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West Chicago, IL – September 1, 2015 – The Paragon Network™ held their first 20’s group style meeting at DuPage Flight Center in West Chicago, IL from August 27th – 29th.

The Paragon Network™ had 16 managers and owners in attendance from 12 Paragon member locations. The meeting turned out to be the perfect balance of education, sharing best practices, and relationship building. The group began their trip with an introduction into DuPage Flight Center and a tour of their impressive facility led by Mark Doles, Director of Aviation Facilities and Properties. After spending an hour in the pertinent areas of the FBOs operation, Mark was provided with a comprehensive evaluation of three key departments. “The candidness was great. The feedback that I received was invaluable and opened my eyes to so many opportunities. I would encourage every member to be a part of this,” said Doles.

Tom Hendricks, President of NATA, spoke to the members about the state of aviation in Washington, DC and some things we can expect in the near future. Attendees also participated in an exciting team-building activity in downtown Chicago. “The meeting was very well done on all accounts. All members should make this a priority in the future,” said Bill Holowesko of Odyssey Aviation Bahamas. Reggie Nichols, who was nominated by the attendees as MVP, said the meeting was very educational, adding, “Every member should be a part of this. I’m looking forward to the next one.”

Mike Delk, President of Paragon Aviation Group® said, “This is another way that Paragon Aviation Group® generates significant value to the independent FBOs. Through meetings like these, we will continue to equip our members with the tools they need to succeed. In response to the positive feedback we received, we will conduct these meetings semi-annually.”

The Paragon Network™ is a distinguished membership of independent FBO’s that provide an elite experience to general aviation travelers in North America. Paragon Aviation Group® performs a comprehensive audit of the facility and services offered to ensure the quality of the member base before any FBO joins The Paragon Network™. Each member FBO must comply with a set of strategically developed core standards in order to remain in the group. Paragon Aviation Group® facilitates The Paragon Network™.

Paragon Aviation Group® is owned and operated by Delk’s Valley Oil, a family business comprised of Mike Delk, Megan Barnes and Molly LeBlanc. With their combined industry experience of over 70 years they have introduced an exciting new industry platform for premier aviation service providers.

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