PROVIDED PHOTO Aaron Magallanes

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FUNDING AWARD

September 1 is the deadline to apply for an LCEC environmental funding award.

Organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award, including that the funding must be used for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry and have a demonstrated need for funds.

Funding is awarded twice a year with deadlines of March 15 and September 1.

To apply, visit www.lcec.net/about-lcec/community-and-education/environment.

PROVIDED PHOTO Pamela Huber

SAN CAP COMMUNITY BANK HIRING MAGALLANES, HUBER

Aaron Magallanes has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a Depository Operations Assistant and Pamela Huber has joined as a Cash Management Assistant at the Bridge Branch Operations Center in Fort Myers.

Magallanes is responsible for inbound and outbound domestic and international wire transfers, unposted daily items, overdrafts, disputes and loan support for all banks.

He has five years of experience in retail banking, primarily at a large national financial institution, and previous customer service experience in the retail industry.

Magallanes earned her Associate of Arts from Florida SouthWestern State College.

PROVIDED PHOTO John Talmage

Huber is responsible for assisting business customers with cash management products and services and providing customer support.

She has over 25 years of banking experience with large national financial institutions and small community banks.

Huber has an Associate of Science in Office Systems Management from St. Petersburg College.

ROOM TO HOST A BUSINESS LUNCH

The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its next business luncheon on September 14 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel.

PROVIDED PHOTO Andrea Rosil

The guest speaker will be Lee County Office of Economic Development Director John Talmage. He will talk about the current state of the regional economy.

The Santiva Chronicle is sponsoring the lunch.

The cost is $30 for chamber members only. Pre-registration is required by September 9 at 5 p.m. at sanibel-captiva.org or 239-472-8255; visits without an appointment will not be accepted. Payment is due at time of registration.

ROSIL JOINS RE/MAX DES ÎLES

RE/MAX of the Islands has announced that Andrea Rosil has joined their company.

PROVIDED PHOTO John Lai

Born to a Norwegian mother and a Guatemalan father, she spent her childhood and studied in Guatemala. In 2015 Rosil moved to Key Biscayne where she fell in love with Florida. After several vacations in Sanibel, she and her husband decided that was where they wanted to raise their family.

Rosil speaks and writes English, Spanish, French, Italian and some Hebrew. She started her first business in Guatemala with her grandfather when she was 19 and together they owned and operated All-Ways Travel until they sold it in 2002. Her business background also includes hotel management and jewelry design and sales, and she is certified. gemologist.

Rosil was a board member of the Island Children’s Education Center. She has also taught Spanish to children on the islands and is a member of the Sanibel Moms organization.

CHAMBER PARTNERS ON MEMBER HEALTH COVERAGE

A member of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership with MyHealthily to provide access to healthcare coverage options for chamber members, their employees and their families.

The new benefit launched on August 22.

“We are the second Southwest Florida Chamber of Commerce approved to offer this benefit to our members,” President and CEO John Lai, who is also president of the FACP, said.

“The coverage is a good fit for our island community as it is aimed at small businesses that are not eligible for group coverage.”

Marketplace launched by MyHealthily, Chambers of FL Healthcare offers benefits with flexibility in plan design and provider. A range of non-insurance benefits are combined with free coverage.

For more information, visit sanibel-captiva.org or contact Lai at [email protected] or Jade Nakonetschny at [email protected]