Chamber of Commerce recognizes past Board Chairs
At a business lunch held at the Captiva Island Yacht Club on August 10, John Lai, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Sanibel & Captiva Island Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Fran Peters, who served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2014-15. gave a presentation on their past achievements. Her recent retirement from Sanibel & Captiva’s Island Vacations, which she started in 1998. He said, “Without Fran’s guidance and leadership, the Chamber of Commerce would not be what it is today.
SAN CAP BANK named “Best Commercial Bank”
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank was named Best Commercial Bank in Southwest Florida in Gulf Shore Business Magazine’s 10th Annual Best of Business August issue.
Thousands of readers voted online for the best businesses in over 30 categories.
Established in 2003, the bank has two locations in Sanibel and six locations in Lee County. Of more than 4,400 banks with less than $1 billion in assets, S&P Global Market Intelligence ranks it among the top 2% best performing community banks nationwide. The bank employs over 100 people and over 40% are current shareholders.
SCBWA Welcomes 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 working for Pfeifer Realty Group. She is a member of the Fort Myers National Realtor Association and the Sanibel & Captiva Islands National Realtor Association. Huguenin is currently a board member of SCIAR, and she has served on several SCIAR committees.
She previously worked in SunTrust’s mortgage department, a 24-year career. Huguenin started her career as a receptionist and then took up a position in mortgage processing, as well as a position as a construction manager and mortgage officer. She was named Rookie of the Year by the Mortgage Bankers Association and SunTrust. Huguenin was recognized as a top producer and president for SunTrust’s best producers, where she was a member of the club.
She attended Covenant College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
Maw, who is also a realtor for Pfeifer Realty Group, began visiting Sanibel in 1998 and moved to the island in 2003. She is from Mendham, New Jersey.
Maw started working for American Express in the corporate travel department on site at Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals. In 1992, she moved to Sandoz Her Pharmaceuticals to assist a group of companies, after which she began assisting Sandoz’s meeting planners in the logistics of various types of large gatherings. . Later, when the company merged with Ciba-Geigy to become Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Mo was promoted to Manager of Conference Planning.
During her years on the island, she has served on the boards of local nonprofits, assisted with fundraising efforts, and taught in the Children’s Christian Formation, a youth group of St. Isabel Catholic Church.