Bank in Wells River. Locke began her 30-year career at the bank as a teller before being promoted to a variety of administrative positions, where handled bookkeeping, accounts payable, human resources, purchasing, compliance, internal audits and security. She also chaired the March of Dimes annual walk for several years and served as secretary to the bank’s board of trustees.

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