Service Awards

The Bank and its leadership are proud and humbled to have been recognized for their community service with several awards.

In 2019

Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands was recognized with an Industry Appreciation Award for Small Business of the Year from The Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office.

In 2018

Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands was recognized with an Industry Appreciation Award in Business Citizenship from The Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office.

In 2010

Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff, CEO and President respectively, received the statewide honor of being named Florida Bankers Association’s “Bankers of the Year”.

In 2004

Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands was the proud recipient of the First Outstanding Philanthropic Business Award, bestowed by the National Philanthropy Day Leadership Council.

In 1999

Edison National Bank was awarded the Industry Appreciation Award hosted by the Horizon Council for exceptional level of leadership, innovation, investment and community involvement in Southwest Florida.

On the local level

Bank of the Islands, our Sanibel and Captiva offices, has been voted “Best Island Bank” for 20 years straight and has received 41 “Best Of” awards since 1999.

Latest News

For the eleventh year in a row, Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands is supporting Habitat for Humanity’s local efforts to create affordable housing for families in need. The Bank is being recognized as a Bronze Hammer Sponsor for 2021.  “We so value the supportive partnership we have developed with Habitat for Humanity and are […]

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A news article shared from Santiva Chronicle by SC Reporter Teresa Vazquez Traveling through the water ways, the Burmese Python has invaded South Florida’s native ecosystem. The South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) Python Elimination Program aims to bring back balance to the Everglades. “The Everglades is one of the most unique ecosystems in the […]

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Longtime Sanibel resident Robbie Roepstorff, President and Director of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Roepstorff was first appointed as an FGCU Trustee in 2010 and was elected to serve as its Chair in 2012. “It […]

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Bank of the Islands has joined other supporters of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) in celebrating a major milestone by becoming a Champion Sponsor of  its 75th Anniversary Gala. “Our bank has been a longstanding partner to the Society and the National Wildlife Refuge it supports,” said Willy Ocasio, V.P. and Sanibel Captiva Office […]

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Our President, Robbie Roepstorff, has been recognized with the following honors:

2014

Person of the Year Award presented by the News-Press Media Group

2012

Honorary Lifetime Member Award by the Uncommon Friends Foundation

2008

Paulette Burton Lee County Citizen of the Year Award presented by the Board of County Commissioners

2006

Lee County Business Leadership Hall of Fame Laureate Award

2004

Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Citizen of the Year Award

2004

University of North Alabama Alumnus of the Year Award

ATHENA Award Recipient in 2002

Presented annually by local chambers of commerce throughout the United States to an individual exemplifying excellence in the individual’s business or profession, service to the community in a meaningful way, and for assisting women in developing their leadership potential.