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Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce 2011-2012 Board of Directors Danny Adams Holiday Inn 12341 Middle Gulf Dr. Sanibel, FL 33957 danny.adams@att.net

Richard Johnson – Past-Chair Bailey’s General Store 2477 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 baileysgeneral@baileys-sanibel.com

Mark Anderson Benchmark General Contractors 16836 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33908 manderson@benchmark-gc.com

Ken Kouril The Sanctuary Golf Club 2801 Wulfert Road Sanibel, FL 33957 kkouril@sanctuarygc.net

Doug Babcock Tween Waters Inn P.O. Box 249 Captiva, FL 33924 dougbabcock22@gmail.com

Michael Miller – Chair-Elect Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. 24011 Via Castella Drive, Suite 2201 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Mpmillercpacam@comcast.net

Mark Blust Timbers Restaurant 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 mblust@prawnbroker.com Blanaid Colley Hillgate Communications 2451 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Blanaid@hillgate.biz Dru Anne Doyle Sanibel, FL 33957 drudoyle@mindspring.com

Chris Pendleton Edison & Ford Winter Estates P.O. Box 2368 Fort Myers, FL 33902 cpendleton@efwefla.org

Lee Ellen Harder - Secretary BIG ARTS 900 Dunlop Sanibel, FL 33957 lharder@bigarts.org

Fran Peters Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva, Inc. 1101 Periwinkle Way Suite 108 Sanibel, FL 33957 fran@sanibelislandvacations.com

Barb Harrington – Chair RLR Investments, LLC 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite K Sanibel, FL 33957 barb.harrington@RLRLLC.com

Jeff Shuff - Treasurer Tween Waters Inn P.O. Box 249 Captiva, FL 33924 jshuff@tween-waters.com

Chris Heidrick Heidrick & Company P.O. Box 59 Sanibel, FL 33957 chris@sanibelinsurance.com

Ric Base President 1159 Causeway Road Sanibel, Florida 33957 ric@sanibel-captiva.org

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Robert Monk Murty & Monk, P.A. 1633 Periwinkle Way Suite A Sanibel, FL 33957 rmonk@murtymonk.com

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www.Sanibel-Captiva.Org PRESIDENT Ric Base

EDITOR & DESIGNBridgit Stone-Budd LAYOUT & GRAPHICS Lorraine Milano

CONTRIBUTORS Ric Base Barb Harrington Bridgit Stone-Budd

CHAMBER PHOTOGRAPHY, Hillgate Communications, Kevin James Photography

CHAMBER STAFF Ric Base, President Steve Ehrhart, Director of Operations Bridgit Stone-Budd, Director of Marketing Tyrone Humbles, Promotions - Chamber Bus VISITOR CENTER STAFF Candice Thompson, Visitor Center Supervisor Bob Bechhold, Mary Kelly, Barbara Lans, Anne Liese, Allen Myers, Don Oglander, Barry Solomon, George Veillette, Lisa Williams The Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber NewsMagazine is published quarterly by The Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. Circulation: 6000 Online: www.Sanibel-Captiva.Org

For advertising or submissions, please contact Bridgit @ 239-472-8255 or Services@Sanibel-Captiva.Org For subscriptions or address changes, please contact Steve @ 239-472-8759 or Support@Sanibel-Captiva.Org

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Luv-In Outtakes

Cover idea: Dan Budd, my muse. (The original idea of “Occupy Sanibel” proved a bit too political.) Luv-In Photographer: Jeremy Kane, Hillgate Communications Hippie Models: Denise McKee, L3 Beach Photo • Katherine Polk, Royal Shell Real Estate Dan Budd, Wildseed Construction • Joan Sherman, Hostess With The Mostest. Again. Sheryl Tatum, The Sanctuary Golf Club • Carol Orr Hartman, Carol Orr Hartman Fine Art Photography Dave Horton, Cartoonist/Hortoon! • Daniel Smock, South Seas Island Resort Hippie Beatle Bug: Joan Sherman • Hippie Frogs: Marcia Kimball, Giggles www.Sanibel-Captiva.org

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Barb’s Blog 2012 is going to be a special year for many reasons. Arthur Frommer has named Sanibel Island 2012’s number one vacation destination in the world. He ranked us ahead of Bali & Paris; two world class destinations. To those of us who live and work here and love the islands this is quite a thrill and should provide our entire community a richly deserved boost, not to mention worldwide attention. We’re pleased that Mr. Frommer shares the love we have for our beautiful sanctuary islands. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce. Legend has it that Francis Bailey and other island businessmen gathered together one Sunday morning in the 1950’s on a wood pile down by the ferry landing. There were three businessmen from Captiva, three from Sanibel and one whose business was located at Blind-Pass. They joined together to form the Sanibel-Captiva Business Association. In 1962 this group became the SanibelCaptiva Chamber of Commerce. As Francis put it, they were not just concerned about business on the island but also about protecting the quality of island life. One of the accomplishments he is most proud of is their ability to keep high rise buildings off the islands. Today’s chamber carries the same philosophy of working for the businesses yet insuring that the quality of life on the island retains its ties to the natural environment. The 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held at The Chamber on February 20th at 5:30. All members are invited to attend and view the history of this world class destination we are privileged to call home.

Barb Harrington - Chairperson Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce

THOUSANDS of Individuals Visiting the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center THOUSANDS of Incoming Telephone Calls to the Chamber 3 THOUSANDS of visits to our web site (based on Google Analytics) 4 Transition to Google Analytics in 2007 1 2

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C H A M B E R Our Annual Tree Trimming Party!

Chamber Business Luncheon at The Sanctuary Golf Club with the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater

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C H A M B E R After Hours at the Dunes Neighborhood Grill

Our Annual Staff & Volunteer Holiday Party at The Bistro at Beachview

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Welcome New Members

Ron Base Enterprise, Inc. RonBase.com BaseRon.2001@yahoo.com

Wedding Vows by Earth-Air-Sea FloridaWeddingVows.com FloridaWeddingVows@ gmail.com

LeAne Suarez, Broker Associate Premier/Sotheby’s International Realty windowtocaptiva.com

Pandora’s Box Karin Leonardi, Owner Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-472-6263

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8664myvacation.com/resorts/san/index.html Jan.samson@vriresorts.com

1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel ilcielosanibel.com 239-472-5555

Rock Bottom Industries Kyle Waltemyer, Scuba Instructor Serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands 239-850-2758

Jackie Ely, Owner

1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 239-472-8686 schnappershotssanibel.com

Daniel Knorr, President TropicalSeas.com CustomerService@TropicalSeas.com

Barrett Anding

1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel thebistroatbeachview.com 239-472-4394

Port Sanibel Marina Charles Heath portsanibelmarina.com 239-437-1660

Jason Lamanna, Proprietor Serving Sanibel & Captiva sanibelneighborsclub.com (239) 395-6782

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Welcome New Members

Florida Car Services, LLC Sergio Pranzo, Proprietor florida-car-services.com (239) 738-8645

Lisa Armstrong, Sales & Marketing Serving Sanibel & Captiva seniorbridge.net (239) 561-7100

17650 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers sandybutler.com (239) 482-6765

Resort Harbour Properties Angelo Celmo, Sales resortharbourproperties.com (239) 590-9127

Optical Department Victoria Martin, Optical Team Leader 15880 San Carlos Blvd. (Inside Target) (239) 985-1422

Serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands (239) 472-0650

The Sanibel School Fund Paige Babcock, Director 315-573-4459

Island Grooming, LLC Angi Goodhand, Groomer 695 Tarpon Bay Road in The Promenade (239) 472-7297 IslandGrooming.com

No No See Um Repellant Caroline Semerjian 872-216-2847 NoNoSeeUms.com

KOR Island Provisions Kathryn Craig, Proprietor 2467 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL 33957 (239) 233-7060

The Sanibel Sprout Periwinkle Way Consignment Nikki & Edith Rood, Proprietors Paul Cook, Proprietor 2431 Periwinkle Way - Sanibel Island 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island 239-472-4499 (239) 472-5222 TheSanibelSprout.com SanibelAuction.com

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Chamber Schedule of Events 2011-2012

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Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce 1st Quarter 2012 Newsmagazine