Become a Member Of The Somers Point Business Association
The Somers Point Business Association (SPBA) is an organization that promotes, protects, and supports the development of a strong business environment in Somers Point and the surrounding communities. We have been the Voice of Somers Point Businesses since 1983.
Chuck Westcott is a Registered Nurse who spent almost 2 decades working in research in the Pharmaceutical industry, most recently as a Clinical Project Manager. He and his wife, Debi, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Atlanticare, have been visiting Somers Point since the late 80’s and became regulars in early 2000 after the purchase of a boat, which was moored in Harbour Cove Marina. They quickly fell in love with the town. They bought a house in 2010 with the intent to later retire here but then moved here “accidentally” in 2013, and have never looked back. They’re both involved in the community. In addition to SPBA, Chuck is the Chair of the April in Paris events, a member of the Board for the Foundation for education, The Right Notes committee and both volunteer for Gilda’s Club and the Somers Point Arts Commission, among other things. They have two grown children. Cory lives in Boston and Shawn is married and lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife Caroline and two very cute blond boys, Erik and Edward.
Michael Smith has worked in the Healthcare industry for thirty years and is currently the Administrative Director of Revenue Cycle Operations at Shore Medical Center. Since 2014. In addition to all Insurance billing and collection efforts, Mike and his team are responsible for all registration, admission and patient access areas as well as all Hospital Information Management processes. Mike and his wife Theresa came to Somers Point in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the city and everything that the community offers. They enjoy spending time in Somers Point and the beach with their three grown children and their growing families. Mike is a founding member of the Somers Point Community First organization which leverages its committee member’s resources to promote and inspire the community and continue to make Somers Point the place to live. Mike has been a proud member of the Somers Point Business Association since 2017 and has been working hard to ditch the fact that he was at one time a "shoobie".
Jane M Alvarez has been in the banking industry since 1996 and is the Branch Manager of Sturdy Savings Bank in Somers Point. Jane has served as Treasurer of the SPBA since 2008 and as Treasurer of the Somers Point Education Foundation since 2017. Jane is an accomplished Balloon Artist who spends her spare time at the beach or at home in Absecon with her husband Paul and their two dogs.
Robin Joyce joined the SBPA Board in 2019 and has since taken on the role of Secretary and is excited to support the SBPA in the growth of the Somers Point Business Community. Robin joined TD Bank in 2016 and currently serves as the Store Manager of the Somers Point location. Having been in banking for 14 years in the Atlantic County Area, Robin has enjoyed working in our local communities while supporting the development of local businesses. Robin currently resides in Mays Landing with her husband Chris and their three children.
Marketing Director, Shore Medical Center
Walt Gregory – Owner, Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar
Greg Sykora – Owner, ERCO Ceiling, Blinds & Floors
Cristen Owen, became the Director of Marketing at Bernie Robbins Jewelers in 2016. Cristen has driven the jewelers five locations to success both financially and through community partnerships such as American Heart Assoc., Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Family Service Assoc., Red Paw Emergency Relief, Jewish Family Services, the Humane Society of Ocean City, and many more. A member of the SPBA, Greater AC Chamber, and most recently the Gilda’s Club event committee, Cristen puts great emphasis on community involvement and giving back. Cristen thrives in fast-paced, team-oriented environments. She spent over 13 dedicated years in the Marketing Department at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and served on the Board of Trustees for Borgata’s Heart & Soul Foundation. A Division 1 athlete with a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University, Cristen possesses a drive, work-ethic and passion that she attributes to successes both inside and outside of the workplace. Newlywed this past November, Cristen resides in Linwood with her husband, two dogs, and cat.
Nick is a Stockton graduate and Somers Point local. He lives in Somers Point with my girlfriend and two German Shepherds. He is a financial representative with Mutual of Omaha, focusing his practice on helping his clients align their actions with their financial intentions.
Store Manager, Republic Bank