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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.
As a company, the bank lends its support in the community by participating in a number of local nonprofit events for the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish of the Mid-South, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Mid-South Food Bank. Additionally, the bank sponsors a classroom at Hawkins Mill Elementary, offers a Community Support Checking Account for local nonprofit organizations and assists with the Memphis Community Improvement Initiative. The bank was recognized not only for its ongoing support in the community, but also for its “Assisting the Community Through Service” (ACTS) program, which grants employees 40 hours per year to use during workdays to lend support to nonprofit organizations.
“Playing an active role in our community has always been central to our mission and clearly defines who we are,” said Robert Shaw, President of Paragon National Bank. “Last year, all of the executive and senior management team participated in the ACTS program and nearly 70% of our employees were able to take advantage of the allocated time to serve the needs of several nonprofits in the region.”
The Corporate Volunteer Council is a dynamic group of business professionals representing businesses and corporations that recognize the importance of volunteerism. Member companies either have existing or emerging volunteer and community involvement programs and work hard to promote volunteerism throughout the community.
Paragon National Bank is the Memphis region’s most service-oriented and locally focused bank. Paragon provides individuals and small to mid-sized businesses and their owners with a comprehensive package of both business and personal banking solutions delivered online and in person. Paragon stands out in the crowd of Memphis banks with its local ownership and focus, cutting edge technology and convenience, and the experienced Paragon team.
For more information about Paragon National Bank, please call (901) 273-2900 or visit us online at www.bankparagon.com.
In a feat accomplished by no other company in Memphis, Paragon National Bank has been chosen as the Best Place to Work in our size division by the Memphis Business Journal for the third consecutive year.
Paragon President and CEO Robert Shaw was featured in a guest column for The Commercial Appeal, where he stressed the stability of community banks and what the current banking climate means to Memphians.
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