Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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

Nokian building 'most modern tire factory in world,' company says

Published Jun. 22 2017

Standing in a green pasture a few miles from downtown, Nokian Tyres' North American chief on Wednesday called its planned...

Chattanooga among top Tennessee cities for jobs, survey says

Published Jun. 22 2017

Chattanooga trails only red-hot Nashville in Tennessee in a survey ranking the best cities nationwide for jobs.

Mohawk building new Tennessee plant, creating 245 jobs

Published Jun. 21 2017

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries plans to expand its Dickson, Tenn., operations and create 245 new jobs, officials said today.


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Mohawk plans to add 150 jobs to Bridgeport, Ala., plant

Published Jun. 20 2017

Floorcovering manufacturer Mohawk Industries plans to add 150 jobs to its Bridgeport, Ala., nylon fiber facility it acquired this year...

AstroTurf merges manufacturing to one site in Dalton, Ga.

Published Jun. 20 2017

AstroTurf Corp., the Dalton, Ga., maker of athletic playing surfaces, is merging all its manufacturing under one roof as it...

Chattanooga Airport looks to add more parking, gates in plan for the future

Published Jun. 19 2017

With passenger boardings soaring, Chattanooga Airport officials today OKed spending $1.1 million for a new master plan that will look...

Dayton, Tenn. auto supplier laying off 160

Published Jun. 17 2017

A Dayton, Tenn., automotive supplier of door and instrument panels plans to lay off about 160 employees as it transfers...

Volkswagen names new Chattanooga plant chief

Published Jun. 15 2017

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is getting a new chief as its current top executive is returning to Germany to pursue his...

Phillips-Van Heusen closing Chattanooga warehouse

Published Jun. 15 2017

The longtime Phillips-Van Heusen warehouse and distribution center in Chattanooga plans to shut down next month and lay off 85...

Makeover of Jaycee Tower apartments to start $10.5 million

Published Jun. 14 2017

With about 40 percent of the Jaycee Tower apartments uninhabitable, a Hamilton County panel agreed Tuesday to move forward with...

Planners back $2.5 million project on East Main Street

Published Jun. 13 2017

The revival of the East Main Street area in Chattanooga is receiving another push with a planned two-story mixed-use project...

New professional office building planned for downtown

Published Jun. 13 2017

Construction on one of the largest new office buildings to go up in downtown Chattanooga in years is to start...


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Downtown Shuttle hits 25 years [photos]

Published Jun. 11 2017

Thirty years ago, Chattanooga was inching toward a renaissance with its downtown aquarium under development as part of a riverfront...

National Science Foundation official woos Chattanooga startups

Published Jun. 10 2017

A National Science Foundation official met with Chattanooga entrepreneurs on Friday to talk about grants to help jump-start their companies,...

$18 million medical office building slated for Erlanger East

Published Jun. 9 2017

Erlanger Health System plans to put a full-service outpatient cancer center into a new office building slated for its Gunbarrel...

Volkswagen hires sales, marketing vice president

Published Jun. 8 2017

Volkswagen of America today announced the appointment of Derrick Hatami as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Chattanooga area Manager of the Year sees obstacles as opportunities for growth

Published Jun. 8 2017

Julie Baumgardner said Wednesday that as she dreamed as a ninth-grader of becoming a counselor, it never crossed her mind...

Chattanooga panel gives HomeServe USA a tax break for expansion

Published Jun. 7 2017

HomeServe USA won a tax break from a Chattanooga panel Tuesday for an expansion, though the company drew fire from...

More North Chattanooga building planned amid complaints of too much new construction in area

Published Jun. 6 2017

North Chattanooga continues to buzz with more planned residential and commercial building as developers seek new zoning to move projects...

Some in North Chattanooga say the neighborhood is being overbuilt [photos]

Published Jun. 4 2017

Beth Van Deusen says people thought she was insane 30 years years ago when she bought a house in a...