Paragon Bank Grants 14th Wish for Make-A-Wish Mid-South

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July 10, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 10, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant five-year-old Khamil her wish of going to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This is the 14th consecutive year Paragon has worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant the wish of a local child or teen. The ceremony took place Tuesday, June 25, at its Fountain Place Banking Center, located at 5400 Poplar Avenue. 

"Working with Make-A-Wish Mid-South is one of the highlights of our year," said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. "Our staff enjoys the planning and coordination behind each wish, as well as being part of a magical time for a child and family who have dealt with so much hardship."

Paragon team members recreated an episode of Nickelodeon's "Team Umizoomi" for Khamil to complete activities, which concluded in her wish being granted. "Team Umizoomi" is Khamil's favorite television show.

As part of the bank's Assisting the Community Through Service (A.C.T.S.) program, Paragon employees donated their time and efforts to prepare for and take part in the event. Additional donations were provided by Ben & Jerry's, Chick-fil-A, Garibaldi's Pizza and Tug's Casual Dining. 

"Paragon Bank has been a constant supporter of Make-A-Wish, having granted a wish each year they've been in business," said Amanda Wiig, Director of Marketing and Communications at Make-A-Wish Mid-South. "We are grateful for the generosity and compassion of their team. It is always rewarding to see local companies come together to positively impact the life of a child."

About Make-A-Wish Mid-South
Make-A-Wish Mid-South was founded in 1986, by a local businessman who recognized the need for an organization to help sick children in the Mid-South. Generous donors have allowed the chapter to grant more than 5,500 wishes to children with critical illnesses in the Mid-South. For more information, please visit or call (901) 680-WISH (9474).

About Paragon Bank
Since its founding in 2005, Paragon Bank has maintained a solid focus on the community and customer service. For nearly 15 years, Paragon has delivered innovative products and financial expertise, convenience, and a deep understanding of what both businesses and individuals need from a bank, in order to provide solutions that make a difference. In the areas of business or personal banking, lending options or wealth management, Paragon delivers cutting edge technology, an experienced team and the most service-oriented staff of any community bank.
For more information about Paragon Bank, please call (901) 273-2900 or visit us online at
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