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Acupuncturist joins healing center
in Northampton

Towle’s clinical focus is on pain relief, fertility issues, stress and chronic headaches. In 2006, Towle earned a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

Ear, nose, throat
center opens

King is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the face, neck, mouth, nose, throat and ear.

She practices at the Aesthetic Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is owned and operated by her associate, Dr. William Truswell, a facial plastic surgeon.

King completed her undergraduate training at Tulane University and received her medical training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, both in New Orleans.

Bank donates to
five charities

The recipients were selected by the public as part of the grand opening celebration of the bank’s newest branch at 325A King St.

The five organizations that received the most votes were: Grow Food Northampton, the Northampton Survival Center, Cancer Connection Inc., Safe Passage and ServiceNet Inc.

Nonprofits were nominated through the bank’s Facebook page in early January, and then visitors to the Northampton branch voted for their favorite.

The Bank also has offices in Greenfield, Turners Falls, South Deerfield, Shelburne Falls, Amherst and Conway.

Scruggs named
CEO of Loomis

Scruggs has been chief financial officer for several continuing care retirement communities, most recently at Montereau Inc. in Tulsa, Okla. He was director of continuing care for LeadingAge, an association of not-for-profit organizations.

He has been an instructor in long-term care finance for the School of Public Health at George Washington University and in the Retirement Housing Professionals certification program.

Scruggs has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a master’s degree in divinity from Emory University in Atlanta.

Loomis Communities are located on four campuses: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Village in South Hadley and Reeds Landing in Springfield.

Mahoney earns financial certification

Fewer than 20 percent of financial planners have been certified by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, according to Northampton Financial Services. Certification involves coursework and an examination covering risk management, investments, tax planning retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.

Mahoney, who has been with the firm since 2010, specializes in financial planning for individuals and families, with expertise in 401k plans for local businesses.

Santorelli joins CDH Southampton office

Santorelli has been practicing in the area since 2008, first at Valley Medical Group in Amherst and later at Hadley Family Practice. She also sees patients at Hadley at Elaine Care and Rehabilitation Center. She joined CD Practice Associates, the Cooley Dickinson Hospital-affiliated medical group, in 2012.

Santorelli earned a master’s degree in nursing from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2007 and holds dual certification in adult and women’s health care.

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has obtained a master’s level degree in science, with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

White named president of appraisal group

White will represent the New Hampshire Chapter at the Appraisal Institute’s National Conference in Indianapolis this year. He holds both the Member Appraisal Institute and Senior Residential Appraiser designations.

White has 28 years of real estate appraisal experience. He operates White Appraisal in Dover, a firm that specializes in the appraisal of commercial, industrial, investment and special use properties.

Sullivan joins Argotec

She will have responsibility for interacting with Argotec customers and the firm’s engineering, manufacturing, shipping and accounting departments.

Before joining Argotec, Sullivan spent 24 years working for the Holyoke Machine Co.

She is a 1988 graduate of Bay Path College in Longmeadow.

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