Business Notes | News, Sports, Jobs – SANIBEL-CAPTIVA

PHOTO PROVIDED Jesse Lavender

CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS LUNCHEON

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its next business luncheon on Aug. 10 starting at 11:30 am at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, at 5903 Captiva Drive, Captiva.

The guest speaker will be Lee County Parks & Recreation Director Jesse Lavender. He will talk about the ongoing beautification, erosion-control and enhancement projects that began at the Sanibel Causeway in July 2021 and are scheduled to continue through June of 2024.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is sponsoring the luncheon.

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

PHOTO PROVIDED Chuck Bergstrom

FORT MYERS CHAMBER NAMES AWARD FINALISTS

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva President Maggi Feiner and FISH Executive Director Maria Espinoza have been named as finalists for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Chamber Awards.

San Cap Community Bank is a finalist for Large Business of the Year, along with the Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company. Feiner is a finalist for Community Impact, along with Teri Hansen of Priority Marketing. Espinoza is a finalist for Young Professional of the Year, along with Andrea Smith of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz.

Recognizing members for their outstanding contributions to the greater Fort Myers community, the awards will take place on Aug. 11 at 5:30 pm at the Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers.

For more information or tickets, visit FortMyers.org or contact 239-332-2930 or Cameron Peden at [email protected]

PHOTO PROVIDED Colleen Seeger

BERGSTROM JOINS RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDS

RE/MAX of the Islands announced that local Realtor Chuck Bergstrom has joined its company.

From Chicago, Bergstrom started visiting the islands in the late 1970s. His prior professional career included 40 years of experience as a commodities trader on the Chicago Exchange. Bergstrom moved to the islands permanently and began his career as a Realtor in 2000.

He specializes in the sales and marketing of properties on Sanibel and Captiva. Bergstrom personally has been investing in real estate on the islands since he first started vacationing. And over the years, he has become an expert in construction, remodeling and renovation projects.

SAN CAP COMMUNITY BANK REHIRES SEEGER

PHOTO PROVIDED Greg and Sue Peters

Colleen Seeger has joined the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller at its main office, at 2406 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

She is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.

Seeger previously worked as a teller at the main office from 2016-21.

TWO ISLAND BUSINESSES MAKE TOP YELP LIST

Joey’s Custard and The Shack of Sanibel made Yelp’s “Top Ice Cream Spots in Florida 2022.”

A list of the top 25, Yelp reported that it identified businesses in the ice cream category and then ranked the spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30. When available, all of the listed businesses had a passing health score as of June 30.

Joey’s Custard scored the No. 3 spot, while The Shack of Sanibel came in at No. 21.

Joey’s Custard is at 2467 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For more information, visit https://www.joeyscustard.com/ or call 239-472-7222.

The Shack of Sanibel is at 1219 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For more information, visit https://www.sanibelshack.com/ or call 239-312-8626.

SUN WATCH SWFL EARNS ACCREDITATION

Sun Watch SWFL earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for its third year.

The association was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada.

Originally from Chicago, owners Greg and Sue Peters have resided in Fort Myers since 2014. The husband-and-wife team have been business partners for over 15 years and managed their own investment properties as landlords. They have experience with remodeling properties, and they have more than 10 years of experience maintaining their vacation home in another state.

Prior to starting Sun Watch SWFL, Greg Peters worked in the auto-body industry for 30 years. Sue Peters started her professional career 20 years ago as a small-animal veterinary practitioner.

Sun Watch SWFL serves Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva.

For more information, visit www.sunwatchswfl.com or contact 630-885-5132 or [email protected]

BANK PROVIDES COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS TO EMPLOYEES

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of team members, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank announced a company-wide cost of living adjustment to benefit employees.

Due to the rise in the cost of living, expenses and a desire to retain, as well as attract, employees, the board of directors unanimously voted to implement the change effective this month.

The decision establishes new minimum pay standards for employees to help ensure overall alignment to the bank’s business goals, while maintaining and enhancing customer service to customers.

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