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

Aloft Hotel to start this spring at historic Chattanooga structure, builder says

Published Feb. 24 2017

Work is to begin this spring on the proposed Aloft Hotel in the 90-year-old Chattanooga Bank Building, the project's builder...

Developer accepts low-income units for apartments on Chattanooga's Southside

Published Feb. 22 2017

A South Carolina developer agreed today to set aside five units of a Chattanooga apartment building it's buying for low-...

Chattanooga-based Astec sales top $1 billion for first time

Published Feb. 22 2017

Chattanooga-based Astec Industries Inc. on Tuesday posted annual sales of more than $1 billion for the first time as its...

Astec earnings up on higher sales

Published Feb. 21 2017

Astec Industries Inc. today reported fourth quarter sales jumped on higher revenues, and its backlog for future work grew as...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport approves $20 million company expansion

Published Feb. 21 2017

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials on Monday approved plans for a $20 million expansion by a company that works on private...

Cherokee Boulevard surge: $64 million in projects recently done, underway or planned [photos]

Published Feb. 19 2017

Mike's Hole in the Wall was on Cherokee Boulevard before Cherokee was cool.

Coding bootcamp coming to Chattanooga

Published Feb. 18 2017

A Birmingham, Ala., company is joining with Chattanooga's Enterprise Center to offer a so-called coding boot camp aimed at spurring...

Henpecked Chicken eatery opening in downtown Chattanooga

Published Feb. 17 2017

The Henpecked Chicken, a new restaurant concept by a Nashville group, will roll out in downtown Chattanooga this spring.

High-end steak restaurant slated for riverfront

Published Feb. 15 2017

A new downtown riverfront steak and seafood restaurant is slated to start going up late this month as its owner...

River City Bicycles is closing shop after more than 25 years in business

Published Feb. 15 2017

After more than 25 years, River City Bicycles is putting the brakes on the business.

Dunkin' Donuts planning to build bakery in Catoosa County, Ga.

Published Feb. 14 2017

Dunkin' Donuts plans to continue its expansion in the Chattanooga area with the building of a bakery in Catoosa County,...

New North Shore land buyer may be local group

Published Feb. 10 2017

A high-profile riverfront tract of land on Chattanooga's North Shore, on the block for $5.9 million, may be bought by...


New steak and seafood restaurant coming to Chattanooga riverfront

Published Feb. 9 2017

A new downtown riverfront steak and seafood restaurant is slated to start going up late this month as its owner...

VW unveils Chattanooga-made 'Weekend Edition' Atlas

Published Feb. 8 2017

Volkswagen plans to unveil a so-called 'Weekender' package for its new Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV that's designed to show off its...

Chattem adds Zantac, Dulcolax to its portfolio, hits new highs in jobs and sales

Published Feb. 8 2017

Chattem has begun managing two new acquisitions by its parent company as the Chattanooga business integrates antacid Zantac and laxative...

Chattanooga-Collegedale area is 2nd most cost-effective place in U.S. for food, beverage processing

Published Feb. 7 2017

The Chattanooga-Collegedale area is the second most cost-effective place in the nation for the food and beverage processing industry, a...

Chattanooga VW worker seeks to overturn union election results

Published Feb. 6 2017

A Chattanooga Volkswagen plant worker, with help from the National Right to Work Foundation, is seeking to overturn a decision...

GE Power to pay Chattanooga, Hamilton County $6 million in settlement

Published Feb. 3 2017

GE Power has agreed to pay Chattanooga and Hamilton County $6 million related to tax breaks earlier awarded for the...

No prescription. No problem. Chattem to launch new allergy medicine

Published Feb. 2 2017

Chattanooga-based Chattem, already with two key prescription to over-the-counter product switches under its belt, will soon roll out a third...

VW sales in U.S. surge 17 percent on Chattanooga Passat jump

Published Feb. 1 2017

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales climbed 17.1 percent in January over the same month a year ago with...