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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President Kyle DeCicco was selected by the Independent Community Bankers’ Association for its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders Awards.

The national program recognizes 40 community-minded innovative leaders under the age of 40 who represent the future of the industry. Candidates are chosen based on their character, leadership, community involvement and innovation in community banking.

In January, DeCicco was named bank president while maintaining his role as senior loan officer. He oversees management, operations and the expansion of the lending division.

DeCicco joined in 2016 as vice president and commercial loan officer, with a focus on commercial real estate lending and relationship development. He was instrumental in leading the efforts to administer the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program in 2020 and 2021.

PHOTO PROVIDED Dr. Catherine Curtis

With over 15 years of experience, DeCicco has worked in commercial real estate and lending, credit analysis, performing and nonperforming loan portfolio management, and managing FDIC insured loss-share assets.

He is a graduate of the Florida Bankers Association’s Florida School of Banking, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University. DeCicco is in his final year of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and will graduate in June.

He serves as a board member and treasurer of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and a member of the foundation’s Grant Selection Committee. DeCicco also serves on the Heights Elementary Student Advisory Committee and is a captain-level Keel Club member of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, among other volunteer efforts.


The Lee County Economic Development Office is accepting applications for the 2022 Industry Appreciation Awards.

Hosted in conjunction with the Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation, the awards celebrate Lee County businesses that drive the local economy, employ the local workforce and shape their industries. This year’s categories will include Innovator of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Inclusion and Diversity Award, and Technology Award.

Businesses are invited to nominate their own company or another “For-profit” Lee County company.

Applications must be received no later than June 30.

For more information or to apply, visit


Alair Homes recently welcomed three new project managers to the team.

They are Noel Parmar in Fort Myers and Sanibel, David Greenblatt in Old Naples, and Anthony Esposito in Tampa.


The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its next business luncheon on July 13 starting at 11:30 am at the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant at Casa Ybel Resort, at 2255 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel.

The guest speaker is Dr. Catherine Curtis, director and associate professor at the School of Resort and Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University. She will talk about the school’s program.

Cost is $ 30 for chamber members only. Advanced registration is required by July 8 at 5 pm at or 239-472-8255; walk-ins will not be accepted. Payment is due at time of registration.


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