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

Retailer H&M sets Hamilton Place opening

Published Oct. 24 2017

The largest new store at Hamilton Place mall in more than six years will roll out next week.

66 Chattanooga area schools get Food City funds

Published Oct. 24 2017

66 schools in the Chattanooga area were given checks from Food City.

Westin hotel is latest use for signature downtown tower [photos]

Published Oct. 22 2017

Atlanta architect John Portman and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee each broke new ground on Chattanooga's "Gold Building" in the late...

The innovation culture: Failure not bad, constant learning are seen as keys

Published Oct. 21 2017

An environment where failure isn't considered a bad thing helps create a culture of innovation, says a former worker at...

Chattanooga's Spirit of Innovation winner named

Published Oct. 20 2017

Story-telling platform Pass It Down won the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Innovation Award today.

North Shore eatery closes as restaurant industry sees changes

Published Oct. 19 2017

Chattanooga's North Shore has lost an eatery with Full Moon American Burger and Bar closing after about 18 months as...

Chattanooga Airport likely to set record high in passenger boardings

Published Oct. 17 2017

With a new annual high expected this year for passenger boardings, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials are looking at the possibility...

Chattz closes location near Chattanooga's riverfront

Published Oct. 17 2017

Chattz at the Block closed its coffee and wine bar over the weekend, another in a handful of food and...

Chattanooga-Atlanta bullet train could lure millions of air travelers to Chattanooga airport

Published Oct. 15 2017

"It's the flights, stupid."

First Watch to open North Shore eatery

Published Oct. 15 2017

Saying the breakfast, brunch and lunch segment is the fastest growing in the restaurant industry, a group plans to bring...

High-end townhomes planned for Chattanooga's Southside

Published Oct. 13 2017

A Chattanooga developer is planning to build high-end townhomes in a $5 million project in the center of the Southside...

Proposed 21-room North Shore hotel would rise 4 stories above Frazier Avenue

Published Oct. 11 2017

A 21-room hotel is proposed for the site of a longtime North Shore restaurant building next to the Walnut Street...

Hotel proposed for old Northside Lunch building site on North Shore

Published Oct. 10 2017

A developer is proposing to put a five-level hotel at 202 Frazier Ave.

Planners OK two new Chattanooga residential projects

Published Oct. 10 2017

Three proposed new Chattanooga residential projects drew fire from neighbors Monday, with a pair receiving a planning panel's approval and...

Mann+Hummel mans up in Dunlap [photos]

Published Oct. 8 2017

What began in 2011 as a plan by automotive supplier Mann+Hummel USA to open a plant with about 150 workers...

Luxury lodging: Westin hotel opens Monday in former BlueCross headquarters

Published Oct. 7 2017

Monday's planned opening of the new Westin hotel in downtown Chattanooga is the result of "a vision we didn't think...

Engineered Floors has definitive deal to buy Beaulieu

Published Oct. 6 2017

Engineered Floors has executed a definitive agreement.

American Bicycle Group expands at Chattanooga plant

Published Oct. 6 2017

American Bicycle Group is adding a new paint and assembly line at its facility.

Black Creek developer: More Chattanooga tax-increment financing 'a good idea'

Published Oct. 5 2017

Upping the use of tax-increment financing in Chattanooga is "a good idea," says a developer who holds the city's only...

CBL rebrands itself as CBL Properties to better fit its strategy

Published Oct. 5 2017

A Chattanooga company with deep roots in the city is rebranding itself to better fit its strategy.