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

Food City is building 3 new supermarkets in North Georgia

Published Apr. 19 2018

Food City chief executive Steve Smith said Wednesday that three stores the grocery chain is building in Northwest Georgia are...

Homes added to Hillocks Farm development plan in Hixson

Published Apr. 19 2018

One of Chattanooga's biggest commercial and apartment developments may soon shift its original design to add single-family homes for the...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport traffic drops for first time in 18 months

Published Apr. 18 2018

After 18 straight months of increases in passenger boardings, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in March reported a drop due to weather-related...

Solar farm to make Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport totally energy self-sufficient

Published Apr. 17 2018

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport may soon become the nation's first to be 100 percent energy self sufficient via solar power.

Food City breaking ground on 3 new stores

Published Apr. 16 2018

Supermarket chain Food City is breaking ground on three North Georgia replacement stores this week.

Chattanooga neighborhood expresses concerns over proposed apartment building

Published Apr. 15 2018

Erecting new housing and commercial space in Highland Park may have drawn welcome raves not long ago when such development...

Hobby Lobby chairman says everyone leaves a legacy

Published Apr. 14 2018

Mart Green quips that the first two employees of Hobby Lobby were under age 10 as he and his brother,...

Eight Chattanooga area startups to compete for $100,000

Published Apr. 13 2018

Eight Chattanooga area startups culled from more than 60 entries are finalists for $100,000 from a seed fund headed by...

Chattanooga's Patten Towers to see makeover in $25 million project

Published Apr. 11 2018

A Nashville group is seeking $25 million in bonds to buy and renovate Patten Towers, the 11-story building in downtown...

North Chattanooga, Reads Lake Road building plans draw neighborhood ire

Published Apr. 10 2018

A Hamilton County builder has withdrawn a plan to put 153 residences on a former golf course amid opposition, and...

Food City marks 100 years

Published Apr. 9 2018

Food City is marking its 100th birthday.

North Chattanooga project draws over-building concerns

Published Apr. 3 2018

A developer is seeking new zoning for a North Chattanooga tract to raise townhomes and single-family houses in a project...

East Brainerd golf course offers about 60 undeveloped acres

Published Apr. 1 2018

More than 60 acres of undeveloped land near Hamilton Place mall and the busy East Brainerd area is on the...

Bob Shaw: Engineered Floors will 'get a good bit' of carpet growth

Published Apr. 1 2018

When it comes to carpet and housing starts, businessman Bob Shaw likes to say there has been "a depression" over...

Variable Inc.'s scanning device can find precise color-matched products

Published Apr. 1 2018

Chattanooga-based startup Variable Inc. expects to have its Color Muse color scanning device in all of Sherwin-Williams' 4,200 stores in...

UTC SimCenter expanding reach across campus, city

Published Apr. 1 2018

Dr. Anthony Skjellum says he and the team at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga SimCenter are aiming to take...

New deal establishes largest landscape turf business in U.S.

Published Mar. 30 2018

A Dutch company has bought a controlling interest in a longtime Dalton, Ga.-based venture to create what's called the largest...

Volkswagen: New pickup truck hits 'heart of American dream'

Published Mar. 28 2018

A new Volkswagen pickup truck, called "the most American VW ever" by the German automaker on Wednesday, could one day...

Tennessee small business group warns of fuel economy roll back

Published Mar. 28 2018

A Tennessee small business group on Tuesday urged the state's two U.S. senators to block efforts by the Trump administration...

VW unveils new five-seat Atlas Cross Sport SUV to be built in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 27 2018

Volkswagen today at the New York International Auto Show revealed a concept of its new five-seat SUV based off the...