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DUXBURY, Mass. — The New England Car Wash Association honored Paul Vercollone, vice president of VERC Enterprises, with the "You Make It Happen Award."
The honor is given annually given to a member who consistently gives back to the association as well as to the communities he/she serves. Dave Ellard, president of NECA's board of directors, presented Vercollone with the award on Nov. 2.
Vercollone served as president of the association in 2007 and 2008. He was recognized for his fundraising efforts for the NECA scholarship program, the association's annual golf tournament and NECA's Wash for a Cause program.
Noted for "his generosity, positive outlook, sense of humor and sense of style," Vercollone also received recognition as vice president of VERC Enterprises, a company that is distinguished as a leader in employing those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"It's an honor to be acknowledged by my industry peers," Vercollone said. "NECA has advanced, safeguarded and supported its members since its founding in 1973. I'm proud to be part of an organization that enhances the professionalism of the car washing industry in New England."
Duxbury-based VERC Enterprises is an in independent chain of convenience stores and gas stations and car wash operator with locations in 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.