Somers Point Business Association Honors Lois Hirschman Gregory with 2016 Award of Excellence during Annual Holiday Party

The Somers Point Business Association (SPBA) honored Lois Hirschman Gregory, SPBA secretary, with the 2016 Award of Excellence, inspired by the late Lou DeScioli, during its annual Holiday Party December 6. (L-R: John Davidson, SPBA president; Lois Hirschman Gregory, SPBA secretary; and Walt Gregory, SPBA community relations & projects chairman). Photo Credit: Suasion Communications Group

Lois Hirschman Gregory was presented with the 2016 Award of Excellence during the Somers Point Business Association’s (SPBA) Holiday Party December 6 at the Greate Bay County Club. The Award of Excellence was inspired by the work and life of the late Lou DeScioli.

In an attempt to recognize what DeScioli meant to the community, the SPBA recognizes an individual who best reflects these same attributes that he embodied by creating an annual Excellence Award. Lois Hirschman Gregory, SPBA secretary, was presented with this year’s award.

“Lois has been a major driving force behind recent success and growth of the SPBA,” said John Davidson, SPBA president. “She demonstrates a graciousness and determination to move things along for the overall good of the organization,” he added.

Lois has volunteered her time and talents as SPBA secretary for multiple years and also serves as secretary for the Somers Point Arts Commission, as well as being a member of the Somers Point Historical Preservation Commission. Lois has her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and was a teacher in Philadelphia until her retirement. She lends her talents as SPBA’s Web Master and IT advisor. After moving to Somers Point, Lois began assisting her husband, Walter Gregory, with many business tasks at Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar. She resides in Somers Point with her husband.

The SPBA is an organization that brings together businesses and professionals interested in the promotion, improvement and advancement of the business climate of Somers Point and in the surrounding areas. The SPBA hosts monthly meetings on relevant and timely business issues. For more information on the Somers Point Business Association or to become a member, please visit or call 609-920-7004. For more information on the City of Somers Point, NJ, please visit or call 609-927-9088.

About the City of Somers Point

The City of Somers Point is the oldest settlement in Atlantic County, dating back to 1693. This four square mile attractive town is located in the eastern portion of Atlantic County in what was once known as Great Egg Harbor and was first incorporated as a borough in 1886. Somers Point’s tagline – “The Shore Starts Here”SM – lets visitors, homebuyers and business owners know that whether they’re looking to live, work or play at the shore, Somers Point is the ideal place to start. Somers Point is primarily a residential community with a relatively large proportion of its residents employed in professional services or executive positions in Somers Point and neighboring communities. Because of Somers Point’s location on the Great Egg Harbor River bayfront, it is known for its marinas, boating, and fine restaurants. Somers Point also has a vast variety of small and large shops and businesses located throughout the community.