Just announced: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is a Business of the Year finalist for The News-Press People of the Year awards.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
The bank is not only about the services it provides, its expansion to four other locations in Lee County, but also its local commitment and investment as 91 percent of its business is with individuals and businesses within Lee County. The rest is mainly in Collier and Charlotte counties.
Its home loans increased from 235 in 2011 to 534 in 2015, totaling $131,718,000. Over the past year, the bank rocketed from 21st to third among the most profitable banks chartered in Florida. Independent Banker magazine ranked its total assets of $150 million to $300 million as 18th nationally among the most successful community banks.
Keeping it local also extends to its employees as 97 percent of the 69 live in Lee. The bank hired 10 new employees this year and over the past five years, increased its employee count by 64 percent.
Those employees also contribute to more than 85 non-profit, education and cultural causes and they also give of their time and have leadership roles on many civic groups and charitable agencies. The bank’s charitable contributions and sponsorships have totaled $120,000 so far in 2016.
In her nomination letter, Jennifer Hamilton, associate partner with Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold, said: “The bank isn’t just concerned about a bottom line; they are committed to and invested in Lee County and the surrounding region.”
Read the full article at www.news-press.com.