Bio | Michael Paragon

Michael Paragon
President, Founder
StreetWide Pride | Sarasota
Michael Paragon is responsible for the initial creation of a comprehensive strategic plan for business development, retention and expansion for the Newtown communities of the North Sarasota area. Prior to his involvement in economic development, Michael owned and operated a number of professional businesses in Sarasota, Bradenton and Norcross, Georgia.

Professional Associations include:

The National Society of Black Engineers
The Atlanta Business League
Manatee County Chamber of Commerce
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
The National Technical Honor Society

Michael holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting from ITT Technical Institute and has performed graduate work at the DeVry University in Duluth, Georgia.
Currently, he is the owner of RISE MediaWorx, a digital publishing concern that produces RiseMagazine | Weekly and RiseRadio | Weekly. He also owns DevysOne Premium Entertainment, a company the creates performance opportunities for spoken word artists across Florida.