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.

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Published Aug. 10 2017

Moving day is known for being stressful, but two companies are working together to make moving day a little more...

Miller Industries profits drop, but CEO says fundamentals remain strong

Published Aug. 9 2017

Net income for Miller Industries, Inc. declined by 17.2 percent in the second quarter compared with the record high performance...

Rick English buys University Towers, invites E | Spaces to expand to Chattanooga

Published Aug. 9 2017

Rick English, the Boston native who has helped develop and broker retail, office and residential projects across the country over...

What's the future for Chattanooga's Innovation District?

Published Aug. 8 2017

Chattanooga clung to its old ways and manufacturing past for too long, leaving the former "Dynamo of Dixie" with barren...

First Volunteer Bank turns to Comcast for bank data links

Published Aug. 8 2017

The biggest locally based bank in "Gig City" has selected Comcast Business Ethernet to provide high-speed connections among seven of...

Business Briefs: German regulator probes Daimler, Volkswagen on collusion

Published Aug. 8 2017

Germany's financial regulator said it is checking whether automakers Daimler and Volkswagen violated securities disclosure rules by not telling investors...

Chattanooga gas prices up 15.6 cents per gallon in the past month

Published Aug. 7 2017

Chattanooga gas prices rose an average of 4.3 cents per gallon last week.

Filling jobs toughest task for Tennessee manufacturers

Published Aug. 6 2017

With one of every four factory workers retiring in the next decade, Tennessee manufacturers say their biggest worry is getting...

Chattanooga Benchmark grows into new, bigger headquarters

Published Aug. 6 2017

What began in 1995 as a small physical therapy clinic in Ooltewah has grown into the largest outpatient rehabilitation provider...

Glen Hollow Apartments add 128 units in Soddy Daisy

Published Aug. 6 2017

The 128-unit apartment complex on 10 acres just off Highway 27 along Dayton Boulevard near the Harrison Lane exit includes...

Cartersvile mansion up for sale

Published Aug. 4 2017

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Business Briefs: Dixie Group earnings

Published Aug. 4 2017

Buoyed by improving consumer sentiment, stock prices and home starts, the Dixie Group, Inc. boosted its sales by 1.8 percent...


Dixie income down despite higher sales

Published Aug. 3 2017

The Dixie Group, Inc. boosted its sales by 1.8 percent.

U.S. Xpress lays off 100 workers at Chattanooga and Tunnel Hill, Ga., locations

Published Aug. 2 2017

One of the nation's biggest trucking companies is laying off nearly 100 employees at its Chattanooga headquarters and its nearby...

Mayor Andy Berke asks council to freeze property taxes for many elderly Chattanooga homeowners

Published Aug. 1 2017

Chattanooga property taxes may be going up for most homeowners next year, but the city plans to hold the line...

TVA restarts Watts Bar Unit 2 after four months of repairs

Published Aug. 1 2017

More than four months after America's newest nuclear reactor tripped because of an equipment failure, the nuclear unit resumed power...

TVA earns $233 million in spring quarter

Published Aug. 1 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority said it earned $233 million on electricity sales of $2.57 billion in the past three months.

Top real estate agents tell keys to their success

Published Aug. 1 2017

In the past year, more than $2.6 billion of real estate changed hands in Hamilton County. Most of those sales...

Drones give new perspective to marketing properties

Published Aug. 1 2017

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Published Aug. 1 2017

After owning and managing a franchised Remax real estate agency for 12 years, Jason Farmer decided to sell the business...