VERC Enterprises hosts U.S. Congressman Bill Keating at Plymouth location; visit part of National Association of Convenience Stores "In Store" Program

VERC Enterprises hosts U.S. Congressman Bill Keating at Plymouth location; visit part of National Association of Convenience Stores "In Store" Program

Visitors to the VERC Enterprises store located at 131 Commerce Way in Plymouth  had the chance to say hello to a special guest, as U.S. Congressman Bill Keating paid a visit to the popular convenience store/gas station/carwash, located near Colony Place off Route 44.


Congressman Keating visited as part of the NASC “In Store” event sponsored by the National Association of Convenience Stores, and met with VERC Enterprises President/CEO Leo Vercollone, and Director of Operations/HR Barry Ahern, along with other members of the VERC team. The Congressman had the chance to talk with Vercollone and team about issues that convenience stores face, including data security, issues of employment, and pricing and availability of products. Additionally, Vercollone and Congressman Keating discussed VERC’s proactive stance when it comes to hiring developmentally disabled and challenged individuals to staff their stores. VERC has achieved a level of 20% of its staff meeting this standard.


The Congressman also met with several of the VERC team including store manager Tony Depina, store employees TJ Ready and Josh Faragi, plus TJ’s parents, John and Barbara Ready.


“It was great to have the chance to talk with Congressman Keating,” said Vercollone, adding, “We greatly appreciate his time, and the efforts of NACS for arranging and planning the visit.” He said, “We are always glad to have a chance to talk with our Congressmen and share our views of the industry with them.”


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. To learn more about VERC, please view:             


Photo caption:  VERC’s Plymouth location was visited by Congressman Bill Keating earlier this week. Shown in the photo, left to right, are John and Barbara Ready (Plymouth, MA), company president/CEO Leo Vercollone (Duxbury, MA),  TJ Ready (Plymouth, MA), Congressman Bill Keating, Josh Faragi (Plymouth, MA), Store Manager Tony Depina (Brockton, MA), and Barry Ahern (East Sandwich, MA), Director of Operations and Human Resources.




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