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Hocomock Area YMCA President Named Chamber's Person of the Year

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA is its Person of the Year.

Ed Hurley, president of the Hocomock Area YMCA, has been named Person of the Year by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Hurley oversees YMCAs in the area, including the Invensys Foxboro Branch.

A chamber press release Monday said, "Under Hurley's leadership, the Hockomock YCMA serves every segment of the population, from preschoolers to senior citizens."

State Rep. Betty Poirier nominated Hurley for the award.

"At the heart of all of these programs is Ed Hurley," said Poirier, according to the chamber's release. "He is the inspiration and the motivation for all of these programs and many more. Ed is respected by all those who have been touched by his generous and loving nature."

Also announced Monday was the Chamber's Business of the Year, Cryan Landscape Contractors of Seekonk.

The nomination for Cryan Landscaping came from Deb Hanson, owner of Design Elements for Business in North Attleboro. She praised Kevin Cryan, who started the landscaping business in his garage 20 years ago.

"I have been providing graphic design services for Kevin Cryan over the past eight years and am constantly impressed at all he does for the community … Kevin always goes a step beyond what needs to be done."

The recipients will be honored at the chamber's 96th annual Dinner and Awards Banquet on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at Lake View Pavilion in Foxborough. The cost is $45 with pre-paid registration. You can RSVP by calling the chamber at 508-222-0801, (508) 528-2800 or (508) 695-6011.

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