For the third consecutive year, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has been named the Best Bank in The News-Press’ 2023 Best of the Best Fort Myers Community Choice Awards. For a second consecutive year, the bank received the award for Best Mortgage Lending Company and Best Place to Work. Additionally, Bank President and CEO Kyle DeCicco was a top finalist for Best Boss for a second year.

The awards celebrate and recognize Southwest Florida businesses in a variety of categories. Nominations and voting took place online over the summer and winners were announced at a gala Sept. 13.

“We are humbled by the community choosing us again as Fort Myers’ ‘Best Bank,’ ‘Best Place to Work’ and ‘Best Mortgage Lending Company,’” DeCicco said. “We work every day to be the best bank and lender we can be for the residents and businesses of Southwest Florida. To be chosen as the ‘Best Place to Work’ is equally rewarding because we would not be able to do what we do without our phenomenal staff.”

Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at

On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, has 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 100 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, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit