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

Chattanooga State launches effort to increase apprenticeship programs

Published Nov. 16 2018

Trying to fill worker shortages in the area, Chattanooga State is launching an effort to spur more apprenticeship programs and...

New $19 million hotel opens on Chattanooga's Southside

Published Nov. 15 2018

From the lobby's concrete floors and industrial ceilings to a video wall that holds guest Instagram posts from across the...

Sanofi cutting 160 jobs in Chattanooga, keeping manufacturing in city

Published Nov. 14 2018

Sanofi is cutting 160 jobs in the city.

Hamilton County planning panel shoots down controversial sewer plant permit

Published Nov. 12 2018

Opponents of a proposed Ooltewah sewage treatment plant won one round of their fight Monday as a Hamilton County planning...

Dave & Buster's, hotel, offices coming to Hamilton Place [photos]

Published Nov. 12 2018

Dave & Buster's, the restaurant and entertainment venture, will open a site at Hamilton Place as part of the Sears...

Bridgeview on Northshore offers commercial opportunity on a familiar corner

Published Nov. 10 2018

A retail and commercial location at one of downtown Chattanooga's most recognizable intersections offers opportunity for a potential buyer.

Sears' exit from Chattanooga market saddens many shoppers

Published Nov. 9 2018

Cathy Kilgore said Friday it was heartbreaking to learn that the Sears at Northgate Mall will close early next year,...

Downtown Chattanooga's newest public space unveiled

Published Nov. 9 2018

History and location are behind the four possible names of downtown Chattanooga's newest public space that will debut Saturday with...

East Ridge OKs rezoning for hotel, indoor water park

Published Nov. 8 2018

A Chattanooga developer Thursday received rezoning approval from the East Ridge City Council for a tract of land that's to...

Haslam touts disabled workforce efforts in Chattanooga

Published Nov. 8 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today touted state and local efforts to hire people with disabilities.

Chattanooga zoning board denies proposed South Broad Street Publix

Published Nov. 7 2018

Despite pleas from a Chattanooga city councilman and former Hamilton County commissioner, a panel on Wednesday refused a developer's plan...

Buyer plans to turn Old Southside YMCA building into mixed-use space

Published Nov. 6 2018

One of the last major unrestored buildings on Chattanooga's flourishing Southside has found a new owner which plans to give...

Food City opens $8 million store in Rossville, Georgia

Published Nov. 6 2018

Terry Beard says he has been driving about 14 miles to a grocery store while waiting for a new Food...

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport eyes hangars, parking on old National Guard site

Published Nov. 5 2018

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is readying the former Air National Guard site to hold future hangars or parking.

Alternate plan offered for proposed South Broad Street Publix shopping center

Published Nov. 5 2018

A community group plans to offer an alternate layout for a proposed Publix shopping center off South Broad Street at...

HR director of plant is lone remaining German from VW start in Chattanooga

Published Nov. 4 2018

Nicole Koesling is the last German in the top management team at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant — a big change from...

Big Nine Building project slated for M.L. King

Published Nov. 2 2018

The "Big Nine" nickname is returning to East M.L. King Boulevard.

New Chattanooga-Philadelphia nonstop flights to start next spring

Published Nov. 2 2018

Chattanooga will add new daily nonstop air service to Philadelphia starting next May on American Airlines, giving fliers more connections...

U.S. Xpress posts higher income in third quarter

Published Nov. 1 2018

U.S. Xpress Enterprises today posted operating income that nearly doubled in the third quarter compared to a year ago, but...

Food City opening new Rossville store

Published Nov. 1 2018

Food City will open its newest Chattanooga area store on Wednesday in Rossville, Ga.