Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff is pleased to announce the next celebration of Thankful Tuesdays – the Bank’s ongoing event series celebrating our island community’s continuing recovery from Hurricane Ian.


“With every day, week, and month that passes, we can feel things getting better,” said Roepstorff. “For February’s Thankful Tuesday, we wanted to focus on a celebration we all look forward to at this time of year – Valentine’s Day. Please stop by and visit for coffee, water and doughnuts. Before you get back to your day, we hope you will leave with a special little box of Valentine’s chocolates and a long-stemmed rose. As hard as things have been, we want to offer something sweet and invite everyone to ‘stop and smell the roses’! It’s just another way of saying how proud we are to be your island bank.”


The February 14 Thankful Tuesday will be held at the Bank’s Sanibel office from 9-noon, with giveaways being offered while supplies last.


The Thankful Tuesdays program started in early November, with Bank of the Islands inviting neighbors and customers to visit the Sanibel office for refreshment and renewal. Previous offerings of support have included coffee, doughnuts, boxed lunches, 4,000 pounds of bagged ice, stocking stuffers, and stress-relieving seated massages to help those working on their homes and businesses.


The Bank of the Islands’ offices, including ATM operations, have both reopened after the hurricane. The Captiva office, located next to the Captiva Post Office at 14812 Captiva Drive, is open from 9am-2pm Monday-Friday, with a half-hour lunch closure at noon. The Bank’s Sanibel office is offering banking services from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday out of its temporary on-site operation on premise at 1699 Periwinkle Way at Casa Ybel Road. In addition, the Edison National Bank offices in Fort Myers at 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue and the River District office at 2105 First Street will continue to welcome all of the Bank’s island customers.


As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.