Awards & Recognitions

Renee Radabaugh named 2017 Enterprising Women Of The Year by Enterprising Women Magazine.

Renee Radabaugh appointed to the Association for Women in Events (AWE) Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term, working to support the career enhancement of women in the event industry.

Katherine Stokoe, Manager of Meetings & Events was inducted into AWE’s Women in Events Hall of Fame Recognition Program as an Emerging Leader.


Renee Radabaugh named ‘Meeting Planner of the Year’ by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) South Florida Chapter.

Francesca Radabaugh featured in Connect Association’s “The Next List: 40 Under 40”. “The individuals…represent what’s new and next in the association and specialty meetings industry,” says Chris Collinson, president.

Recognized in June of 2015 as a StarChapter Preferred Provider. StarChapter and Paragon Events share a mission to help leaders of associations grow attendance, membership and revenue, and help board volunteers achieve lasting productivity.

Appointed to the Industry Advisory Council of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), where she will act as an advisor to ALHI’s membership of over 130 premier four and five-star luxury hotels, both nationally and worldwide.

Named “Influencer in the Meeting Planning Industry” by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and One+ magazine in 2013.

Recognized by Convention South Magazine as a 2013 “Meeting Planner to Watch”.

Selected as the official meeting manager for the St. Louis Cardinals Annual Spring Training Event for five consecutive years.

In 2006, Paragon Events is approved and recognized as a WBENC.

Selected as the official meeting manager for MPI’s own Southeast Educational Conference for three consecutive years.

Renee Radabaugh selected as a speaker at the 2013 Meeting Professionals International World Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV.