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

Bird flu spreads to Chattooga County, Ga.

Published Mar. 27 2017

The Georgia Department of Agriculture said that H7, a presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza, was discovered after prior outbreaks in...

First Things First CEO named 2017 Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year

Published Mar. 26 2017

The First Things First CEO oversees a staff of 11, a 500-person volunteer roster and a $1.5 million a year...

New Ooltewah shopping center to hold three restaurants

Published Mar. 21 2017

Three restaurants are headed for Ooltewah as the second phase of a shopping center has begun going up as part...

Personnel changes made atop Chattanooga's U.S. Xpress

Published Mar. 17 2017

Newly appointed U.S. Xpress Enterprises chief Eric Fuller says he plans to take part in a White House meeting in...

Outdoor retailer REI, Publix coming to Hamilton Place area

Published Mar. 16 2017

Outdoor clothing and gear retailer REI plans to open a Chattanooga store as it joins grocer Publix as part of...

Volkswagen eyeing another crossover to be made in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 15 2017

Volkswagen is looking at launching a new crossover that would come from the Atlas sport utility vehicle that's currently under...

Cloud software firm breaks previous startup financing record in Scenic City [video]

Published Mar. 14 2017

Setting a high mark for a round of venture funding for a Chattanooga startup, cloud software company Skuid has raised...

Southern Champion Tray turns 90 [photos]

Published Mar. 12 2017

Southern Champion Tray Chairman Chuck Zeiser recalls when the Chattanooga company was a four-person operation.

New report says Dalton high in business climate, low in workforce, entrepreneurship

Published Mar. 11 2017

A new report shows the Dalton, Ga., area ranks low among similar-sized metro areas in its workforce and in innovation,...

Life Care Centers founder Forrest Preston buys downtown Chattanooga landmarks

Published Mar. 9 2017

Two of downtown Chattanooga's most high-powered office buildings have a new owner, with the buyer and the seller offering two...

Officials propose commuter service from Cleveland to Chattanooga

Published Mar. 8 2017

With thousands of workers daily commuting from Bradley County to Chattanooga, planners are looking at bus and ridesharing services that...

Chattanooga-based playground equipment maker buys third company in 2017

Published Mar. 7 2017

Chattanooga-based playground equipment maker PlayCore has made its third acquisition since the start of 2017 with the purchase of an...

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries eyes next 50 years

Published Mar. 4 2017

Shaw Industries on Friday marked 50 years that saw the building of one of the world's biggest flooring companies, but...

Tremont townhouses adding to North Shore housing mix

Published Mar. 3 2017

More new housing is slated to go up on Chattanooga's North Shore as a developer tries to meet swelling demand...

$10 million data center opens in Chattanooga, adds jobs

Published Mar. 2 2017

An Atlanta company has started up a $10 million data center in Chattanooga, deciding to locate the facility here due...

VW sales climb in February on Chattanooga Passat

Published Mar. 1 2017

Volkswagen of America reported today that February sales rose 12.7 percent over the same month a year ago on higher...

Work set to start on new Aloft Hotel in downtown Chattanooga

Published Mar. 1 2017

The 90-year-old Chattanooga Bank Building will see new life this spring, when work begins to transform the 10-story structure into...

Cleveland, Tenn.-based Wholesale Supply Group sees more growth ahead

Published Mar. 1 2017

In a nation of big-box stores and conglomerates, Wholesale Supply Group gives more of what its competitors can't or won't...

Interested in big? Cleveland distribution center serves GE Lighting

Published Mar. 1 2017

If you're interested in big, the General Electric Co. distribution facility in Cleveland, Tennessee, might be for you.

Dalton may add incubator, Cleveland studies expansion of its incubator

Published Mar. 1 2017

Hurley Buff estimates that nearly nine of every 10 people who first come to the small business incubator in Cleveland,...