Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce members now have their own website plus a brand-new improved site designed to help visitors find them more readily.

“We had identified the need for a landing place for current and potential members, so the member site is a brand-new benefit for our members,” said John Lai, chamber president and chief executive office.

The new site will function as an archives portal for all information chamber members might want to access, including the chamber’s legislative priorities, past email newsletters, press releases sent by members, and marketing photos and videos. Members can access their site at

“It will help us communicate better with our membership, especially for crisis management before and after storms and other events that might impact tourism and business on the islands,” Lai added.

The new visitors’ site at has brought the chamber digitally up to date with new imagery, video capabilities for the first time, and a better flow of information. The last update happened in 2017, so features had become dated.

“It’s cleaner, more navigable. The dropdown boxes make more sense,” said Lai. “Essentially, it improves how quickly visitors can access members’ information. It effectively shortens the distance between member and visitor.”



The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of its members and preserving the quality of life of our community. With over 560 active Chamber members from both islands including businesses from Lee and Collier counties, the Chamber plays a key role in facilitating communication and cooperation between business, residents and government to enhance the economic health of the islands. The Francis P. Bailey, Jr. Chamber Visitor Center is located at the entrance to Sanibel Island and welcomes over 160,000 visitors each year. VISIT FLORIDA named the Visitor Center one of thirteen official Florida Certified Tourism Information Centers. The Visitor Center is open 365 days a year and provides visitors with comprehensive information about things to do, places to visit, where to stay, shop and dine. The Chamber website receives over 1.3 million website visits per year.

For more information about the chamber, visit or contact Ashley Pignato, member services manager, at 239-472-8255  or [email protected].