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Paragon Bank Challenges Employees to Adopt Active Lifestyles

Published on October 15, 2014

Paragon Bank sponsored the 2014 Book It 5K in September and encouraged its employees to actively participate in this year’s race through a new effort, the Paragon Health Challenge. The challenge was initiated in an effort to get employees moving more throughout the day and provided them with an active training plan for the seven weeks leading up to the 5K.

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Paragon Grants Ninth Wish for Make-A-Wish Child in Memphis

Published on September 15, 2014

Paragon Bank worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant 14-year-old Carrie-Lynn’s wish of meeting World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestler John Cena. This is the ninth consecutive year that Paragon has worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant the wish of a child being treated in Memphis.Paragon Bank worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant 14-year-old Carrie-Lynn’s wish of meeting World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestler John Cena. This is the ninth consecutive year that Paragon has worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant the wish of a child being treated in Memphis.

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Paragon Employees Visit Patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Published on August 18, 2014

Paragon Bank employees visited Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in August to deliver 10 no-sew blankets to patients staying at the facility. The no-sew blankets were made during the bank’s Employee Appreciation Week, with employees taking advantage of the Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS) program, which grants each staff member a week of paid time off per year to support nonprofit organizations of their choosing.

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ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service)  Le Bonheur




Paragon Employees Deliver Homemade Blankets to Patients at Le Bonheur

Published on November 01, 2013

Paragon National Bank employees recently delivered 12 homemade blankets to patients staying at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  Bank employees made the no-sew blankets during Employee Appreciation Week through Paragon’s Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS) program. The ACTS program allows each employee a week of paid time off per year to support the local, regional and national nonprofit organizations of their choosing.

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Paragon Kicks Off New School Year with Hawkins Mill Students

Published on September 30, 2013

Paragon National Bank celebrated the start of the 2013 – 2014 school year by visiting Ms. Kimberly Martin’s class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School to meet the first grade students. This is the eighth year in a row that Paragon has supported Martin’s classroom by making trips throughout the school year. During the visits, Paragon employees provide snacks, games and a craft activity for her students to enjoy.

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Paragon Grants Eighth Wish for Make-A-Wish Child

Published on July 29, 2013

Paragon National Bank recently worked with Make-A-Wish® Mid-South to grant the wish of four-year-old Connor. Around 50 Paragon employees devoted their time to transform the bank’s Fountain Place lobby into the Pizza Planet Arcade from the Disney movie, “Toy Story.” Employees also constructed a racetrack featuring a theme from Disney’s “Cars.” This is the eighth year in a row that Paragon has worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant the wish of a Memphis child.

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ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service)  Make-A-Wish


Paragon Employees Participate in Junior Achievement Program with Hawkins Mill

Published on May 31, 2013

Paragon National Bank employees Lisa Barden and Patrick O’Hearn recently helped teach Ms. Martin’s third grade class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School about real world economics through a six-week Junior Achievement program. For seven consecutive years, Paragon has sponsored Martin’s classroom by making seasonal visits throughout the year to play games and make crafts with the students. 

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ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service)  Hawkins Mill  Junior Achievement


Paragon Employees Support Neighborhood Christian Center

Published on April 24, 2013

Paragon National Bank recently supported the efforts of several employees who volunteered their time and creativity to the Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.’s (NCC) 8th Annual Spring Jam as part of the bank’s Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS) program. Employees who participated were able to help NCC simulate a trip to Japan for nearly 1,300 students and adults during spring break.

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ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service)  Neighborhood Christian Center




Paragon Employees Dedicate 500 Hours to Community in 2012

Published on February 07, 2013

Paragon National Bank announced that its employees spent more than 500 hours volunteering in the community last year. Through the bank’s Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS) program, each Paragon employee is granted one week of paid time to support local, regional and national nonprofit organizations of his or her choosing. The ACTS program is one part of Paragon’s community outreach efforts, which also includes the bank’s company-wide support of several nonprofit organizations around the Mid-South.

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Paragon Employees Celebrate New School Year at Hawkins Mill

Published on September 19, 2012

Paragon National Bank recently visited Ms. Kimberly Martin’s third grade class at Hawkins Mill Elementary to meet the students and celebrate the start of a new school year. This is the seventh consecutive year that the bank has sponsored Martin’s classroom by making seasonal visits throughout the year, each time playing games, making crafts and providing snacks. Read More
ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service)  Hawkins Mill


Paragon Recognized as Corporate Neighbor of the Year

Published on January 05, 2012

Paragon National Bank was named the 2011 Corporate Neighbor of the Year during Volunteer Mid-South’s Corporate Volunteer Council’s 25th Annual Corporate Neighbor Awards. Each year, the award is given to both a small/medium and large company whose corporate policies and record of volunteer service exemplify a deep commitment to the community.

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