CHAMBER RECOGNIZES PAST BOARD CHAIR
On Aug. 10 at a business luncheon at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer and President John Lai made a presentation to Fran Peters for her past service as the 2014-15 board of directors chair upon her recent retirement from Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva, which she started in 1998. He said, “Without Fran’s guidance and leadership, the chamber wouldn’t be where it is today. I know I wouldn’t be.”
SAN CAP BANK NAMED ‘BEST COMMERCIAL BANK’
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has been named Southwest Florida’s best commercial bank in Gulfshore Business’s 10th annual Best of Business August issue.
Thousands of readers voted online for the best businesses in over 30 categories.
Founded in 2003, the bank has two locations on Sanibel and six more locations in Lee County. It is nationally ranked in the top 2 percent best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 40 percent are current shareholders.
SCBWA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association recently welcomed Kelly Huguenin and Kerri Maw as new board members.
Huguenin moved to Sanibel full-time in 2016 and started with the Pfeifer Realty Group. A Realtor, she is a member of the Fort Myers Association of Realtors and Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors. Huguenin is currently a SCIAR board member and is involved in several SCIAR committees.
She previously worked in the mortgage department at SunTrust, which turned into a 24-year career. Huguenin started as a receptionist, moved to a mortgage loan processing position and also held positions as a construction manager and mortgage loan officer. She was named Rookie of the Year by the Mortgage Bankers Association and SunTrust. Huguenin was recognized as a top producer and was a member of the President’s Club for highest producers at SunTrust.
She attended Covenant College and holds a bachelor’s degree in business.
Also a Realtor with the Pfeifer Realty Group, Maw began visiting Sanibel in 1998 and moved to the island in 2003. She is originally from Mendham, New Jersey.
Maw started working with American Express in the corporate travel department, on-site at Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals. In 1992, she was transferred to Sandoz Pharmaceuticals to assist with corporate groups, and over time she started assisting the Sandoz meeting planner with various types of large gathering logistics. Maw was later promoted as manager of the meeting planning department when the company merged with Ciba-Geigy and became Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Over the years on the islands, she has served on local nonprofit boards, helped with fund raising and taught at the Children’s Christian Formation, the youth group at the St. Isabel Catholic Church.