Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is pleased to announce its gold sponsorship of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the City of Sanibel’s incorporation. The year-long celebration starts in November, with the City of Sanibel and Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce co-presenting.

Nov. 5, 2024, marks the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Sanibel. A grassroots movement to save Sanibel Island from overdevelopment began in 1974. The successful incorporation was highly celebrated following a favorable citizens’ vote. The groundbreaking “Sanibel Plan” became a model for cities and Sanibel continues to follow its original purpose to maintain a city where nature comes first.

From November 2024 through December 2025, the City of Sanibel and the SanCap Chamber are planning a 13-month celebration in partnership with island businesses, nonprofit and faith-based organizations and resident groups.

“Celebrating this major milestone is a testament to the resiliency of Sanibel, its residents and businesses. As the only bank chartered on Sanibel Island, we are thrilled to sponsor the island’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “Through this celebration, we all can honor the island’s past, embrace the present and pave the way for a prosperous future for our beloved island.”

For more than 60 years, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to fostering the growth and prosperity of the business community, while nurturing the quality of life for all those who live, visit and work on the islands. For more information about the 50th anniversary celebration, visit

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven locations open throughout Lee County. On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, at the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.

The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 110 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardHub, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit