FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 27, 2021) – For the fourth consecutive year, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s board of directors and executive management team rewarded employees with a bonus from the bank’s savings under the federal tax law. The bonus was issued in recognition of employees’ hard work and dedication to the bank’s continued success. All employees, except for the executive management team, were eligible and included in the bonus.
“We recognize the success of our bank is dependent on the exceptional work of our employees,” said John Wright, executive vice president, CFO and COO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “Our employees champion the bank every day and help determine the rate of our success. We want to take every opportunity to show them how appreciated and valued they are.”
Among all 110 employees at the bank’s eight Lee County branches, the average tenure is five years. Nearly 50% of employees have been with the bank five or more years; 21% have been employed for 10 or more years; and seven employees have been with the bank since it opened in 2003.
Employee engagement, benefits and culture are key components of what sets Sanibel Captiva Community Bank apart. The bank invests in its team members both professionally and personally. Employees are encouraged to pursue professional growth and success, which helps improve the bank and contribute positively to the workplace culture. The bank puts forth consistent efforts to ensure employees are involved, heard and connected. Employees also recognize there are career growth opportunities within the bank, which contributes to low employee turnover. When bank shares become available, the board of directors and executive management offer those shares to employees. As a result, over 40% of employees are current shareholders.