VERC Enterprises, a convenience store, car wash, and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire is the recipient of the 2017 “Employer of the Year” award from the Arc of Greater Plymouth for its inclusive hiring practices.

VERC president Leo Vercollone accepted the honor on behalf of the company during a ceremony held this summer at Haddad’s in Marshfield.

The Arc of Greater Plymouth offers programs and services that empower and support people with disabilities and their families, helping them to belong, contribute, and thrive.

“What an honor to be recognized by this outstanding organization,” said Vercollone. “We share the Arc of Greater Plymouth’s commitment to employ those in our communities with developmental challenges, giving them opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives and careers.”