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By Staff | Mar 3, 2020

Lois Knox

Chamber to hold Business Lunch

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Lunch on March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, at 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel.

The guest speaker is Lois Knox, with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Florida Small Business Development Center. She will talk about how FSBDC consultants helps small businesses.

Cost to attend is $27 for chamber members.

Advanced registration is required by

Derrick Grey

March 6 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.

John Grey Painting adds new services

John Grey Painting recently announced that Derrick Grey has earned his state certified building contractor’s license.

Established in 1967 by Grey, the company has been family-owned and operated in Southwest Florida for more than 50 years. Grey’s sons, Derrick and Nate, first joined him as employees and are now partners in the business.

Luke Blackman

Grey explained that the addition of contracting and renovations to the company’s services creates a more streamlined experience, as they often find customers need more than just painting.

For more information, call 239-472-0590, visit “http://www.johngreypainting.com”>www.johngreypainting.com or follow John Grey Painting on Facebook.

John Grey Painting is at 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Suite 5, Sanibel.

Blackman joins Pfeifer Realty Group

Pfeifer Realty Group recently welcomed Luke Blackman as a real estate team facilitator.

He is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, with a degree in international studies and a minor in French. Blackman grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, after spending his early years in London, Amsterdam, Prague and Paris.

He has been visiting Sanibel since he was 6 years old. Blackman’s family bought a house on the island in 2010, and he has been spending summers and holidays on-island since then. Blackman has volunteered at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife and he supports Community Housing and Resources. An avid player, Blackman also puts his tennis skills to good use volunteering with the Special Olympics and Aces in Motion.

San Cap Community Bank offering Zelle

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank recently announced that the Zelle experience is live within its mobile banking app. It enables person-to-person payments for mobile banking consumers.

The Zelle Network includes banks and credit unions of all sizes. For more than 140 million consumers, it is available from their mobile banking app, making digital payments a fast, safe and easy alternative to cash and checks.

Zelle allows for funds to be sent from one bank account in the United State to another, using only a recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile number. Funds are typically available within minutes when both parties are already enrolled with Zelle.

Rec center adds to Hall of Sponsors

H. Peter Curran L.L.C. Appraisals, of Sanibel, has joined the Sanibel Recreation Center’s Hall of Sponsors as a new sponsor.

Proceeds from the purchase of the sponsor sign are applied to the center’s Financial Assistance Program. It assists parents, grandparents and legal custodians who financially qualify for their children to attend the after-school program, summer day and holiday camps, fun days, babysitter training camp, basketball league, volleyball camp and the C.I.T. program at the center.

A printout of all the sponsors can also be obtained at the center’s reception counter.

For more information, call volunteer sponsor Chairperson Barry Alan Roth at 239-313-9591 or Sanibel Recreation Center Director Trish Phillips at 239-472-0345.

Shell Point reaches construction milestone on center

On Jan. 8, Shell Point Retirement Community held a “topping off” ceremony to mark the major construction milestone on the Tribby Arts Center, a two-level, 44,000-square-foot performing arts center dedicated to visual and performing arts as well as educational programming.

The celebration included more than 20 residents along with members of Shell Point’s executive team. Each of the attendees signed the final steel beam that was hoisted into place to signify that the structure had reached its maximum height. Additionally, a guided tour through the semi-complete building offered residents a chance to experience the new spaces firsthand. Representatives from the building contractor, Gates Construction, also joined in the celebration.

A catered lunch was provided for the Gates Construction team to thank them for their efforts.

For more information, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 800-780-1131.

Chamber to hold annual meeting

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2020 annual meeting, year’s review and awards presentation on April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel.

The chamber will present four awards, including the Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Sue Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

The program is free for chamber members.

A cocktail reception will follow the presentation at 6:30 p.m.; cost is $50 per person.

For more information or to RSVP for the program, call 239-472-8255 by April 7.

To RSVP for the cocktail reception and pay, visit sanibel-captiva.org.

Keep Lee County Beautiful seeking nominations

Keep Lee County Beautiful will host the Environmental Stewardship Awards as a way to recognize and reward notable efforts within the community to promote environmental stewardship and innovation through education and action.

It is seeking nominations for individuals, businesses, civic and nonprofit groups, and government agencies that are improving the quality of life in Lee County through innovation and action.

There is no entry fee and self-nominations are encouraged.

Nominations are due by May 1.

To submit a nomination, visit klcb.org/environmental-awards.html.

For more information, contact 239-334-3488 or Tisha@klcb.org.