Ernie Boch, Jr. Businessperson
Ernie Boch, Jr., born in 1958, is the CEO, president, and spokesman of Boch Enterprises, a $1 billion business consisting primarily of automobile dealerships in Norwood, Massachusetts. Boch is a local celebrity in the Greater Boston area who has a passion for music, makes television cameos, and has a creative approach to advertising and selling cars. Ernie Boch, Jr. inherited the automobile sales and service business started by his grandfather, Andrew Boch, who began the family business in 1945 by purchasing a Nash Motors franchise in Norwood, Massachusetts. Andrew's son, Ernie Boch Sr., built the Norwood operation into the top ranked Rambler dealer in the country by the early 1960s. This was accomplished on the strength of his drive and often "outlandish" television commercials with the catch phrase "Come on down!". Ernie Boch, Jr,'s father is also largely credited with bringing the "Automile" concept to U.S. Route 1 in Norwood. With this concept, a large cluster of competing automobile dealerships join together to publicize the "Automile" as an automobile shopping center. Shortly after the death of Ernie Boch Sr., Boch Jr.
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1. Berklee College of Music Colleges/University
Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world. Known primarily as a school for jazz, rock and popular music, it also offers college-level courses in a wide range of contemporary and historic styles, including hip hop, reggae, salsa, and bluegrass. To date, 99 Berklee alumni have received 221 Grammy Awards, popular music's highest honor.
2012. 243 mil. $
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2010. 28.0 %
2014. 37.8 K $
2010. 31.3 K $
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People attended Berklee College of Music connected by profession and/or age
1.Ernie and the Automatics Blues rock
Ernie and the Automatics are a blues rock band based in Boston. Guitarist Barry Goudreau and drummer Sib Hashian are both former members of Boston. Brian Maes and Tim Archibald are both former members of RTZ and are alumni of the Berklee College of Music. On saxophone is Michael "Tunes" Antunes, a member of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band who appeared in the movie Eddie and the Cruisers. Ernie Boch, Jr. is a graduate of Berklee. Ernie and the Automatics' debut album, “Low Expectations”, produced by Brian Maes, was released by Open E Records in February 2009. The album debuted at #7 on Billboard's Blues Albums chart and stayed for 6 weeks. In August 2009, the band appeared on 'On Stage with Mantis' in support of 'Low Expectations'.