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

Tranco Global taps shipping veteran Brad Kemp to lead international expansion

Published May. 1 2017

Brad Kemp says he became interested in the shipping business when, as a youth, he'd watch freight containers being carried...

Chattanooga City Attorney Wade Hinton works to create opportunities for all

Published May. 1 2017

A philosophy major at Emory University who originally was pre-med, Wade Hinton decided on studying the law.

Downtown Chattanooga's innovation district attracting diverse age demographic

Published Apr. 26 2017

Chattanooga's innovation district is being compared to those of larger cities such as Philadephia and Seattle, and touted as an...

Chattanooga Airport eyes growing its solar farm

Published Apr. 25 2017

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's solar farm, already paying 90 percent of Lovell Field's electricity bill, could grow by about a third.

Former Mountain Creek elementary school making way for self storage units

Published Apr. 25 2017

Signal Mountain Self Storage, which was located in the former Mountain Creek elementary school at Mountain Creek and W roads,...

Law firm opens rustic office on Chattanooga's North Shore

Published Apr. 23 2017

After some starts and stops in the $2 million makeover of the landmark Cherokee Boulevard market, run by the Pruett...

Study cites Chattanooga as innovation leader for all ages

Published Apr. 21 2017

A new Brookings Institution study holds out Chattanooga, Philadelphia and Seattle as examples of cities with innovation districts working to...

283 apartments readied for Choo Choo site

Published Apr. 20 2017

A $45 million, 283-unit apartment building is slated to go up on the rear of the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex...

Ex-Wal-Mart executive says 'values matter' in business

Published Apr. 19 2017

Former Wal-Mart executive John Aden says he has seen business people at their best and worst.

Aldi plans store near Signal Mountain

Published Apr. 19 2017

Discount grocer Aldi plans to open a new store near Signal Mountain to service the surrounding area as the company...

VW expects better 1st Q profit of $4.7 billion

Published Apr. 18 2017

Volkswagen Group's preliminary operating profit for the first quarter is expected to be about $4.7 billion.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport reports best-ever March

Published Apr. 17 2017

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport may be on its way to a fourth consecutive record year after passenger boardings in the first...

Regional education, training site planned for Cleveland

Published Apr. 16 2017

Bradley County officials are moving ahead with plans to reuse an old factory for an education, job training and retail...

Volkswagen announces it will build second SUV in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 12 2017

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant will build a small sport utility vehicle in addition to the midsize Atlas, the German automaker said...

Logistics company opens international shipping business in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 12 2017

Chattanooga-based logistics and warehousing company Tranco is going global with the launch of a venture to handle international shipping.

Buehler's Market ends 105 years in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 11 2017

Buehler's Market, a downtown Chattanooga grocery store on Market Street for more than five decades and a fixture in the...

North Shore townhouse, condominium project wins planning commission's OK

Published Apr. 11 2017

A Chattanooga development group on Monday won approval to move ahead with a North Shore townhouse and condominium project that...

Chattanooga seeks to intervene in collapsed building case

Published Apr. 8 2017

The Chattanooga City Attorney's office on Friday sought an expedited court hearing for next week to gain approval for the...

UPDATE: City Attorney's office asks judge to set date for Cheeburger Cheeburger building demolition

Published Apr. 7 2017

A Chattanooga contractor who planned to tear down a partially collapsed building near the Tennessee Aquarium says he won't move...

Demolition of partially collapsed building near Chattanooga aquarium to start [video]

Published Apr. 6 2017

A 141-year-old building that partially collapsed in downtown Chattanooga across from the Tennessee Aquarium apparently will be torn down, according...