Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before coming to Chattanooga. Contact Mike at 423-757-6318 or mpare@timesfreepress.com

Chick-fil-A slated for multimillion-dollar Collegedale shopping center

Published Nov. 22 2017

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to be part of a larger multimillion-dollar shopping center planned for Collegedale with work scheduled...

Medical group to anchor new downtown Chattanooga office building

Published Nov. 21 2017

Chattanooga's largest plastic surgery practice will anchor about a third of what will be one of the biggest new downtown...

Florida company leads bidding for Allen Casey's Chattanooga riverfront property

Published Nov. 16 2017

A Florida real estate company has emerged as the leading bidder for a high-profile tract on Chattanooga's downtown riverfront, and...

Volkswagen Chattanooga woos more minority suppliers

Published Nov. 16 2017

Art Reamey said he drove about 9 1/2 hours from metropolitan Detroit to Chattanooga to take part in Volkswagen's minority...

Ooltewah Walmart rolls out new 'pickup tower' for online shoppers

Published Nov. 16 2017

A Walmart Supercenter in Ooltewah is one of fewer than 100 of the retailer's 4,000 stores nationally to debut new...

Two Chattanooga buildings linked to Carey V. Brown sold at auction

Published Nov. 15 2017

Two Chattanooga buildings tied to Carey V. Brown, who built one of America's biggest payday lending empires before it fell...

Planning panel says no to bed and breakfast near Moccasin Bend firing range

Published Nov. 14 2017

Worries about the close proximity of a firing range used by Chattanooga police and other agencies scuttled a proposal on...

Chattanooga's Society of Work expanding to Loveman's building

Published Nov. 13 2017

Chattanooga co-working space company Society of Work is expanding.

Chattanooga Chamber lands 5-star citation

Published Nov. 11 2017

Bill Kilbride recalls how the community-wide education and workforce initiative Chattanooga 2.0 was born a few years ago with just...

Lookout Mountain Conservancy seeks land annexation

Published Nov. 11 2017

The Lookout Mountain Conservancy wants Chattanooga to annex 43 acres it owns off Old Wauhatchie Pike as it finishes work...

County small business incubator generated $17 million, report says

Published Nov. 10 2017

Hamilton County's small business incubator generated $17 million.

MLK area holds appeal to UTC students

Published Nov. 10 2017

A neighborhood that has transformed into a hot place for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student housing holds a building...

Chattanooga panel OKs North Shore hotel proposal

Published Nov. 10 2017

A North Shore boutique hotel proposed to go next to the Walnut Street Bridge won approval from a city panel...

Study: Chattanooga is No. 25 on list of best cities for Amazon's 2nd headquarters

Published Nov. 9 2017

Take that, Atlanta. You too, Nashville.

M.L. King Boulevard extension plan wins first approval

Published Nov. 8 2017

A proposal to extend M.L. King Boulevard to the riverfront and spur new nearby apartments — helped by a tax-incentive...

Chattanooga's M&M Industries plans $42.7 million expansion, 110 more jobs

Published Nov. 7 2017

A Chattanooga company has plans to double down in the city as it expands its existing facility and starts up...

Mayors tout M.L. King extension to Chattanooga's riverfront

Published Nov. 7 2017

The mayors of Chattanooga and Hamilton County today showed off renderings of what the city's waterfront could become if M.L....

Housing included in funding for M.L. King Boulevard extension

Published Nov. 7 2017

A proposal to offer a developer tax incentives to extend M.L. King Boulevard to Chattanooga's riverfront also includes plans for...

Tennessee to land $45.7 million from VW settlement

Published Nov. 7 2017

Tennessee is expected to garner about $45.7 million from the national Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement, and the state is taking...

Canyon Ridge development renamed McLemore in potential $100 million project on Lookout Mountain

Published Nov. 5 2017

The name is changing, but the dream of building an eye-popping mountaintop resort remains in what could be Walker County,...