VERC Enterprises names Michael Johnston Team Leader at Fitchburg location

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FITCHBURG, Mass. - May 13, 2019 - eTradeWire -- VERC Enterprises, a leading convenience store and Mobil/Gulf/Irving gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has named Michael Johnston of Fitchburg as Team Leader at the VERC Fitchburg – Briteway Carwash location, 129 Whalon Street.

Johnston joined VERC Enterprises in 2014 and has served as Team Leader at the VERC Berlin Gulf location for the past four years.

Originally from Boxborough, Massachusetts, Johnston now lives in Fitchburg with his wife and their child.

About VERC Enterprises

VERC Enterprises is a leading, independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations, with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The company began 45 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield, MA. The original business was founded by Eugene Vercollone. Today, the business remains under family ownership, with Mr. Vercollone's sons Leo and Paul serving as CEO and Senior Vice President, respectively. Longtime VERC team member Jim Fitzgerald serves as the company's President. With more than 350 employees, VERC is a leader in hiring individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and has more than 20 % of its workforces comprised of IDD (Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled) citizens. VERC maintains ongoing partnerships with organizations including Best Buddies, ARC of Greater Plymouth and others to provide employment opportunities for IDD individuals. VERC is also working with the state's Re-Entry program to provide employment opportunities for former inmates who have been rehabilitated. VERC Enterprises has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts and as a Leader in Diversity; the company has also been repeatedly honored by the Boston Globe as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts. In 2017, VERC was named Employer of the Year by both the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and The ARC of Greater Plymouth. For additional information, please visit the website, www.vercenterprises.com, or call 781-934-7300.  To learn more about VERC, please view:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLesS4W9hjtufdf6GhvnfUKMk2l2Q-r-MM



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VERC Enterprises Awards and Recognitions

·        May Institute President's Award recipient (2019)

• Boston Business Journal Book of Lists, Area's Largest Family Owned Businesses, multiple years
• Exemplary Employer, Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (2017)
• Employer of the Year, ARC (2017)
• Operator of the Year (single location), New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association (2017)
• Leo Vercollone, keynote speaker (2016), Diversity in Workforce, Family Business Association
• Franciscan Leadership Award, Cardinal Cushing Centers (2015)
• Employer of the Year, MAPSE (Massachusetts Association of People Supporting Employment First), 2013
• Central Middlesex Area Department of Developmental Services recognition for work with IDD (2013)
• MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition, Accommodation Award (2013)
• Grand Spirit Award, Convenience Store Decisions Magazine, for social media
• Grand Spirit Award, Convenience Store News,
• Distinguished Citizen Award, ARC (2010)

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