Dave Flessner (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6340
E-mail: dflessner@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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.

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Published Jun. 5 2018

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McKee Foods renews Ironman sponsorship for 5 years

Published Jun. 5 2018

McKee Foods Corp. announced today that it has renewed its title sponsorship for the next five years of two of...

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Published Jun. 4 2018

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it will sell more than $300 million of common stock as the trucking...


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Chattanooga gas prices finally drop

Published Jun. 4 2018

After three months of rising gasoline prices, Chattanooga motorists got a slight reprieve at the pump last week.

Atlantic Capital spins off Southeastern Trust

Published Jun. 4 2018

The former wealth management and trust division of Atlantic Capital Bank has been purchased by the bank's former CEO and...

Reliance Partners, Skuid named best employers by Inc. magazine

Published Jun. 3 2018

Two Chattanooga startup companies, Skuid and Reliance Partners, were named to Inc. magazine's Best workplaces for 2018.

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Published Jun. 3 2018

The Westin hotel, which opened in downtown Chattanooga last fall, has received AAA's Four Diamond rating, making it the only...

Tivoli Center sold for $2.7 million

Published Jun. 2 2018

Chattanooga businessman Henry Luken, once the biggest landlord in Chattanooga, has sold another one of his downtown properties.

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Published Jun. 1 2018

For the first summer in five years, the Tennessee Valley Authority is spilling water at most of its major storage...

Frost accounting firm grows, builds new headquarters for 2018

Published Jun. 1 2018

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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Bo Drake adds local firms with Chattanooga State programs

Published Jun. 1 2018

Most students at Chattanooga State and other area colleges focus on graduating with a degree to help them land a...

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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Published Jun. 1 2018

The bank branch in your neighborhood or close to where you work may not be there any longer.

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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Published Jun. 1 2018

Among the top five publicly traded companies headquartered in the Chattanooga and North Georgia region, three of the CEOs got...

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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Published Jun. 1 2018

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