Editorial Results (free)
1. Paragon Sets Record Profit in Third Quarter
- Friday, December 13, 2013
The good news keeps coming for Paragon National Bank.
Between July and September, the Memphis-based community bank completed the most profitable quarter in its nearly eight-year history. It also was the bank’s 11th straight quarter of profitability, and Paragon attributed the result to things such as improved asset quality, balance sheet growth, expense reduction and better net interest margin.
2. New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America
- Friday, November 01, 2013
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.
3. Beyond Graceland
- Friday, August 16, 2013
Graceland – the Whitehaven mansion and the artifacts in it – is not for sale.
But 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the corporation that operates Graceland and owns the rights to the entertainer’s image, royalties and publishing on his music, is for sale as another Elvis Week reaches its end.
4. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.
5. Profitable Year Has Paragon Upbeat
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
Executives with Paragon National Bank laid out for shareholders this week a set of strategic objectives for 2013 that included making continued progress toward wringing problem assets out of the bank and improving the bank’s earnings power.
6. Banks Showcase Artwork, Local Artists
- Monday, January 07, 2013
Since December, Paragon National Bank has been showcasing art pieces from Dogwood Elementary School students at its Saddle Creek bank branch at 7600 Poplar Ave.
7. Paragon’s Cullum Pursues New Civic Involvement
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Ashley Cullum, the vice president of business development for Paragon National Bank, has added some new institutions to what’s become a long list of civic groups she works with outside the bank.
8. Church and Money
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Many churches, like other nonprofits, have to grapple with challenges of operating facilities, paying salaries and providing funding for programs, schools and mission work. The economic challenges of recent years have impacted congregations raising questions new and old.
9. No Shortcuts to Meeting Your Fundraising Goal
- Friday, September 21, 2012
Part one of a two-part series “Sadly, I have to report that I and we failed.” That is not a good message to have to deliver. But it is part of life. The above quote is from a report given by Robert D. Sweeney, senior vice president for development and public affairs to the University of Virginia board of visitors at its Sept. 14 meeting. Sweeney was reporting on the progress of the University’s $3 billion capital campaign.
10. Paragon Launches Smartphone App
- Monday, July 02, 2012
Paragon National Bank has joined the ranks of local financial institutions launching a smartphone app.
Paragon’s mobile app can now be downloaded for free by iPhone and Android phone users, and it allows customers access to account information through the phone’s built-in functions. Using the app, customers can bring up account balances, view transactions and customized alerts in addition to paying bills, finding Paragon branches and ATM locations, and transferring funds.
11. Paragon’s Shaw Spearheads Bank’s Nonprofit Efforts
- Friday, December 30, 2011
When talking about his financial institution, the president and CEO of Paragon National Bank leaves the impression that a person needs to have the spirit of a community volunteer to work at the small, Memphis-based bank he leads.
12. SRVS Nominees Receive Disability Awards
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
SRVS personnel received Community Recognition awards at the Arc Mid-South’s 16th Annual Arc Gala.
Beverly Shaw, SRVS’ community living director, received the Professional Achievement Award.
13. Rhodes Singers Headline Calvary & the Arts Series
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Rhodes Singers perform at Calvary Episcopal Church Wednesday, Oct. 26, as part of the Calvary & the Arts series near the end of a year in which the Rhodes College group has traveled extensively and also worked with compose and arranger Alice Parker.
14. Dem Luckett Touts Economic Record in Miss Gov's Race
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale.
15. Office Art
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
When Stacy McCall, president of ServiceMaster by Stratos, walked into the Memphis College of Art’s South Main Street graduate school on its opening day, she didn’t realize she’d be making a business deal.
16. Keeping People at the Core
- Friday, May 06, 2011
Part two in a two-part series We recently spoke with Robert S. Poole, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at Meharry Medical College. Since completing a historic $125 million campaign, the college’s endowment has reached $100 million, and it recently received grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. In part one of this series, we shared Poole’s advice for engaging your organization’s president, board and other key players in fundraising efforts. Here, he provides additional recommendations.
17. Engaging Your Leadership
- Friday, April 29, 2011
Part one in a two-part series Engaging your president and board is key to ensuring your institution’s fundraising success. Engaging faculty, staff and students is also important at colleges and universities. Engagement is a clear indicator of commitment, and commitment is a No. 1 prerequisite for fundraising success.
18. Profitability Could be Ahead For Paragon
- Monday, June 28, 2010
Paragon National Bank president and CEO Robert Shaw won’t be drafting his presentation for another year, but he already knows one of the themes he hopes to be able to tout at the bank’s 2011 annual meeting.
19. Fannie Mae Shakes Up Management Team
- Friday, August 29, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae shook up its executive ranks Wednesday, after shares in it and sibling company Freddie Mac rose for the third straight day as investors appeared less certain a government bailout of the two troubled companies is imminent.
20. Washington, Wall St. Weigh Fannie, Freddie Help
- Monday, July 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wall Street and Washington wrestled Friday with how to shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two troubled pillars of the economy whose failure would deal a devastating blow to the already crippled housing market.
21. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
22. Archived Article
- Tuesday, November 29, 2005
3357 E. Winchester Place
Memphis, TN 38116
Cost: $1.7 million
Buyer: Village Square I LLC, c/o Cascade Affordable Housing LLC
23. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Methodist Healthcare Buys Germantown Site From Seminary Methodist Buys Germantown Site From Seminary 2216 Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Cost: $16 million
Buyer: Methodist Healthcare-Memphis Hospitals
Seller: Mid-America Baptist Th...
24. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 01, 2003
(ephotos) Commercial property manager Dan Chancey and commercial property administrator Donna Palmer of Clark & Clark received
DAs Office Appoints New Prosecutors The Shelby County District Attorneys Office announced the appointments of three...
25. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 13, 2003
Bankers career mirrors growing Enterprise
Bankers career mirrors growing Enterprise
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
At least two things make Robert Shaw Jr.s eyes light up his job and his family though its the latter that really makes ...
26. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald will discuss Striving for Social Change and Equal Justice at 7 p.m. Monday in Rhodes Colleges Blount Auditorium.
Donald presides over the District Court for the Wester...
27. Archived Article: Enterprise (lead)
- Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Local bank acquires employer organization Bank enters new territory with buyout By SUE PEASE The Daily News Enterprise National Bank acquired Selmer, Tenn.-based Select Systems Inc. earlier this month in a move company officials said strengthens one...
28. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 02, 1998
Morgan Keegan Promotes Four Jeffrey C. Kline has been appointed vice president of fulfillment for Genesis Direct Inc. He will oversee operations at the companys local distribution center. Kline formerly was director of fulfillment operations for Nor...
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 26, 1997
Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis' extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associate's degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illin...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 03, 1996
Boatmens Bank of Tennessee recently announced the election or promotion of several officers: Boatmens Bank of Tennessee recently announced the election or promotion of several officers: Robert was elected vice president and manager of the Raleigh br...
31. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 07, 1996
*2/7 memos Robert Shaw has been named executive vice president of Enterprise National Bank. Shaw joined the bank more than three years ago and serves as its chief financial officer. He has a bachelors degree and a masters degree in accounting from t...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 31, 1996
01/31 Memos Jennifer Combs has joined Interstate Realty Corp. as the property manager of Apple Tree Center. Combs formerly was a property manager with Trammell Crow Co. in Florida and with Henry Turley Co. in Memphis. Stephen C. Reynolds, president ...