1. About Amherst

    Amherst

    Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2000 census, the population was 34,874. The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. The name of the town is correctly pronounced without the h ("AM-erst"), unlike some other towns of the same name.

    The communities of Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst are census-designated places.

    Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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    1. This fits in perfectly with the mission of UMass Amherst.
      In Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com
    2. We've really grown with Springfield, and we have the branch offices in Westfield and in Northampton and Amherst now.
      In STCC honors 6 businesses with induction into Western Massachusetts Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
    3. Judge said the city will host its third developers' conference on Oct. 27 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Another centerpiece will be the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Clean Energy Connections third annual conference and opportunity fair set for Oct. 20 at the MassMutual Center. "The city is working so hard to create programs and images and perceptions that Springfield is a city on the move, Michel said.
      In Conference set on innovation
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    2. People In Business: Jim Sotiropoulos of The Markens Group

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      People In Business: Jim Sotiropoulos of The Markens Group ...he Pioneer Valley. He holds an MS in Natural Resources and Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a BS in Environmental Biology from Westfield State University. As Member Relations Directo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Springfield

    3. Jiminy Peak, PeoplesBank, W.D. Cowls Win AIM Sustainability Award

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      Jiminy Peak, PeoplesBank, W.D. Cowls Win AIM Sustainability Award .... AIM announced that Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort of Hancock, PeoplesBank of Holyoke, W.D. Cowls Inc. of North Amherst, Cavicchio Greenhouses Inc. of Sudbury, Gorton’s Seafood of Gloucester, and the Stop & Shop New Englan... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Coca-Cola   Amherst

    4. UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

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      UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity ...s ever made in support of an initiative in the region. Of the $15 million, $12 million will support the UMass Amherst Center for Data Science with additional faculty, a doubling of the number of available courses and an ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield

    5. State Senators Eric Lesser and Stan Rosenberg holding local government roundtable in...

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      State Senators Eric Lesser and Stan Rosenberg holding local government roundtable in... ...will focus on issues facing individual communities across the two districts, the statement says. Rosenberg, D-Amherst, and Lesser, D-Longmeadow, will seek input regarding future legislation that could affect the region. ... (Read Full Article)

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    6. GCC Survey Uncovers What Area Employers Value Most in Hires

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      GCC Survey Uncovers What Area Employers Value Most in Hires ...U), was sent to Pioneer Valley employers on the member lists of the Franklin County, Greater Northampton, and Amherst Area chambers of commerce. It presented 17 distinct skill and knowledge areas and asked respondents to... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Amherst   Northampton

    7. People In Business: Samalid M. Hogan of The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

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      People In Business: Samalid M. Hogan of The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center ...nd innovative practices, and a B.A. in economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    8. Wilbraham Sees Potential in Former Paper Mill

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      Wilbraham Sees Potential in Former Paper Mill ...zation to take a decade to complete, the mill is already attracting attention: a group of students from UMass Amherst filmed a movie there last summer, a number of businesses have approached her about moving in, and the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    9. New Amherst chamber executive director sees Amherst as part of destination 'quilt'

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      New Amherst chamber executive director sees Amherst as part of destination 'quilt' ...op and visit Amherst businesses. But, he said, "the thing you sell is the quilt, not the patch." He described Amherst as "a patch on the quilt" — a metaphor meant to describe the importance of seeing how Amherst fits in ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass

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      Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass ...experience, with stints in everything from education to landscaping. He started as a public-school teacher in Amherst, a job he eventually lost to budget cutbacks, and then went into business for himself in landscape con... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Amherst

    11. Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again

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      Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again ...ch told him that, while there are many attractive geographic options for launching this kind of venture — the Amherst-Northampton area, Westfield, and East Longmeadow itself were also considered — his instincts told him ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    12. That’s What Drives Continued Growth at Greenfield Savings Bank

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      That’s What Drives Continued Growth at Greenfield Savings Bank ...of the outlying areas in the state, those outside the urban areas, are suffering from an aging population; in Amherst, the fastest-growing segment of the population is 80- to 90-year-olds. “So we’re trying to support, in... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    13. Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive

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      Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive ...lding to accommodate a gluten-free kitchen. The firm is also handling a major renovation of the Alumni Gym at Amherst College, which houses its athletic operations. “We’re very diverse, and also have a site division that... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    14. Amherst Chamber names Timothy O'Brien as executive director | masslive.com

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      Amherst Chamber names Timothy O'Brien as executive director | masslive.com ...The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce has appointed Timothy O'Brien as executive director, according to a news release issued Wednesday. His start date is August 1. O'Brien replaces former executive director Don... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Don Courtemanche

    15. Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program

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      Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program ...ls who are interested, the release stated. Ken K. Toong, executive director of Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst, said "We are excited about the opportunity to work with Westfield State University. We are continuing... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Amherst

    16. MGM Resorts International to invest in Holyoke for culinary training, downtown Springfield for gaming training center

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      MGM Resorts International to invest in Holyoke for culinary training, downtown Springfield for gaming training center ...to programs at the Cubit and then transition to bachelor's degree programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The center will house HCC's associate degree and certificate programs in hospitality management and c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

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