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

West Star deal to aid Chattanooga airport expansion

Published Jan. 20 2018

Aircraft maintenance venture West Star Aviation has inked a deal with a key jet-maker that will bring more business to...

Chattanooga would benefit from Amazon HQ2, experts say

Published Jan. 19 2018

Chattanooga would gain from Nashville or Atlanta landing Amazon's $5 billion second headquarters, drawing talent to the Scenic City as...

Chattanooga-made VW Atlas flexes its muscle

Published Jan. 17 2018

Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Atlas was named Wednesday as the best vehicle in 2018 by an industry group that called the SUV...


Food City adding Starbucks coffee shops to some Chattanooga area stores

Published Jan. 17 2018

Food City will open a Starbucks coffee shop in one of its Hixson supermarkets as the Chattanooga area's biggest grocer...

Volkswagen to launch redesigned Chattanooga-made Passat in 2019

Published Jan. 16 2018

Volkswagen plans to launch an all-new Chattanooga-made Passat next year in the first full remake of the sedan since the...

VW to invest $3.3 billion in North America, unveils Jetta

Published Jan. 15 2018

Volkswagen has unveiled its new Jetta sedan.

Chattanooga to gain from more auto production in region, experts say

Published Jan. 14 2018

Chattanooga failed to lure Toyota to the region nearly a dozen years ago, losing out on thousands of jobs at...

Chattanooga Medal of Honor Center backers raise $1.25 million toward $6 million goal

Published Jan. 12 2018

Supporters of the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center slated for downtown Chattanooga have raised $1.25 million of...

New Passat GT model offered by Volkswagen

Published Jan. 12 2018

Volkswagen has debuted the 2018 Passat GT special model at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Panel denies Aflac's request to erect sign at downtown Chattanooga office

Published Jan. 12 2018

Insurer Aflac is growing its Chattanooga area presence, having moved its offices downtown to be closer to competitor Unum and...

Zoning panel rejects Hixson wedding venue proposal after opposition

Published Jan. 10 2018

A zoning panel today turned down a request for a permit to build a wedding venue on a 20-acre site...

North Chattanooga townhouse project draws fire from some residents

Published Jan. 10 2018

Some neighbors to a proposed 31-unit townhouse project in North Chattanooga are opposing the development, prompting the builder to seek...

Chattanooga planners back $25 million senior living facility

Published Jan. 9 2018

A new $25 million senior living complex was approved by a Chattanooga planning panel Monday.

Hixson bed and breakfast wins planning group approval despite opposition

Published Jan. 9 2018

Plans for a $6 million bed and breakfast and wedding event venue were endorsed Monday by a Chattanooga planning group...

VW names new U.S. sales VP

Published Jan. 8 2018

Volkswagen of America today named Duncan Movassaghi as senior vice president of sales for the Volkswagen brand effective Feb. 1.

Plastic Omnium expands Chattanooga plant

Published Jan. 7 2018

Plastic Omnium built a $70 million production plant in Chattanooga in 2015 to supply the nearby Volkswagen auto assembly factory.

Former Buehler's Market site shopped

Published Jan. 1 2018

The site of a former longtime downtown Chattanooga fixture is available as the central city's redevelopment continues.

Apartments, manufacturing, lodging among new construction in Chattanooga

Published Jan. 1 2018

Undergoing an array of new building projects, downtown Chattanooga is expected to see a steady 2018 even though apartment construction...

Chattanooga region to benefit from IMPROVE Act projects

Published Jan. 1 2018

Gary Farlow says that companies in the Cleveland, Tennessee, area depend on their products reaching the marketplace, and reducing bottlenecks...

Electric Future: Scenic City to build on its battery-powered past

Published Jan. 1 2018

Chattanooga already has a high-voltage history in electric vehicles with CARTA's long-running battery-powered shuttle buses. But new and proposed transportation...