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By Staff | Jan 28, 2020

Toni Westland

Chamber to hold Business Lunch

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Lunch on Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Realtors Association, at 2353 Periwinkle Way, Unit 201, Sanibel.

The guest speaker is Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. She will talk about this year’s activities surrounding the refuge’s 75th anniversary, will present a calendar of monthly programs and happenings, and will talk about honoring the refuge’s namesake, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling. Westland also will show never-before-seen artifacts from Darling’s life that will go on display at the refuge later this year.

Heidrick & Co. Insurance is the sponsor of the lunch, which will be catered by the Paper Fig Kitchen.

Cost to attend is $27 for chamber members.

Kyle DeCicco

Advanced registration is required by Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.; walk-ins are not accepted.

To register, visit sanibel-captiva.org or call 239-472-1966; payment due at time of registration.

DeCicco recognized as award finalist

Kyle DeCicco was honored as a finalist for the 2020 Cape Coral Community Foundation Power Players Professional Advisor Awards in the banker category at a breakfast on Jan. 15 at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers.

Seven distinguished Southwest Florida professional advisors were recognized during the Cape Coral Community Foundation event. Each were identified as top advisors who perform their duties with integrity and honesty and make a substantial impact in Southwest Florida.

DeCicco is senior vice president and senior loan officer for Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, focusing on the expansion of the bank’s lending division in Southwest Florida. He is responsible for overseeing the solicitation, negotiation, underwriting and coordination of closing major and complex consumer, residential, equipment, SBA, commercial building and business loans.

DeCicco joined the bank in 2016 as vice president and commercial loan officer working in commercial real estate lending and developing relationships with local businesses and investors. With over a decade of banking experience, he has worked in commercial real estate and lending, credit analysis, portfolio management of performing and nonperforming loans, and management of FDIC insured loss-share assets. His efforts have resulted in the bank closing more than $160 million in commercial loans in four years – the majority of which support local individuals and businesses looking to launch a business, grow operations or purchase real estate.