Sanibel, FL (Aug. 27, 2015) – The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate their wonderful staff and volunteers for their many nominations at this year’s E-Awards held Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Estero. E-Awards recognize individuals and businesses throughout Lee County that impact guests to our area in positive ways. Being nominated is quite an honor and puts you in a group of extraordinary people. Once again the visitor center staff made an exemplary showing with the following individuals being nominated by island guests: Mike Baldwin, Julianne Kirkpatrick, Anne Liese, Allen Myers, Orlene Shimberg, Barry Solomon and George Veillette.

In addition to the chamber staff, the following Chamber business members were recognized for their professionalism, customer service and exceptional service to the tourism industry:

Restaurant-Honorable Mention – Russ Boorman – RC Otters
Restaurant-Winner-David Rashty – Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Other – Honorable Mention – Whitney Blair – Royal Shell Vacations
Good Samaritan – Honorable Mention – Billy Kirkland – Billy’s Rentals
Good Samaritan – Winners – Captain Skip Laney and Captain Brian Holaway – Captiva Cruises
Attractions – Honorable Mention – Dorothy Buchholz – Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
Attractions – Winner – Bill Hammond – Endless Summer Charters
Accommodations – Honorable Mention – Dawn Jewell – Caribe Beach Resort
Accommodations – Winner – Bob Fodor – Beachview Cottages

 “On behalf of the chamber and wonderful business community on Sanibel and Captiva Islands I am pleased to wish all the nominees, finalists and winners for the exemplary customer service and in some cases life-saving efforts in making our islands a sought after and desired vacation destination”, stated Ric Base, the President of The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce.