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.

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...

Wal-Mart gives quarterly bonuses to 3,021 Chattanooga area employees

Published Mar. 13 2017

The bonuses, along with an annual pay raise, were included in their March 9 paychecks. The average quarterly bonus for...

Chattanooga's biggest company poised for growth after record profits last year [photos]

Published Mar. 12 2017

The white stone exterior of Unum's headquarters may not look any different, but within the downtown headquarters of the Chattanooga-based...

Business Briefs: Wal-Mart gives cupcakes for free Sunday afternoon

Published Mar. 11 2017

Whether it is your birthday or not, Wal-Mart Supercenters in Chattanooga will be giving everyone free birthday cupcakes Sunday from...

Gander Mountain is filing for bankruptcy, closing Hixson store

Published Mar. 10 2017

Gander Mountain Co., will close its Hixson sporting goods store within the next month as part of a bankruptcy reorganization...

Tennessee hospitals warn that Tennesseans could lose coverage under new GOP health plan

Published Mar. 10 2017

Tennessee hospitals warned today that the Republican health care reform plan adopted Thursday by a pair of key House committees...

Unemployment rises in January despite job gains over the past year

Published Mar. 10 2017

Despite stronger job growth over the past year, Georgia and Tennessee are starting 2017 with higher jobless rates than the...

Habitat for Humanity to open second ReStore in Ooltewah in 2017

Published Mar. 10 2017

Thirteen years after opening its first ReStore to resell used building items and household supplies, Habitat for Humanity will add...

Business Briefs: Mortgage rates rise to new yearly high

Published Mar. 10 2017

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, marking new highs for the year. An increase in a key interest rate...

WorkHound gets extra funding for driver retention program

Published Mar. 8 2017

Southern Refrigerated Transport (SRT), one of the trucking subsidiaries of the Chattanooga-based Covenant Transport, prides itself on its family atmosphere.