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First COVID-19 economic impact survey results released

April 10, 2020 Small businesses are suffering the most due to COVID-19, according to an initial survey conducted to understand the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Southwest Florida. more »»

Wise use of a volatile portfolio

April 10, 2020 The intense volatility we’ve experienced in the market certainly raises, for many of you, near-term issues of asset allocation, budgeting, and maintaining proper levels of income. more »»

Lee County launches Business Assistance Portal, Hotline

April 8, 2020 Lee County businesses seeking information about recovery assistance can access a newly launched Business Assistance Portal at www.leegov. more »»

Floral Artistry temporarily moves operations to Fort Myers

April 8, 2020 With COVID-19 shuttering businesses and keeping shoppers at home, island-based Floral Artistry and East Fork Creek Gardens — an aquaponic lettuce farm — have had to re-think their daily operations. more »»

DDWS board welcomes new members

April 8, 2020 At a recent teleconference meeting, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge Board of Directors welcomed two Sanibel residents as new members: William “Bill” H. Harkey and Robin E. more »»

LCEC board approves return of $12 million to members

April 8, 2020 The LCEC Board of Trustees has voted to retire up to $12 million in member equity and return it to past and current customer. more »»

County further expands closures, makes adjustments

April 8, 2020 Lee County Government updated its Website to reflect the recent gubernatorial executive order. more »»

Memorial fund offering grant funds to young innovators

April 8, 2020 Most high school and college campuses are now closed. Most students are stuck at home, often filling the hours with TikTok and other social media outlets. more »»

Local Roots unveils online farmers market as another shopping option

April 7, 2020 The owners and operators of the farmers markets on Sanibel and Captiva announced an option for shopping for household necessities that makes it easier for the community to keep sheltering in place. more »»

Island eateries: Still open for business

April 7, 2020 As businesses strive to remain operational during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva are using options like take-out and delivery as a way to keep their doors ope. more »»

MacIntosh Books and Papers marks six decades

April 7, 2020 One island business recently had some positive news to share — it hit a milestone anniversary. In March, MacIntosh Books and Paper on Sanibel celebrated its 60th anniversary. more »»

Captiva Public Meetings

April 7, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - April 13: Captiva Erosion Prevention District's monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the South Seas Island Resort, at 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva. more »»

Business Notes

April 7, 2020 Kingfisher announces new office manager Kingfisher Real Estate recently announced that Julia Cacioppo is the new office manager. Cacioppo grew up on the islands and attended The Sanibel School. more »»

Waiting week for Reemployment Assistance waived

April 2, 2020 The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, at the direction of Gov. more »»

UPDATE: Fire district commission meeting canceled

April 2, 2020 UPDATE: The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District reported today that the monthly commission meeting planned for April 8 has been canceled. ..... more »»

SanCap Trust covers market, investment strategy

April 1, 2020 Capital markets remain extremely volatile as the COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe. more »»

Florida AG issues subpoenas, secures refunds and more

March 31, 2020 Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office has taken swift action to address allegations of price gouging by assembling a Rapid Response Team to quickly respond to reports of unlawful price increases. more »»

Ad grant program aims to help local businesses weather pandemic

March 30, 2020 Southwest Florida businesses can now apply for an advertising grant to help them survive the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and thrive beyond it. Ogden Newspapers Inc. more »»

SanCap Group holds annual shareholders meeting

March 30, 2020 On March 25, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Founder and Chairman Al Hanser welcomed shareholders, board members, advisory board members and employees to the 20th Annual SanCap Group Inc. more »»

New leadership announced at Sanibel Sea School

March 26, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently selected Nicole Finnicum to become the next director of the Sanibel Sea School when co-founder Dr. Bruce Neill retires. more »»



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