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

Chattanooga-based Bowers Automotive Group buys Ford dealership in Valdosta, Ga.

Published Dec. 12 2017

Bowers Automotive Group is stepping back into the domestic brands market with the purchase of a Ford dealership in Valdosta,...

Planners delay Shallowford apartment project, approve Hixson complex

Published Dec. 12 2017

Reacting to traffic worries off Shallowford Road in East Brainerd, a Chattanooga planning panel Monday deferred approval of a new...

Bright outlook on real estate: Chattanooga businessman joined family company in 1953

Published Dec. 10 2017

Fletcher Bright uses the word "opportunistic" when he talks about the company that bears his name.


Charming Charlie staying open in Chattanooga, spokeswoman says

Published Dec. 9 2017

Hamilton Place mall's Charming Charlie store, which sells fashion jewelry and accessories, is expected to remain open even as the...

Chattanooga Airport travelers deal with canceled, delayed flights

Published Dec. 8 2017

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport fliers are grappling with a number of cancellations and delays as they deal with wintry conditions.

Proposed Signal Mountain subdivision would add 175 homes over next decade

Published Dec. 8 2017

One of the biggest new subdivisions on Signal Mountain in years is planned by a pair of Chattanooga area developers...

Sticky Fingers brings on Hall of Famer Steve Young as brand spokesman

Published Dec. 7 2017

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse co-founder Chad Walldorf thinks the barbecue restaurant chain scored a touchdown with the signing of former NFL...

Auto sales uneven in November

Published Dec. 2 2017

November U.S. auto sales were mixed as carmakers saw uneven results, including Volkswagen which posted a slightly lower total despite...

Chattanooga-made VW Atlas sales hit new monthly high

Published Dec. 1 2017

Volkswagen of America reported today that sales of the Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV hit a new monthly high of 5,154 units...

Chattanooga businessman Fletcher Bright joined family company in 1953

Published Dec. 1 2017

Fletcher Bright uses the word "opportunistic" when he talks about the company that bears his name.

Rick McKenney: Unum CEO growing Chattanooga's biggest company

Published Dec. 1 2017

Under Rick McKenney, Chattanooga's biggest company is getting even bigger.

Westin hotel is centerpiece of downtown Chattanooga's new 'West End'

Published Dec. 1 2017

Chattanooga's new Westin hotel, the centerpiece of an estimated $88 million in work bringing new life to a part of...

Jimmy White: Real estate investor taking long-term view of Chattanooga

Published Dec. 1 2017

Jimmy White says he was taking a long-term view when he and business partners decided to make a big bet...

Larry Buie: Chamber of Commerce chairman champions inclusion in business community

Published Dec. 1 2017

Larry Buie says he feels more plugged into the Scenic City than any community in which he has lived over...

Boyd Simpson: Atlanta businessman dramatically alters downtown Chattanooga landscape

Published Dec. 1 2017

Businessman Boyd Simpson may live and work in Atlanta, but downtown Chattanooga is seeing and feeling his growing presence.

Building is 'green' and ready to go in Chattanooga's Innovation District

Published Dec. 1 2017

An environmentally green building sitting in Chattanooga's Innovation District is on the market.

Volkswagen's electric future may include Chattanooga [photos]

Published Nov. 30 2017

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, which this year started production of the automaker's biggest American-made vehicle ever with the Atlas midsize SUV,...

New Chamber of Commerce CEO Christy Gillenwater takes helm in Chattanooga

Published Nov. 30 2017

Christy Gillenwater says she knows firsthand the challenges facing small business people.

City panel supports plan to extend M.L. King Boulevard to Chattanooga's riverfront

Published Nov. 29 2017

A new city panel on Wednesday recommended approval of a draft agreement to extend M.L. King Boulevard to Chattanooga's riverfront...

Report: Chattanooga could produce new VW electric SUV [photos]

Published Nov. 29 2017

Volkswagen today unveiled an all-electric SUV concept called the I.D. Crozz that's slated for sale in the United States in...