A Message to our Island Customers
October 10, 2022
Dear Island Bank Customers,
We are eager to see all of you and do what we can to support your recovery efforts following the devastation that Hurricane Ian has left in its wake on Sanibel and Captiva.
Now and always, we are guided by our commitment of safety and soundness to protect our customers and that extends to following the advice and counsel of our government leaders. Enough cannot be said of the tireless and effective efforts that continue to be put forth by Mayor Holly Smith, Vice Mayor Richard Johnson, and Council Members Scott Crater, John Henshaw, and Mike Miller. They have been second to none as volunteer civil servants.
At this time, we are abiding by the direction of the City of Sanibel’s leadership. These governmental officials have strongly encouraged that until such time as the island is deemed safe and has electricity and water capabilities, that everyone remain focused on all efforts of cleanup and restoration during this time. Trying to secure banking operations is a concern for law enforcement, including that it places an undue burden on officers already stretched thin from the ongoing first-responder efforts.
As an employer, we are also concerned for the well-being of our staff if we try to open our Sanibel and Captiva offices before it is deemed safe to do so.
Our government leaders have done a tremendous job of considering every aspect of our islands’ recovery, and we are confident in following the steps they are asking us to take. When they tell us they are comfortable with the return of in-person and on-site customer services, we will do so immediately.
Until then, please know all our staff, including Bank of the Islands employees, are serving customers out of our Edison National Bank office at 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue, opposite the Bell Tower Shopping Center and at the entrance of Seven Lakes Community. That includes service during the federal holiday, Columbus Day. We hope to see you there, so that we may service you in any way we can.
Robbie Roepstorff Geoff Roepstorff
President Chief Executive Officer