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

Mt. Vernon Restaurant says goodbye after 63 years in Chattanooga

Published Dec. 27 2017

Lurone Jennings said Wednesday that he usually ate two to three times a week at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant, calling...

Court sends VW Chattanooga case back to labor board

Published Dec. 27 2017

A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed to return a case to the National Labor Relations Board for the labor panel's...

Super Saturday: Last-minute buyers to make today the year's second busiest shopping day

Published Dec. 23 2017

Sarah Brown and Zac Hayes had done little Christmas shopping before Friday, but they weren't worried even as they joined...

Volkswagen, labor union clash over request involving Chattanooga plant

Published Dec. 22 2017

Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers are clashing over a request by a federal labor panel to reconsider an earlier...

Public defender's office gets new home in historic downtown Chattanooga building

Published Dec. 21 2017

A historic downtown Chattanooga building that housed a real estate company for nearly a century has been refurbished into the...

Hamilton Place enforcing youth policy day after Christmas in effort to stop incidents

Published Dec. 19 2017

Hamilton Place mall will enforce its youth escort policy the day following Christmas -- a year after three people were...

New labor ruling could impact Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant

Published Dec. 19 2017

Efforts to unionize Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant could be affected by a new labor ruling that makes it harder to organize...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport sets new traffic record after just 11 months

Published Dec. 19 2017

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has set a new annual record for passenger boardings after just 11 months, which officials said Monday...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport feels pain of canceled Atlanta flights

Published Dec. 18 2017

A pair of early morning flights from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to Atlanta have been canceled today.

Holiday Inn Express planned near Chattanooga Convention Center

Published Dec. 16 2017

A five-story Holiday Inn Express is planned for a tract of land adjacent to the Chattanooga Convention Center as downtown...

Stretching VW settlement dollars: Chattanooga weighs in on how to spend emissions money

Published Dec. 16 2017

More charging stations for electric cars and expanding battery-powered vehicles in public fleets were ideas raised Friday on how to...

Edney sign gets proper approval after 'big snafu'

Published Dec. 15 2017

A Chattanooga panel on Thursday approved a painted sign on the outside of the Edney Building that's more than twice...

New downtown Chattanooga hotel's presidential suite costs about $2,500 a night

Published Dec. 14 2017

Westin developer Ken DeFoor quips that if he had a dollar for everyone who said they feel like they're in...

Chattanooga-based Bowers Automotive Group buys Ford dealership in Valdosta, Ga.

Published Dec. 12 2017

Bowers Automotive Group is stepping back into the domestic brands market with the purchase of a Ford dealership in Valdosta,...

Planners delay Shallowford apartment project, approve Hixson complex

Published Dec. 12 2017

Reacting to traffic worries off Shallowford Road in East Brainerd, a Chattanooga planning panel Monday deferred approval of a new...

Bright outlook on real estate: Chattanooga businessman joined family company in 1953

Published Dec. 10 2017

Fletcher Bright uses the word "opportunistic" when he talks about the company that bears his name.

Charming Charlie staying open in Chattanooga, spokeswoman says

Published Dec. 9 2017

Hamilton Place mall's Charming Charlie store, which sells fashion jewelry and accessories, is expected to remain open even as the...

Chattanooga Airport travelers deal with canceled, delayed flights

Published Dec. 8 2017

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport fliers are grappling with a number of cancellations and delays as they deal with wintry conditions.

Proposed Signal Mountain subdivision would add 175 homes over next decade

Published Dec. 8 2017

One of the biggest new subdivisions on Signal Mountain in years is planned by a pair of Chattanooga area developers...

Sticky Fingers brings on Hall of Famer Steve Young as brand spokesman

Published Dec. 7 2017

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse co-founder Chad Walldorf thinks the barbecue restaurant chain scored a touchdown with the signing of former NFL...