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

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.

The Brand: Altoids

Published Mar. 1 2018

* LOCATION: Produced at the Mars Wrigley Confectionery production plant at 3002 Jersey Pike in Chattanooga

Auto supplier investing $190 million, adding 320 jobs in Athens, Tenn.

Published Feb. 28 2018

Auto supplier Denso Manufacturing said today it will invest another $190 million and add 320 jobs at its facilities in...

Major makeover: East M.L. King Boulevard going from 4 to 3 lanes of traffic

Published Feb. 28 2018

A section of M.L. King Boulevard downtown will go permanently from four lanes to three starting in March as the...

Oak Ridge lab, EPB team up to make power grid less vulnerable to cyberattacks

Published Feb. 27 2018

It's a project mysteriously called "DarkNet."

South Broad District proposal seen as 'new frontier' for Chattanooga

Published Feb. 27 2018

The South Broad District was seen Monday as "a new frontier" for Chattanooga with housing for rich and poor, a...

Clumpies taking its ice cream to the Southside [photos]

Published Feb. 25 2018

Clumpies Ice Cream Co. plans to sweeten sales with the opening of a new shop downtown across from the Chattanooga...

Business startup group eyes military veterans

Published Feb. 24 2018

Bunker Labs, a national non-profit that helps military veterans start and grow businesses, is seen as a natural for Chattanooga...

Chattanooga Lookouts owners ready to discuss new ballpark

Published Feb. 23 2018

Chattanooga Lookouts owners say they're ready to talk with public officials, South Broad District landholders and others after a report...

Construction underway on $6.5 billion Oak Ridge building project

Published Feb. 22 2018

Tennessee's biggest single building project ever at $6.5 billion is well underway, and in-state companies are garnering about 30 percent...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport lands $4 million grant to redevelop former National Guard site

Published Feb. 20 2018

Air maintenance firm West Star Aviation is eyeing additional expansion at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to increase its footprint and employment,...

Variable grows with Color Muse device for Sherwin-Williams [photos]

Published Feb. 18 2018

Chattanooga-based startup Variable Inc. has emerged from the nest of the city's business incubator, opening a downtown office and a...

New eateries planned outside Northgate Mall in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 17 2018

A couple of new restaurants are slated for outside of Northgate Mall in Hixson as the shopping center's owner redevelops...

La-Z-Boy division England expands, plans to create 200 jobs in East Tennessee

Published Feb. 16 2018

Furniture maker England Inc., a division of La-Z-Boy, is expanding its East Tennessee operations by creating more than 200 jobs...

Chattanooga riverfront land linked to Allen Casey sells for $5.5 million

Published Feb. 15 2018

Four years after a valuable vacant tract on Chattanooga's downtown riverfront slid into bankruptcy court, the parcel tied to businessman...

AOL co-founder Steve Case to bring seed fund tour to Chattanooga

Published Feb. 14 2018

Chattanooga was picked Wednesday as one of five cities where a business startup will receive $100,000 from a seed fund...

Chattanooga planning panel turns down Lakesite RV park

Published Feb. 14 2018

A Chattanooga panel has turned back an effort to rezone property in Lakesite for a recreational vehicle park after more...

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce names small business award winners

Published Feb. 13 2018

Three Chattanooga companies received small business of the year awards today from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

VW brand global sales set January record

Published Feb. 13 2018

The Volkswagen brand set a global sales record for January.