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

VW to invest $340 million in new 5-seat, Chattanooga-built SUV [photos]

Published Mar. 19 2018

Saying a five-seat version of the Atlas SUV fits in one of the hottest-selling parts of the U.S. market, Volkswagen...

VW set to lay out plans for another Chattanooga-built SUV

Published Mar. 19 2018

As Volkswagen tries to boost its market share in America, the automaker appears ready to push ahead with another foray...

Chattanooga VW plant announcement set for Monday

Published Mar. 16 2018

Chattanooga's Volkswagen assembly plant will see a new project as the brand's top official in America will join Gov. Bill...

Hamilton Place mall officials upgrade security systems

Published Mar. 16 2018

Hamilton Place mall officials said Friday they've enhanced security, installing "a significant upgrade" to a closed-circuit camera system and hiring...

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant seen as 'natural choice' for electric vehicles

Published Mar. 16 2018

Volkswagen is amping up its plans to assemble electric vehicles, pledging to have nine locations producing them by 2020, with...

Proposed North Chattanooga projects draw more fire

Published Mar. 13 2018

Proposed new North Chattanooga developments continue to draw fire from residents in the area as a planning panel on Monday...

Waupaca Foundry says 'unique' supply chain fuels growth [photos]

Published Mar. 11 2018

Waupaca Foundry has put the Great Recession well into its rear view mirror as the plant here that makes iron...

Keeping Dalton's place in carpet drives him, Shaw says

Published Mar. 10 2018

Carpet manufacturing pioneer Bob Shaw, named to the Junior Achievement of Northwest Georgia Business Hall of Fame this week, says...

Wichman Monuments closing after 72 years

Published Mar. 9 2018

A 72-year-old Chattanooga grave marker business that suddenly closed earlier this year and left scores of customers without their orders...

Chattanooga police investigating Wichman Monuments for possible fraud

Published Mar. 9 2018

Complaints numbering in "the low 30s" have been brought against a Chattanooga grave marker company so far with claims amounting...

Publix, Aldi intensify competition with new grocery store locations in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 7 2018

Both Publix and Aldi are ratcheting up the competition as they ready to bring new stores to the Chattanooga market.

Resolute Forest adding to Calhoun, Tenn., mill site

Published Mar. 6 2018

Resolute Forest Products plans to put up a new distribution center at its Calhoun, Tenn., production site as the company...


Complaints mount against Chattanooga grave marker business

Published Mar. 6 2018

More than a dozen customers of Wichman Monuments in Chattanooga are wondering what's happening after they've been unable to contact...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport lands more New York service

Published Mar. 5 2018

Delta Air Lines will start daily nonstop flights between Chattanooga and New York City in July, becoming the second carrier...

Volkswagen to idle Chattanooga plant production for two weeks

Published Mar. 2 2018

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, reacting to slowing sales of its Passat sedan and higher demand for the Atlas SUV, will idle...

Volkswagen reports U.S. sales up 6 percent in February

Published Mar. 1 2018

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales climbed 6 percent in February.

Entrepreneurs, tech-based startups and business incubators converge in Chattanooga's Innovation District

Published Mar. 1 2018

Three years ago, Chattanooga leaders looking to jump-start the city's entrepreneurship economy set up an Innovation District downtown.

Young Guns: Covenant College graduate's trendy clothing line benefits aquatic life

Published Mar. 1 2018

Matt Schroeder says he had a couple of early entrepreneurial ventures and worked at another before he and his parents...

Biggest available site on Cherokee Boulevard offered for sale

Published Mar. 1 2018

A Cherokee Boulevard parcel that's for sale offers both an existing building and lots of parking.

Language school, industrial supplier and insurance broker win 2018 Chamber honors

Published Mar. 1 2018

In Hamilton County, 93 percent of all businesses have less than 50 workers.