A panel of five city of Sanibel and Lee County officials will present updates on post-hurricane status at a Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce business luncheon with a town hall-style format at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers.

Speakers will include Sanibel City Manager Dana Souza, Sanibel Director of Building/Chief Building Official Craig Mole’, Director of the Lee County Economic Development Office John Talmage, Sanibel councilmember Dr. Scott Crater, and Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell.

“The chamber has been committed to getting the most up-to-date and accurate information out to the islands’ business community from the moment Hurricane Ian blew an ill wind across our peaceful islands,” said John Lai, chamber president and chief executive officer. “This panel of experts has the best read on where things stand now and are headed in months upcoming.”

The special meeting is open to both chamber members and non-members for $35 each. Advanced registration is required to attend; walk-ins are not accepted. Register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at sanibel-captiva.org or by calling 239-472-8255. Payment is due at time of registration.



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 Collins, communications and marketing manager, at 239-472-8255 or [email protected].