CHAMBER RECOGNIZES PAST BOARD CHAIRMAN
On August 10, at a business luncheon at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer and President John Lai made a presentation to Fran Peters for her past service as chair of the board of directors 2014- 15. recently retired from Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva, which she started in 1998. He said, “Without Fran’s guidance and leadership, the chamber would not be where it is today. I know I wouldn’t be.”
SAN CAP BANK was declared “BEST COMMERCIAL BANK”
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has been named Southwest Florida’s Best Commercial Bank in Gulfshore Business’ August 10th Annual Best of Business.
Thousands of readers voted online for the best businesses in over 30 categories.
Founded in 2003, the bank has two locations in Sanibel and six other locations in Lee County. It is ranked nationally in the top 2 percent of top performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. The bank employs more than 100 employees and more than 40 percent are current shareholders.
SCBWA WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association recently welcomed Kelly Huguenin and Kerri Maw as new board members.
Huguenin moved to Sanibel full-time in 2016 and started with Pfeifer Realty Group. A Realtor, she is a member of the Fort Myers Association of Realtors and the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors. Huguenin is currently a SCIAR board member and is involved in several SCIAR committees.
She previously worked in the mortgage department at SunTrust, which turned into a 24-year career. Huguenin started as a receptionist, moved into a mortgage loan processing position and also held positions as a construction manager and mortgage loan officer. She was named Rookie of the Year by the Mortgage Bankers Association and SunTrust. Huguenin was recognized as a top producer and was a member of the President’s Club for top producers at SunTrust.
She attended Covenant College and has a bachelor’s degree in business.
Also a Realtor with Pfeifer Realty Group, Maw began visiting Sanibel in 1998 and moved to the island in 2003. She is originally from Mendham, New Jersey.
Maw began working with American Express in the corporate travel department, on location at Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals. In 1992, she moved to Sandoz Pharmaceuticals to help with corporate groups, and over time she began assisting Sandoz’s meeting planner with various types of large gathering logistics. Maw was later promoted to appointment scheduling department manager when the company merged with Ciba-Geigy to become Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
During her years in the islands, she served on local non-profit boards, helped raise funds and taught in Children’s Christian Formation, the youth group at St. Isabel’s Catholic Church.