Dave Flessner (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6340
E-mail: dflessner@timesfreepress.com
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native of Lansing, Mich., joined the Times Free Press in 1999 after working for 19 years at The Chattanooga Times. He covers energy, business and special projects, including the Tennessee Valley Authority. Dave has previously covered police, county government, politics and education. A 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan, Dave also studied economics at Michigan State University's Graduate School of Business. He has won more than a dozen journalism awards for business, breaking and investigatory reporting, including first place honors for education coverage in 2007 from the Tennessee Press Association, investigative reporting in 2006 and project reporting in 2005 from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, deadlline reporting in 2002 from the Georgia Associated Press Association, and health care reporting in 2001 from the Tennessee Hospital Association. Contact Dave at 423-757-6340 or dflessner@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on twitter at twitter.com/chattreporter.

Unum contributed $3.7 million to local non-profits last year

Published Mar. 23 2017

Unum and its employees teamed up to contribute $3.7 million last year to non-profit organizations in Southeast Tennessee and North...

Chattanooga home sales, prices rise again in February

Published Mar. 23 2017

Home sales in Chattanooga rebounded last month after January sales fell below year-ago levels for the first time in five...

Rhea County industrial park gets $500,000 for access road

Published Mar. 22 2017

The state of Tennessee is providing 18 rural communities a total of $6.2 million in site development grants to help...

Senior community takes shape in East Brainerd

Published Mar. 22 2017

Developer Ken Defoor said Tuesday he was planning on building another one of his office parks on the 11.5 acres...

Both reactors shut down at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Published Mar. 20 2017

Both reactors at TVA's newest nuclear power plant are shut down after plant operators idled one unit for routine refueling...

GOP health plan to hit Chattanooga hard, could cost families thousands in subsidies

Published Mar. 20 2017

Chattanooga would be one of the hardest hit cities in America for the drop in financial help in buying health...

Chattanooga gas prices make uncharacteristic springtime drop

Published Mar. 20 2017

Springtime began Monday with an unusual drop in the cost of filling up your vehicle's tank

Port of Savannah shipments reach all-time high

Published Mar. 20 2017

Cargo shipments to the Port of Savannah in Georgia rose 10 percent last month to an all-time high for February.

Chattanooga company among top clinical test facilities for new medicines

Published Mar. 19 2017

Dr. Krause retired from his own medical practice more than a decade ago, but the drug trial and testing business...

Collegedale apartment complex sells for $31.9 million

Published Mar. 19 2017

Less than six months after the sale of the biggest apartment complex in Collegedale to a Texas investment group, one...

Business Briefs: Student art displays mark mall's 30th year

Published Mar. 17 2017

Hamilton Place mall will host its seventh annual student art competition awards reception at 10:30 a.m. today at the main...

Trump budget cuts could cut $2 million of block grants for Chattanooga

Published Mar. 16 2017

President Trump's budget proposes to abolish the Community Development Block Grant program.


Dalton jobless rate jumps to highest metro area in Georgia in January

Published Mar. 16 2017

Unemployment in the Dalton, Ga., area jumped in January to the highest level in 12 months as employers cut jobs...

TVA to sell 900 acres at Muscle Shoals Reservation

Published Mar. 16 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to sell much of the land where it was first created in 1933 as...

Miller Industries boosts profits last year by nearly 25 percent

Published Mar. 15 2017

Miller Industries, Inc. boosted its net income last year by nearly 25 percent to $19.9 million, or $1.75 per share,...

Two Chattanooga real estate companies jointly buy Atrium medical buildings, plan renovation

Published Mar. 15 2017

A pair of 25-year-old medical office buildings in East Brainerd have a new owner and will soon get a new...

Chattanooga water bills to rise

Published Mar. 15 2017

Chattanooga water rates are rising 3.57 percent, boosting the typical residential water bill for customers of Tennessee American Water Co....

Tennessee American raises water bills by 3.57 percent

Published Mar. 14 2017

Chattanooga water rates will increase 3.57 percent this month.

Former Cormetech manager Denise Rice to lead Tennessee Manufacturers Association

Published Mar. 14 2017

A former plant manager for Cormetech's manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn., has been named as director of the Tennessee Manufacturers...

Chattanooga prices at the pump fall to 29 cents below U.S. average

Published Mar. 13 2017

Gasoline prices fell by nearly 2 cents per gallon in Chattanooga last week to $2 per gallon as a glut...