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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank holds ribbon-cutting for Downtown Fort Myers branch

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank celebrated the opening of its Downtown Fort Myers branch during a Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting.

The downtown branch is located in the Edison Theatre building at 1533 Hendry Street. Customers can transact business and personal banking, and take advantage of hands-on, individual service Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Allen

Nikkisha Allen

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Nikkisha Allen to assistant office manager at its Gateway branch. She will assist with daily operations and customer relationships, including business and consumer banking.

A Lee County resident since 1991, Allen joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank in 2012 as an operations assistant and teller. She is currently enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College as a general studies major.

Allen is an active member of the Mt. Olive AME Church and volunteers with the Dunbar Rattlers Football & Cheer Association.

 

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Grossenbaugh

Jill Grossenbaugh

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Jill Grossenbaugh to vice president and loan officer at its Winkler branch. She is responsible for managing daily operations and customer relationships, including business and consumer banking, residential loans, conventional and construction loans, and for condominium and commercial lending.

Grossenbaugh joined the bank in 2007 and has nearly a decade of banking experience, including customer service and loan operations and lending. A Fort Myers resident, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Ruiz

Jonathan Ruiz

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Jonathan Ruiz to senior vice president and director of information technology. He is responsible for all technological infrastructure, security and facility management; oversees implementation of new software and hardware to help automate processes; and manages customer-facing applications such as online and mobile banking, in addition to handling additional IT-related functions.

Ruiz joined the bank in 2005 and has more than 16 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, he operated an IT repair company and served as an IT technician and also network administrator.

A Cape Coral resident, Ruiz obtained his associate’s degree from Florida SouthWestern State College in Network Systems Technology and holds Cisco CCNA Security and CompTIA certifications.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank supports Children’s Education Center of the Islands 2017 Spring Festival

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank presented a check to the Children’s Education Center of the Islands. Celebrating the donation were (left to right) Cindy DeCosta, Children’s Education Center of the Islands director; Craig Albert, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank president; Gaby Bell, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank assistant office manager; and Mona Strasser, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank vice president office manager

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank contributed $500 to the Children’s Education Center of the Islands 23rd Annual Spring Festival, to be held Saturday, April 15 at Sanibel City Park.

“We are proud to support the Children’s Education Center of the Islands event,” said bank President and CEO Craig Albert. “Proceeds will benefit the Education Center’s scholarship fund and capital improvements.”

The mission of Children’s Education Center of the Islands is to create, through its developmentally appropriate curriculum, a nurturing, exciting learning environment that creates happy, curious and confident children. For more information, visit www.childrenseducationcenter.com.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Hollier

Lana Hollier

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Lana Hollier to senior vice president and director of deposit operations. Based at the College Parkway branch, she is responsible for deposit operations, including business and consumer banking.

Hollier joined the bank in 2004 as vice president and director of deposit operations and has more than 30 years of banking experience, including previous positions as branch manager, assistant branch manager, team lead, senior personal financial associate, and sales and service associate.

A Cape Coral resident, Hollier is secretary and treasurer of the Southwest Florida Security Association and an advisory board member of Cape Coral Technical College. She volunteers with Ronald McDonald House Charities and Champions 4 Children.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank in top 20 S&P-ranked best-performing community banks

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has been named among the top 20 banks in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2016 ranking of the 100 best-performing community banks with under $1 billion in assets in the U.S.

Ranked 19th, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is one of only three Florida banks and the only Southwest Florida bank named to the top 100 among 4,585 eligible banks and thrifts in this national category.

“Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s ranking attests to our exponential growth and strength in the community we serve,” said Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President and CEO Craig Albert. “Our strong financial performance allows us to give back to the community through financial support and volunteerism for more than 90 Southwest Florida nonprofit organizations, helping make our community even stronger.”

S&P Global Market Intelligence used six metrics to calculate the ranking: pretax return on average tangible common equity; net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans; efficiency ratio; adjusted Texas ratio; net interest margin; and loan growth.

In a statement, S&P Global Market Intelligence Senior Director of Global Financial Institutions J.P. O’Sullivan noted, “The performance of the finalists is extremely impressive, especially in such a competitive banking environment. Community banks and credit unions are an integral part of their local economies, helping people and businesses access credit and drive dollars back into the community. Each of these institutions has demonstrated a clear commitment to excellence, and the results speak for themselves.”

Eligibility required a loan-to-asset ratio of at least 33 percent, with no more than half of those loans from credit cards. Companies also needed to be well-capitalized according to current regulatory standards, and no more than half the institution’s revenue could come from nontraditional banking activities.

S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leader in multiasset class research data and insight, is a division of S&P Global, a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Bell

Gaby Bell

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Gaby Bell to assistant office manager at its Sanibel main office on Library Way. She will assist with daily operations and customer relationships, including business and consumer banking.

Bell joined the bank in 2006 as a teller and has more than a decade of banking experience, including previous positions as customer service representative and teller supervisor. A Sanibel resident, she earned a bachelor’s degree in labor law from the National Autonomous University of Honduras and a bilingual certificate from Kingston College in London. Bell is a member of the American Business Women’s Association.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Fitch

Jaci Fitch

Jaci Fitch has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a customer service representative at its Downtown Fort Myers branch. She is responsible for assisting with customer inquiries, providing information about the bank’s products and services and managing database information.

Fitch has more than five years of experience in the banking industry. She holds an associate’s degree from Purdue University.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank supports Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has signed on as a Champion Sponsor of Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Gateway Golf & Country Club Saturday, March 18, 2017.

“We are pleased to join Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church in this charity golf tournament,” said Craig Albert, president and CEO, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “As a community bank, we prioritize giving back to the community through worthwhile events.”

One hundred percent of the golf tournament proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Community Cooperative. Since 2012, Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church has raised more than $127,000 during this annual golf tournament.

“Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s sponsorship will benefit our community through these two deserving charities,” said Russ Reynolds, GTLC Charity Golf Tournament director.