Bank of the Islands Underwrites San-Cap Chamber Post-Ian Shirt Campaign
Under CEO Geoff Roepstorff and President Robbie Roepstorff, Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank has taken a leadership role in supporting the #SanCapStrong campaign initiated by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce to aid in recovery following Hurricane Ian’s fury on Sept. 28.
The Bank’s engagement included underwriting the printing cost of the SanCap Strong shirts and then placing the first order for 15 shirts. Instead of the $50 per long-sleeved shirt price, the Bank pitched in $1,000 for each shirt it ordered for its staff members, for a total of an added $15,000.
“Robbie and I have called Sanibel home for most of our lives,” said Geoff Roepstorff. “Our dreams came true decades ago when we opened the Sanibel and Captiva offices of Bank of the Islands. Since then, it has been very clear to us how crucial the Chamber is to our community. Like the Sanibel Lighthouse, the Chamber is a source of light for our islands. And now, with so many Chamber members stricken by Ian, the Chamber revenues have seen a serious decline. For those who can, it is time to support our Chamber by giving what you can as soon as you can. We hope others will join us in showing their support. Together, we can help the Chamber sustain and lead us once again by shining a light on our beautiful islands.”
“We can’t thank the Roepstorffs and their team enough for this touching and meaningful show of confidence and support for the work the chamber has been doing to help get the islands back on their feet these past seven weeks and into the future,” said John Lai, chamber president and CEO. “Their generosity proves that island businesses need to work together for the betterment of the islands during this difficult time.”
The limited-edition SanCap Strong shirts will go on sale to the general public through the Chamber’s e-commerce site. Long-sleeved shirts will sell for $50, short-sleeved for $30. All profits will support the recovery efforts of island businesses and organizations. Visit www.sanibel-captiva.org to learn more.
As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is celebrating its 25th anniversary and proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades. Visit www.BankoftheIslands.com to learn more.