Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Recognized as One of the ‘Best Places to Work in Southwest Florida’

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank was recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Southwest Florida” by Gulfshore Business. The bank was chosen as one of 20 Southwest Florida company honorees after an assessment and selection process conducted by Best Companies Group, an independent research firm that specializes in identifying and recognizing great places to work.

To be considered for participation, companies had to meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Have at least 15 employees working in Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties along with the Fort Myers-Naples DMA)
• Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
• Be a publicly or privately held business
• Have a facility in the Southwest Florida region
• Must be in business for a minimum of one year

Companies from across the region entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Southwest Florida. The process consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics, which was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. An employee survey was distributed to measure the employee experience worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation.

Combined scores determined the top companies and final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the process in Southwest Florida and analyzed the data to determine the companies selected. The bank will be recognized in the June issue of Gulfshore Business, where the rankings will be revealed for the first time along with profiles of each winning company.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Southwest Florida,’” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “We’ve worked very hard to create a unique and special atmosphere where employees, as well as their families, feel valued, heard and respected.”

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

Only one of the bank’s eight locations remain closed since Hurricane Ian. The Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, has sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, 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

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