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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Dimmer

Laura Dimmer

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Laura Dimmer to vice president and office manager of the bank’s College Parkway branch. She will manage daily operations and customer relationships, including business and consumer banking.

Dimmer joined the bank in 2015 and most recently served as an assistant manager at its McGregor branch. She has more than 15 years of banking experience that spans Florida, Tennessee and Michigan.

A Fort Myers Beach resident, Dimmer holds a financial certification from the National Endowment for Financial Education and is registered with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System. She has been recognized with numerous awards for sales and service excellence.

Frank retires after 15 years of service as Sanibel Captiva Community Bank chairman

David Owens

Lyman Frank III has retired after 15 years of service as chairman of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s board of directors. A retired banker on Sanibel since the mid-1980s, Frank will remain on the board as a director.

David Owens, CPA, president and CEO of Midland IRA Inc. and 1031 Tax Free Strategies LLC, has assumed chairmanship on the board. Owens has served on the bank’s board since the bank opened in 2003.

“Lyman has been with SanCap Bank since day one and we are truly appreciative of his unwavering service and dedication,” said Craig Albert, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank president and CEO. “We look forward to David’s service as our new bank chairman.”

Robbie’s Riders, Grampy’s Charities and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank present custom-made, adaptive tricycles to local special needs children

Front row: Angeles Escobedo, Zara Patel, Joshua Ortiz, Karolay Chiniros, Jeremiah Rivas-Cano
Back row: Jose Escobedo, Dan Cronin, Jim Castle, Aman Patel, Lana Hollier, Lee Golden, Debbie Norris, Roberto Ortiz, Maythe Garces, Jack Johannemann, Claire Le Boulenge, Miriam Cano

Thanks to support from Grampy’s Charities and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Robbie’s Riders presented five adaptive tricycles, worth nearly $6,000, to Naples children through its Freedom Program at the bank’s McGregor branch in Fort Myers.

“With special adaptive tricycles, these children get to experience a sense of independence and social freedom,” said Jack Johannemann, director of Robbie’s Riders. “We are so happy to be able to bring smiles to these children’s faces with the pure joy of riding a tricycle, something many of them have never done before.”

Angeles Escobedo, an 8-year-old girl with hemiparesis, neurologic complications and severe epilepsy, has decreased strength, motor control and coordination that cause decreased balance and delayed gross motor skills.

Zara Patel, a 4-year-old girl with Angelman syndrome and autism, has muscle weakness and global hypotonia.

Six-year-old Jeremiah Rivas has a complex medical history, including severe autism, tuberous sclerosis and active seizure disorder.

Karolay Chiniros is a 16-year-old girl with brain injury, triplegic cerebral palsy affecting her right arm and both legs, and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Joshua Ortiz, a 7-year-old boy with autism, has not been able to engage in any physical activities due to lack of safe equipment that can accommodate his needs.

When riding these tricycles, these children will benefit from general strengthening, new proprioceptive sensory input, and improved reciprocal coordination of the legs. They can now participate in activities with their families and peers, and enjoy the normal childhood experience of riding a bike.

Robbie’s Riders’ program provides special adaptive bicycles and tricycles to children with disabilities, according to their individual capacities and needs. The charity works to donate special needs cycles as quickly as they can raise funds to purchase them. Working with Claire Le Boulenge, a pediatric physical therapist with Golisano Children’s Hospital who donates her services to assist, each child is evaluated and fitted for his or her own special adaptive cycle.

Grampy’s Charities has supported Robbie’s Riders, opening up new avenues to fundraise and continue delivering adaptive bicycles to children with disabilities. Sanibel Captiva Community Bank first partnered with Grampy’s Charities for fundraising in 2017, making it possible for Robbie’s Riders to present its first two adaptive bicycles in Southwest Florida last year.

A small, all-volunteer organization, Robbie’s Riders has provided 32 custom-made, adaptive cycles to children in the past year. The organization is dedicated to bettering the lives of children. Learn more at www.savethekid.org.

Grampy’s Charities is a volunteer organization with no paid staff. For a quarter century, they have donated more than $3 million to children’s charities. Learn more at www.grampyscharities.org.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel and five additional locations in Fort Myers. The bank is nationally ranked in the top 20 as a best-performing community bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,500 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with $403 million in assets, and generates the highest return on equity of all Florida banks in excess of $155 million in total assets.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s professionals provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential loans. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, safe deposit boxes, and a full array of online banking products and services, including electronic statements, mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, She Sells Sea Shells raised $8,600 for Moffitt Cancer Center

A holiday fundraising partnership between Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and She Sells Sea Shells resulted in a $8,600 donation to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Handmade original seashell ornaments designed and created by Anne Joffe, owner of She Sells Sea Shells, were displayed on trees and sold in both Sanibel Captiva Community Bank island branches.

She Sells Sea Shells donated 100 percent of the $4,300 earned from ornament sales, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank matched the donation.

“Our bank customers were moved by the cause – cancer research – and it created a ripple effect of giving,” said Mona Strasser, vice president and office manager, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “One customer purchased more than 50 ornaments and donated them to other worthy causes.”

“Giving back is a core value of She Sells Sea Shells and has been a practice for over 40 years,” said Anne Joffe. “We support the valuable work the Moffitt Center is doing and value our relationship with Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.”

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank $4,300 check – Tamara Joffe, David and Anne Joffe (She Sells Sea Shells); Gaby Bell and Mona Strasser (SCCB)

She Sells Sea Shells $4,300 check – Tamara Joffe, Anne Joffe; Gaby Bell and Mona Strasser (Sanibel Captiva Community Bank); David Joffe

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Zeh

Jackie Zeh has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller at the Sanibel branch located at 2475 Library Way. She is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.

A Cape Coral resident for 30 years, Zeh has a long history of banking experience in Southwest Florida, including previous positions as a cash officer, customer service representative and loan processor.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank celebrates 15th anniversary

To kick off 2018, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank celebrates 15 years of business in Lee County, marked by strong growth and an unwavering commitment to the community it serves.

To commemorate the anniversary, 15 lucky patrons who visit any of the bank’s ATMs during the week of Jan. 22 will receive a special surprise – a $30 windfall. Each ATM will issue 15 $50 bills in place of $20 bills. In addition, each bank branch will hold a celebration Monday, Jan. 22, with cake and refreshments.

“We want to share this anniversary with our employees and our customers,” said Craig Albert, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank president and chief executive officer. “It’s with their support that we celebrate 15 years with great success and many milestones.”

Since chartering on Sanibel in 2003 as a locally owned and operated community bank, SanCap Bank has grown from its original branch to offer an additional Sanibel location and five branches conveniently located throughout Lee County – with four of those locations added in the past two years. Most recently, SanCap Bank brought community banking back to downtown Fort Myers with the opening of its branch in the historic Edison Theatre building on Hendry Street.

Specializing in residential loans, the bank’s number of home loans has steadily increased since 2011, with a 152 percent increase in loan volume. Last year, the bank approved 470 home loans with a loan volume of $136,891,000.

“As a community bank, our success is tied to the success of the area. It’s not just about a bottom line – it’s about our commitment and investment in Lee County,” said Albert. “We know that growth and success in the community will benefit everyone.”

SanCap Bank supports more than 90 not-for-profit, educational and cultural causes – from the American Business Women’s Association’s Sanibel Chapter, to the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida – through a combination of philanthropic donations, pro bono work and volunteerism. Every member of the bank’s board of directors is involved in civic groups and charitable agencies, and 65 percent of their employees are nonprofit volunteers.

Albert said employees are considered one of the bank’s greatest assets, with a 91 percent increase in staff complementing the bank’s growth. Staff enjoy flexible work schedules, generous health coverage and retirement contributions. The bank’s investment in employees has paid off: they enjoy a low staff turnover of just 1.7 percent.

“Our employees learn that when they become a member of our team, they are becoming part of our family,” he added.

SanCap Bank’s impact in the community has been lauded. It received the 2017 Horizon Council Business Citizenship Award from the Lee County Economic Development Office, and the bank was honored as a 2016 News-Press Business of the Year finalist.

Its accolades also extend beyond the region. Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is nationally ranked in the top 20 as a best-performing community bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,500 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with $403 million in assets, and generates the highest return on equity of all Florida banks in excess of $155 million in total assets.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s professionals provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential loans. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, safe deposit boxes, and a full array of online banking products and services, including electronic statements, mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Van Nest

Pamela Van Nest has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller at the McGregor branch. She is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.

Van Nest has more than 40 years of banking experience in Ohio and Florida, including previous positions as head teller, branch manager, merchant services and ATM supervisor, branch coordinator, head bookkeeper, IT department supervisor and operations officer.

A Fort Myers resident since 2009, she is an active Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteer.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Power

Keegan Power

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Keegan Power to assistant manager at its McGregor branch. He will assist with daily operations and customer relationships, including business and consumer banking.

Power joined the bank in 2014 as a customer service representative and has six years of banking experience in Southwest Florida. A Fort Myers resident, Power is originally from Ontario, Canada and is an active member of the Fort Myers Skatium men’s recreational hockey league.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s DiIorio elected to River District Alliance

Kristin DiIorio, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank vice president and office manager at the Downtown Fort Myers branch, has been elected to the River District Alliance board of directors.

DiIorio joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank in 2016 and has more than 13 years of banking experience. She manages daily operations and customer relationships, including business and consumer banking. A 2009 graduate of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, DiIorio is active in the Southwest Florida community.

The River District Alliance is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the continued development of the historic Fort Myers River District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity. The RDA works to be a common voice to local elected officials and decision makers. Members are locally-based merchants, residents and property owners.

 

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Neeld

Sharon Neeld

Sharon Neeld has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as vice president of loan servicing. Based at the College Parkway branch, she is responsible for loan servicing, including residential and commercial lending.

A Cape Coral resident since 2012, Neeld has 36 years of banking experience, including 30 years in loan operations and servicing.