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By Staff | Jul 7, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Kevin Ruane

CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS LUNCHEON

Chamber to host business luncheon

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its next business luncheon meeting on July 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Thistle Lodge at the Casa Ybel Resort, at 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel.

The guest speaker is Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane. Sanibel’s most recent former mayor, he holds the District 1 seat on the commission.

H2O/911 Restoration is sponsoring the meeting.

PHOTO PROVIDED Tiffani Kaliko

Cost is $30 for chamber members only. Advanced registration is required by July 9 at 5 p.m. at sanibel-captiva.org or 239-472-8255; walk-ins are not accepted. Payment is due at time of registration.

SHELL MUSEUM WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently welcomed Tiffani Kaliko and Dr. Elizabeth Shea to its board of trustees.

Kaliko earned an M.B.A. in finance and operations management from the Wharton Business School. She lives on Captiva and is the compliance director for Wells Fargo Bank. Kaliko has served on the boards of the Mint Museum, Girl Talk Foundation and Opera Guild in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also served on committees for several nonprofit organizations, including the Charlotte Human Society and Charlotte Concerts.

Shea earned a Ph.D. in biology at Bryn Mawr College and a M.A. in marine science from the College of William and Mary. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware, where she is the curator of mollusks for the Delaware Museum of Natural History. In addition to joining the board, Shea will assume the role of science advisor to the shell museum. Her research focuses on the biodiversity of cephalopods in the northwest Atlantic, and she has recently been involved in exploring the Atlantic canyons with NOAA’s Northeast Regional Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Initiative.

PHOTO PROVIDED Dr. Elizabeth Shea

BAILEY’S BAKERY WINS BEST OF THE GULFSHORE

The bakery at Bailey’s General Store has been voted by Gulfshore Life Magazine readers as the Lee County Best of the Gulfshore 2021.

It was also a finalist in the coffee shop and wine store categories.

Bailey’s bakery items are made from scratch daily, with the scent of fresh bread and other treats greeting shoppers. Fourth-generation owner-operator Calli Johnson credited bakery manager Ashley Jennings and third-generation owner Mead Johnson for the quality and products that are offered.

The bakery has been recognized in the past as being the best on Sanibel by the Island Reporter and Sanibel-Captiva Islander.

SAN CAP COMMUNITY BANK HIRES KEUVELAAR

Katherine Keuvelaar has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a residential loan processing coordinator in the residential loan operations division at the Bridge Branch in Fort Myers.

She is responsible for processing personal loan files.

Prior to joining the bank, Keuvelaar worked in sales for the automobile and wireless services industries. She graduated from Flagler College with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.