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

Will higher gas prices put the brakes on Memorial Day travel?

Published May. 24 2018

Despite a surge in gas prices, Chattanooga area attractions expect heavy Memorial Day traffic on the back of a strong...

Apartments in Chattanooga's Westside to see $7.5 million revamp

Published May. 24 2018

A Chattanooga panel on Wednesday agreed to issue up to $7.5 million in revenue bonds so a Seattle company can...

Gateway block to downtown Chattanooga eyed for development

Published May. 23 2018

Part of a high-profile block that's a key gateway to downtown Chattanooga could transform from a parking lot to holding...

Assisted living, hotel, greenhouses among options for ex-BlueCross site

Published May. 22 2018

An assisted living facility, a boutique hotel or bed and breakfast, and a community garden with greenhouses are among potential...

Online guide could ease tensions between developers, Chattanooga neighborhoods

Published May. 20 2018

From North Chattanooga to Highland Park, cries about development that's out of character with the historic fabric of neighborhoods are...

Chattanooga-bound flight can't land because of runway lights

Published May. 18 2018

A late-night flight from Atlanta to Chattanooga on Thursday had to turn around and go back to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...

Chattooga County wins new $19 million plant

Published May. 18 2018

Chattooga County, Georgia, has won a new $19 million microfiber production plant, beating out Walker and other nearby counties.

Hotel Indigo planned for downtown Chattanooga apartment building

Published May. 17 2018

A downtown Chattanooga apartment building is slated to go from rental units to a boutique hotel.

Bistro planned for Market Street in downtown Chattanooga

Published May. 17 2018

A Chicago restaurateur is bringing a little bit of that city to Chattanooga with plans to open a new bistro...

Passenger Flats rolls into new phase at Chattanooga Choo Choo

Published May. 16 2018

Passenger Flats has opened a second phase of apartments at the Chattanooga Choo Choo as the attraction's owners move ahead...

Clumpies named one of America's 31 best ice cream shops

Published May. 15 2018

Clumpies in Chattanooga was named one of the nation's 31 best ice cream shops.

United starting nonstops between Chattanooga and Washington Dulles; canceling New York area flight

Published May. 14 2018

A Volkswagen official said Monday that the automaker expects to benefit from new daily nonstops between Chattanooga and Washington Dulles...


Developer wins Chattanooga planners' OK for new Riverview houses

Published May. 14 2018

A Chattanooga planning panel on Monday agreed to permit real estate developer John "Thunder" Thornton to split up his 10-acre...

Take a free tour of downtown Chattanooga apartments, condos [photos, video]

Published May. 13 2018

Penny Leal says that early this decade, few people wanted to live in downtown Chattanooga and there weren't a lot...

Education is in retailer REI's mission, officials say [photos]

Published May. 11 2018

REI opened its new Chattanooga store off Shallowford Road on Friday.

AOL founder Steve Case highlights Chattanooga's startup momentum [photos]

Published May. 11 2018

AOL founder Steve Case said Thursday he'd heard "the buzz" about Chattanooga, including stories of EPB's ultra-fast internet and the...

Logistics company FreightWaves wins $100,000 in business pitch contest [photos]

Published May. 10 2018

FreightWaves chief executive Craig Fuller may have logistics in his genes, given that his father, Max, is one of the...

VW Atlas wins 'best family SUV' award

Published May. 10 2018

The Chattanooga-made 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was named "best family SUV" by the Northwest Automotive Press Association at the 2018 Outdoor...

AOL founder Case: Chattanooga has to 'double down' in startup efforts

Published May. 10 2018

AOL founder Steve Case today cited the momentum and collaboration around Chattanooga's business startup efforts, calling them "super important."

Dalton, Ga., gets ready for business pitch competition

Published May. 10 2018

With 60 entries from entrepreneurs in less than 60 days, organizers of Dalton, Ga.,'s first business pitch competition set for...