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 reduces Passat to two trim lines for 2019 model year

Published Sep. 20 2018

Volkswagen is reducing the number of lines for its Chattanooga-made Passat for the 2019 model year as the company plans...

Will Chattanooga be the site of a new Volkswagen electric vehicle plant?

Published Sep. 20 2018

Volkswagen could make electric vehicles in Chattanooga by 2022, with the automaker's board member for e-mobility calling the Scenic City...

Southside Social faces fine or suspension after employee gets DUI

Published Sep. 20 2018

The Southside Social in downtown Chattanooga today was hit with a fine or three-day suspension after an employee allegedly consumed...


Chattanooga's Brickhunter brings e-commerce to brick, materials industry

Published Sep. 19 2018

Chattanooga company bringing e-commerce to the brick and heavy building materials industry has secured $1.3 million in new funding that...

61 single-family homes OKed near downtown Chattanooga

Published Sep. 18 2018

A new 61-unit, single-family residential development is planned just outside of downtown Chattanooga in the Stringer's Ridge area.

Pro soccer and more in Chattanooga: Owner talks about new team, real estate opportunities

Published Sep. 16 2018

Bob Martino says that no matter where he goes on vacation, he tends to spend time checking out the real...

The Ark Pet Spa and Hotel launches franchising as pet boarding grows [video, photos]

Published Sep. 16 2018

The Ark Pet Spa and Hotel has seen double-digit percent sales growth every year since it began in 2006, according...

Hurricane Florence evacuees wait out storm in Chattanooga

Published Sep. 14 2018

Corey and Erin Snapp built their dream cottage just outside Wilmington, North Carolina, about three blocks from the waterfront.

New $35 million senior living facility latest to break ground in Hamilton County

Published Sep. 13 2018

Work officially started Thursday on a $35 million senior living campus which officials said will meet needs in rapidly growing...

Mojo Burrito may move Red Bank eatery

Published Sep. 12 2018

The owner of Mojo Buritto has agreed to purchase the former Shoney's restaurant on Dayton Boulevard with plans to move...

Planners deny city plan to put development limits on Reads Lake Road parcel

Published Sep. 11 2018

A Chattanooga builder Monday said a request by the city to put conditions on his commercial property, without a proposal...

CBL closes on $75 million loan

Published Sep. 11 2018

CBL Properties today announced that it closed on a $75 million non-recourse loan.

Shallowford Road church to continue fight to City Council

Published Sep. 10 2018

New Hope Presbyterian Church on Monday lost a bid to lift a provision in a Chattanooga ordinance that could enable...

Church ready to sell Shallowford site but city ordinance may thwart deal

Published Sep. 7 2018

For decades, New Hope Presbyterian Church was one of the few longtime property holders on busy Shallowford Road near Hamilton...

This Old House's Richard Trethewey talks worker shortage

Published Sep. 6 2018

With about 5 million building trades jobs unfilled nationwide, one of the stars of the This Old House home improvement...

Apartments, townhouses planned for Unum lots in Chattanooga

Published Sep. 5 2018

Downtown Chattanooga's riverfront area is poised to hold one of its biggest-ever apartment and commercial projects as a developer plans...

Food City closes Brainerd store for last time

Published Sep. 4 2018

Roger Price says he'd shopped at the Brainerd Road Food City store, or its predecessors, for 33 years and he...

VW boosts sales on new SUV, Jetta models

Published Sep. 4 2018

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales edged higher in August over a year ago.

Restaurant worker crunch: Surge of eateries, strong economy creates headaches for operators

Published Sep. 2 2018

In her 16 years as a restaurateur in Chattanooga, Mojo Burrito owner Eve Williams says she has never seen an...

Patient advocate: Dr. Marshall Horton

Published Sep. 1 2018

Dr. Marshall Horton, in his fourth decade as a gastroenterologist, says that screening for colon cancer is going up with...