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BOXBORO, Mass. -- A local VERC Enterprises convenience store received an award from the Central Middlesex Area Department of Developmental Services for its commitment to hiring individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Alice Piccirillo, manager of the VERC Boxboro Gulf at 1425 Massachusetts Ave. and an employee retained by VERC from Minute Man ARC, accepted the award, held at the Knights of Columbus in Lexington. Several Massachusetts legislators attended the awards ceremony, including Massachusetts State Sen. James Eldridge, who was also lauded for helping those with disabilities.
"It is an honor to receive this meaningful award from the Central Middlesex Area Department of Developmental Services," said Leo Vercollone, president of VERC Enterprises. "We are proud of our commitment to employing community members with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; it is a devotion we plan to continue for many years to come."
In addition, 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 and 2012 by the Boston Globe as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts.