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Ron Aliano was a Norwich citizen and businessman who exemplified what it means to be community focused. Ron founded Professional Ambulance Service of Norwich, Inc. (now known as American Ambulance Service, Inc.), and the American Wharf Development Corporation which was responsible for the development of Hollyhock Island (now known as the Marina at American Wharf, a world-class boating facility), in 1996 he formed American Professional Education Services which has become a well-respected medical training center, and the largest American Heart Association training center in New England,  In 2001 he formed MACARA Vehicle Services, a full service auto center.


Ron was a community leader who believed in giving back to Norwich and the surrounding region. He believed in the City and what it had to offer.  For a more personal look at Ron, please follow this link to Bill Stanley's memory of Ron.  It is a unique peek into the man and a friend.  Bill Stanley - Forgotten Founders  

Each year, a local citizen and a local business are presented with the Ron Aliano Service Award at a banquet in their honor.  These recipients are chosen by the Aliano family based on their dedication and support of our community.

Ron Aliano

Past Recipients:


Ron Aliano (in absenia)

Bob Reed

John Bilda

JP Mereen

Scott Capano

Ken Capano

Ted Phillips

Paul Siefert

Shiela Hayes


Byrnes Agency

Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC)

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation

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