Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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

Start-up businesses drive accounting firm HHM to add partners

Published Jul. 22 2018

Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough PLLC has added four new partners to the Chattanooga accounting firm, all of whom joined the...

Education Advocate: River City Co. CEO Kim White starts 4-year stint on university system board

Published Jul. 22 2018

Kim White recalls a time not too long ago when everything from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had to...

Economy Honda to build new dealership, relocate to Lee Highway

Published Jul. 20 2018

Economy Honda plans to move from its longtime home on the so-called "auto row" off Highway 153 and into a...

'Not guilty' plea entered for Wichman Monuments owner

Published Jul. 20 2018

An attorney for the president of a longtime Chattanooga grave marker company indicted on theft charges last week entered a...

VW eyes U.S. electric vehicle production by 2022

Published Jul. 19 2018

A Volkswagen Group of America official says the company plans to intensify its commitment to making autos in the U.S.,...

Bellhops worker rewarded with SUV after walking 14 miles to job [video]

Published Jul. 17 2018

The chief executive officer of Chattanooga-based moving company Bellhops gave his SUV to one of its employees who set out...

Work starts on Cheesecake Factory at Hamilton Place in Chattanooga

Published Jul. 17 2018

A Cheesecake Factory restaurant is the first part of the redevelopment of the Hamilton Place mall Sears store and its...

VW Chattanooga hits 10 years [photos]

Published Jul. 15 2018

Ron Pankratz joined Volkswagen in Chattanooga nearly 10 years ago and recalls that on his second or third day, people...

VW readies new Atlas five-seater; Passat redesign

Published Jul. 15 2018

Volkswagen Chattanooga Chief Executive Antonio Pinto says the assembly plant is readying for production to start in eight months or...

Charges handed down in Wichman Monuments case

Published Jul. 13 2018

The president of a longtime Chattanooga grave marker company has been charged with seven counts of theft after the business...

Northwest Georgia inland port to open Aug. 1 [photos]

Published Jul. 10 2018

The Appalachian Regional Port, designed as a freight pickup and drop-off gateway for trucks and trains, plans to open Aug....

South Broad Publix wins OK from planners

Published Jul. 9 2018

The newest proposal for a Publix supermarket off South Broad Street cleared a key hurdle Monday as members of a...


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New M.L. King apartments, retail planned near UTC

Published Jul. 7 2018

A pair of M.L. King Boulevard developers are teaming up on a new four-story apartment and retail building on a...

King Street site sees king-sized makeover

Published Jul. 4 2018

A 105-year-old Southside building that's been little more than a warehouse for decades is undergoing a makeover with new eateries,...

June auto sales higher despite tariff talk

Published Jul. 4 2018

Most automakers, including Volkswagen and the two other car companies with assembly plants in Tennessee, posted jumps in U.S. sales...

Tiguan, Jetta push Volkswagen of America sales higher in June

Published Jul. 3 2018

Volkswagen of America today reported a 5.7 jump in June sales.

Chattanooga planners recommend denying latest South Broad Publix plan

Published Jul. 2 2018

Chattanooga planners are recommending that a city panel next week deny a request for a variance from a developer that...

Bright futures: Chattanooga State, Cleveland State go green with solar, wildlife programs

Published Jul. 1 2018

So-called "green" jobs are generating a swirl of interest in the marketplace, and a pair of Southeast Tennessee community colleges...

TenCate expands turf in production of synthetic grass for sports fields, landscaping

Published Jul. 1 2018

TenCate has a long history in Dayton, Tenn., where its synthetic fibers production plant operates 24 hours a day, seven...

Education advocate: River City Co. CEO Kim White starts 4-year stint on university system board

Published Jul. 1 2018

Kim White recalls a time not too long ago when everything from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had to...