Paragon Commercial Bank Hosts Wake Education Partnership Leadership Council’s Semi-Annual Meeting

Paragon President and CEO Bob Hatley Serves as 2012 Leadership Council Chair

Raleigh, NC, April 06, 2012 --( Paragon Commercial Bank (, North Carolina’s first business-only bank, has announced that it hosted Wake Education Partnership’s semi-annual Leadership Council meeting, held March 6, 13, and 20 at the company’s 3535 Glenwood Ave. headquarters. Paragon Commercial Bank President and CEO Bob Hatley serves as chair for the Leadership Council. Under Hatley’s guidance, the Leadership Council works to achieve Wake Education Partnership’s mission to promote the economic health of Wake County through excellence in public education.

Wake Education Partnership is an independent nonprofit started in 1983 with the help of the local business community and the Wake County Public School System. Through its guiding principles to promote the best practices, connect resource partners, and engage leaders, Wake Education Partnership plays a critical role in helping business leaders, elected officials and educators work toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class academic standards.

“We are delighted to host the Wake Education Partnership Leadership Council,” said Hatley. “Wake Education Partnership provides immense value to our community by enriching our children’s public education experience, and those efforts directly benefit our local economy.”

- Wake Education Partnership’s vision is a world-class public school system that graduates all students with the skills they need to contribute to Wake County’s local and global needs.

- For more information about Wake Education Partnership, visit

About Paragon Commercial Bank:
Founded in Raleigh, N.C. in 1999, Paragon Commercial Bank is North Carolina’s first business-only bank. Paragon Commercial Bank provides banking products and services tailored exclusively to the needs of middle-market companies with revenues from $5 million to $75 million, their executives and high net worth individuals. The bank’s business focus includes operating companies in a wide range of categories, professional firms and nonprofit organizations. Headquartered in Raleigh, the bank expanded to open a location in Charlotte, N.C. in 2006. For more information, visit

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Jake Potter
MMI Public Relations
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