VERC Enterprises' Marlborough Gulf receives 2016 Accommodation Award from MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition


VERC Enterprises, a leading convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire is proud to announce its Marlborough Gulf location as the recent recipient of a 2016 Accommodation Award from the MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition for its efforts to hire individuals with disabilities.


The Coalition is an association of agencies in MetroWest Massachusetts that provide job placement services to those with disabilities.  It annually recognizes companies that hire people with disabilities and provide accommodations for them in the workplace.


VERC Enterprises was honored by the Coalition at a ceremony held on May 9th at Ken’s Steak House in Framingham; accepting the award on behalf of VERC Enterprises was Marlborough Gulf Store Manager Michael Johnston.


Anthony Sirignano, Chair of the MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition, lauded Johnston for commitment to one employee in particular who recently worked several months at the 410 Lakeside Avenue location in Marlborough.  Sirignano also pointed to VERC Enterprise’s pledge to ensuring that 20% of its workforce is comprised of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


“It is a privilege to be named a recipient of the Accommodation Award from the MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition,” said Leo Vercollone, President of VERC Enterprises.  “We are proud of our commitment to employ those in our communities with developmental challenges; it is a devotion we plan on honoring for many years to come.”




About VERC Enterprises

VERC Enterprises is the region’s leading, independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations, with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The company began 39 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield, in a business founded by Eugene Vercollone. Today two of Mr. Vercollone’s sons operate the company, with Leo as President and Paul as Vice President. The firm has more than 270 employees and is a leader in hiring those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In 2011 VERC Enterprises was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts and as a Leader in Diversity and in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Boston Globe as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts. For additional information, please visit the website,, or call 781-934-7300.


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