On Aug. 17, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Beachwalker Marketing & Communications with a ribbon cutting at Blue Giraffe 2 on Sanibel Island.


“I started out my business in March of 2020, weeks before the pandemic hit,” says owner Maureen McGauran. “However, I have been fortunate to work with local businesses in spite of the trials of the pandemic.”


McGauran specializes in marketing, particularly in the areas of social media, covering businesses on both Sanibel and Captiva islands. She also serves as a board member of the Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association.


“I joined the chamber because I want to be involved in supporting my community and what this area has to offer,” she said.


“We welcome Maureen’s valuable services to our membership and look forward to working with her to our mutual benefit,” said John Lai, chamber president and chief executive officer.



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 more than 460 active Chamber members from both islands and 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 tens of thousands of visitors each year. VISIT FLORIDA named the visitor center one of 13 official Florida Certified Tourism Information Centers in the state. It is open 365 days a year and provides comprehensive information about things to do, places to visit, and where to stay, shop, and dine. The chamber website sanibel-captiva.org receives more than 1.3 million website visits per year.


For more information about the chamber, visit sanibel-captiva.org or contact Landen Drake, communications and marketing manager, at 239-472-8255 or [email protected].