The ability to operate and manage a business is truly a gift. I have never considered going to work as work.

-David Andrews

This country was built on risk, its founders risked everything for its creation, and our ability and freedom to create business and opportunity exists as a result of that sacrifice and risk.

-Bill Courtney

Recognizing a need and being willing to assume the necessary risk to fill it is the simplest definition of an entrepreneur.

-Daphne T. Large

Upcoming Events

The New Administration’s Impact on Banking and its impact on the US Economy

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)

Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin, Suite 122


$25 per person, reservations are required
How: get tickets here or email

Presented by Michael A. Edwards, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Paragon Bank, and a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Edwards was with a regional bank in the Memphis area for 30 years where he served in a variety of positions including president of the Memphis area. Mr. Edwards received his bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in finance and accounting from Rhodes College and attended the Southwestern School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the Barrett School of Banking at the University of Memphis. He currently serves as a member of the United Way of the Mid South Board and the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Board. He is the past chair of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Board. Mr. Edwards has also been involved with the Tennessee Bankers Association, Leadership Germantown, the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and The Orpheum.


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