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

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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The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) welcomes Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as the returning Presenting Sponsor for the 39th Taste of the Islands.  This marks the banks’ eleventh year as the Presenting Sponsor of CROW’s signature event as new changes come about during the COVID-19 pandemic. CROW’s Executive Director Alison Charney Hussey welcomes […]

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Bank of the Islands is pleased to share this article recognizing the award winners for this year’s Annual Veterans Day Youth Essay Contest on Sanibel. “It’s been our pleasure to support this wonderful program over the years,” said Bank of the Islands CEO Robbie Roepstorff. “We are so grateful to the City of Sanibel and […]

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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.